
MAT 118 Syllabus
Mathematical Thinking
Spring 2012

The schedule for topics covered in lecture is as follows.
The dates of exams, etc., are fixed, but there may be small changes in
the topics covered on each date.
You must
do
the assigned reading prior to lecture. This will make the lectures
more effective for you.
 January 23
Introduction
 January 25
Section 1.11.2
 January 27
Section 1.3
 January 30
Section 1.4
 February 1
Section 1.5
 February 3
Section 1.6
Problem Set 1
due in lecture.
 February 6
Section 2.12.2
 February 8
Section 2.32.4
 February 10
Section 2.5
Problem Set 2
due in lecture.
 February 13
Section 5.15.3
 February 15
Section 5.45.5
 February 17
Section 5.65.7
Problem Set 3
due in lecture.
 February 20
Section 6.16.4
 February 22
Section 6.5, 6.76.8
 February 24
Review of Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6.
Problem Set 4
due in lecture.
 February 27
Section 7.17.2
 February 29
Section 7.3
 March 2
MIDTERM 1
 March 5
Section 7.47.5
 March 7
Section 10.110.2
 March 9
Section 10.3
Problem Set 5
due in lecture.
 March 12
Exponential functions.
 March 14
Properties of exponential functions.
 March 16
Compound interest, the number "e", 10.3.
Problem Set 6
due in lecture.
 March 19
Geometric series, 10.4.
 March 21
Monthly investment, 10.5, 10.6.
 March 23
The logistic model, MiniExcursion 3, pp. 474.
Problem Set 7
due in lecture.
 March 26
Section 11.111.2
 March 27
Review of Chapters 7, 10 and additional material.
 March 30
MIDTERM 2
 April 9
Section 11.3
 April 11
Section 11.4
 April 13
Section 11.5
Problem Set 8
due in lecture.
 April 16
Section 11.6
 April 18
Section 11.7
 April 20
Section 11.7
Problem Set 9
due in lecture.
 April 23
Summary of Chapter 14.
 April 25
Section 15.115.2
 April 27
Section 15.3
Problem Set 10
due in lecture.
 April 30
Section 15.415.6
 May 2
Final Review.
 May 4
Final Review.
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