Dr. Nixon

Nonlinear Waves, Optics, Asymptotic Analysis


Mathematica is a high-level computer language for symbolic computation. Math 222 uses basic Mathematica tools to create interactive illustrations, check calculations, solve problems where the algebra is too tedious to do by hand. The university provides a license for all students, so no purchase is necissary. Directions for installing and activating the software can be found on the Geneseo Wiki.

Kahn Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization with the goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The site provides short lectures in the form of YouTube videos as well as supplementary practice exercises.

  • Series

    • Power Series Intro (3/20)
    • Taylor and Maclaurin Series (3/27)
    • Maclaurin Series of sin(x), cos(x) and e^x (3/29)
    • Power Series Function Representation (4/3)
  • Integration Techniques 

    • Integration by Parts (4/5)
    • From Taking Derivatives - Inverse Trig Function Differentiation (4/13)
    • Integration using Trig Identities (4/13)
    • Trigonometric Substitution (4/17)
    • Partial Fractions (4/19)
  • Taking Derivatives

    • Polar Curve Differentiation (4/24)
    • Parametric and Vector-Valued Function Diff. (4/26)
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