Math 9A, First-Year Calculus

Fall 2013

TTh 2:10-3:00 pm, Olmsted 1208

Course information

Thursday, September 26: Review of basic functions

          Written homework: Section 1.1 #18 and Section 1.3 #13 (due Monday, September 30 in discussion)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 (due Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 pm)

          For Tuesday: Read Chapter 1 and Sections 2.1 and 2.2 in the text.  Can turn in a 4”x6” note card answering the question from class and asking a question of your own.

                   Due at the beginning of class.  Please put your discussion section time on the card.

Tuesday, October 1: New functions from old functions and two motivating examples

          Written homework: Section 2.1 #8 (due Monday, October 7)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 1.4, 2.1, and 2.2 (due Tuesday, October 8)

          For Thursday: Read Section 2.3.  Can turn in a 4’x6” note card answering the question from class and asking a question of your own.

Thursday, October 3: Limits

          Written homework: Section 2.3 #1, 2 (due Monday, October 7)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 2.3 (due Tuesday, October 15 – NOT next Tuesday)

          For Tuesday: Re-read section 2.3. 

Tuesday, October 8: Formal definition of limits

          Written homework: Section 2.3 #7 (due Monday, October 14)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 2.3 (assigned last time)

          For Thursday: Read sections 2.4 and 2.5.  If you turn in a note card, you might ask a review question for the exam.

Thursday, October 10: Continuity

          Written homework: Section 2.5 #1 (due Monday, October 14)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 2.5 (due Tuesday, October 15)

          For next Thursday: Re-read section 2.4.

Tuesday, October 15: In-class exam 1

Thursday, October 17: Derivatives

          Written homework: Section 2.4 #3 (due Monday, October 21)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 2.4 (due Tuesday, October 22)

          For Tuesday: Read sections 3.1-3.4

Tuesday, October 22: Rules for computing derivatives

          Written homework: Section 3.4 #5 (due Monday, October 28)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 3.1-2, 3.3, and 3.4 (due Tuesday, October 29)

          For Thursday: Read sections 4.1-4.5.

Thursday, October 24: Derivatives of trig functions

          Written homework: Section 4.3 #1 and Section 4.5 #11 (due Monday, October 28)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 3.5, 4.1, 4.2-3, and 4.4-5 (due Tuesday, October 29)

          For Tuesday: Read section 4.6.

Tuesday, October 29: Implicit differentiation

          Written homework: Section 4.6 #6 (due Monday, November 4)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 4.6 and 4.7 (due Tuesday, November 5)

          For Thursday: Read section 4.7.

Thursday, October 31: L’Hopital’s rule and review

          Written homework: Section 4.7 #40

          For next Thursday: Read sections 5.1-5.2.

Tuesday, November 5: In-class exam 2

Thursday, November 7: First derivative test

          Written homework: Section 5.2 #4, 13 (due Monday, November 18)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 5.1 and 5.2 (due Tuesday, November 12)

          For Tuesday: Read sections 5.3-5.5.

Tuesday, November 12: Second derivative test and curve sketching

          Written homework: Section 5.4 #19 (due Monday, November 18)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 5.3 and 5.4 (due Tuesday, November 19)

          For Thursday: Read section 6.1.

Thursday, November 14: Optimization

          Written homework: Section 5.5 #13 (due Monday, November 18)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 5.5 (due Tuesday, November 19)

          For Tuesday: Read section 6.2.

Tuesday, November 19: Related rates

          Written homework: Section 6.1 #7 and Section 6.2 #14 (due Monday, November 25)

          WeBWorK: Assignments 6.1 and 6.2 (due Tuesday, November 26)

          For Thursday: Read section 6.3.

Thursday, November 21: Newton’s Method

          Written homework: Section 6.3 #2 (due Monday, November 25)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 6.3 (due Tuesday, November 26)

          For Tuesday: Read sections 6.4 and 6.5.

Tuesday, November 26: Linearization and differentials

          Written homework: Section 6.4 #1 (due Monday, December 2)

          WeBWorK: Assignment 6.4 (due Tuesday, December 3)

          For next Tuesday: Can turn in note card with a review question

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, December 3: Mean Value Theorem

          WeBWorK: Assignment 6.5 (due FRIDAY December 6 at 11:59 pm)

Thursday, December 3: Review

Finals week office hours: W 1-2 pm, Th 1:30-3:30 pm

Final exam: Friday, December 13, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm


Last updated: 5 December 2013