It is not enough to find the answer - you must be able to justify each step. Imagine that you are writing the solution for a person who doesn't know calculus. On our tests I will expect you to explain your work since presentation and proper notation are arguably as important as the answer itself. In my lectures I strive to present calculations in a coherent and logical manner and I will expect you to do the same. So, take some time to notice what the notation means and don't just scribble the bare amount to get the answer. It's a bad habit and it will most likely knock a letter grade or two off of your tests. I am always happy to look over your derivations of homework during office hours or at the tutorial center. Additionally, most days (time permitting), I'll answer a question about the homework. I try to give you all the tools you need to do the homework, but it is you who must put those tools to work.

The required homework is posted below. Notice I have indicated which portion of my lecture notes as well as which part of the textbook is most relevant to the assigment. Beware, sometimes the homework is not exactly matched up with the lecture notes link, sometimes you need to look at the next few pages. It would be wise to print out a copy of the lecture notes - you will find them helpful for certain homework problems. It is your responsibility to finish the homework assigned by the due date (before class). Anytime after the due date, any problem is fair game for a quiz (unless otherwise instructed by me).

The homework quizzes will be on the odd problems, unless I explicitly say otherwise.

Section # |
My Notes |
Due Date |
Assignment |
Description / Hints / Maple helps |

Event | . | Jan. 9 | . | First day of classes |

Sec. 5.3 | . | Jan 11 | 1-28, 37-38, 41-44, 55, 57 | basic integration |

Sec. 5.5 | 91 & 98-104 | Jan 13 | 1-34, 35-38 (graphs not required), 39-54, 59, 63-66 | u-substitution / M.Help |

Event | . | Jan. 16 | no lecture | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day |

Sec. 5.7a | 105-106 | Jan 17 | 1-8 | integrals of trig functions |

Sec. 5.7a | 107-111 | Jan 20 | 9-11, 12( due Jan 24 ), 13-14, 1-8 supplemental: click here to download | trig substitution |

Sec. 5.6 | 112-115 | Jan 23 | 1-28, 29-32(graphs not required), 37-42, 44a | integration by parts (IBP), L.I.A.T.E. |

Appdx. G | 116-122 | Jan 25 | 1-34, 35-38 | partial fractions / what not to do |

Sec. 5.7b | . | Jan 26 | 17-27, 29-32 | more partial fractions / M.Help |

Sec. 5.8 | . | . | skip | integration tables |

Sec. 5.9 | 123-125 | Jan 27 | 1, 2, 9-10( use Maple ), 17-18, 28, 30, 36 | numerical integration and error / M.Help |

Sec. 5.10 | 127-131 | Jan 30 | 1-2, 5-32, 34-35, 49, 54, 57, 61, 62 | improper integration / M.Help |

Test I | . | Feb 1 | Test I covers 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10 | integration(75%), 5.9(10%), 5.10(15%) |

Sec. 6.1 | 132-139c | Feb 8 | 1-16, 17, 20, 27-29, 37-38 | area bounded by curves |

Sec. 6.2 | 140-146g | Feb 13 | 1-12, 25-30, 39(ignore b, but calc. volume), 46, 52, 54 | volume (washers, shells and more) |

Sec. 6.3 | 147-150 | Feb 15 | 1, 5-10, 14, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26(circle becomes a square) | arclength |

Sec. 6.4 | 151-153 | Feb 17 | 1-8, 10, 14-16 | average of a function |

Sec. 6.5 | 154-165 | Feb 23 | 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18(use density = 1000 kg/m^3), 21-26, 30, 32, 34, 35-40 | applications to physics |

Sec. 6.6 | . | . | skip | applications to biology |

Sec. 6.7 | 165b-165c | Feb 24 | 3, 4, 5a, 6 | probability (skipped normal distributions) |

Test II | . | Feb 27 | covers 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7 | 6.1(20%), 6.2(20%), 6.3(10%), 6.4(10%), 6.5(30%), 6.7(10%) |

Sec. 7.1 | 166 | Mar 1 | 1-5, 9-10, 12 | basic concepts for differential equations |

Sec. 7.2 | 167-170 | Mar 2 | 1-2, 9-10 (maple), 21, 23 | Euler's method and direction fields / M.Help |

Sec. 7.3 | 171-177 | Mar 3 | 1-16, 23-26, 32, 39, 40, 42 | separation of variables |

Event | . | Mar 6-10 | no lecture (the holidays) | Spring Break |

Sec. 7.4 | 178 | Mar 13 | 8, 12-14 | exponential growth and Newton's law of cooling |

Sec. 7.5 | 179-182 | . | skip | population models and logistic growth |

Sec. 7.6 | . | . | skip | predator-prey models |

Sec. 7.7 | 183-187 | Mar 16 | 1-32 | homogeneous 2nd order ODEs / M.Help |

Sec. 7.8 | 188-190k | Mar 20 | 1-10, 13-16, 17a, 18a, 19a, 20a | inhomogeneous 2nd order ODEs, no variation of parameters |

Sec. 7.9 | 192-195 | Mar 23 | 1-10, 15 | applications of 2nd order ODEs |

Test III | . | Mar 29 | covers 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9 | 7.3(30%), 7.4(10%), 7.7(25%), 7.8(25%), 7.9(10%) |

Sec. 8.1 | 196-200 | Mar 31 | 5-6, 9-26, 41-43 | sequences, limits of sequence |

Sec. 8.2 | 201-203 | Apr 3 | 1-37, 45, 51-52 | series |

Sec. 8.3 | 204-210 | Apr 4 | 2, 5, 6-8, 11-14, 23 | p-series and integral test (no comparison) |

Sec. 8.4 | 211-213 | Apr 5 | 1-8, 11-14, 18, 33-35 | ratio test and error in alternating series |

Sec. 8.5 | 214-216 | Apr 6 | 3-16 (don't worry about endpoints), 26, 28 | power series |

Sec. 8.6 | 217-218 | Apr 11 | 3-11, 13-16, 21, 24-25, 28, 30, 33a | power series expansions via geometric series tricks |

Event | . | Apr. 13-14 | no lecture | Easter Break |

Test IV | . | Apr 21 | covers 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 | 8.1(10%), 8.2(10%), 8.3(10%), 8.4(10%), 8.5(10%), 8.6(50%) |

Sec. 8.7 | 219-226 | Apr 25 | 3-16, 19-26, 33-36, 40, 42, 48-54(easier than they look) | Taylor series / M.Help |

Sec. 8.8 | 227-228 | Apr 26 | 1-6, 9, 10a, 14 | Binomial series |

Sec. 8.9 | 229-235 | Apr 27 | 3, 7, 11a, 12a, 14a, 15a, 17a, 23-24, 27 | Messy Taylor series and applications to physics |

Event | . | Apr. 28 | . | Last day of classes |

Final | . |
May 8 8-11am |
comprehensive, covers everything tested before and sections 8.7, 8.8, 8.9 | 90% Tests I-IV and 10% material after Test IV |

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