Rough class schedule:
This calendar is updated weekly, indicating which textbook sections we plan to cover. It is where you will find paper HW assignments, test review documents, and other useful handouts. You can also see the topic for the weekly quiz.
This schedule will not show the topics for each day. Instead, it will outline what we plan to cover over the whole week. If you want more detail, email me or talk to me outside of class.
Week 1 (and the first Friday of class):
- Introduction to the course (see the syllabus at the top of this page)
- Make sure to log on to WeBWorK and practice with it! Check the syllabus or email me if you're having problems.
- You should have received an email invite for Piazza, an online discussion forum for the course. It's a great place to ask and answer questions! (There's more detail in the syllabus.)
- Brief recap of derivatives and finding signs of functions
- Review of integration: basic areas, Fundamental Theorem, u-substitutions, and area between two curves
- These topics form the "Chapter 5 Review" assignment in WeBWorK, your first graded HW assignment.
- Section 6.1, day 1: Volume in three dimensions
Quiz section for this week: No quiz for the first full week of class
Paper HW of the week: Demo assignment (not to be turned in)
- Finish Section 6.1: disks and washers
- Start Section 6.2: shells
Quiz section for this week: Chapter 5 Review (u-substitution or area between curves)
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, January 20
- Look back at the demo from last week to get a sense of the intended level of detail in your answers!
- Solutions to the second problem will be uploaded to eLC on Monday, January 23.
- Finish Section 6.2: shells
- Sections 6.3 and 6.4: arc length, and surface area of revolution
- Start Section 6.5: work in one dimension
Quiz section for this week: Section 6.1
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, January 27
- Solutions to the second problem will be uploaded to eLC on Monday, January 30.
- Finish Section 6.5: springs and average value
- Section 7.2: separable differential equations, uses with exponentials
- We start the first day of Unit 2 on Friday. (It's day 1 of Section 8.1: integration by parts.)
- We will return to this after Test 1 next week.
Quiz section for this week: Section 6.3
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, February 3
- Solutions to the second problem will be uploaded to eLC on Monday, February 6.
Test 1 is next Tuesday, February 7.
- Here's a topic list, with concept-check questions, for the first test.
- Expect the exam to have 6 to 8 questions, similar to HW, and you get 75 minutes to complete the exam.
- For this unit, one question will have you write volume integrals and draw your shells or washers, but you won't actually finish the integrals.
- You are not expected to write complete-sentence explanations in exams, unless the question specifically asks you to briefly explain your answer. (In this case, one sentence is usually fine.)
- In-class review takes place on Monday, February 6.
- Review day for Test 1
- Finish 8.1: Integration by Parts
- Start 8.2: Integrating Trigonometric Powers
TEST 1 IS ON TUESDAY, IN CLASS (unless you have alternate proctoring arrangements).
There is no paper HW this week.
- Finish Section 8.2: Integrals of Trigonometric Powers
- Section 8.3: Trigonometric Substitutions
Quiz section for this week: Section 8.1
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, February 17
- Solutions will be posted on eLC on Monday, February 20.
- Section 8.4: Integration by Partial Fractions
- Extra Integral Techniques: using substitutions to change problem types, and implicit / inverse substitutions
Quiz section for this week: Section 8.3 (12 minutes!)
- Keep in mind that, in order to do these problems, you also have to know trig power techniques from Section 8.2.
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, Feburary 24
- Section 8.6: Some Integral Approximations
- Here's the Mathematica program I used to show off pictures. (Just scroll to the very bottom of the file.)
- You should have access to Mathematica in campus computer labs. If that doesn't work, I'm sure you can find plenty of other good pictures online.
- Section 8.7: Improper Integrals
- Day 1 of Test 2 Review (day 2 is Monday after Spring Break)
Quiz section for this week: Section 8.4 (12 minutes!)
Paper HW of the week, due Friday, March 3
- If you will not be in class that Friday, it is your responsibility to make arrangements in advance to turn in your assignment.
Spring Break is next week, March 6 through 10.
Test 1 is the Tuesday after break, March 14.
- Here's a topic list, with concept-check questions.
- Expect the exam to be a similar length to the first exam.
- I will allow you to use abbreviations for unsimplified constants, like we've done with the limits of trig subs.
- Like in paper HW, some problems will ask you to break up the work in multiple steps. Follow instructions!
- If you cannot figure out an early part of the problem, you may make up an answer for it to use in later parts... you should check this with me during the exam itself if you're unsure about when you can do this.
- In-class review takes place on Friday, March 3, and Monday, March 13.
- Second day of Test 2 Review
- Section 9.1: Recursive Sequences, Limits of Sequences
TEST 2 IS ON TUESDAY, IN CLASS.
There is no paper HW this week.
- Section 9.2: Main definition of a series, telescoping series, geometric series, nth-term test
- Section 9.3 (in part): p-series
- Section 9.4: Limit Comparison Test and Comparison Test
Quiz section of the week: Section 9.1
Paper HW of the week, due Friday March 24, 2017
- Start this assignment early; you'll have to get comfortable soon with the terminology and definitions.
- Section 9.5: Root and Ratio Tests
- Section 9.6: Alternating Series Test, Absolute and Conditional Convergence
- Section 9.7: Power Series Convergence
Quiz section of the week: Section 9.4
This is a different paper HW with different directions. It is due on MONDAY APRIL 3, 2017.
- This is also treated differently in the syllabus. See the cover sheet of the HW for more details.
- You should be able to attack all of these questions after Monday's class.
Last updated: 3/28/2017