Homework For Math 1b, Fall 2005

Because this class meets both MWF and TTH, we have two schedules of homework. So we list the problem sets, then the schedules of which are due when, depending on section scheudule.

Contents

Assignments

Numbered Problem Sets

These problem sets are taken from the course textbook. Note that that we are using the 3rd edition of the textbook, not the 2nd, and the problems are different between editions. It is your responsibility to make sure you are doing the right problems!

In order to be fair to fellow students and to the course assistants grading the assignments, problem sets must be turned in on time. We understand that situations arise when homework loses priority, and so when computing your final homework grade, your lowest three problem set scores will be dropped.

Number Problems Solutions
PS1 Section 5.5, problems 2, 6, 20, 30, 42, 50, 58, 62 Solutions to PS1
PS2 Section 5.6, problems 2, 6, 10, 14, 22, 28, 32, 42 Solutions to PS2
PS3 Section 5.7, problems 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 Solutions to PS3
PS4 Section 5.7, problems 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Solutions to PS4
PS5 Section 5.10, problems 2, 6, 10, 14, 20, 22, 30, 47, 54 Solutions to PS5
PS6 Section 5.10, problems 42, 44, 46, 50(a)(b), 62 Solutions to PS6
PS7 Section 6.1, problems 2, 6, 10, 16, 26, 27, 38, 42 Solutions to PS7
PS8 Section 6.2, problems 2, 6, 10, 14, 28, 36, 39, 46 Solutions to PS8
PS9 Section 6.3, problems 4, 6, 10, 22, 24, 26 Solutions to PS9
PS10 Section 6.5, problems 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 Solutions to PS10
PS11 Section 6.6, problems 2, 5, 6, 8, 14, 15 Solutions to PS11
PS12 Section 7.1, problems 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Solutions to PS12
PS13 Section 7.4, problems 2, 6, 8, 11, 16, 18, 21, 22 Solutions to PS13
PS14 Section 7.2, problems 2, 3-6, 10, 12, 14, 18 Solutions to PS14
PS15 Section 7.3, problems 2, 8, 10, 16, 36, 40. Also the linear differential equations handout, problem 2 and 3. Solutions to PS15
PS16 Handout A, Problems 11, 12, 13 Solutions to Handout A
PS17 Section 7.6: Problems 4, 6, 7 (don't draw the curve); Handout A, Problem 14 Solutions to Section 7.6
PS18 Handout A, Problems 17, 18 Solutions to Handout A
PS19 Handout A, Problems 21, 22, 26(a)(b)(d)(e) Solutions to Handout A
PS20 Appendix I: Problems 2, 4, 8, 22, 24, 43, 46, 48 Solutions to PS20
PS21 Handout A, Problems 23, 24, 26(c)(f), 27, 28 Solutions to Handout A
PS22 Section 8.2: 6, 12, 14, 24, 26, 34, 36, 55 Solutions to PS22
PS23 Section 8.1: 2, 6, 14, 18 ; Section 8.2: 4, 8, 10, 30, 50 Solutions to PS23
PS24 Section 8.3: 2, 5, 8, 10, 15, 18, 24, 39, 40 Solutions to PS24
PS25 Section 8.4: 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 22, 26 Solutions to PS25
PS26 Section 8.4: 2, 20, 24, 30, 34, 36 Solutions to PS26
PS27 Section 8.5: 2, 8, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28 Solutions to PS27
PS28 Section 8.6: 2, 6, 10, 14, 22, 28, 32, 36 Solutions to PS28
PS29 Section 8.7: 2, 4, 14, 22, 35, 40, 50, 52 Solutions to PS29
PS30 Section 8.8: 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Solutions to PS30

Grading of Homework

One of the goals of this course is for you to learn how to think and communicate mathematically. This means that your homework problems should be written up with justification and explanations of your steps in English. See the textbook examples for examples of how to write up a problem well.

Some exam problems will also ask for justifications, so this will be good practice.

