Math 229, Calculus Computer Lab, Fall 2017

FINAL: Wed 13 Dec 2:30-4:25 1S-103

W 2:30-4:25 1S-103

Section: 13197

Instructor: Joseph Maher
Office: 1S-222
Office hours: M 12:20-2:15, W 12:20-1:10
Phone: (718) 982-3623

Important Dates (

Julia: To use Julia from your browser, click here: and log in with your google account. To load the projects:

Projects: There are 10 projects due. The projects are available at

Projects: There are 10 projects due. The projects are available at

You can also get notes that accompany each project from The actual work that must be submitted is from an ipython notebook file meant to be run in IJulia. For example, the first project looks like this link. But the notes for that project are here.

To load all of the MTH 229 IJulia notebooks, from use the "Sync" tab:

  • Click the "Sync" tab

  • In "Git Clone URL" box type:

  • Click the "+" button under "Action"

Alternative method to load a project notebook into JuliaBox, using drag-and-drop: Click on the ipynb link for each project in to download the *.ipynb file, then click on Files in JuliaBox, then "Drag and drop" the downloaded file into JuliaBox.

To work on your project, click on Jupyter in JuliaBox, and click on the *.ipynb file. If you don't see your project, click on the "Refresh" icon in the upper right corner. If asked by IJulia, choose Julia version 0.4.* for now.

To submit your project, use the CSI MATLAB project grading site at Keep both the ipython notebook open and the MATLAB grading project tab open so that you can copy and paste your answers.

Finally, set up some external packages. Run the command: Pkg.clone("") You will only need this command once this semester. Then run the command: using MTH229 You will need this command every time you start (or restart) Julia. For more details, see Step 2 of Using Juliabox with MTH229.

Project deadlines:

Calculator Sep 8
Functions Sep 15
Graphing Sep 28
Zeros Oct 6
Limits Oct 20
Derivatives Oct 27
Newton's Method Nov 17
First and second derivatives Nov 24
Extrema Dec 1
Integration Dec 8

Quiz solutions

Final a solutions

Final b solutions

Exams: There will a final exam at the end of the semester. You must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university. You may not use a phone during exams.

  • Final: Wed 13 Dec 2:30-4:25 1S-103

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows: Projects 40%, in class quizzes 40% and Final 20%. You must pass the exams and quizzes to pass this course.

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.

Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at

Useful links:

Online graphing tool

Calculus online tutorial

List of calculus formulas and theorems

Khan Academy

Patrick JMT