Math 241: Calculus I (Fall 2009)
Professor: William Lampe
Further information, such as homework assignments, can be found on Dr. Lampe's webpage.
Teaching Assistant: William DeMeo
Office: Keller 403F
Tue & Thu 8:00--8:30 in PSB 208 (computer lab)
Wed & Fri 9:30--10:30 in Keller 403F
You can also order the
Student's Solutions Manual.
When used properly, a solutions manual can be an effective and efficient
tool for learning how to solve problems. My advice would be to try as many problems in the textbook
as you can (say, all of the odd problems in the sections we cover), and if/when you get stuck, consult
the solutions manual. Study the solution and learn the technique
used to arrive at the answer. The benefit you gain from this process will be roughly proportional to how
long you think about the problem on your own before consulting the solution. As you progress, you should
be able to solve most of the problems on your own, and only consult the solutions manual to check whether
you did them correctly.
The lab assignments below are for Math 241. Each lab is worth 10 points and should be done during the lab
hour on the "due date" listed in red. If you are unable to finish the lab during class time,
you may work on it outside of class and hand it in at the beginning of the next lab hour
for full credit. Any labs handed in after that will be worth at most 7 points.
Lab1.tex -- introducing Maxima; August 28.
Lab2.tex -- tangent lines; September 11.
Lab3.tex -- logarithms and secants; September 18.
Lab4.tex -- Newton's method; October 9.
Lab5.tex -- concavity, extrema, infection points; October 31.
Lab6.tex -- applications of extrema; November 6.
Lab7.tex -- max-min problems with Newton's method; November 20.
Lab8.tex -- Rieman sums; December 4.
For more about Riemann sums, see Hoover's lab: Lab12.pdf.
SmokestackSolution.pdf -- solution to the smokestack lab exercise.
DerivativePracticeSolutions.pdf -- some derivatives practice problems and solutions from last semester.
Practice.pdf -- some practice problems from last semester.
PracticeSolutions.pdf -- solutions to problems in Practice.pdf.
EvenSolutions6-2.pdf -- even numbered solutions for lab handout "6.2 Applications of Extrema"
EvenSolutions6-4.pdf -- even numbered solutions for lab handout "6.4 Related Rates"
NOTE: If you didn't come to lab and you would like to obtain the handouts 6.2 and 6.4 mentioned above,
please email me. I don't have softcopies, but I can leave hardcopies outside my office for you to pick up.
This offer expires on December 10. (There were 3 remaining copies outside my office door as of 12/05.)
Last modified: 2009.12.05
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