for MATH 121
These Labs refer to the textbook
Calculus/Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by J. Stewart.
The following issue occurred in Fall 2015:
Mathematica freezes on startup, follow instructions in this link.
This issue has not
been known to occur in Spring 2017, but I keep the above note just in
case that it may be needed again.
with Secs. 12.1 and 10.1 and prepares you for Lab 3)
Part 1: Review, and Parametric plots in
2D and 3D (no exercises)
plots of ellipses and hyperbolas (this part is to be
submitted for grading)
You'll need to
download this file and open it on your computer; it will not open in
Follow these steps for the download --
read them before you proceed!
1) Left-click on the link Solution and enter your UVM
NetID and password at the prompt.
will then open as a text file, which you cannot recognize as anything
isn't supposed to work like this, and up to 2015 it didn't, but some
software has changed...)
2) Go back to this page. (The
"back" button in the browser probably won't work, so you'll need to get
here through my Teaching page.)
3) Right-click on the link Solution and select option
"Save Link As" (or something similar in Macs). This will
give you the option to download the file to a folder.
IMPORTANT: Sometimes the OS will ask you if you want to add
a text extension to this file.
you should decline it -- it's a Mathematica file, not text. So,
download the file as
with extension .nb. You should now be able to open it as a
Lab 2 (goes
with Sec. 12.5 and is worth 1/2 of a "regular" Lab)
Basic vector operations, and equations
Lab 3 (goes
with Sec. 12.6)
Trace plots of quadric surfaces
Lab 4 (goes
with Secs. 14.1--14.3)
Contour plots, and discontinuous mixed
Lab 5 (goes
with Secs. 14.6, 14.7)
Finding extrema of a function
Lab 6 (goes
with Sec. 14.8, which was not covered in class)
Introduction to Lagrange multipliers
Lab 7 (goes
with Secs. 15.10 and 16.6)
Parametric surfaces and their animation
updated: January 2017