ERIC Number: EJ1055182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Expected Value to Introduce the Laplace Transform
Lutzer, Carl V.
PRIMUS, v25 n4 p339-348 2015
We propose an introduction to the Laplace transform in which Riemann sums are used to approximate the expected net change in a function, assuming that it quantifies a process that can terminate at random. We assume only a basic understanding of probability.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Equations (Mathematics), Introductory Courses, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Probability
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