Lincoln NE 68508
Affiliation: Saint Olaf College
Local hosts: Stephen Hartke and Petronela Radu
Title: Extreme Calculus
Additional Public Info:
Abstract: There is more to elementary calculus than may first meet the eye, especially to those of us who teach it again and again. Well-worn calculus techniques and topics—-polynomials, optimization, root-finding, methods of integration, and more—-often point to deeper, more general, more interesting, and sometimes surprising mathematical ideas and techniques. I’ll illustrate my thesis with figures, examples, and calculations that take elementary calculus to its extremes.
Refreshments will be served in 348 Avery 3:30-4pm.
The talk is free and open to the public.