Math 131, Fall 2016

Daily Assignments Page

Lesson Schedule: We'll try to follow the attached schedule closely, but there may be daily adjustments as we go along. Revisit this page to stay on target. Don't rely on an initial printed copy to be accurate for the whole semester.

If at all possible, try to read the material for each day and attempt some of the problems BEFORE coming to class. Even if you don't get it all, the reading will probably make the lectures more valuable.

Most of the material in Chapter 1 of the text should be a review from precalculus. A possible exception is Section 1.7 on "parametric equations." We will begin with Section 1.7 in Chapter 1. For the first few days, part of the reading assignment will be to review the early sections of Chapter 1. Please be sure you understand that material. Feel free to see me if you wanbt to talk about any of it.

You may find a graphing calculator helpful in checking your work, but there aren't any problems assigned that require anything more than a simple scientific calculor (at most). If you find that you need a graphing calculator for a problem, then you may be too "calculator dependent."

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WeekDatesRecommended Reading

and Problems

Not collected, but a good selection of practice problems. Some of the quiz problems later will be similar to some of these suggested problems.Reminders/Notes

The general pace is laid out on this page out for the whole semester but the details are subject to change. Check this chart weekly (or even day-to-day) for current information.WebWorKAssignments1 8/29 - 9/2

Recommended:

Look at the material recommended in Required background for the course

Monday: Take the diagnostic tests for algebra and analytic geometry at the front of the textbook: pp xxvi, xxvii. You don't need to do every problem, but be sure you do enough to see if you're comfortable with the material

Wednesday: Take the diagnostic tests for functions and for tirgonometry at the front of the textbook: pp xix and xx. You don't need to do every problem, but be sure you do enough to see if you're comfortable with the material.

The Residential Peer Mentors (RPMs) at Cornerstone should be prepared to help you with questions about any of this background review.

If you're uncomfortable with a significant part of the materials above, you might want to consider taking Math 100, Foundations for Calculus instead of Math 131.

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Assigned Reading for the Week:

Sections 2.1 - most of 2.3

Suggested Problems from textbook:

Sections 2.1-2.3

Section 2.1: 1,5, 7

Section 2.2: 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 33, 39, 41, 43

Section 2.3: 1

Less urgent but probably useful:

Read over the document What is Calculus About? Also, quickly read the Preview of Calculus on pp. 1-7 in the text. Don't worry if you don't understand everything: the point is a general overview, not details.

Read the first two pages of Lies My Calculator Told Me

First day of class Mon, Aug. 29

Check out your iClicker and register on Blackboard for this course. Bring it to every class. Details at iClicker.

Application to join a PLTL Group opens at 5 p.m.

Read Sections 2.1-2.2 before class on Wednesday. Read 2.1 carefully, and 2.2 carefully enough to try to get the main ideas, not necessarily all the details.

Discussion Sections for Math 131 WILL meet on Thursday: NO QUIZ this week

Worksheet for Discussion Section 1

Application deadline 1 p.m. Thursday 9/1, for guaranteed admission to a PLTL Group; late applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. Sunday 9/4/2016 (but placement in a group is not guaranteed.) ______________

Lecture Links such as those below are never the whole lecture: they will contain all clicker questions and their answers, and usually the projected material used during class, perhaps with a few comments added. Additional materia and examples may have been done in class and more can be found in the textbook.

Lecture 1, August 29

From L1, 8/29: an applet that illustrates a point for the first lecture: that the slope of the tangent line at a point is the limit of the slopes of secant lines

Lecture 2, August 31

Lecture 3, September 2

Graphing tools you might find useful:

Desmos Graphing Calculator

FooPlot

BCalc

Wolfram Alpha

If you don't like any of these, you can find many more using a Google Search.

