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August 27–31 − hide
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Monday
Aug. 27
Appendix A
inequalities and intervals
Apdx A, #13, 20, 25, 28, 34, 37, 40
(due Wednesday)
Tuesday
Aug. 28
Appendix A
absolute value
Apdx A, #44, 47, 52, 54, 55, 57
(due Wednesday)
Wednesday
Aug. 29
Appendices B & C
graphing lines and circles
Apdx B, #3, 7, 11, 21, 22, 27, 30, 33, 37, 53
Apdx C, #1, 2, 5, 6, 33, 34
(due Tuesday)
Thursday
Aug. 30
graphing using GeoGebrafinish GeoGebra activity
(due Tuesday)
quiz on
Appendix A
September 3–7 − hide
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Monday
Sep. 3
no class — Labor Day
Tuesday
Sep. 4
Appendix D
trigonometry
Apdx D, #1, 8, 23, 29, 30, 59, 65, 68
(due Thursday)
Wednesday
Sep. 5
Sections 1.1 & 1.2
functions
§1.1, #4, 25, 31, 34, 47, 71;
§1.2, #3, 4, 13, 18
(due Thursday)
Thursday
Sep. 6
Section 1.3
operations on functions
§1.3, #3, 4, 13, 14, 23, 34,
35, 49, 51 (due Tuesday)
quiz on
Appendices B and C
September 10–14 − hide
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Monday
Sep. 10
Section 1.5
exponential functions
§1.5, #9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19,
21, 24, 29 (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Sep. 11
Section 1.6
inverse functions and logarithms
§1.6, #15, 21, 23, 26, 29, 35, 36,
39, 47, 51, 57 (due Wednesday)
Wednesday
Sep. 12
review
Thursday
Sep. 13
Exam 1 will cover Appendices A-D and Chapter 1. Questions will be similar to, but not the same as, those from homework, quizzes, and in-class practice. Calculators, phones, notes, and books are not permitted.
September 17–21 − hide
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Monday
Sep. 17
Section 2.1
tangent and velocity problems
§2.1, #1, 5, 7, 9
(due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Sep. 18
Section 2.2
informal limits
§2.2, #2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 16,
29, 31, 33 (due Thursday)
Wednesday
Sep. 19
Section 2.3
computing limits
§2.3, #1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17,
21, 23, 24, 29 (due Thursday)
Thursday
Sep. 20
Section 2.4
precise limits with GeoGebra
§2.4, #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
(due Tuesday)
quiz on
Section 2.1
September 24–28 − hide
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Monday
Sep. 24
Section 2.4
precise limits
§2.3, #37; §2.4, #13, 15, 16,
17, 18, (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Sep. 25
finish limits§2.4, #19, 21, 25
(due Thursday)
Wednesday
Sep. 26
Section 2.5
continuity
§2.5, #3, 4, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23,
39, 41, 42, 45 (due Thursday)
Thursday
Sep. 27
Section 2.5
intermediate value theorem
§2.5, #46, 49, 53, 55
(due Tuesday)
quiz on
Sections 2.2-2.4
October 1–5 − hide
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Monday
Oct. 1
Section 2.6
limits at infinity
§2.6, #3, 7, 8, 15-20, 25, 26, 35,
36, 43, 59 (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Oct. 2
Section 2.7
tangents and velocities
§2.7, #5, 6, 7
(due Thursday)
Wednesday
Oct. 3
Section 2.7
derivatives and rates of change
§2.7, #11, 17, 18, 27, 30, 33,
34, 43 (due Thursday)
Thursday
Oct. 4
Section 2.8
derivative as a function
§2.8, #3-7, 21, 23, 26
(due Tuesday)
quiz on
Sections 2.5-2.6
October 8–12 − hide
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Monday
Oct. 8
Section 3.1
derivatives of polynomials and exponentials
§2.8, #37-40, 43, 44
§3.1, #3-27 odd, 33, 43, 51
(due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Oct. 9
Section 3.2
product and quotient rules
§3.2, #3-23 odd, 27, 29, 43,
45, 49 (due Thursday)
Wednesday
Oct. 10
Section 3.3
derivatives of trig functions
§3.3, #1-15 odd, 21-23, 25,
33, 49 (due Thursday)
Thursday
Oct. 11
differentiation practice quiz on
Sections 2.7-3.1
October 15–19 − hide
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Monday
Oct. 15
no class — Fall Break
Tuesday
Oct. 16
no class — Fall Break
Wednesday
Oct. 17
review
Thursday
Oct. 18
Exam 2 will cover sections 2.1 to 3.3. Questions will be similar to, but not the same as, those from homework, quizzes, and in-class practice. Calculators, phones, notes, and books are not permitted. The best way to study is to practice solving problems! Look in the book for problems similar to the homework problems, and see if you can do them. If you get stuck, ask questions in class or in office hours.
