Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teaching NCC SSII M123: Week 05 - Differential Equations Summer 2009


Teaching NCC SSII M123:
Week 05 - Differential Equations
Summer 2009
I never got a chance to blog about my Harvard Calculus II MAT123 class at NCC during Summer Session II 2009. So, I'm taking my Harvard Calculus I MAT122 class at NCC during Summer Session II 2014 and rewriting it a bit!

This week we talked about U-Substitution, Variable Separable DiffEqus and some modeling with our own DiffEqus. 

After our first YouTube this week about all our anti-derivative rules, we had some guest speakers. William Noel spoke about a long lost Archimedes text showing the use of some Calculus concepts prior to 200BC? We also had Col Chris Hadfield singing a tune from the ISS!

NUMA NUMA Calculus Review!

Harvard Calc2 Week5:

Who invented Calculus anyway?

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Week 04 - Power Series!
Based on all we studied the last 3 weeks about the Derivative, we started talking about Power Series!

YouTubes this week introduced one of my personal idols, namely Grace Murray Hopper! We also had a YouTube on the importance of adding a +C to our AntiDerivative functions.

Hopper on 60 Minutes:

Harvard Calc2 Week4:

Hopper on Letterman:

Calculus Rhapsody:

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Week 03 - Anti-Derivative Applications!
This week we focused on applications of the anti-derivative to Areas and Volumes!

Our youtubes focused on FILKs by the original Math Filker himself, Tom Lehrer! We also viewed "Calculus in 20 Minutes!"

Tom Lehrer's "Lobachevsky!"

Harvard Calc2 Week3:

Tom Lehrer's "New Math!"

Tom Lehrer's "The Elements!"

Calculus in 20 Minutes???

Was Lindsay Lohan's DNE response correct?

Sheldon Cooper's rendition of "The Elements!"

Even Harry Potter covers "The Elements?"

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Week 02 - DiffEqus!
We had fun this week playing with the anti-derivatives and diffequs!

Product Rule FILK by The Turtles?

Harvard Calc2 Week2:

Quotient Rule FILK by The Beatles??

Chain Rule FILK by Bruno Mars???

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Week 01 - Definition of the Derivative!
We had a great start to Summer Session II in my M123 Harvard Calculus II course this past week! We focused on limits in general and the Difference Quotient in particular. BTW, even though I've transitioned most my classes at the High School to SAGE and SAGECELL, NCC is still requiring the use of the TI-83, aka Ziggie. So, expect to see Ziggie a lot in the following ScreenCasts! Don't forget, the TI-89, aka Hal, is being replaced at the High School with the TI-nSpire, aka Dr. Neville, next year.

I started each day with a YouTube Calculus Filk related to the topic at hand. If you don't know what I mean by Calculus Filks, take a look here! What follows is a Filk and a ScreenCast for each of the first 3 days of class this week. The 4th day was a test on CH2. Most days start with a Filk and HWK RV followed by the new topic and HWK preview.

'I Will Derive'

Harvard Calc2 Week1:

'Differentiabul' by Calculus The Musical

'L'Hopital's Rule'

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Day 01 - Setting Up Shop!

OK, I'm teaching M123 Harvard Calculus I this Summer Session II and I got the huge multimedia room with balcony seating and 50" HD TVs! So, I brought in my DRIOD Tablet and connected it to the multimedia center PC over WiFi with SplashTop. Now I can drive the whole multimedia experience wirelessly from my tablet. I suppose this is a continuation of last Summer's post about M111! All I need to do is add a stylus, a pen app such as Xournal and a Graphing Calculator emulator like Virtual TI!

What follows is a picture gallery of the new room. Of course, this is different from my regular room at the High School pictured above in my banner.

This is my tablet mirroring my PC Desktop using the SplashTop app.

Here's the multimedia center PC Desktop running Splashtop, Xournal (pen app) and VTI (emulator). Note the control panel to the right that turns on the PC Projector, HD TVs and sound.

