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Re: [CALCREFORM:3047] A small amount of DE's
Posted:
Nov 29, 1995 11:49 AM


I would like to also point out that section's 1.06  1.08 of Calculus&Mathematica contains lessons on Differential Equations including Euler's method. From what I have seen, the reform books tend to introduce Differential Equations early in the text.
>Archimedes wrote: > >>One thing I really miss [and this is relevant to the present discussion] >>in texts I have been using recently is an early section on Differential >>Equations. Let's face it, most of the taplications of calculus in physics >>and applied mathematics is in the area of differential equations, so it >>makes sense to do just a tiny bit of DE within the first 5 or 6 chapters >>of any calculus text. I am hopelessly "nonreform" in my thinking, I >>suppose, but surely this fits in nicely with the overall pedagogical >>goals? > >Section 5.6 of "Calculus, Concepts & Computers, 2nd edition" (The "Purdue" >C4L Calculus Reform Text) is entitled Elementary Differential Equations. >It immediately follows the section on Applications of Integration. It >really is only one section, but introduces DE's and their solutions, >including Euler's method. > >Dave Mathews > >David M. Mathews, Ph.D. Office: 517 7744469 >CoDirector, C4L Project FAX: 517 7742414 >Department of Mathematics Home: 5177727214 >Central Michigan University David.M.Mathews@cmich.edu >Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 or >345bqxa@cmuvm.csv.cmich.edu



