Homework for the night of (due the following class day):
Thurs Jan 19 Read Sec 1 and Sec 2; do problems Sec 1, p 5, 1, 2, 7, 8; Sec 2, pp 15-16, 1-13
Fri Jan 20 Read Sec 3 and Sec 4; do problems Sec 3, pp 26-27
Mon Jan 23 Quiz on Sec 1, 2, 3 will be Wednesday.
Read Sec 4 again. Some helpful videos.
Do 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
Wed Jan 25 Read Sec 5 and view comprehensive video lecture on compound interest problems:
The value of a loan or investment over time can be given by P(t) or A(t). Both stress functionality with respect to time.
Do Sec 5 p 56 #1-7
An interesting video is Understanding the number e (exponential growth).
Thurs Jan 26 Do Sec 5 p 56 #1-7.
Refer to Interest formula summary.
Another good interest video is found at Tarrou's interest lecture
Read Sec 6 Limits and go to videos to view the video on limits. Do neat work and box your final answer. You don't have to print the pdf; loose leaf is fine.
Fri-Sun Jan 27-29 After looking over Friday's notes and rereading Sec 6, do Problems Sec 6 p 66 #1-12 all and #16-30 even. These videos are helpful.
Infinite limits in which a function goes to positive infinity or negative infinity as x approaches a.
Mon-Tues Jan 30-31 Test 1 will be on Wed Feb 8. It will cover Sections 1-9 of the book.
Read Sec 7 and Sec 8. Go to Videos and view all for this section. Many examples fully worked.
Do Sec 7 p 72 #1, 2, 3
Wed Feb 1 Reread Sec 8; do p 78 #1, 2, 3, 4
The skill is to find the equation of the line tangent to some curve f(x) at a given value of x, using the derivative and point-slope form of a line.
DUE THURS: Take-home quiz, as handed out today. The guidelines for take-home assignments (unless otherwise stated) are these:
No late quizzes will be accepted, so be sure you are present to hand it in. I aim to give it back on Friday so you have it to study.
Though you may use notes, the length of this quiz is about half the length of the exam, so aim for a half hour. If that isn't happening, you know what you need to prepare more over the weekend.
Thurs Feb 2 Read Sec 9. View all three Videos on continuity. t Do Sec 9 pp 84-85 #1 a-e, 2 a-d, 4, 5, 6
Fri-Sun Feb 3-5 These three statements must be satisfied if a function for f(x) to be continuous at a in the domain of f:
lim f(x) = L as x approaches a
f(a) = L
Prepare questions on Sections 1-9 for a review class on Monday. Review the videos where you had problems or weak understanding. A concise list of skills/topics will be posted here for your reference.
Exam 1 is Wednesday.
Mon-Tues Feb 6-7 Study for Exam 1 Secs. 1-9 topics
Do page 1 only of this Cost/revenue/profit pdf
Wed Feb 8 Read Sec 10
Thurs Feb 9 Do p 92 #1-6, #8-10
Read the supplemental: Overview of derivatives as marginal functions, with illustrative example
Fri-Sun Feb 10-12 Read Sec 11; do pp 97-98 #1, 2 b c f g l m, 3 a-d, f l m, n, #4 a, #6
Check out the Derivative videos and synopsis
Do Sec 10, p 93 #15, 16; Sec 11, pp 98-99 #7, 13 c e f g h j m
Mon-Tues Feb 13-14 Read Sec 12; watch the video again (read my synopsis on the Video page). Also, view
You might not understand this topic fully. It's a flip learning night.
Go back to Sec 10 and do on pp 92-93 #11, 12, 13
Wed Feb 15 Do problems in Sec 12 p 107 #2, 4, 5
Read Sec 13.
Thurs Feb 16 Study for Friday quiz on Secs. 10, 11, 12.
Do Sec 13 #1, 2, 3, 4, 8
Read Sec 14 (related rates) and view the related rate videos (read my synopsis on the Video page).
Mon Feb 20 Read Sec 14 again and videos again. Add Cost and profit with respect to time
Do pp 121-122 #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14
Wed Feb 22 Read Sec 15.
