Approximate Schedule for Math 125

Fall 2008

Week Topics Reading Homework
9/1 Administrivia.
Precalculus Review: functions, polynomials, rational functions, trigonometry.
1.1 - 1.4 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. 9/10 at 9am)
No paper homework this week.
9/8 Precalculus Review continues: trigonometry, exponentials, inverse functions, logarithms.
Limits: The tangent and velocity problems, the limit of a function.
Appendix C, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 Paper homework: In your text, p.24 #56 and p.73 #46, (due in recitation the week of 9/15).
Online: Homework 02(due Wed. 9/17 at 10am)
There is a treasure hunt for extra credit; this is due by the evening of 9/17.
9/15 Calculating Limits. Continuity. 2.3, 2.4 Online: Homework 03(due Wed. 9/24 at 10am)
Text: p.107 #24 and p.115 #16 (due in recitation the week of 9/22)
9/22 Limits involving infinity. Tangents and Rates of change. 2.5, 2.6 Online: Homework 04(due Fri. 10/3 at 10am, this is longer because of the holiday.)
Text: p.138 #24 and p.146 #14 (due in recitation the week of 9/29. If you don't have recitation that week because of the holiday, both text assignments are due the following week.)
9/29 Derivatives. The Derivative as a function.
No class after 5pm on 9/29, no class on 9/30 or 10/1 (Rosh Hashanah, Eid-ul Fitr)
2.7, 2.8 Online: Homework 05 (due Wed. 10/8 at 10am)
Text: p.166 #13 (due in recitation the week of 10/6.)
10/6 What does f' say about f? Derivatives of polynomials and exponentials.
No class after 5pm on 10/8, no class on 10/9 (Yom Kippur)
2.9, 3.1. Online: Homework 06 (due Wed. 10/15 at 10am)
Text: p.174 #28 (due in recitation the week of 10/13)
10/13 Midterm 1, Wednesday 10/15 at 8:30pm. See here for info
Product and Quotient rules.
3.2, 3.3. Online: Homework 07 (due Wed. 10/22 at 10am)
Text: none this week.
10/20 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. The Chain Rule.
10/24: last day to move down to MAT123.
3.4, 3.5. Online: Homework 08 (due Wed. 10/29 at 10am)
Text: p.199 #40, p.218 #22 (due in recitation the week of 10/27)
10/27 Implicit Differentiation. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. 3.6, 3.7. Online: Homework 09 (due Wed. 11/5 at 10am)
Text: p.229 #54, p.239 #22 (due in recitation the week of 11/3)
Extra Credit (5pts): enter your email address in WebAssign (use the My Options and Notifications links).
11/3 Linear Approximations and Differentials. Related Rates.
11/3: last day to withdraw or P/NC
3.8, 4.1 Online: Homework 10 (due Wed. 11/12 at 10am)
Text: Since I messed up, none this week. However, please work on next week's problems, since they will be covered on the midterm.
11/10 Maximum and Minimum Values. Derivatives and the Shape of Curves. 4.2, 4.3 Online: Homework 11 (due Thu. 11/20 at 10am)
Text: p. 268 #24, p.276 #55 (due in recitation the week of 11/17)
11/17 Midterm 2, Monday 11/17 at 8:30pm
Curve Sketching.
4.4 Online: Homework 12 (due Wed. 11/26 at 10am)
Text: p.296: #10, p.303: #26 (due in recitation the week of 12/1)
11/24 L'Hospital's Rule. Optimization.
No classes 11/27,11/28 (Thanksgiving)
4.5, 4.6 Online: Homework 13 (due Fri. 12/5)
Text: see last week.
12/1 More Optimization. Newton's Method 4.6, 4.8 Online: Homework 14 (due Thurs. 12/11)
No text based homework.
12/8 Antiderivatives. review 4.9, everything While there is no homework this week, either online or paper, there is a set of 50 practice problems online, listed as Extra Credit Review. Each problem is worth half a point, and must be completed before the final on Thurs. 12/18 to give extra credit. I suggest starting them much sooner.
12/15 Dec. 15 follows a thursday schedule
12/15 is the last day of classes
more review
Final Exam, Thursday 12/18 at 2pm
Information can be found here.

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