Syllabus for Calculus 1
Fall 2010

 RA refers to daily Reading assignments WW refers to weekly WeBWorK assignments PS refers to weekly handwritten problem sets This syllabus is tentative Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8/30 9/1 Welcome to Calculus I 9/2 WeBWork Orientation 9/3 Quick review of Sections 0.1 Course Policies & Syllabus 0.2: Graphing Calculators and through 0.5 Computer Algebra Systems RA due at 8am 9/6 Labor Day 9/8 0.6: Transformations of Fns 9/9 Lab: Reviewing 9/10 1.1: Preview of Calculus RA due at 8am Preliminaries RA due at 8am TUESDAY: WW orientation "due" @ 5pm Assessments (1st try) due at 8am WW 1 due at 5pm Questions: PS 1 PS 1 (individual) due at 1pm 9/13 1.2: The Concept of Limits 9/15 1.3: Computation of Limits 9/16 Lab: Limits, Continuity 9/17 1.4: Continuity and its RA due at 8am RA due at 8am Consequences WW 2 due at 5pm Deadline to pass Assessments Questions: PS 2 PS 2 (group) due at 1pm RA due at 8am 9/20 1.5: Limits Involving Infinity 9/22 2.1: Tangent Lines and 9/23 Lab: Approximating Tangent 9/24 2.2: The Derivative RA due at 8am Velocity Lines and Inst. Velocity RA due at 8am RA due at 8am WW 3 due at 5pm Questions: PS 3 PS 3 (individual) due at 1pm 9/27 2.3: The Power Rule 9/29 2.4: The Product & 9/30 Project 1 10/1 Project 1 RA due at 8am Quotient Rules RA due at 8am WW 4 due at 5pm Questions: PS 4 PS 4 (group) due at 1pm 10/4 2.5: The Chain Rule 10/6 Q &A for Exam 1 10/7 Exam 1 10/8 Practice Differentiating RA due at 8am WW 5 due at 5pm (Covers Thru Section and Antidifferentiating PS 5 should be done! 2.4) RA due at 8am 10/11 October Break 10/13 2.6: Derivatives of Trig Fns 10/14 2.7: Derivs of Exponential 10/15 Practice Differentiating RA due at 8am and Logarithmic Fns and Antidifferentiating WW 6 due at 5pm RA due at 8am Questions: PS 6 PS 6 (individual) due at 11:30am 10/18 2.9: The Mean Value Theorem 10/20 3.1: Linear Approximations 10/21 Lab: Maximum and Minimum 10/22 3.3: Maximum and Minimum Values RA due at 8am Differentiation Exam Values RA due at 8am RA due at 8am WW 7 due at 5pm Project 1 due Questions: PS 7 PS 7 (group) due at 1pm 10/25 3.4: Increasing and 10/27 3.5: Concavity and the 2nd 10/28 Lab: finding significant 10/29 3.6:Overview of Curve- Decreasing Functions Derivative Test features of a graph exactly Sketching RA due at 8am RA due at 8am RA due at 8am WW 8 due at 5pm Questions: PS 8 PS 8 (individual) due at 1pm 11/1 3.7: Optimization 11/3 Q & A for Exam 2 11/4 Exam 2 11/5 3.7: Optimization RA due at 8am WW 9 due at 5pm (Covers thru Section RA due at 8am Diff Deadline - 100% PS 9 should be done! 3.6) 11/8 Taylor Polynomials 11/10 Taylor Polynomials 11/11 Project 2 11/12 Project 2 (Handout) (Handout) RA due at 8am RA due at 8am WW 10 due at 5pm Diff Deadline - 90% Questions: PS 10 PS 10 (group) due at 1pm 11/15 4.2: Sums and Sigma 11/17 4.3: Area 11/18 Lab: Area and 11/19 4.4: The Definite Integral Notation RA due at 8am the Definite Integral RA due at 8am WW 11 due at 5pm RA due at 8am Questions: PS 11 PS 11 (individual) due at 1pm 11/22 4.4: The Definite Integral 11/24 11/25 11/26 RA due at 8am Thanksgiving Break Project 2 due 11/29 4.5: The Fundamental 12/1 Q & A for Exam 3 12/2 Exam 3 12/3 4.5: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus WW 12 due at 5pm (Covers thru 4.4) Theorem of Calculus RA due at 8am RA due at 8am Diff Deadline - 75% PS 12 should be done! 12/6 4.1: Antiderivatives 12/8 4.6: Integration by Substitution 12/9 Lab: Integration 12/10 The Big Picture RA due at 8am RA due at 8am Questions: PS 13 RA due at 8am WW 13 due at 5pm Diff Deadline - 50% PS 13 should be done! The final will be Friday, December 12/17, from 9am-12pm

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 101A
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 285-8278
jsklensk@wheatonma.edu

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