October 22–26 − hide
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Monday
Oct. 22
Section 3.4
the chain rule
§3.4 #7, 11, 14, 15, 19, 25, 29, 37, 42, 47,
53, 59, 61, 65, 77 (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Oct. 23
Section 3.5
implicit differentiation
§3.5 #5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 21, 25, 27, 35, 37,
(due Thursday)
Wednesday
Oct. 24
Section 3.6
derivatives of logarithmic functions
§3.5 #49, 53, 55, 57, 75
§3.6 #3, 5, 8, 15, 19, 23, 33, 37
(due Thursday)
Thursday
Oct. 25
Section 3.6
logarithmic differentiation
§3.6 #39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 51, 53
(due Wednesday)
quiz on
Section 3.4
October 29 – November 2 − hide
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Monday
Oct. 29
Sections 3.7, 3.8
applications of derivatives
§3.7 #3, 5, 9, 15;
§3.8 #3, 9, 13
(due Wednesday)
Tuesday
Oct. 30
no class
(professor at University of Illinois)
Wednesday
Oct. 31
Section 3.9
related rates
history of calculus
paper due
Thursday
Nov. 1
Section 3.9
related rates
§3.8 #15;
§3.9 #3, 7, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23
(due Monday)
quiz on
Sections 3.5-3.8
November 5–9 − hide
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Monday
Nov. 5
Section 3.10
linear approximation
§3.9 #25, 27, 31, 33
§3.10 #1, 3, 23, 24, 25, 27
(due Wednesday)
Tuesday
Nov. 6
Section 4.1
extreme values
§4.1 #3, 11, 15, 25, 29, 34, 47, 49
57, 60, 61, 75 (due Wednesday)
Wednesday
Nov. 7
Section 4.2
mean value theorem
§4.2 #1, 5, 7
(due Monday)
Thursday
Nov. 8
Sections 4.2, 4.3
mean value theorem, graphing
§ 4.2 #9, 17, 19, 22, 23, 25
§ 4.3 #1, 5
(due Monday)
quiz on
Sections 3.9-3.10
November 12–16 − hide
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Monday
Nov. 12
Sections 4.3, 4.5
derivatives and graphing
§ 4.3 #8, 9, 19, 25, 33, 41, 67
§ 4.5 #5, 13, 21, 39, 45
(due Wednesday)
Tuesday
Nov. 13
Section 4.4
L'Hospital's Rule
§4.4 #1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 23, 31, 41, 45,
49, 55, 57 (due Wednesday)
Wednesday
Nov. 14
review — click here for practice problems
Thursday
Nov. 15
Exam 3 will cover sections 3.4 to 4.5. Questions will be similar to, but not the same as, those from homework, quizzes, and in-class practice. Calculators, phones, notes, and books are not permitted. The best way to study is to practice solving problems! Look in the book for problems similar to the homework problems, and see if you can do them. If you get stuck, ask questions in class or in office hours.
November 19–23 − hide
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Monday
Nov. 19
Section 4.7
optimization
§4.7 #3, 8, 15, 25, 27, 32, 33, 35, 37
(due Wednesday)
exam corrections
due Tuesday
Tuesday
Nov. 20
Section 4.8
Newton's Method
§4.8 #3, 4, 13, 15, 17, 19, 31
(due Wednesday)
Wednesday
Nov. 21
answer questions
Thursday
Nov. 22
no class — Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26–30 − hide
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Monday
Nov. 26
Section 4.9
antiderivatives
§4.7 #13, 28;
§4.9 #3, 5, 8, 13, 17, 25, 31, 39,
45, 51, 69 (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Nov. 27
Section 5.1
areas and distances
§5.1 #1, 3, 13, 15, 17
(due Thursday)
Wednesday
Nov. 28
Section 5.2
the definite integral
§5.2 #5, 7, 21, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39,
43, 44, 49, 51 (due Thursday)
Thursday
Nov. 29
Section 5.2
integrals with GeoGebra
GeoGebra worksheet
(due Tuesday)
quiz on
Sections 4.7-4.9
December 3–7 − hide
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Monday
Dec. 3
Section 5.3
fundamental theorem of calculus
§5.3 #3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25,
29, 31, 37, 43 (due Tuesday)
Tuesday
Dec. 4
Section 5.4
indefinite integrals
§5.4 #1-11 odd, 15, 17, 21, 27, 31, 39, 51,
53, 54, 57, 64 (due Thursday)
Wednesday
Dec. 5
Section 5.5
substitution rule
§5.5 #1-15 odd, 53-59 odd, 81, 85
(due Thursday)
Thursday
Dec. 6
review
click here for practice problemsclick here for solutions
December 10–14 − hide
Tuesday
Dec. 11
8:00–10:00am
The final exam will be cumulative, with emphasis on the end of the course. The best way to study is to practice lots of problems! .