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SYLLABUS

COURSE PAGE

Started 8/16/2017

UPDATE PAGE from Spring 2016 Calculus I with

You can get into the online homework website Webassign using the class key: howard 5280 7685

You will need an access code that came with the ebook or in the textbook at the time of purchase.

TEST I THURSDAY SEP 21; REVIEW SEP 20 WEDNESDAY

TEST I ALL OF CHAPTERS I & II;

(I have chosed thursday 9/21 instead of monday 9/25 in order to keep up with syllabus and also give you chance to ask questions on day before test).

Please study these old test problems with solutions:

Fall 2015 test 1 review problems; Spring 2016 test 1

You must also study all class notes, practice problems and quiz problems.

Monday, 9/18/2017

Please see old test problems with solutions posted above, to help you prepare for the test.

You must also study all class notes, practice problems and quiz problems.

Here are notes what we did in class today.

Notes for today's class (Basic definition of limit)

Practice problems for today:

2.7: 3,7,15,20,33,47.

2.8: 3,13,23,29,59.

Friday, 9/15/2017

Please see old test problems with solutions posted above, to help you prepare for the test.

You must also study all class notes, practice problems and quiz problems.

Here are notes from thursday updated with what we did in class today.

Notes for today's class (Continuity, limits at infinity)

Please pay special attention to last page -- I talked about it in class but didn't do an example. I have included an example here.

We also started derivatives but I will post notes of that monday.

Practice problems for today:

2.6: 17,25,27,37,51,69,75.

Note: Limits at infinity (2.6) will be continued on friday. It is not included for the quiz 3.

Thursday, 9/14/17

Solutions for Quiz III (BOTH VERSIONS IN SAME FILE)

Wednesday, 9/13/2017

Here are updated notes from class today. It also contains some things we will do on friday.

Notes for today's class (Continuity, limits at infinity)

Practice problems for today:

2.5: 3,11,21,33,45,51,57.

Note: Limits at infinity (2.6) will be continued on friday. It is not included for the quiz 3.

Monday, 9/11/2017

Here are updated notes from class today and friday. It also contains some things we will do on wednesday.

Notes for today's class (Methods for finding limits, Precise definition of limits)

Practice problems for today:

2.4: 11,13,21,28,31,37.

Friday, 9/8/2017

Look above for instructions to use Webassign, the homework website that accompanies the textbook. It will be useful but is only for practice.

Today we talked about methods for finding limits: the Squeeze theorem, using factorization, etc.,

The notes below also contains some things we will do on monday.

Notes for today's class (Methods for finding limits)

Practice problems for today:

2.2: 23,31,33,37,44,49.

2.3: 11,17,21,35,41,47.

Wednesday, 9/6/17

Solutions for Quiz II

Friday, 9/1/2017

It will cover 1.4,1.5, 2.1 and first half of 2.2. If you do the practice problems and study class notes you should be good.

I will be in office tuesday, 9/5, from 2 to 4pm.

Notes for today's class (Tangents, limits, and solution to 1.5.61)

Practice problems for today:

2.1:3,5,7

2.2: 5a,5d,5e,19,21.

Thursday, 8/31/2017

We will start Limits tomorrow. We need to finish basics of limits (2.1 and 2.2) before Quiz 2.

Today we talked about inverse functions, 1-1 functions and logarithms.

Practice problems for today:

1.5: 7,17,19,25,37,53,61

Wednesday, 8/30/2017

Class notes (see below) have been update and reloaded.

Notes for 8-30 class (Exponential functions and Exponential growth)

Practice problems for today:

1.4: 15,21,30

Tuesday, 8/29/2017

Class notes for tomorrow. I will update and reload it after class tomorrow.

Notes for 8-30 class(Exponential functions and Exponential growth)

Monday, 8/28/17

Solutions for Quiz I (for both versions in same file)

Friday, 8/25/17

Have updated the notes from today with things we did in class (see below). You might need to reload after clicking.

QUIZ I ON MONDAY, on 1.1,1.2,1.3.

Please try all practice problems. Quiz problems will be very similar.

Practice problems for 1.3: 3,7,11,17,35,53,55.

We will discuss some of the practice problems before starting quiz.

Thursday, 8/24/2017 (posted thursday at 3:50pm)

Have updated the notes from today (see below). You might need to reload after clicking.

Notes for friday's class (New functions from old)

Please try problems 17 and 30 from 1.2, for practice.

(posted wednesday 8/23, 5pm)

Notes from Class today (Some common functions and their properties)

Practice problems from 1.1:

Try 7,9,11,15,57,59 now ; Try 31,35,41,51,73,77 after thursday's class.

Wednesday, 8/23/2017

Notes from Class today (Functions and Models)

Monday, 8/21/2017

Please do the diagnostic test in the textbook (just before "Preview of calculus") and let me know if you have difficulties

Notes from Class today(Introduction)

Chart shown in class today; See notes above

Wednesday, 8/16/2016

The following are from Spring 2016 but you can work on them to get started on the course:

Supplementary material:

Two more graphs related to climate change, following up on practice problem 11 on p.20:

Graph of CO2 over past 650000 years

Graph of CO2 over past 60 years

You are welcome to check out my fall 2015 course Patterns in Environmental Math if you are interested in learning more.

Updated 1/12/2016

Youtube video showing how to approximate pi (or area of circle of radius 1 or half the perimeter of same circle) using polygons.

In the first part they show the theory and how to find the perimeter of various polygons (squares, pentagons, hexagons,...) that approximate the circle. Lot of formulae in this part.

In the last part they make a neat spreadsheet with perimeters for the different polygons as you increase the number of sides.

This is a great illustration of the limit process because you can see clearly how the polygons kind of merge with the circle at the same time as their perimeter approaches pi times their "diameter."

Please do the diagnostic test in the textbook (just before "Preview of calculus") to make sure you are prepared for course.