Here's my view from the bottom, front of the room to the balcony seats. I have over 70 seats all together!

Here's the view from my PC.

This is the view of the main 8' PC Projector Screen from the front row.

This is a view as you enter from the right-hand front door. These doors have a magnetic key lock system. If I lock or unlock one door, all 4 doors follow suit!

This view is from the right-hand rear door.

Here's a view from the balcony! Note how every couple of seats has a little black box that pops up. That's to charge your laptop or connect to Ethernet. These days everyone brings a charged tablet and uses WIFI....

This view is from the left-hand rear door.

Last, but not least, here's a close-up of one of the 50" HD TVs!

Teaching NCC SSII M122:
Day 00 - Adjunct Summer Meeting!

The last Wednesday in June is judgement day. This is when I find out if I have a class to teach this Summer. I'm trying for M122 Calculus I or M123 II in B115 a PC Lab or B218/B318 a Multimedia Lecture Hall during Summer Session II. So, to calm my nerves, I took a walk around the campus!

I parked in the East Lot behind Cluster D.

This is Cluster C from the same lot.

You can see Nassau Colosseum from here!

Then I walked around D Cluster.

Then I came across the new Life Sciences building.

Next there's the Faculty Lot by the water fountain.

Hang a left and you're behind D Cluster.

Here's my fave fountain with D behind it!

Here's the fountain the with ramp to C Cluster!

So, I went up the ramp and through the halls all the way to Cluster A and find another fountain that is being fixed up:


Here's the area near the that fountain next to A Cluster.


All this is right next to The Tower aka Administrative Building T and the Plaza which is next to the West Lots! Behind The Tower is CCB.


Here's another view of the Tower. The Registrar is now in Cluster C Floor 1 but it used to be under the Plaza on the Lower Level of The Tower. Now the Lower Level is just a tunnel to CCB.



Hang a right and your up to the library. Cluster F is on the left.

Cluster F has a lot of Bio Labs. It also has several Lecture Halls but they are so 20th Century! Here's F123/F223.

Here's F227/F337. TVs and VHS have got to go!


Behind Cluster F is The Old Campus with several Office Buildings.

Said Office Buildings used to be full of classrooms and surround The Old Quad.

You can even see what's left of Mitchel Field whence Charles Lindbergh made the first trans-atlantic flight to Paris!

Go back to the Library and hang a right and you go down the ramp to Cluster A again.

Cluster A Floor 1:

Cluster A Floor 2:


Cluster A Floor 3 (view from window):


Cluster B Floor 1:


Cluster B Floor 2:


Cluster B Floor 3 (Math Mail Room):


Cluster B Floor 3 (Math Adjunct Office):

Cluster B Floor 3 (my room B218/B318):

Cluster C Floor 1:


Cluster C Floor 1 (Registration moved from The Tower):

Cluster C Floor 2:


Cluster C Floor 2:

Cluster C Floor 2:

Cluster C Floor 2:

Cluster C Floor 2:

Cluster C Floor 2:

Cluster C Floor 2 (corridor to D Cluster):

Cluster C Floor 3 (Planetarium):

Cluster C Floor 3:

Cluster C Floor 3:

Cluster C Floor 3:

Cluster C Floor 3 (Observatory):

Here's the corridor from D back to C.

Here Cluster D Floor 1:

Here Cluster D Floor 2:

Here Cluster D Floor 3 (view from window):


Then I went out by the fountain again with Clusters E&F in the background. Behind E&F is the old campus complete with quad. The Book Store is east of here. Clusters E&A have a similar layout. Cluster E has Physical Therapy Labs and Cluster A has Foreign Language, however.

Between the bus stop and the fountain there's a labarinth?

Next was Life Sciences again.

More Life Sciences and then the drive back home!

On the way home, I drove via Perimeter Road to the West Lot. Here's a view of the Tower from there!

Finally, a little ways further west is Mitchel Field and The Cradle of Aviation Museum.




Well, that's all folks!

Sincerely,