Homework for Week 1
In bold is the date on which the assignment is given. Do them so you may ask/answer questions the following class day.
Wed Aug 23 Read Sec 1 and Sec 2; problems Ch 1, p 5, #1, 2, 7, 8; problems Ch 2, pp 15-16, #1-13
Thurs-Fri Aug 24-25 Catch up on Ch 1 and 2 problems and study for quiz on this material (especially from your notes).
Read Sec 3.
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 2
Mon Aug 28 View first two videos under Cost, Revenue, Profit at Videos
Do problems Sec 3, pp 26-27; do take-home Quiz 1
Wed Aug 30 Check out the full solutions to Sec 3 at HOMEWORK SOLUTIONS
Read Sec 4 and study the handout Properties of exponents and logs.
View these helpful videos to preview what we cover tomorrow.
Thurs Aug 31 Do Sec 4 p 43 #1-5, 8 b e f g, 10 a c e f, 11 e f h, 12, 14 b, 17 a, 20 d e, 21 b d f
Mini-quiz tomorrow on linear cost, revenue, profit functions (including concept of marginal cost). You will find the functions given data. See your homework for typical question, like “find x to break even”.
Friday Sept 1 Read Sec 5 and view comprehensive video lecture on compound interest problems.
Another good interest video is found at Tarrou's interest lecture
Finally, an interesting video Understanding e (exponential growth).
A point about the variables used: The value of the principal (whether loan or investment) P as time passes is often given as F, and sometimes A, as in the video. These are y values, the dependent variable.
I often stress the functional nature of these. They represent growth (money, population) over time. That is why I will often write P(t) for F. In the first video the teacher uses A for final account value. I would like to see A(t) (for account value over time).
After doing the reading and watching the video, try Sec 5 p 56 #1-7. They are not difficult. Here are some clear formula notes and the algorithm (applied as learned in the previous chapter) to solve an interest problem:
Although we will do Sec 5 on Wednesday, since it's a long weekend and we don't meet again till Wednesday, please get a jump on the enjoyable calculus topic of limits by viewing the first “Limits” video at Video link.
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 3
Mon Sept 6 Now you can do the Sec 5 problems.
Also, I will cut down the number of Sec 4 log and exp problems, and focus on only essential skills.
Wed Sept 6 Read Sec 6; view the videos on limits:
Thurs Sept 7 Do Sec 6, p 67 #1-12
Study for Friday's mini-quiz on compound interest and a few log and exp short answers.
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 4
Fri Sept 9 After looking over Friday's notes and rereading Sec 6, try again Problems Sec 6 p 66 #1-12 all, if you haven't done them already, and #16-30 even. Study the posted solutions.
More good videos:
More techniques for evaluating limits, Ex 1 (which gets a little jump on the idea of continuity; for our purposes this is simply the feature of a function which can be drawn by not lifting your pen).
Infinite limits in which a function goes to positive infinity or negative infinity as x approaches a.
Fri-Sun Sept 9-11 See summary of limits, including some important ones not explicitly stated in sec 6 (which I'll post tomorrow)
Read sec 7.
Mon Sept 12-Tues Sept 13 Read Sec 7 and Sec 8.
View (as seen on the Video link, too)
Do Take-home 1
You may use the reading and notes (but not a friend/classmate)
Also, do Sec 7 p 72 #1
Wed Sept 13 Do Sec 7 p 72 #2, 3 a-d
Due tomorrow, worked independently, same take-home with correction (lim of the DQ as h—>0)
Thurs Sept 14 Do Sec 8 p 78 #1, 2, 3, 4 using the derivative formulas .
Fri-Sun Sept 15-17
1. Preview Sec 9 (continuity) with the videos at Videos on Continuity
2. Carefully look over worked solutions of today's handout only to end of p. 207 (omit Marginal Average phenomena): "The derivative function and marginal analysis (of cost, revenue and profit)"
3. Read Sec 9. View all three Videos on Continuity See if you can do some on pp 84-85 #1 a-e, 2 a-d, 4, 5, 6. I have posted the solutions.
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 5
Mon Sept 18 SHORT quiz Wednesday on derivative rules and finding equation of the tangent line to a curve at a point.
Read (again?) Sec 10 (product, quotient, and exponential rules) and Sec 11 (chain rule).
The first 10 extra practice are forms we covered. The others entail product and quotient rules. You can do them after watching again:
In the book, do Sec 10 #1-6, #8-10, 11, 12, 13.
Sec 11 #1, 2 b c f g l m, 3 a-d, f l m n, #4 a, #6
Did you try the continuity problems? We will spend 15 minutes on them next class.
Wed-Sun Sept 20-24 Finish up Sec 9, 10 and 11 problems. Adding Sec 10 #1-6, #8-10, 11, 12, 13.
Do rest of problems on Derivative Practice handout; do Chain Rule handout problems. Skip trig examples.
For help, go to the Videos link and scroll down to for videos of clear, intermediate level examples.
Speed quiz on derivatives on Monday including all rules, with NO Essential formulas handout
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 6
Mon-Tues Sept 25-26 Be ready with questions to ask on Wed for Exam 1, which is Thursday Sept 28.
The following items will help you prepare.
And from previous semesters:
And a brand new practice problem of Cost Revenue Profit analysis
Wed Sept 27 Study for Exam 1 to cover all topics Sec 1-11.
Format About 6 questions of several parts, including domain, limit, derivatives, and piecewise function continuity question, a cost revenue profit problem with interpretations, compound interest to find principal and final values, and solve for time to increase an investment (like time to double or get to some other future value).
Do problems in Sec 12 p 107 #2, 4, 5; and Sec 13 #1, 2, 3, 4, 8
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 7
Mon-Tues Oct 2-3 Read Sec 14 (related rates) and view related rate videos (read my synopsis on Video page).
Wed Oct 4 Do pp 121-122 #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14
Fri-Sun Oct 6-8 Do pp 129-130 #2, 4 a-i
HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 8
Mon-Tues Oct 9-10
Read Sec 17 and Sec 18.
Do Sec 17, p 141 #1, 2 a-m
The first part of Summary of Secs 15, 17, 18 will be a help.
Wed Oct 11 Continue reading Sec 17 and work on finding intervals where f(x) is increasing or decreasing by checking test values in the intervals created by the critical numbers.
To hand in on Thurs Revised related rates quiz
Thurs Oct 12 Read Sec 18; Do, in this order, #1, 3 a-e, 2 a, b, e, f, h
Fri-Tues Oct 13-17 Fall Break Read Secs 16, 19-21. View short videos on Sec 16 theorems
Catch up on the HW problems whose solutions I have already posted.
Homework for Week 9
Wed Oct 18 Do Sec 16 p 136 #1, 2 and Sec 22 p 185 #3 a
Study for quiz on sketching a polynomial; see polynomial example in class notes Unit on graphing
Thurs Oct 19 View:
Do Sec 19 #1 a b c, #2 a b c d f i
Fri Oct 20 Do Sec 20 pp 167-168 #1 a b c, #3, 4 a-g #5 c d e f
Sec 21 p 174 # 1, 2, 3
Sec 22 p 185 #4-8 (revisiting absolute min/max with business type questions)
FOCUS for Exam 2 The test will cover: