Math Dept.

Eastern Michigan University

- Research: Queueing, Electricity, or Backgammon.
- Teaching: Probability, Statistics, Queueing Theory
- History: Curriculum Vitae, etc.
- Faith
- Misc
- EMU Math Video Library
- Math Dept. Blog

- H1N1 Flu Policy
- Syllabus
- Homework--see syllabus for when we will be covering each section.
- Graphical antiderivatives/cumulative area in Desmos
- Cumulative Area flash applet
- Bessel Function demos: hanging chain and drumheads (video by the same guy at Youtube) and more drumheads
- A fun idea: Fractional-order derivatives and integrals (also here at Wikipedia, and more Wikipedia)
- Even more fun: complex-order derivatives! here and here.
- Another way to generalize derivatives: Lanczos derivatives. "The least-squares property of Lanczos derivatives" by Burch, Fishback, and Gordon. Mathematics Magazine, Vol 78 number 5, December 2005, pages 368-378

- Winter 2013 Syllabus
- Chapter 01 Homework template, due Tuesday 2013-01-15 via emuonline.edu
- Chapter 02a Homework template, due Thursday 2013-01-17 via emuonline.edu
- Cumulative Area flash applet

- Syllabus
- Coursepack Supplement or as PDF --I recommend not printing it, just viewing it electronically.
- first Percents homework
- Chapter 1.3: worksheet in class; due Mon/Tue Sept 10/11 in class
- Chapter 1.4: Big Numbers worksheet #1 (worksheet page 51-52) in class
- Chapter 1.4: Big Numbers worksheet #2 (worksheet page 53-54); it is a multiple-choice assignment inside EMU-Online.
- Spreadsheet Homework 1 via EMU-Online dropbox
- Chapter 1.5: Compared to What (problems #1-#19); via EMU-Online dropbox
- Chapter 2.1: worksheets in class
- Chapter 2.2: download this spreadsheet file, and when you are done upload it to the ch22pcts dropbox on emuonline.
- Exam 1 (covers up through Ch 1.5)
- Chapter 2.3: skipping it
- Chapter 2.4: doing the worksheets in class. For homework, download this spreadsheet file and when you are done, upload it to the ch24 dropbox on emuonline.
- Chapter 2.7: Homework
- Spreadsheet Homework 2
- Chapter 5.2: exercises 4-8, 23-25, 27, 28, 31-33;
- Chapter 5.3: exercises 4, 17-26, 29.
- Chapter 3.4: Flat Tax homework distributed in class; can also get it here.
- Chapter 3.4: homework part 2 available here

- Fall Syllabus Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, volume 1, by James Stewart.
- Homework files

- Fall Syllabus
- Project Guides
- misc. project ideas I've had in the last 24 months
- Electronic Coursepack

- Moody's Mega Math Challenge for NYC/Boston/Philadelphia high school students.
- Math. Contest in Modeling (MCM)

- GLERL Great Lakes weather data including every-15-minute temp/wind speed/gust/direction for a half-dozen monitoring stations for the last few years.
- more Michigan wind data
- EIA--Short-term energy outlook has electricity, coal, natural gas, gasoline, etc.
- EIA natural gas data
- Midwest electric power demand today
- Midwest historical electric data, 2005-04 to now
- more Midwest historical electric data, 2005-04 to now
- Earthquake data
- PeMS California traffic data
- FLUXNET: a global network of micrometeorological tower sites.
- Washtenaw County Wind Power Test Tower data.
- SEMCOG traffic counts (Southeast Michigan)

Updated 2014-01-08

old stuff:

Free online supplement coursepack for Math-Secondary Education students

Also, if you are a pre-service or in-service math teacher, consider taking Math 591: Probability and Statistics for Teachers, Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:10 pm, Fall 2012, taught by Prof. Stephanie Casey.