Thurs Feb 23 View:
Do pp 129-130 #2, 4 a-i
To hand in–instead of the one handout out today
Here's a previous semester's derivative quiz. Do it as practice without using notes. Check against my answers tomorrow.
Friday Feb 24 Read Sec 16 and view short videos on these theorems (not included on test but need to start them to be on schedule, since we have an extra day before the test than two other sections).
Do p 136 #1, 2
Also, try this Implicit and critical number practice quiz.
Since we don't have the first derivative test (FDT) yet, you determine if x = c is an extreme is a local max or min from checking values very close to either side of each c. We'll be glad to have the FDT after the exam to do this!
Exam 2 preparation topics
Basic derivative forms (power, log and exponential)
Operations on derivatives (not discussed much but we have done automatically, like f'(cx) = cf'(x), (f + g)'(x) = f'(x) + g'(x), and so on.
Derivative of a product, quotient, and the use of the chain (composition) rule (all these entail the derivative forms in combinations)
Higher order derivatives, with Leibniz and other notation
Evaluating a function and its derivative at a given x
Finding equation of a tangent line using implicit differentiation
Marginal cost, revenue and profit phenomena again (non-linear functions this time)
Related rates (know very basic geometric formulas)
Critical points of a function (what they are and how to find them), local extrema (max and min)
On Monday you will have a handout with extra practice problems. I WILL NOT POST THIS. If you want it you have to come to class. If you have a valid absence, notify me.
Tues Feb 28 Keys to related rates and Exam 2 review
Note: I have added a problem at the end of the key, the multipart problems #13 on operations on derivatives.
Thurs-Tues Mar 2-7 With the very long weekend ahead, please view several videos covering the next few sections, critical numbers and local max, min; first and second derivative tests on the Video page
Read Sec 17 and 18, and my notes:
Wed Mar 8 Do Sec 17, p 141 #1, #2a-m
Thurs Mar 9 Read over my Notes on First and Second Derivative Tests
Continue watching the videos for FDT and SDT.
Read Sec 18; get to work on Sec 18 pp 148-149 (Do #3 before #2) #1, 3 a-e, 2 a, b, e, f, h
Study for a quiz tomorrow (Friday) on what we did today (Steps 0 to 7 for analyzing intervals of increase, decrease, and local extremes.)
Fri-Sun Mar 10-12 Okay, now you can do that Sec 18 hw, plus the examples on the overhead today. Show by calculus that the increasing, decreasing, concavity and crit values are such that we see in the graphs.
Mon-Tues Mar 13-14 View the next section of videos, those covering curve sketching, on the Video page
Wed Mar 15 Snowstorm Stella homework:
Read Secs 19-21.
Thurs March 16 Read some of my older notes on Curve-sketching book examples
and More curve-sketching book examples (These contain some Sec 18 HW problems, so see the solutions link, too)
To hand in Friday, March 17, St Patrick's Day. (Missed celebrating Ides of March on the 15th due to the snow.)
Fri-Sun Mar 17-19 Sec 19-22 HW cover the skills we have now discussed fully.
Do Sec 19 #1 a, b, c, #2 a, b
Do Sec 20 pp 167-168 #1 a, b, c, #3, #4 a-g, #5 c, d, e, f
OK to skip Sec 21 problems.
Do Sec 22 p 185 #3 a, b, d, e
Mon-Tues Mar 20-22 Read Sec 23
Do p 192 #2-5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16
Wed-Thurs March 23-24 Read Sec 26 (Functions of Two Variables) and Sec 27 (Partial Derivatives)
View Partial derivatives
Don't worry if you don't fully understand the three-dimensional nature of the discussion. Our 'dimensions' are not geometric, but this is the avenue that the derivative is explained.
Do Sec 26 p 212 #1-4, #6-8
Do Sec 27 p 212 #1 a-c, e, f, i
Fri Mar 25 Note: We'll put off Sec 28 Extrema in 3-dim until Monday.
To the Sec 27 assignment already posted for today I've added Sec 29.
Read Sec 29. View Optimization via Lagrange multiplier
Do problems p 233 #2 a b c e, 4, 6, 7
Mini-quiz Monday: On partial differentiation, find the first and second partials, pure and mixed, of a couple of multi-variable functions.