Optional

The WWPractice set is available. It is a chance to get acquainted with WeBWorK and dor some preclalculus review problems.2 9/5 - 9/9

Reading: Finish reading Section 2.3, (skip 2.4), read Section 2.5

Section 2.3: 5, 9, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31, 39, 45, 49, 65

Section 2.5: 3, 5, 7, 13, 19, 21, 23, 29, 31, 39, 47

Monday, 9/5: Labor Day Holiday, no classes

Thursday, 9/8: Last day to drop with no permanent record notation

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: NO QUIZ this week

Quick Review of Logarithms and Exponentials

Worksheet for Discussion Section 2

Lecture Links

Lecture 4, September 7

Link to Illustrate Squeeze Theorem applied to lim sin(x)/x as x-->0

Link to some practice problems about the Squeeze Theorem

Lecture 5, September 9

WW1 opens Tuesday, 9/6 at 12:01 a.m.3 9/12 - 9/16

Reading: Sections 2.5-2.7

Section 2.5 (Int. Value Theorem): 50, 51, 55

Section 2.6: 3, 5, 7, 9, 15,19, 25, 27, 28, 29, 35, 37, 39, 61, 67, 68

Section 2.7: 7, 11, 13, 17, 23, 25, 27, 35, 37, 39, 41, 49

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday:

QUIZ 1

Solutions for Quiz 1 (all sections)

WW1 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 9/12

WW2 opens Tuesday, 9/13 at 12:01 a.m.4 9/19 - 9/23

Reading: Sections: 2.7-2.8, 3.1

Section 2.7: 51, 59

Section 2.8: 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 27, 35, 39, 47, 49, 51

Highly Recommended: Do the true/false quiz questions in the Chapter Review (p. 166)

Section 3.1: 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 23, 51, 53, 59, 69

Exam 1: Wednesday, Sept 21

6:30 - 8:30

Seating Lookup

Solutions for Exam 1

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: NO QUIZ

Discussion Section Sheet for 9/22

WW2 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 9/19

WW3 opens Tuesday, 9/20 at 12:01 a.m.5 9/26 - 9/30

Reading: Sections 3.1 - 3.4

Section 3.1: 19, 31, 37, 49

Section 3.2: 2, 5, 7, 11, 17, 23, 25, 33, 41, 43, 49, 47, 61

Section 3.3: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 17, 23, 35, 37, 39, 41, 44, 45, 53

Section 3.4: 5, 7, 11, 13, 19, 21, 23, 35, 39, 53

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ on Sections 2.7 - 3.2

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Discussion Sheet

WW3 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 9/26

WW4 opens Tuesday, 9/27 at 12:01 a.m.6 10/3 - 10/7

Reading: Sections 3.4 - 3.7

Section 3.4: 61, 67, 73, 77, 85, 87

Section 3.5: 3, 7, 15, 19, 21, 25, 31, 39, 45, 49, 51, 57, 65

Section 3.6: 3, 7, 9, 15, 19, 23, 31, 33, 39, 41, 43, 45

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday:

QUIZ (nothing on implicit differentiation this week)

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Discussion Sheet

WW4 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 10/3

WW5 opens Tuesday, 10/4 at 12:01 a.m.7 10/10 - 10/14

Reading: Sections 3.7-3.9

Section 3.7: 3, 5, 7, 15, 17, 18, 25, 31, 39 (From the text in 3.7, you are responsible for the ideas/material in Examples 1, 2, 6, 8. The topic in Example 8 was discussed in the lecture while we were doing Sec. 2.7. I hope each person will also pick out one additional "favorite" example in Sec. 3.7 and spend some time with it.)

Section 3.8: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15

Section 3.9: 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Discussion Sheet

Lecture Links

Lecture 18, October 10

Lecture 19, October 12

Lecture 20, October 14

WW5 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 10/10

WW6 opens Tuesday, 10/11 at 12:01 a.m.

Notice not due until MOnday 10/24 at 11:59 p.n. because of fall break next week8 10/17 - 10/21

Reading: Sections 3.9, 3.10

Section 3.9: 19, 25,30, 33, 45

Section 3.10: 5, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27

Mon-Tues 10/17-18: Fall Break (no classes)

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Lecture Links

Lecture 21, October 19

A link to some extra related rates problems, with hand-written solutions

Lecture 22, October 21

Additional Linear Approximation and Differentials ExamplesNo new WW/no WW due 9 10/24 - 10/28

Reading: Sections 3.10, (skip 3.11), 4.1

Section 3.10: 29, 33, 36, 43

Highly Recommended: Do the true/false quiz questions in the Chapter Review (p. 266-267)

Section 4.1: 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 25, 31, 35, 41, 43, 49, 55

Exam 2 Wednesday, Oct 26,

6:30 - 8:30, locations

Seating Lookup

Solutions for Exam 2

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: NO QUIZ

Lecture Links

Lecture 23, October 24

Cartoon: Differentials Save the Day

Lecture 24, October 26

Lecture 25, October 28

Why is the Mean Value Theorem True?

