Math 9C, First Year Calculus
MWF 3:104 pm, Sproul 1102
Dr. Julie Bergner
Friday, September 25:
Sequences
Before Monday: Read section 12.1 of Stewart.
To turn in Monday: one sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given at the end of today’s class

Notes
you take on the section

Answers
to the two parts of #2 from section 12.1

A
question that you have after doing the reading
WebAssign:
Homework 1 (due Wednesday, September 30 before midnight)
Answers to some common questions
from this reading assignment
Monday, September 28: More
on sequences
Before Wednesday: Look over section 12.1 again,
especially material we haven’t covered yet
To turn in Wednesday: one sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given at the end of today’s class

Any
notes you might have on the reading

A list
of different techniques from the section on how to determine whether a sequence
is convergent or not

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 2 (due Wednesday, September 30 before midnight)
Answers to this inclass problem
and reading assignment
Wednesday, September 30:
Still more on sequences
Before Friday: Read section 12.2.
To turn in on Friday: one sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given at the end of today’s class

Any
notes you take on the section

Answer
to #1 from section 12.2

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 3 (due Wednesday, October 7 before midnight)
Answers to some common questions
from this reading assignment
Friday, October 2: Series
and convergence of geometric series
Before Friday: Read the beginning of section 12.3 (up to
“Estimating the sum of a series”), and section 8.8 if you need to review (or
learn!) improper integrals.
To turn in on Monday: one sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given at the end of today’s class

Any
notes you take on the section

Answer
to the question: What is the main idea of the integral test?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 4 (due Wednesday, October 7 before midnight)
Answers to some common questions
from this reading assignment
Monday, October 5: More
series and the integral test
Before Wednesday: Read the rest of section 12.3 and all
of section 12.4.
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answers
to #1 and 2 in section 12.4

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 5 (due Wednesday, October 7 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Wednesday, October 7: More
on the integral test and remainder estimates
Before Friday: Read section 12.5
To turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to question #1 in section 12.5

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 6 (due Wednesday, October 14 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Friday, October 9:
Comparison test, limit comparison test, and alternating series
Before Monday: Read section 12.6
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the difference between absolutely convergent
and conditionally convergent?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 7 (due Wednesday, October 14 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Monday, October 12:
Absolute convergence and the ratio and root tests
Homework: Study for Wednesday’s exam!
Practice exams are available on iLearn,
and looking at section 12.7 is also recommended.
WebAssign: Homework 8 (due
Wednesday, October 14 before midnight)
(Notice that the WebAssign
assignments are still due at midnight – but it is recommended to do them before
the exam!)
No
homework due on Friday.
Wednesday, October 14: Exam
#1
Friday, October 16: Power
series
Before Monday: Read section 12.8
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to question #2 in section 12.8

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 9 (due Wednesday, October 21 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Monday, October 19:
Representations of power series
Before Wednesday: Read section 12.9
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: Why do we represent functions as power series?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 10 (due Wednesday, October 21 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Wednesday, October 21: More
on representations of power series
Before Friday: Read first part of section 12.10
To
turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to question #1 in section 12.10

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 11 (due Wednesday, October 28 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Friday, October 23: Taylor
and Maclaurin series
Before Monday: Finish reading section 12.10
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What are Taylor series good for?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 12 (due Wednesday, October 28 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Monday, October 26:
Binomial series and using Taylor series for integration
Before Wednesday: Read section 12.11, up through
“Applications to physics”
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: How are Taylor series used in applications?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 13 (due Wednesday, October 28 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Wednesday, October 28:
Multiplication and division of Taylor series, and applications of Taylor
polynomials
Before Friday: Read the rest of section 12.11
To turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: How are Taylor polynomials used in physics?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 14 (due Wednesday, November 4 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Friday, October 30:
Applications of Taylor polynomials to physics
Before Monday: Read section 9.1
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the idea behind using integrals to compute
arc length?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 15 (due Wednesday, November 4 before midnight)
Monday, November 2: Arc
length
Before Wednesday: Look at the last part of 9.1 again: arc
length function
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the purpose of finding an arc length
function?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 16 (due Wednesday, November 4 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Wednesday, November 4: Arc
length functions
Before Friday: Read section 9.2
To turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the difference between what is going on in
this section and what is going on in sections 6.2 and 6.3?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 17 (due Thursday, November 12 before midnight)
Answers to common questions from
this assignment
Friday, November 6: Surface
area
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

A
question that you have on the material for Friday’s exam (sections 12.812.11
and 9.19.2)
WebAssign:
Homework 18 (due Thursday, November 12 before midnight)
Answers to common questions on
this assignment
Monday, November 9: Surface
area, continued, and review
WebAssign: Homework 19 (due
Thursday, November 12 before midnight)
Wednesday, November 11:
Veteran’s Day Holiday
Friday, November 13: Exam
#2
Before Monday: Read section 10.1
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is a
differential equation, and what are they good for?

A
question that you have
Monday, November 16:
Differential equations
Before Wednesday: Read section 10.2
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the purpose of the methods given in this
section?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 20 (due Wednesday, November 18 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Wednesday, November 18:
Direction fields and Euler’s method
Before Friday: Read section 10.3
To turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What makes separable differential equations so nice
to solve?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 21 (due Wednesday, November 25 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Friday, November 20:
Separable equations
Before Monday: Reread end of section 10.3 on mixing
problems
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: Why do differential equations arise in mixing
problems? (Hint: There is no direct answer in the book for you to copy!)

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 22 (due Wednesday, November 25 before midnight)
Questions to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Monday, November 23: Mixing
problems
Before Wednesday: Read the first part of section 10.4 (up
to “Comparison of the natural growth and logistic models”)
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: Why do we need different models for population
growth?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 23 (due Wednesday, November 25 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Wednesday, November 25:
Models for population growth
Before Monday: Read the rest of section 10.4
To turn in Monday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: How to data tables and models for population growth
relate to one another?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 24 (due Wednesday, December 2 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Friday, November 27:
Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, November 30:
Comparing models for population growth
Before Wednesday: Read section 10.5
To turn in Wednesday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

Any
notes you take on the reading

Answer
to the following question: What is the difference between separable and linear
differential equations?

A
question that you have
WebAssign:
Homework 25 (due Wednesday, December 2 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked questions
on this assignment
Wednesday, December 2:
Linear equations
Before Friday: Look over course material, especially
since last exam
To turn in Friday: One sheet of paper containing:

A
solution to the problem given in class

A
question that you have on CONTENT for the exam (about mathematics, not about
how many problems there will be or if it will be curved)

You
can ask other questions (i.e., about the exam itself) but there should be at
least one question on content.
WebAssign:
Homework 26 (due FRIDAY, December 4 before midnight)
Answers to commonly asked
questions on this assignment
Friday, December 4: Review
Thursday, December 10:
Final Exam, 710 pm
Office hours for finals week: Wednesday and Thursday 24
pm, and by appointment
Last updated: 7 December 2009