Each problem will usually be worth 3 points. Multi-part problems will have each part graded on the same scale. We are grading each three-point part according to the following rubric:

Points Description of Work
3 Work is completely accurate and essentially perfect. Work is thoroughly developed, neat, and easy to read. Complete sentences are used.
2 Work is good, but incompletely developed, hard to read, unexplained, or jumbled. Answers which are not explained, even if correct, will generally receive 2 points. Work contains “right idea” but is flawed.
1 Work is sketchy. There is some correct work, but most of work is incorrect.
0 Work minimal or non-existent. Solution is completely incorrect.

Reading Assignments

Each of these is detailed in the "Q&A Tool 2.0" Section of the course web site. You will be normally asked to read part of the book (part of a section, a section, or more than one section), then answer questions through the Q&A tool. Click on an individual assignment for more information.

Quoting from the syllabus, "There will usually be two questions for each reading. One will be asking what you found most difficult in the reading. The other will be specific to the reading topic. Both will be graded mostly on effort.

"The purpose of these assignments is twofold: You will get an extra pass through the material so that by the time you sit down to do the homework you have seen it at least twice. Also, your section leader will read your responses before class and use it to prepare the section with your confusions in mind."

Assignments by Section

MWF Sections

Date Problem Set(s) Due Reading Assignment(s) Due
9/26 (Mon) None RA1
9/28 (Wed) PS1 RA2
9/30 (Fri) PS2 RA3
10/3 (Mon) PS3 RA4
10/5 (Wed) PS4 RA5
10/7 (Fri) PS5 RA6
10/12 (Wed) PS6 RA7
10/14 (Fri) PS7 RA8
10/17 (Mon) NONE NONE
10/19 (Wed) PS8 RA9
10/21 (Fri) PS9 RA10
10/24 (Mon) PS10 RA11
10/26 (Wed) PS11 RA12
10/28 (Fri) NONE NONE
10/31 (Mon) PS12, PS13 RA13, RA14
11/2 (Wed) PS14 RA15
11/4 (Fri) PS15 RA16
11/7 (Mon) PS16 RA17
11/9 (Wed) PS17 NONE
11/14 (Mon) PS18 NONE
11/16 (Wed) PS19 RA18
11/18 (Fri) PS20 RA19
11/21 (Mon) PS21 NONE
11/23 (Wed) NONE NONE
11/28 (Mon) PS22 RA20
11/30 (Wed) PS23 RA21
12/2 (Fri) NONE NONE
12/5 (Mon) PS24 RA22
12/7 (Wed) PS25 RA23
12/9 (Fri) PS26 RA24
12/12 (Mon) PS27 RA25
12/14 (Wed) PS28 RA26
12/16 (Fri) PS29 RA27
12/19 (Mon) PS30 NONE

TTH Sections

Date Problem Set(s) Due Reading Assignment(s) Due
9/27 (Tue) None RA1, RA2
9/29 (Thu) PS1 RA3
10/4 (Tue) PS2, PS3 RA4, RA5
10/6 (Thu) PS4 RA6
10/11 (Tue) PS5, PS6 RA7
10/13 (Thu) PS7 RA8
10/18 (Tue) PS8 RA9
10/20 (Thu) PS9 RA10
10/25 (Tue) PS10, PS11 RA11, RA12
10/27 (Thu) NONE NONE
11/1 (Tue) PS12, PS13, PS14 RA13, RA14, RA15
11/3 (Thu) PS15 RA16
11/8 (Tue) PS16 RA17
11/10 (Thu) PS17 NONE
11/15 (Tue) PS18 RA18
11/17 (Thu) PS19 RA19
11/22 (Tue) PS20, PS21 NONE
11/29 (Tue) PS22 RA20, RA21
12/1 (Thu) NONE NONE
12/6 (Tue) PS23, PS24 RA22, RA23
12/8 (Thu) PS25 RA24
12/13 (Tue) PS26, PS27 RA25, RA26
12/15 (Thu) PS28 RA27
12/20 (Tue) PS29, PS30 NONE