Math 170, Fall 2012

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Welcome

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of calculus. The word “calculus” doesn’t mean anything special, but in today’s math curriculum it refers to a pure area of mathematical study concerned with motion, area, and more generally the “instant”.

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Course information

Course title: Calculus 1
Meeting times: M,W,F 1:30–2:45pm
Meeting place: ILC-203
Instructor office: MG 237-A
Office hours: M 4:30 and Th 10:30 and by appointment
Textbook: Calculus (only chapters 2–5), by Rogawski

Topics

This class satisfies the University’s DL requirement in mathematics (you can read the details of this here). We will cover a variety of concepts, including:

Grading

Written work: Book problems and other worksheets will be collected regularly. In total, this will be worth about 25% of your grade. I’ll drop your lowest homework.

Exams: There will be three midterms, each worth about 15%. The final exam will be worth about 25%.

In-class participation: You will be expected to participate in class discussions and workshops. This will be worth about 5% of your grade. Don’t stress out too much about this—as long as you habitually attend class and stay mentally active, you should get full credit here!

Approximate exam dates

Midterm ch. 2: September 21
Midterm ch. 3: October 22
Midterm ch. 4: November 16
Final exam: December 17 from 2:30–4:30pm

Getting help

Homework

HW12 (not collected)
§ 5.7. Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

HW11 (due Monday, December 10)
§ 5.4. Exercises 7, 10, 13, 16, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30, 35, 36
§ 5.5. Exercises 1, 5, 7, 8, 15
§ 5.6. Exercises 25, 28, 31, 37, 38, 46, 67, 70, 71, 88

HW10 (due Monday, December 3)
§ 5.1. Preliminary questions 3, 4, and exercises 2, 33, 34, 35, 45, 46, 53, 55, 56, 57
§ 5.2. Preliminary question 4, and exercises 1, 3, 4, 13, 14, 33, 35, 36, 49, 51, 59, 60, 61, 62
§ 5.3. Exercises 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32

HW9 (due Monday, November 12)
§ 4.7 (optimization). Exercises 3, 7, 25, 28
§ 4.9 (antiderivatives). Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62

HW8 (due Wednesday, November 7)
§ 4.4. Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 23, 27, 30
§ 4.5. Preliminary question 1, and exercises 17, 21, 25, 26, 39, 46, 63, 64
NOTE: make sure you have the right section 4.5 on L’Hopital’s rule!!
§ 4.6. Exercises 1, 13, 14, 25, 28, 31, 42, 50, 51

HW7 (due Wednesday, October 31)
§ 4.1. Preliminary question 4, and exercises 9, 10, 11, 39, 40
§ 4.2. Preliminary question 3, and exercises 3, 5, 6, 7, 27, 30, 43, 44
§ 4.3. Exercises 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 37, 50

HW6 (due Wednesday, October 17)
§ 3.8. Exercises 9, 24, 25, 27, 29, 34
§ 3.9. Preliminary questions 1, 2, and exercises 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 29, 30, 41, 42
§ 3.10. Preliminary questions 1, 3, and exercises 1, 2, 9, 10, 24, 31, 32

HW5 (due Wednesday, October 10)
§ 3.4. Exercises 25, 26, 27
§ 3.5. Preliminary questions 3, 4, and exercises 3, 5, 7, 11, 39, 41
§ 3.6. Exercises 5, 7, 11, 14, 19, 21, 31, 44
§ 3.7. Preliminary question 1, and exercises 11, 13, 29, 31, 36, 40, 51

HW4 (due Wednesday, October 3)
§ 3.1. Exercises 11, 12, 13, 27, 31, 33, 37, 44, 49
§ 3.2. Exercises 1, 2, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 66
§ 3.3. Preliminary question 1, and exercises 7, 11, 17, 18, 21, 24, 33

HW3 (due Wednesday, September 19)
§ 2.7. Exercises 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 27
§ 2.8. Preliminary questions 1, 4, and exercises 1, 7, 11, 13, 17
§ Chapter review. Choose 5 interesting problems from 11–49 odd.

HW2 (due Wednesday, September 12)
§ 2.4. Excercises 2, 3, 4, 17, 19, 29, 63, 64
§ 2.5. Preliminary question 1, and exercises 6, 8, 17, 23, 27, 30
§ 2.6. Preliminary question 3, and exercises 7, 17, 29, 31, 33, 34
§ 2.7. Preliminary questions 2, 3, 6

HW1 (due Wednesday, September 5)
§ 2.1. Preliminary question 1, and exercises 8, 11, 13
§ 2.2. Preliminary questions 1, 2, and exercises 1, 2, 21, 23, 25, 29, 38
§ 2.3. Preliminary questions 2, 3, and exercises 3, 5, 13, 26
§ 2.4. Preliminary questions 1, 3

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