WW6 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 10/24 (because of Fall Break)

WW7 opens Tuesday, 10/25 at 12:01 a.m.10 10/31 - 11/4

Reading: Sections 4.1 - 4.3

Section 4.1: 57, 61, 69, 77

Section 4.2: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 36

Section 4.3: 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 23, 25, 29, 35

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ Sections 3.10, 4.1, 4.2 (finished in class on Monday)

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Lecture Links

Lecture 26, October 31

Lecture 27, November 2

Lecture 28, November 4

WW7 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 10/31

WW8 opens Tuesday, 11/1 at 12:01 a.m.11 11/7 - 11/11

Reading: Sections 4.3 - 4.5

Section 4.3: 45, 51, 67

Section 4.4: 1, 7, 9, 13, 19, 25, 27, 31, 35, 43, 51, 57, 59, 63, 75, 79

TUESDAY, 11/8 IS ELECTION DAY: IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER, PLEASE VOTE!

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Lecture Links

Lecture 29, November 7

Lecture 30, November 9

Lecture 31, November 11

WW8 answers due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 11/7

WW9 opens Tuesday, 11/8 at 12:01 a.m.12 11/14 - 11/18

Reading: Sections 4.5, (skip 4.6), 4.7, (skip 4.8), 4.9

Section 4.5: 3, 25, 35, 51, 57

Section 4.7: 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 21

Exam 3 Wednesday, Nov 16

6:30 - 8:30

Seating Lookup

Exam information was emailed to the class and is also reproduced in the Bulletin Board" on the main page of the syllabus.

Solutions for Exam 3

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: NO QUIZ

Lecture Links

Lecture 32, November 14

Lecture 33, November 16

Lecture 34, November 18

Friday, November 18: Last day to withdraw from course except on recommendation from Student Health Service

WW9 answers aredue online November 13 by 11:59 p.m. Monday 11/14

WW10 opens Tuesday, 11/15 at 12:01 a.m.13 11/21 - 11/24

Reading: Section 4.7, 4.9

Section 4.7: 49, 53

Section 4.9: 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 29, 39

November W-F 23-35: Thanksgiving Break, No Classes

Lecture 35, November 21

WW10 answers are due online by 11:59 p.m. Monday 11/21

WW11 opens Tuesday, 11/22 at 12:01 a.m.14 11/28 - 12/2

Reading: Sections 5.1 - 5.2

Section 4.9: 41, 45, 69, 77

Highly Recommended: Do the true/false quiz questions in the Chapter Review (p. 358-359

Section 5.1: 3, 5, 13, 21, 25

Section 5.2: 7, 9, 17, 19, 21, 33, 35, 37, 39, 25, 47, 49

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Discussion Sheet

WW12 opens Tuesday, 11/29 at 12:01 a.m.

(WW 12 will open before WW 11 is due. If you don't finish WW 11 until its deadline, and don't start WW12 before then, you'll only have a few days to finish WW12. )15 12/5 - 12/9

Reading: Sections 5.2 - 5.4

Section 5.2: 51, 53, 55, 57, 61

Section 5.3: 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 19, 25, 29, 35, 39, 41, 47, 55, 59, 65, 73

Section 5.4: 3, 9, 15, 17, 31, 37, 53, 56, 63, 71, 73

Highly Recommended: Do the true/false quiz questions in the Chapter Review (p. 421)

Discussion Sections meet on Thursday: QUIZ -- Section 5.2 and material on Fundamental Theorem (Part I) from Section 5.3.

Quiz Solutions (all sections)

Lecture Links

Lecture 39, December 5

Lecture 40, December 7

Lecture 41, December 9

Last Day of Class: Friday, December 9

WW11 due 11:59 p.m. Monday 12/5 (because of Thanksgiving Break)

WW12 answers due online by 11:59 p.m. Friday 12/9 (last day of class)Dec 15 Final Exam THURSDAY December 15, 3:30-5:30PMSeating Lookup

Exam information emailed to the class and also posted on the main page of the syllabus.