We intended the manual to be useful to
the students in several ways:
as a lab assignment guide:
Activity sections are included in almost all the chapters. Nearly all the activities
involve Mathcad (version 5.0 for Windows). Several activities also require Maple V
(release 3 for Windows).
as a self-study guide:
Homework Help sections are designed to allow the student to use technology while
solving homework problems from the text (Calculus with Analytic Geometry,
Larson, Hostetler and Edwards; D.C. Heath, 5th Edition). Some chapters also include
a Questions section, intended to help the student assess the insight he or she gained
into the visual and numerical aspects of the calculus concepts discussed.
as a reference:
While this guide is not intended to be a software manual, it provides useful
information to aid the student in the use of the software during the calculus course(s),
as well as afterwards. Software-related information, most of which is given in the course
of the activities, is fully indexed for convenience. Appendix A contains a summary of
Mathcad operations and functions. Appendix B includes a list of common problems
encountered by students while working with Mathcad.
Because of the large amount of
graphics and various fonts, we have used the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format
(PDF) to allow users of different types of computers to view and print the
document without distortion. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software
(version 2.1 or higher recommended), which is available without charge at the
Adobe Web site. If you have a fast
connection, then you may want to download the zipped archives containing all
pdf.zip [2.7 MB] - the entire Laboratory Manual in PDF format
If you do not have a fast connection, we recommend that you access the
PDF files using the Table of Contents below (each of these files contains
either one or two chapters of the manual). Links to individual Mathcad and
Maple files have also been placed there.