Overview

Calendar

Day Topic Reading assignment Problem set
Week 1
Mon Introduction None (Optional1 precalculus review)
(1.1) 1, 3, 4, 12, 17, 37, 43
(1.2) 89–97 odds, 103
(1.3) 129, 155, 163, 165
(1.4) 195, 197, 201, 213
(1.5) 233–238, 247, 255, 265–269 odds
(Review) 310–313
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Tue Limits Read: 2.2–3
Do: (2.2) 41, 47–53 odds, 77
(2.3) 95, 97, 103, 119
Optional2 reading: 2.5
(2.2) 42, 55–67, 78–80, 82
(2.3) 96–108 evens, 120–124 evens
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Problem session with Sophie (2–3pm).
Wed Continuity Read: 2.4
Do: (2.4) 131–137 odds, 151, 154, 157
(2.4) 132–142 evens, 153, 155, 158, 160
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Writing assignment due (11:59pm). Prompt.
Thu Derivatives Read: 3.1–2
Do: (3.1) 1, 3, 11, 13, 41
(3.2) 55, 65–69 odds, 79
(3.1) 2–20 evens, 39
(3.2) 56–70 evens, 76, 78, 96
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Problem session with Sophie (2–3pm).
Fri Rates of change (+Review) Read: 3.43
Do: (3.4) 151, 157, 161
(3.4) 154–158 evens
Problem sets for chapter 2 due (in class).
Quiz 1 (in class). Sections covered: through chapter 2.
Self reflection form for week 1 (due Sunday 11/24 by 11:59pm).
Fall break (through 12/1)
Week 2
Mon Rules of differentiation Read: 3.3, 5–6
Do: (3.3) 109, 111, 123, 125, 131
(3.5) 181, 191
(3.6) 215, 219, 221, 223
(3.3) 106–116 evens, 124, 128–132 evens, 142, 144
(3.5) 178, 192, 194, 202, 210
(3.6) 216–222 evens, 232, 256
Quiz 1 revisions (12:30–2pm).
Tue More rules of differentiation Read: 3.7–9
Do: (3.7) 261, 265, 279
(3.8) 301, 303
(3.9) 331–335 odds, 347
(3.7) 262, 264–270 evens, 296, 298
(3.8) 302–308 evens
(3.9) 340–352 evens
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Problem session with Sophie (2–3pm).
Wed Linear approximations (+Worksheet) Read: 4.2, 4.9
Do: (4.2) 63, 67, 83
(4.9) 423, 431
(4.2) 62–66 evens, 78, 82
(4.9) 426, 432, 462–463
Thu Optimization Read: 4.3, 4.7
Do: (4.3) 97, 101, 105, 108
(4.7) 315, 321
(4.3) 98–106 evens, 120, 140, 144
(4.7) 316–322 evens, 326, 336, 338
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Problem session with Sophie (2–3pm).
Fri Graph shape Read: 4.5–6
Do: (4.5) 207, 213, 217, 225
(4.6) 261, 271, 295
(4.5) 214, 216, 228, 241–245
(4.6) 266–272 evens, 296–300
Problem sets for chapter 3, 4.2, and 4.9 due (in class).
Quiz 2 (in class). Sections covered: through chapter 3, and also 4.2 and 4.9.
Self reflection form for week 2 (due Sunday 11:59pm).
Week 3
Mon Related rates Read: 4.1
Do: (4.1) 5, 7
(4.1) 6–14 evens, 30, 32–40 evens
Quiz 2 revisions (12:30–2pm).
Tue L’Hopital’s rule, Antiderivatives Read: 4.8, 4.10
Do: (4.8) 367–375 odds
(4.10) 467, 471, 475
(4.8) 380–394 evens
(4.10) 474–480 evens, 484
Problem session with Sophie (1–2pm).
Final project proposals due (11:59pm).
Wed Definite integral Read: 5.1–2
Do: (5.1) 1–13 odds, 43
(5.2) 61–71 odds
(5.1) 2–18 evens, 24, 26, 42, 44
(5.2) 60–74 evens, 88, 100
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
FemSTEM Talk by Cynthia Chapple (4pm, Tutt Science Lecture Hall).
Thu Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Read: 5.3–4
Do: (5.3) 149, 153, 161, 171
(5.4) 213, 223
(5.3) 148–162 evens, 180–188 evens
(5.4) 222–226 evens, 234
Problem sets for chapter 4 (except 4.2 and 4.9) due (in class).
Problem session with Sophie (2–3pm).
Quiz 3 (in class). Sections covered: up through chapter 4.
Fri Substitution Read: 5.5
Do: (5.5) 261, 271–275 odds
(5.5) 272–286 evens
(5.6) 320, 336–340 evens
Quiz 3 revisions (12:30–2pm).
Self reflection form for week 3 (due Sunday 11:59pm).
Week 4
Mon Review None None
Sunny’s office hours (1–2pm).
Tue Problem sets for chapter 5 due (in class).
Final exam (in class). Sections covered: through chapter 4.
Wed Final project presentations (during class).

  1. These precalculus review exercises are technically optional, but you’re highly encouraged to do them. If you remember all the concepts involved well, it should go quick. If you don’t, going through the list will help you identify what you need to review so that you’re prepared for the rest of class.

    To encourage you to do these review exercises… If you hand them in to me by the beginning of class on Week 1 Thursday, you’ll get extra credit (amounting to up to 5% of the problem set portion of your grade)!↩︎

  2. The precise definition of the limit in section 2.5 is optional. But, if you’re really serious about math, I recommend reading it and making a sincere attempt at understanding it. It’s hard (it took me a couple of years to really understand what was going on with this definition), but all the time you put in now will pay off in the end.↩︎

  3. We haven’t discussed any rules for differentiation yet (in particular, we haven’t read 3.3 yet). You should use the definition of the derivative to evaluate all limits in this section (instead of applying rules you might know from an earlier calculus class).↩︎