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Topic: Euler's Method, Slope Fields, and Riemann Sums
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Euler's Method, Slope Fields, and Riemann Sums
Posted: Jun 29, 1998 10:06 AM
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I was a grader of the AP exams at Clemson week before last. The papers
reflected a mass ignorance of Euler's method, slope fields, and Riemann sums.
In the case of the latter, students may have not been familiar with the word
Riemann but would have done all right if they had just been asked to use the
midpoint rule. Teachers need to work on these topics.

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