Math 229, Calculus Computer Lab, Fall 2010

Instructor:Joseph Maher
Office hours:M 4:30-5:30, W 3:30-5:30
Phone:(718) 982-3623

Important Dates (

Matlab Projects:

Matlab Login:

Project Deadlines:

Using MATLAB as a Calculator09/17/10
Plotting Graphs in MATLAB09/24/10
More on Graphing with MATLAB10/08/10
Graphical Solutions to Equations
Investigating Limits using MATLAB
Approximate First and Second Derivatives
Critical and Inflection Points
Newton's Method
Definite Integrals and Riemann Sums

Syllabus: Syllabus (

Exams: There will be a midterm exam during the semester and a final exam at the end of the semester. You must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university.

  • Midterm: Mon 18 Oct
  • Final: Mon 20th Dec

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows: 50% Matlab project + 25% Midterm + 25% Final. Without exception you must pass the exams to pass this course. You must take the final exams at the time scheduled by the university.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Come and see me during my office hours! Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.

Sample midterm

Sample final

Useful links:

The hours and locations of the campus computer labs.

1S-213 is also open most days 10am-4pm.

These are the notes I make for class, they are probably not of much use to anyone else.