Schedule for MAT125, Spring 2018

Week Topics Homework Relevant Videos
1/22 Administrivia
What is calculus and why do you care?
1.1-1.6, Appendix A, B, C Review of precalculus:
functions, polynomials, rational functions, absolute value, trigonometry, exponentials, inverse functions, logarithms.
HW1 on WebAssign, Due Wed. 1/31 at 9am.

Here is a collection of sample precalculus questions you should be able to do, courtesy Andrew Klampert. (Not to hand in-- here are the solutions).

If you need more review of trigonometry, you might find these chapters from David Kahn's Trig book helpful.
Here is a single precalculus review lecture

If you need more detail on anything, there are lots of videos from MAT123 to help review precalculus topics.
1/29 2.1 The tangent and velocity problems
2.2 The limit of a function
2.3 Calculating Limits
HW2 on WebAssign, Due Wed. 2/7 at 9am.

Paper homework "Cardiac" due in recitation during the week of 2/5
Here is a 15-minute introduction to limits video, and an optional video giving a definition of limits.

Lecture:Tangents, velocity, and limits
Lecture:Limits and Limits involving infinity
2/5 2.5 Limits involving infinity
2.4 Continuity
HW3 on WebAssign, Due Wed. 2/14 at 9am.

Paper homework "Lim" due in recitation during the week of 2/12
Lecture:Limits and Continuity
2/12 2.6 Derivatives and rates of change.
2.7 The derivative as a function
HW4a on WebAssign, Due Mon. 2/19 at 9am.

Also, the second half of the assignment, HW4b on WebAssign, due on Saturday morning that week (Sat. 2/24)
A short video on the definition of the derivative.

Lecture:The definition of the derivative
2/19 midterm 1 Monday, 2/19 8:45pm covers 2.1-2.6
here is more information about the exam

2.8 What does f' say about f?
HW5 on WebAssign, Due Wed. 2/28 at 9am.

Lecture:The derivative as a function, and the relation of f' and f
2/26 3.1 Derivatives of polynomials and exponentials
3.2 The product and quotient rules
A short video on exponentials

Lecture:Derivatives of polynomials (the power rule)
Lecture:The product and quotient rules
3/5 3.3 Derivatives of trigonometric functions
3.4 The chain rule
Watch the idea of the chain rule video.
Optionally, you can watch a two-part video from YouTube on proving the chain rule: first, a wrong proof that gives the right idea, followed by one that fixes the proof.

Lecture:The Chain Rule
Lecture:Derivatives of trigonometric functions
3/12 Spring Break This is not the kind of spring break you want.
3/19 3.5 Implicit differentiation
3.6 Inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives
3.7 Derivatives of logarithmic functions
Lecture:Implicit Differentiation

Lecture:Derivative of logarithm and applications
3/26 3.7 Logarithmic differentiation
midterm 2 Thursday, 3/29 8:45pm covers chapter 3
Lecture:Derivatives of inverse trig, logarithmic differentiation
Lecture:Related Rates
Lecture:more related rates, local max/min
4/2 3.9 Linear approximations and differentials
4.1 Related rates
4.2 Maximum and Minimum values
Lecture:Max/Min and curve sketching

Lecture:Midterm II review
4.3,4.4 Curve sketching
Lecture:Linear Approximations and differentials
Lecture:Derivatives and the shape of curves
4/16 4.6 Optimization problems Lecture:Optimization word problems
Lecture:more optimization, some review
4/23 Part I of final in Frey 109.
4.5 L'Hospital's rule
4.7 Newton's method
Lecture:l'Hopital's rule, Newton's method
4/30 4.8 Antiderivatives
Lecture:some review for final
Lecture:more review
5/7 Final Cumulative
Wednesday, May 11, 8:00-10:45am
Lecture:Final Review Session

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