Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section 12329):  Spring 2017 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Office hours:   Mondays   12 - 2:30pm
Course Time and Place:
Wednesdays:  12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-103

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

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:

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 due dates:

1. Calculator Feb 8
2. Functions Mar 1
3. Graphing Mar 8
4. Zeros Mar 15
5. Limits Mar 22
6. Derivatives Apr 5
7. Newton's Method Apr 19
8. First and second derivatives Apr 26
9. Extrema May 3
10. Integration May 17

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class): 25% Julia Projects + 50% Quizzes + 25% Final Exam. You must pass the quizzes and final exam to pass this course.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Stop by during my office hours. Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences from three or more classes will result in a course grade of WU (Withdrew Unofficially).

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

Important Dates:

Solutions to quizzes:

Solutions to Quiz 1 (version 1)   Solutions to Quiz 1 (version 2)

Solutions to Quiz 2 (version 1)   Solutions to Quiz 2 (version 2)

Past final exams from Mth 229 with Julia:

Sample final

Final a solutions

Final b solutions

Without Juliabox, Julia is available on our 1S lab computers, using these steps:

Or if you want to install Julia and IJulia on your own computer, see the directions at, or the directions at this MIT course website. Full instructions are on the Julia Downloads website.