Math 9A, First-Year
Calculus

Winter 2011

MWF 3:10-4:00 pm,
PHY 2000

Monday, January 3: Ways to represent functions

Homework 1 due
Wednesday, January 5 before midnight (on WebAssign)

Before Wednesday:
Read section 1.2; Short Question 1 can be found on WebAssign;
answer to reading question, together with a question you have, on a 4”x6” note
card.

**Please put your
discussion section time on your note card.**

Wednesday, January 5: Mathematical models and kinds of functions

Homework 2 due Wednesday,
January 12 before midnight

Before Friday: Read sections
1.3 and 2.1; do Short Question 2 and/or note card with answer to reading
question and a question you have

Friday, January 7: New functions from old functions, tangent and velocity
problems

Homework 3 due Wednesday,
January 12

Before Monday: Read section
2.2; do Short Question 3 and/or note card

**Office hours cancelled on
Friday**

Monday, January 10: Tangent and velocity problems; the idea of limits

Homework 4 due Wednesday,
January 12

Before Wednesday: Read
section 2.3; do Short Question 4 and/or note card

Wednesday, January 12: Limit rules

Homework 5 due Wednesday,
January 19

Before Friday: Read section
2.4; do Short Question 5 and/or note card

Friday, January 14: Formal definition of a limit

Homework 6 due Wednesday,
January 19

Before Wednesday: Read
section 2.5; do Short Question 6 and/or note card

Monday, January 17: No class – Martin Luther King Holiday

Wednesday, January 19: Continuity

Homework 7 due Wednesday,
January 26 (strongly recommended that you attempt it before Friday!)

Friday, January 21: In-class exam 1

Before Monday: Read section
3.1; do Short Question 7 and/or note card

Monday, January 24: Derivatives and rates of change

Homework 8 due Wednesday,
January 26

Before Wednesday: Read
section 3.2; do Short Question 8 and/or note card

Wednesday, January 26: Derivatives as functions

Homework 9 due Wednesday,
February 2

Before Friday: Read section
3.3; do Short Question 9 and/or note card

Friday, January 28: Differentiation formulas

Homework 10 due Wednesday,
February 2

Before Monday: Read section
3.4; do Short Question 10 and/or note card

Monday, January 31: Derivatives of trig functions

Homework 11 due Wednesday,
February 2

Before Wednesday, Read
section 3.5; do Short Question 11 and/or note card

Wednesday, February 2: Chain rule

Homework 12 due Wednesday,
February 9

Before Friday: Read section
3.6; do Short Question 12 and/or note card

Friday, February 4: Implicit differentiation

Homework 13 due Wednesday,
February 9

Before Monday: Read section
3.7; do Short Question 13 and/or note card

Monday, February 7: Rates of change in applications

Homework 14 due Wednesday,
February 9

Before Wednesday: Read
section 3.8; do Short Question 14 and/or note card

Wednesday, February 9: Related rates

Homework 15 due Wednesday,
February 16

Before Friday: Read section
3.9; do Short Question 15 and/or note card

Friday, February 11: Linear approximation and differentials

Homework 16 due Wednesday,
February 16

Before Monday: Note card
with question on exam material (chapter 3)

Monday, February 14: Review

Wednesday, February 16: Exam 2

Before Friday: Read section
4.1; do Short Question 16 and/or note card

Friday, February 18: Maximum and minimum values

Homework 17 due Wednesday,
February 23

Before Wednesday: Read
section 4.2; do Short Question 17 and/or note card

Monday, February 21: No class – President’s Day Holiday

Wednesday, February 23: Mean Value Theorem

Homework 18 due Wednesday,
March 2

Before Friday: Read section
4.3; do Short Question 18 and/or note card

Friday, February 25: Derivatives and shapes of graphs

Homework 19 due Wednesday,
March 2

Before Monday: Read section
4.4; do Short Question 19 and/or note card

Monday, February 28: Limits at infinity

Homework 20 due Wednesday,
March 2

Before Wednesday: Read
sections 4.5 and 4.6; do Short Question 20 and/or note card

Wednesday, March 2: Curve sketching

Homework 21 due Wednesday,
March 9

Before Friday: Read section
4.7; do Short Question 21 and/or note card

Friday, March 4: Optimization

Homework 22 due Wednesday,
March 9

Before Monday: Read section
4.8; do Short Question 22 and/or note card

Monday, March 7: Newton’s Method

Homework 23 due Wednesday,
March 9

Before Wednesday: Read
section 4.9; do Short Question 23 and/or note card

Wednesday, March 9: Antiderivatives

Homework 24 due FRIDAY,
March 11

Before Friday: Note card with
question

Friday, March 11: Review

Finals Week Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 3-4 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00-10:00 pm: Final Exam (in usual classroom)

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March 2011