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Math 1a - Introduction to Calculus
Fall 2004
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Unless stated otherwise, all homework assignments listed below are due at the start of the following class. Homework assignments listed here should be completed on paper and turned in to your course assistant.

Week Date Day Section Topics Homework Problems
1 9/21 Tu   Introductory Meeting, Hall D, 8:30AM §2.1 Worksheet [PDF 56KB] (due 9/28)
2 9/28 Tu 2.1 Welcome, The Tangent and Velocity Problems 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
9/30 Th 2.2 The Limit of a Function 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22
2.3 Calculating Limits using the Limit Laws 2, 4, 8, 12, 18, 32, 34, 36
10/1 F Precalculus Quiz I, Hall C, 3:00-4:00pm
3 10/5 Tu 2.4 Continuity 1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 28, 32, 40
10/7 Th 2.5 Limits at Infinity; Infinite Limits 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 22, 23, 27, 30, 32, 36
10/1 F Precalculus Quiz II, Hall C, 3:00-4:00pm
4 10/12 Tu 2.6 Tangents, Velocities, and other Rates of Change 1, 2, 3, 14, 19, 24, 26
2.7 Derivatives 1, 14, 22, 34, 36
10/14 Th 2.8 The Derivative as a Function 1, 3, 4, 10, 24, 28, 30, 38, 46, 48
2.10 What does f' say about f? 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 24, 26, 27, 28
5 10/19 Tu 3.1 Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponentials 1, 2, 6, 19, 20, 38, 50, 64
3.2 The Product Rule 1, 31(a), 34
10/21 Th 3.2 The Quotient Rule 2, 6, 18, 31(b), 38, 42
Midterm I goes up to Section 3.2
3.3 Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences 1, 14, 20, 24, 28
6 10/26 Tu 3.4 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions 6, 18, 30, 38 (due 11/2)
10/27 W Midterm I: 7-9pm in Hall C
10/28 Th 3.5 The Chain Rule 2, 4, 14, 26, 32, 42, 52, 54, 56, 66, 68
7 11/2 Tu 3.6 Implicit Differentiation 1, 2, 6, 14, 18, 20, 22(b), 26, 36, 40, 42, 52, 54
11/4 Th 3.7 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions 4, 6, 12, 18, 20, 28, 32, 34
3.8 Linear Approximations and Differentials 1, 6, 7, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22
8 11/9 Tu 4.1 Related Rates 2, 6, 12, 18, 20, 28, 32, 34
4.2 Maximum and Minimum Values (up to &inc. EVT) 2(a), 4, 6, 8, 12,
11/11 Th No Class: Veteran's Day
9 11/16 Tu 4.2 Maximum and Minimum Values (Fermat's Theorem on) 2(b), 40, 48, 56
4.3 Derivatives and the Shape of Curves: Mean Value Theorem 1, 43, 44, 46, 48
11/18 Th 4.3 Derivatives and the Shape of Curves: Graphing 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 38
10 11/23 Tu 4.4 Graphing with Calculus and Calculators 4, 8, 10, 22, 24, 25, 32
4.5 Indeterminate Forms and L'Hopital's Rule 1, 4, 8, 12, 28, 33, 34, 50, 58
11/25 Th No Class: Thanksgiving Day
11 11/30 Tu 4.6 Optimization Problems 6, 8, 18, 20, 25, 38, 42, 44
Midterm II covers 3.3--4.6
12/2 Th 4.7 Applications to Economics 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 18
4.8 Newton's Method 1, 2, 6, 10, 22, 28, 30
12 12/7 Tu 4.9 Antiderivatives 24, 26, 30, 36 (due 12/14)
5.1 Areas and Distances: up to sigma notation 2, 4, 6, 8
12/8 W Midterm II: 7-9pm in Hall C
12/9 Th 5.1 Areas and Distances: sigma notation, the distance problem 12, 18
5.2 The Definite Integral 2, 6, 10, 16, 36, 40, 46, 47, 49
13 12/14 Tu 5.3 Evaluating Definite Integrals 2, 8, 12, 16, 26, 48, 56, 64
12/16 Th 5.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 2, 6, 14, 18, 19, 20, 24, 26
14 12/21 Tu 5.5 Integration by Substitution 4, 6, 16, 32, 44, 50, 57, 65 (not collected)

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