Schedule for Math 125 Fall 2004 last update: Tuesday, 14 December 2004 at 02:50 PM EST 





Aug 30 
Administrivia and Introduction. Precalculus Review: functions, polynomials, rational functions.  1.1  1.6, Appendix C  Please see the note
about MAT125 Homework; you can get the
necessary access code on that page.
Then do MAT125 HW1
at the iLrn website. Since a number of people have been having trouble with the interface, the due date has been changed to midnight on tuesday, 9/14. Last chance! If you are having problems, use a SINC site and/or get help before tuesday afternoon. 

Sept 6  Review continues: exponentials, logarithms, trigonometry.
no class 9/6: Labor day 
Do MAT125 HW2. These are similar to: 1.3: 39, 41, 45, 48, 56; 1.4: 7, 9, 21, 28 ; 1.5: 3, 5, 7, 15, 18, 23; 1.6: 5, 17, 18, 27, 28, 49, 52, 57; Although they won't be graded, be sure you can do most of problems 118 and 3747 of Appendix C. Also, do the MAT 125 treasure hunt by Sept 15. 

Sept 13  Limits
9/13: Last day to add or drop without a W grade. No class 9/15 after 5pm, no class 9/16 or 9/17 (Rosh Hashanah) 
2.1, 2.2  Do MAT125 HW3. These are similar to: 2.1: 2, 3, 5, 8; 2.2: 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22; Note that while this is not due until the day after the exam, this material will be covered on the exam. It is in your best interests to do these problems prior to 9/27 

Sept 20  Calculating Limits, Continuity,  2.3, 2.4  Do MAT125 HW4. These are similar to: 2.3: 1, 5, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 33; 2.4: 1, 3, 8, 14, 19, 21, 26, 29, 31; Note that while this is not due until a week after the exam, this material will be covered on the exam. It is in your best interests to do these problems prior to 9/27. 

Sept 27  First Midterm: 9/27, 8:30pm.
Covers through 2.4. See here for more
information. Limits involving Infinity, Tangents and Rates of Change, Derivatives. 
2.5, 2.6, 2.7  Do MAT125 HW5. These are similar to: 2.5: 9, 13, 19, 20, 29, 31, 45, 46; 2.6: 6, 10, 13, 17, 18; 2.7: 13, 14, 17, 19, 32, 34; 

Oct 4  The Derivative as a Function, Linear Approximation, What does f' say about f?  2.8, 2.9, 2.10  Do MAT125 HW6. These are similar to: 2.7: 3, 7, 14; 2.8: 3, 12, 26,30,36, 42, 44, 45; 2.10: 2, 11 ; 3.1: 6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 22, 45, 50; 

Oct 11  Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponentials, Product and Quotient Rules, Rates of Change in the Sciences.  3.1, 3.2, 3.3  Do MAT125 HW7. These are similar to: 3.2: 2, 9, 11, 12, 15, 28, 31, 34 ; 3.3: 3, 6, 7, 12, 15 3.4: 2, 8, 12, 17, 22, 29, 31 

Oct 18  Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions,
The Chain Rule.
10/21: Last day to switch to MAT122 or MAT123. 
3.4. 3.5  Do MAT125 HW8. These are similar to: 3.5: 2, 8, 10, 16, 28, 31, 39, 55; 3.6: 3, 12, 15, 16, 17,26, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36 

Oct 25  Implicit Differentiation,
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions.
10/29: Last day to switch sections, withdraw with a grade of W, or change to P/NC status. 
3.6, 3.7  Do MAT125 HW9. This material will be on the exam, so the assignment is due before the exam (which is the usual due date anyway) These are similar to: 3.7: 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 16, 26, 31; 3.8: 19, 21; 

Nov 1  Linear Approximations and Differentials; Related Rates,  3.8, 4.1  Extra Credit: Go vote, and then
let me know that you did. 

Nov 8  Second Midterm: 11/9, 8:30pm.
Covers sections 2.5 through 3.8.
See here for more information. Related Rates, Maximum and Minimum Values, 
4.1, 4.2, 4.3  Do MAT125 HW10. These are similar to: 4.1: 3, 10, 11, 20, 24, 27 ; 4.2: 5, 7, 8, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 41; 4.3: 5, 7; 

Nov 15  Derivatives and the Shape of Curves, Curve Sketching, L'Hopital's Rule  4.4, 4.5, 4.6  Do MAT125 HW11. 

Nov 22  Optimization,
Applications to Economics
Tues, 11/23: Classes follow thursday schedule. Wed, 11/24: Classes before 5pm follow friday schedule. (Note that ELC 3 is cancelled on 11/24) 11/25,11/26: No classes (Thanksgiving) 
4.6, 4.7  Do MAT125 HW12. 

Nov 29  Newton's Method, Antiderivatives.  4.8, 4.9  Do MAT125 HW13. Note that while this assignment is not due until Dec 14, you really should work the problems well before then. 

Dec 6  Review.  

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