Syllabus for Calculus 1
Fall 2017
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DWW | refers to Daily WeBWorK assignments, submitted through WeBWorK. Each assignment below is a live link to WeBWorK. | ||||||
PS | refers to weekly Problem Sets,- a combo of WeBWorK submitted online and handwritten submitted in class. Each | ||||||
assignment below is a live link to a webpage detailing the assignment. | |||||||
This syllabus is tentative and subject to change | |||||||
Monday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | ||||
10:30-11:20 | 10:30-11:20 | 1:00-1:50 | 10:30-11:20 | ||||
8/28 | 8/30 | Welcome and Intro to Calc 1 | 8/31 | Functions, Calc-Style (O/Z 1.1) | 9/1 | New fns from old (O/Z 1.2) | |
Functions, Calc-Style (O/Z 1.1) | Review-graphs (O/Z 1.2) | Quick Review-relevant fns (O 1.3) | |||||
WeBWorK Orientation due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||||
9/4 | 9/6 | Quick Review-relevant fns (O 1.3) | 9/7 | Putting it all together | 9/8 | Motivating Derivatives | |
Questions: PS 1 | (O/Z 1.3) | (O/Z 1.4) | |||||
Labor Day | DWW due at 8:30am | PS 1 due at 10:20am | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
9/11 | Estimating Derivatives | 9/13 | Estimating Derivs (O/Z 1.5) | 9/14 | The Geometry of Derivatives | 9/15 | The Geometry of Higher Order |
(O/Z 1.5) | The Geometry of Derivatives | (O/Z 1.6) | Derivatives (O/Z 1.7) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | (O/Z 1.6) | The Geometry of Higher Order | Defining the Derivative | ||||
Questions: PS 2 | Derivatives (O/Z 1.7) | (O/Z 2.1) | |||||
DWW due at 8:30am | PS 2 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | |||||
9/18 | Defining the Derivative | 9/20 | Intro to Limits | 9/21 | Continuity | 9/22 | Finding limits analytically |
(Conjections on power fns) | ( APEX 1.1) | (APEX 1.5) | (APEX 1.3 and 3.1 p 134-135) | ||||
(O/Z 2.1) | Questions: PS 3 | PS 3 due at 12:50pm | |||||
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | |||||
9/25 | Continuity (APEX 1.5) | 9/27 | Limits of Infinity, Vertical | 9/28 | 9/29 | Limits at Infinity, Horizontal | |
Questions: PS 4 | Asymptotes | Exam 1 | Asymptotes, Indeterminate | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | Forms (APEX 1.6 pp46-49) | (Covers thru M 9/25) | Forms (APEX 1.6, pp 49-53) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||||
PS 4 due at 11:50pm | |||||||
10/2 | Overview of Calc so far | 10/4 | Derivs of Power Fns & Polys | 10/5 | Derivs of Exponential & Log Fns | 10/6 | Derivs of Exponential & Log Fns |
Derivatives of Power Fns | (O/Z 2.1, 2.2) | (O/Z 2.6) | (O/Z 2.6) | ||||
(O/Z 2.2) | Questions: PS 5 | ||||||
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | PS 5 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
10/9 | 10/11 | Derivs of Trig Fns (O/Z 2.7) | 10/12 | The Product and Quotient Rules | 10/13 | The Product and Quotient Rules | |
Fall Break | Questions: PS 6 | (APEX 2.4) | (APEX 2.4) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | PS 6 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | |||||
10/16 | Composition and the Chain Rule | 10/18 | Chain Rule (APEX 2.5) | 10/19 | Differentiating - the big picture | 10/20 | The Extreme Value Theorem |
(APEX 2.5) | Questions: PS 7 | (APEX 3.1) | |||||
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | PS 7 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
10/23 | The Mean Value Theorem | 10/25 | MVT (APEX 3.2) | 10/26 | Applications of Differentiation: | 10/27 | Applications of Differentiation: |
(Why Differentiability Matters) | Increasing & Decreasing Fns | Increasing & Decreasing Fns | Concavity | ||||
(APEX 3.2) | (APEX 3.3) | (APEX 3.3) | (APEX 3.4) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | Questions: PS 6 | PS 8 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
Differentiation Exam | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||||
10/30 | Class cancelled due to power outage | 11/1 | Applicatons of Differentiation: | 11/2 | 11/3 | Applicatons of Differentiation: | |
Curve-Sketching (APEX 3.5) | Exam 2 | Optimization (APEX 4.3;O/Z 4.3) | |||||
Diff Deadline: 100% | (Covers thru M 10/30) | DWW due at 8:30am | |||||
DWW due at 8:30am | |||||||
PS 9 due at 11:50pm | |||||||
11/6 | Applicatons of Differentiation: | 11/8 | Applicatons of Differentiation: | 11/9 | Applicatons of Differentiation: | 11/10 | Applicatons of Differentiation: |
Optimization (APEX 4.3, O/Z 4.3) | Taylor Polynomials (O/Z 4.7) | Taylor Polynomials (O/Z 4.7) | Taylor Polynomials (O/Z 4.7) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | Questions: PS 10 | Diff Deadline: 90% | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | PS 10 due at 12:50pm | ||||||
11/13 | Area & Definite Integrals | 11/15 | Area & Def Integrals (O /Z 5.1) | 11/16 | Area Function & Slope | 11/17 | Area Function & Slope |
(O/Z 5.1; APEX 5.2p 201) | Questions: PS 11 | (O/Z 5.2; APEX 5.4) | (O/Z 5.2; APEX 5.4) | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | PS 11 due at 12:50pm | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
11/20 | The Fundamental Theorem of | 11/22 | 11/23 | 11/24 | |||
Calculus (O/Z 5.3; APEX 5.4) | Thanksgiving Break | ||||||
DWW due at 8:30am | |||||||
11/27 | The FTC (O/Z 5.3, APEX 5.4) | 11/29 | Riemann Sums (A 5.3) | 11/30 | 12/1 | Numerical Integration | |
Questions: PS 13 | (APEX 5.3, O/Z 5.6) | Exam 3 | APEX 5.5; O/Z 5.6) | ||||
Diff Deadline: 75% | DWW due at 8:30am | (Covers thru M 11/27) | DWW due at 8:30am | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | PS 12 due at 11:50pm | ||||||
12/4 | Substitution (APEX 6.1; O/Z 5.4) | 12/6 | Substitution (APEX 6.1; O/Z 5.4) | 12/7 | Substitution (APEX 6.1; O/Z 5.4) | 12/8 | Wrap Up & The Big Picture |
DWW due at 8:30am | DWW due at 8:30am | Questions: PS 14 | Diff Deadline: 50% | ||||
DWW due at 8:30am | PS 13 due at 10:20pm | ||||||
The final will be Friday, Dec 15, from 9am - 12pm | |||||||
Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 1306
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 285-8278
sklensky_janice@wheatoncollege.edu