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How much technology? What kinds?

This text freely uses and refers to numerical and graphical computations, but it is independent of any particular technology. Any of the familiar high-level products-Mathematica, Maple, Derive-are certainly sufficient, but hardly necessary. Many graphing calculators (e.g., the TI-81, 82, and 85, the HP-48G, etc.) and special-purpose microcomputer software packages are adequate.

Our use of technology is most conveniently described in terms of functionalities. The requirements for Calculus I and Calculus II differ somewhat:

Calculus I:
Chapters 1-5 (the traditional content of Calculus I) draw freely on machine graphics; almost any up-to-date form will do. Most graphing calculators would suffice; so would almost any flexible microcomputer graphing program, such as MasterGrapher or MicroCalc.

Calculus II:
To make the best use of the remaining (Calculus II-not covered in this volume) material, students will require access to a modest level of numerical computation (mainly for estimating analytic quantities: integrals, series, etc.) Many microcomputer software packages provide the necessary functionality; so do some programmable graphing calculators. In addition, access to simple symbolic operations (e.g., formal differentiation, Taylor series expansion) is desirable, but not strictly necessary.


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