Calculus II Final Presentations
Here are some guidelines for your final presentation:
- Your presentation should be 15-20 minutes, with some time
afterwards for questions.
- The research for your presentation should be done over several
weeks, not over one weekend.
- You should consult more than one reference.
- Can be on (almost) any topic about math or applications of math.
It doesn't need to be on something directly related to Calculus II.
You can also research about the history, philosophy, or sociology of
science if you want. You could also do a suite of challenging
- Start thinking about a topic now. ILL your books early. I've
also got lots of math and physics book on my shelves that you might
wish to peruse.
- You will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- How well you understand your topic. You should strive for a
balance of breadth and depth.
- How well you present your material.
- In your presentation, just focus on one or two interesting ideas.
You don't have to give a complete, comprehensive lecture.
- During the middle of the term we'll talk some about how to give a
good scientific presentation.
- At the end of the term, you should hand in:
- An annotated bibliography.
- A few paragraphs from you reflecting on the project: what
went well, what didn't, what was surprising, what was fun, what
- You can do an alternative project if you want, but you must let me
know soon if you plan on doing so.
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