Students are neither required, nor expected to have their own PCs or their own copies of the software. Rather, the class is designed so that the use of computers in public-access areas at ASU is sufficient for all full-time students (who do not have excessive outside job-obligations). For the hours of open access to the computer labs ECA225/227 of the math department call the department front deask at 965-3951 or use the on-line schedule. For hours of open access to the mediated classrooms ECG 224/319 contact the CIEE on-line, or call 965-5350.
Students are expected to have basic level of computer literacy typical for sophomore engineering students, but are NOT expected to have any prior MAPLE experience.
Rather than trying to learn the software from books, the class
is designed to achieve mastery of the software as needed through
daily hands-on work relying on cooperative team-work, and on-line
help. (Modern software packages usually come with extensive HELP
In addition, the WWW provides access to huge numbers of sample worksheets: Start with the worksheets for this course. and visit calculus WWW-server ASU's calculus WWW-server
Instructions to install MAPLE as a HELPER application for NETSCAPE Communicator 4.0x (Alternatively you may always save the file to disk (e.g. SHIFT-click) or use the secondary mouse button, and then open the file from inside your application.)
A check-list of
with tutorial worksheets,
and a preliminary checklist of basic EXCELskills.html are available.