Handheld systems, such as smartphones and tablets are now the most
common way for people to access and interact with computing services. The demand for application
development skills is therefore growing at a breathtaking pace. These skills, however, are multi-‐
faceted, requiring students to master computer science and engineering principles, to learn the
details of specific mobile application platforms, and to design artistic and engaging user interfaces
that respond to how, where and why handheld applications are used.
- Functions and inverse functions
- Limits, derivatives, partial derivatives, and chain rule
- Integrals and multiple integrals, changing the order of differentiation and integration
- Taylor series approximations
- Newton’s method
This course will discuss the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. It will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics.