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AM025a and AM026: Linear Algebra and Calculus for Engineers

The revisions and innovations---really, a revolution---in these courses in the years I taught them are described in detail in the papers listed in sections 7 and 3.4. The revolution was driven by the deliberate introduction of a high-end calculator, capable of computer algebra, into the courses. These innovations were carried out by a team of enthusiastic people, including Paul Sullivan, Chris Essex, David Jeffrey, and others; while I am very proud of the role I played in these revisions, every team member contributed, in a synergistic fashion. Finally, these innovations could not have been carried out without the enthusiastic support of Ian Duerden; We were all saddened by the news of his death this summer: we'll miss him.

Robert Corless
Fri Jan 9 10:26:41 EST 1998