Math 9A, First-Year Calculus

Winter 2011

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

 

Course Information

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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Last updated: 11 March 2011