Math 251A, Fall 2017, Syllabus and Homework

Syllabus

Math 251A is the honors section of first semester calculus. In the course, we will discuss the fundamental notions of calculus of a single variable, including limits, derivatives and integrals (although techniques of integration will be studied much more thoroughly in the second semester). This means that we will be covering Chapters 1 to 5 and the beginning of Chapter 6 of the textbook; we will cover these chapters in order.

Here is the official math department syllabus for first semester calculus.

Homework

You should try to do all the assigned problems. You must turn in problems marked in yellow.

Homework problems are due in lecture on the first Monday after they are assigned. Curlee and I will grade the problems and he will return them to you in recitation on Wednesday, two days later. For example, homework assigned during the week MWF, 8/21, 8/23, 8/25 is due in lecture on Monday 8/30; it will be graded and returned to you in recitation on Wednesday 9/1. The Labor Day holiday is an exception: homework assigned during the week MWF, 8/28, 8/30, 9/1 is due in recitation on Wednesday 9/6 and will be returned on Friday 9/8.

DateSections Assignment
M 8/21 intro no homework
W 8/23 1.1, 1.2 1.1:4,13,15,21 & 1.2:17,18,29,33,45,50
F 8/25 1.2, 1.3 1.2:6,9,61,69 & 1.3:13,19,24
M 8/28 2.2 2.2:1,2,3,4,11-45 (odd),17,21,31,43
W 8/30 2.2 2.2:49,50,58,64,66 74,77a,78a,81
F 9/1 2.4 2.4:1,3,5,8,11,13,14,17,21,23,25,33,43,44,47,49,51,57,70
W 9/6 2.5 2.5:3,6,7,9,17,18,19,31,33,35,39,41
F 9/8 2.3 2.3:31,38
M 9/11 2.6 2.6:5-10,15,16,23,25,37,40
W 9/13 2.1 & 2.7 2.6:45,47,59 & 2.7:6,11,13,17,25,33,34
F 9/15 2.1 & 2.7 use the worksheets to prepare for the exam
M 9/18 review review for exam on Wednesday
W 9/20 first exam date firm - in recitation period, Keller 404 at 8:30 - covers up to the end of chapter 2
W 9/20 3.1 3.1:4,9,13,20,25,26,27-30,33,36,37-42
F 9/22 3.2 & 3.4 3.2:21,23,25,39,40,42,43 & 3.4:5,6,7,11,13,15,27,29
M 9/25 3.5 3.5:3,5,9,15,21,29,33, 37,41,43,48,59 and the practice sheets
W 9/27 motion 3.2:9,33,35 & 3.3:8,10,13,16,18,(read 14) & 3.4:46
F 9/29 3.6 3.6:1,7,9,21,25,28,34,35,41,42,44,48
M 10/2 diff practice keep practicing!
W 10/4 3.7 3.7:13,18,22,24,30,31,34,37
F 10/6 3.8 3.8:7,9,13,17,19,25,29,34,41,44,52
M 10/9 4.1 4.1:17,21,25,27,29,35,37,43,49,51,54
W 10/11 4.2 4.2:3,5,6,9,15,19
F 10/13 4.3 4.2:27,30,31,37,41,43 & 4.3:1,5,7,9,17,23,25,29,33
M 10/16 4.4 4.4:2,3,5,13,17,21,23,35,37,63,65,68,69
W 10/18 curve sketching keep practicing!
F 10/20 4.5 4.5:5,7,11,12,15,20a,22,24,32
M 10/23 4.5 keep practicing!
W 10/25 second exam date firm - in recitation period, Keller 404 at 8:30 - covers up to and including 4.5
W 10/25 4.6 4.6:2
F 10/27 5.1 & 5.2 5.1:3,9 & 5.2:36
M 10/30 5.2 & 5.3 5.2:1,5,7,9,13,15,37
W 11/1 5.3 & 5.4 5.3:76,77,78
F 11/3 5.4 5.4:1,5,9,11,13,15,23,25,31,33,35,39,43,47,52
M 11/6 4.7 4.7:1-59(odd),83,27,31,37,72,81,85 & 5.4:65
W 11/8 5.5 & 5.6 5.5:any 2 from 1-11(odd), any 5 from 13-45(odd),46,50,61 & 5.6:any 3 from 1-23(odd)
M 11/13 int practice keep practicing!
W 11/15 5.6 5.6:25,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,45,51,55,59,63 also p278:64,65
F 11/17 third exam date firm - in lecture period, Keller 413, 9:30 - covers up to and including section 5.5
M 11/20
W 11/22 6.1 6.1:14,15,19,29,33,45
M 11/27 6.1 6.1:1,2,4,5,6,13,23,27,37,44
W 11/29 6.2 6.2:1,3,7,15,17,23ab,25,26,32
F 12/1 6.2 & review review fall 2013 final exam
M 12/4 review review fall 2013 and fall 2014 final exams
W 12/6 review review for final & course evaluations

Last modified: Fri Dec 1 11:50:20 HST 2017