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Calculus I Writing Assignments
Why We Need the FDA
 Topics emphasized: Fitting functions to data and optimization
 Notes: This project is best with some graphing technology to compare the functions with the data.
 Last Assigned: Spring 2006
The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
 Topics emphasized: Optimization
 Notes: This is a followup to "Why We Need the FDA". Some students found the general
case particularly challenging.
 Last Assigned: Spring 2006
Fire Swamps and Rodents and Snakes (Oh, My)
 Topics emphasized: Fitting trigonometric functions to data
 Notes: This project is best with some graphing technology to compare the functions with the data.
 Last Assigned: Fall 1998
A Dorm Room's a Dorm Room, No Matter How Small
 Topics emphasized: Optimization
 Notes: This is another optimization problem with a general case that keeps the students from just using graphing technology to zoom in and find the critical point.
 Last Assigned: Fall 1998
Coffee to Go
 Topics emphasized: Newton's Law of Cooling
 Last Assigned: Fall 1997
The Broad Side of the Barn
 Topics emphasized: Using Riemann sums to
approximate area
 Last Assigned: Fall 1998


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