- Syllabus
- Coursepack Supplement updated 2011-01-27
- Percent Pre-test
- Corrections to your Percent Pre-test (based on the answers revealed in class) are due Wed/Thu (depending on your section).
- If you don't have Excel, please download OpenOffice or use Google Docs.
- Turn in your spreadsheet homework by uploading it to EMU-Online. If you have trouble, let me know ASAP by e-mail.
- Spreadsheet Homework 1, due 9pm on Wed/Thu (depending on your section).
- Chapter 1.3 exercises up to #18 (starts at page 48), due Thu Jan 20 (for Tue/Thu section), Mon Jan 24 (for Mon/Wed section)
- Spreadsheet Homework 2, due at 9am Saturday Jan. 29th via emuonline.edu
- Chapter 2.1: Wednesday's class did the one in the back of the book during class. Both sections have the 2nd such worksheet (this one) due Mon/Tue (on paper, not online).
- Chapter 2.2: new worksheet here; done in class on Wednesday, and as homework for Thursday's cancelled class (due Tue. on paper, not online).
- Exam 1 is Wed/Thu Feb 2/3 in class.
- Practice Exam 1--due online 24 hours before your in-class exam.
- Chapter 2.3 (Percents) Excel template Change the filename to start with your last name. Due Thursday at 9pm for Tue/Thu class, Saturday at 9am for Mon/Wed class, via emuonline.edu
- Read Chapter 2.5 for Wed/Thu Feb 9/10. Bring your book (especially the minimum wage worksheet) and a calculator
- updated CPI sheet here if you don't have the 2010-2011 coursepack.
- The Chapter 2.5 homework is in this Excel template; submit via emuonline.edu by Wed/Thu Feb 16/17 by 9pm.
- Chapter 3.4 homework is here, due Mon/Tue March 7/8 in class (this is an electronic copy of what was handed out in class).
- Chapter 3.4 extra credit is here. Feel free to e-mail me and ask for help.
- Chapter 5.2: exercises 4-8, 23-28,31; due Wed/Thu March 9/10 in class, on paper.
- Chapter 5.3: exercises 4, 17-26, 29. due Mon/Tue March 14/15 in class, on paper. Also recommended: 27,28,32,34;
- Practice Exam 2; due 24 hours before your exam, via emuonline.edu
- Exam 2: Wed/Thu March 16/17 in class. Bring your note sheet and calculator. I will provide any CPI values you need, so you don't need a CPI table on your note sheet.
- for Mon/Tue after the exam: do the SocSec history reading I e-mailed.
- for Wed/Thu March 23/24: review the SocSec history reading, and bring the worksheet we started on Mon/Tue.
- Chapter 6.1: exercises 9-12, 14, but do only the histograms, not the dotplots or stem-and-leaf plots. (optional/extra credit)
- Chapter 6.2: #9, 10, 12, 14, 15 (but on 10, do a histogram instead of a dotplot) (optional/extra credit)
- Main Link for Social Security Game
- Chapter 3.5 homework: the "Born to Buy" worksheet near the end of the Coursepack Supplement , due Wed/Thu April 6/7 in class (on paper).
- Chapter 5.4 homework: all exercises (but 12b is optional), due Mon/Tue April 11/12 in class (on paper)
- Practice Final Exam. Due via emuonline on Tuesday April 12 at 2pm for the Mon/Wed class, and Wed. April 13 at 9:30am for the Tue/Thu class.
- Final Exam for Mon/Wed: Wed. April 13 at 1:30-3:00 A HALF HOUR EARLY!
- Final Exam for Tue/Thu: Tue. April 19 at 9:00-10:30 A HALF HOUR EARLY!

- Syllabus
- Project Guides
- Electronic Coursepack
- Computers and Random Numbers presentation
- Time Series material
- Chapter 4 homework
- Chapter 5 homework and its data file
- Optional Chapter 6 homework
- Optional Chapter 7 homework and its data file.
- Optional Chapter 8 homework
- Chapter 8 powerpoint

- H1N1 Flu Policy
- Syllabus
- Homework;
- Worksheets
- Misc.
- Bessel Function demos: hanging chain and drumheads (video by the same guy at Youtube) and more drumheads
- A fun idea: Fractional-order derivatives and integrals (also here at Wikipedia, and more Wikipedia)
- Even more fun: complex-order derivatives! here and here.
- Another way to generalize derivatives: Lanczos derivatives. "The least-squares property of Lanczos derivatives" by Burch, Fishback, and Gordon. Mathematics Magazine, Vol 78 number 5, December 2005, pages 368-378

- Fall Syllabus ; Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, volume 1, by James Stewart.
- Cumulative Area flash applet
- Homework files