MATH 251a - Accelerated Calculus I

FINAL EXAM SCORES AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE

There were some Final Exam scores that took me by surprise, and were very inconsistent with the midterm scores. If yours is one of these, and you want to discuss it with me, I will be available from around a week before classes begin.

(In general - with a few exceptions - our class did well on an unexpectedly tough exam. Nice job!)

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Academic Expectation Policy --- Read This!

You should do ALL assigned problems (at least!)

Only problems in RED are to be handed in

The date is the date the assignment is given, not the date it is due.

Date Sections/Homeworks
Aug 23

Quiz on: none

Look over the precalculus questions at the following links,
and make sure you would know how to do them:
UNB diagnostic
UNB Exercises

(Note: these are the creation of the Math Dept. at University of New Brunswick, and I have nothing to do with their preparation, but I think they are very nicely done.)

Read Chapter 1

Read 11.1,2

Aug 25 Read 11.3

11.2/5,13,19,29,41,51 (do not hand any of these in, but they will be covered on a quiz)

Aug 27 Warning: I might give you a diagnostic pretest this day (8/27). This will be no notes or calculator, and will cover precalc. This is for your own use in deciding whether to stay with the class, and ours for assessing ourselves; it will not count for anything.

11.3/3, 13, 17, 21

Aug 30 Quiz on 11.2 (note moved!)
Sep 1

2.2/5,13, 17, 27, 29, 35, 41
(Quiz on these problems on Friday, also on the 11.3 problems)

Sep 3 2.2/50, 51, 55, 57, 65, 67, 69, 79, 81
Sep 6 No Class
Sep 8 Finish 2.2, 2.4, 2.5 (I hope; this is optimistic)

2.4/5, 9, 15, 17, 49, 55, 59,65, 69,70
2.5/3, 7, 9, 19, 31, 38, 45

Sep 10 Quiz on 2.2, 2.4, maybe 2.5 depending on how far we get
Sep. 13 2.6 through page 91

2.6/5-10, 23, 24, 29, 33, 35, 39, 54-56 (quiz on Friday)

Sep. 15 Finish 2.6; 2.3

Asst: Read 2.7, 3.1

(Get handout on continuity in right column.)

Sep 17 Start 2.7,3.1

Quiz on 2.5, 2.6

Sep 20 2.7/9, 13, 25, 29
3.1/3, 11, 21, 23, 40-42
(See handout on derivatives - right column.)
Sep 22 3.2/7, 11, 13, 19, 25, 27, 29, 35, 39, 43, 53

(note skipping 3.3 until after midterm)


3.4/5, 7, 17, 26A, 32, 39, 43, 47,49
Sep 24 3.5/7, 13, 23, 58, 59de, 63, 68
Sep 27 Midterm I. Sections covered: 11.1-3, 2.1,2.2, 2.3-2.5, half or 2.6, 2.7, 3.1,3.2,3.4,3.5 (lightly) UPDATE: NO 3.5

See review page here

See practice exam here

SOLUTIONS

Oct 4 Implicit differentiation:

3.6/3,11,20, 33,21,39,48 (quiz Friday)

Quiz on 3.5

Oct 6 Start related rates. Read 3.3, 3.7

I will not be lecturing on 3.3, or giving a quiz on it, but you should try the following as a warmup to 3.7:

3.3/14,21,23,25,28

Oct 8 Gateway Exam - First attempt, please pass it!

Quiz on 3.6

Oct 11 3.7/5,7,11,13*,15*, 19,21*,22*,27,31,33,35,36

(Starred problems are 'classics'. Other classics that I did not assign include 9, 17, 18, 30, 38)

Oct 13 3.9/3, 7, 9, 15, 23, 27, 31
Oct 15 Quiz on 3.7
Oct 18 2.3/9, 25, 43
Oct 20 2.6/46,47,49,50,58
Oct 25 4.1/15,25,33,37,43,51,69

4.2/1,3,5-8,9,11,13,15,17,19,46

Oct 27 4.3/6,7,9,13,17, 23, 33,43,48
Oct 29

3.8/3,7-12,41,42-44

4.5/7,11,12,20a,23,25, 33

Nov 1
Nov 3 review
Nov 5 Midterm II. Sections covered: 2.6, 3.5-3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1-3, 4.5 (lightly). I will give only a very easy 4.5-style word problem (and will test you again on them in the last midterm). Except for implicit differentiation, there will be no 'easy' derivatives; the gateway already tested you on this.

There will be an extra credit problem on 2.3.

I'm trying to make this exam possible finish in the time alotted, but I will be assuming that you are quick and accurate with basic differentiation.

MORE REVIEW INFORMATION HERE.

PRACTICE MIDTERM HERE (longer than actual exam!)

SOLUTIONS (PDF; PASSORD AS BEFORE)

(An animated version is coming; in editing stage.)

Nov 10 4.4/13, 17, 23, 35, 38, 69, 75 (quiz on this on Monday)
Nov 12

4.7/Try 1-15 odd in your head! On paper (or in your head, if you are able), do 21, 27,31,47,59,61

4.7/71,75,83,85,88,98 (try to do 71-88 in 30 minutes or less)

Nov 15 Quiz on 4.4
Nov 17 5.2/1-9odd;19,25

I'll be starting 5.1,5.3; download outline notes from link at right.

Here are class lectures for 5.1, 5.3; usual password

Nov 22 5.3/5,9,15,17,31,63,77
Nov 24 Midterm Exam III. Covers 4.4, 4.5(again), 4.7, 5.2, 5.3(lightly)

REVIEW INFORMATION HERE.

SOLUTIONS HERE - USUAL PASSWORD.

(If you have trouble opening it, email me)

Nov 29

5.4/3, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 39, 45, 55, 59, 65 (quiz Fridaay on these)

Dec 1 5.5/13, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 41, 47,49,51,53,61

5.6/3,7,11,15,19,23

Dec 3 Quiz on 5.4,5.5
Dec 6 6.1/13,15,19,21,27,33,39,43

6.2/9, 13, 17, 25,31,35

Dec 8
Dec 13 Review session, 9:45-10:45, room K402
Dec 15 Final Exam, 12-2PM Room: K402 unless otherwise announced

Click for some Final Exam review problems.

Here are some other review problems (just on the last few sections)

Wolfram Alpha

Science & Technology Reference Department UHM Library.

Ebrary

Calculus websites linked
at the Mathematics Archives
(GREAT RESOURCE!)

Pre-Calculus websites linked
at the Mathematics Archives

An algebra tutorial
Another one
A Precalculus tutorial
A list of trigonometry tutorials

Good courses; elementary courses in maths and physics.
Mathematics Archives - Topics in Mathematics.
Web-Based Study Guides.


Lecture notes from 8/25 (on vectors)

Lecture notes for 9/15 on continuity.

Lecture notes for 9/20 on derivatives.

Handout on theory (to accompany 4.1,4.2)

Lecture notes for 11/17 on definite integrals.

Office hours for Ross and Teaching Assistant: (Subject to change!)

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