Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, November 1720, 1994Paper C028
Some Interesting Examples of the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in Introductory Courses 
Abi Fattahi
Department of Mathematics
Whittier College
Whittier, CA 90608
USA
Phone: (310) 9074807
Fax: (310) 6984067
afattahi@whittier.edu

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The author has used Maple in teaching calculus and other introductory
courses in the last five years. Selected examples of weekly lab exercises
and projects will be discussed. These include a complete analysis of the
number of trailing zeros in n! and devising an algorithm for calculating
this number, use of Maple's plotting routines to draw interesting graphs,
and a discussion of pattern recognition and discovery of formulas using
computer algebra systems.
Keyword(s): Maple, calculus, integrals