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Geoff Hagopian

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Posted: Jun 2, 1997 11:37 AM
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Mel Billik wrote:

>I have just been gleaning bits and pieces of the new BC
>Calc. AP curriculum.
>I gather they are now including:
>Euler's Method
>Slope Fields
>Logistic DE


>They are eliminating:
>Newton's Method


This seems to compromise the larger curriculum since the 3 new
topics are covered in a "traditional" course in diff eq
- the net effect is to drop Newton's method from the first two
year's sequence.

I have the same problem with the Harvard Calculus - topics traditionally
covered in diff eq supplant problems which are not then covered anywhere
- like tests for series convergence and radius of convergence.

Not that I don't like diff eq earlier, but what are people doing in
diff eq if the topics are already covered in HC?

Geoff Hagopian
College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA



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