Approximate Schedule for Math 125

Fall 2009

Week Topics Reading Homework
8/31 Administrivia.
Precalculus Review: functions, polynomials, rational functions, absolute value, trigonometry.
1.1 - 1.4, Appendix A, B, C You can now do Homework 01 at the WebAssign site. This covers material from sections 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 of the text. Please read the page about online homework first. (due Wed. 9/9 at 10am) extended to Sat 9/12
No paper homework this week.
9/7 Precalculus Review continues: trigonometry, exponentials, inverse functions, logarithms.
No class on Monday 9/7.
Appendix C, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 Online: Homework 02 (due Wed., 9/16) extended to Fri 9/18
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 9/14)
9/14 Limits: The tangent and velocity problems, the limit of a function. Calculating Limits. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3. Online: Homework 03 (due Wed, 9/23) I don't plan to extend this one
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 9/21)
9/21 Continuity. Limits involving infinity. Derivatives and Rates of change. 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 (3rd ed: also 2.7) Online: Homework 04(due Wed. 9/30)
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 9/28)
9/28 The Derivative as a function, What does f' say about f?
No class on monday, 9/28; Tuesday 9/29 follows a Monday schedule.
2.7, 2.8 (3rd ed: 2.8, 2.9) Online: Homework 05 (due Wed. 10/7 at 5 pm)
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 10/5)
10/5 Derivatives of polynomials and exponentials, Product and Quotient rules. 3.1, 3.2 Online: Homework 06 (due Friday, 10/16 at 5 pm) Problems 1-10 cover material on the exam, so you should do them before tuesday.
No paper homework due next week.
10/12 Midterm 1, Tuesday 10/13 at 8:30pm. (Covers material through section 3.1) See here for info.
Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions.
3.3 (3rd ed: 3.4) Online: Homework 07 (due Wed. 10/21 at 5pm)
No paper homework due during the week of 10/19.
10/19 The Chain Rule, Implicit Differentiation.
Friday 10/23: last day to move down to MAT123.
3.4, 3.5. Online: Homework 08 (due Wed. 10/28 at 5pm)
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 10/26)
10/26 Inverse Trigonometric functions and their derivatives, Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. 3.6, 3.7. Online: Homework 09 (due Wed. 11/4 at 5pm)
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 11/2)
11/2 Linear Approximations and Differentials. Related Rates.
11/3: last day to withdraw or P/NC
3.9, 4.1 Online: Homework 10 (due Wed. 11/11 at 5pm) (Extended to 11/13 )
Paper: Do these problems (due in recitation the week of 11/9)
Survey: Please fill out this survey (due Wed. 11/11).
11/9 More related rates, Maximum and Minimum Values. 4.1, 4.2 No homework due to midterm
11/16 Midterm 2, Monday 11/16 at 8:30pm See here for info
Derivatives and the Shape of Curves. Curve Sketching.
4.3, 4.4
11/23 L'Hospital's Rule.
No classes 11/25, 11/26 & 11/27.
4.5 Online: Homework 11 (due Wed. 12/2 at 5 pm)
Paper: Do these problems (typo fixed on 11/30, sorry.) (due in recitation the week of 11/30) .
11/30 Optimization. Newton's Method 4.6, 4.8 Online: Homework 12 (due Wed. 12/9).
No text based homework.
12/7 Antiderivatives. review
12/11 is the last day of classes
4.8, everything Online: Homework 13 (due Fri. 12/11)
In addition to the short (6 problems) assignment due friday, there is a set of 40 practice problems online, listed as Extra Credit Review. Each problem is worth one point, and must be completed before the final on the morning of 12/14 to give extra credit. I suggest starting them much sooner. Obviously, there will be no extensions granted.
Final Exam, Monday 12/14 at 8am
Information can be found here

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