Category: calculus

From now on, you can only use L’Hopital’…

From now on, you can only use L’Hopital’s rule twice per semester, and you’ll have to ask me first!

Concepts of calculus will serve you well in an…

Concepts of calculus will serve you well in any future occupation; it is a new way for the brain to process thoughts.

As my sophomore calculus professor used to say…

As my sophomore calculus professor used to say, ‘you couldn’t be wronger.’

I am never going to hold office hours in my of…

I am never going to hold office hours in my office. The building is scary. The pipes leak. And, worst of all, it is full of other mathematicians.

There’s just so much math that I know that you…

There’s just so much math that I know that you don’t even have the vocabulary for me to describe to you. It’s like … It’s like if you as students are fetuses in the womb and I’m trying to explain with post-birth life is like to you. You just can’t conceptualize that.

Conversation

Calculus Professor: Class, what happens when we distribute exponents to addition inside parentheses?
Student: We go to hell.
Calculus Professor: That’s right! A very special place in hell.

So this process of adding up areas of rectangl…

So this process of adding up areas of rectangles under a curve is called a Riemont Sum, spelled r-i-e-m-o-n-t.

Prog Rule

Prog Rule

It’s right– there! It was hiding! You found it…

It’s right– there! It was hiding! You found it. Good detective work. Probably a lot of openings in the CIA when you graduate, you should look into that.

Now, I can’t show you the graph for this…

Now, I can’t show you the graph for this, but I can show you the equation, and you can draw it on your wall. This should pique your interest in polar curves.