Suggestions for Reading a Math Book

Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments

Guidelines for Homework Presentation

Projects

Etiquette for Using the Computers During Class

Installing Maple on your Windows PC, courtesy of Tommy Ratliff

Grade Calculator--if you have a record of all your scores, you can calculate what percentage of the possible points you have at any time during the semester!

**Reading Assignments**

**Note:** Of the problems listed below, you are only required to turn in those which are in **bold** print. This is to keep the grading timely and under control. You are responsible for all of the problems, and I strongly recommend that you use the same standards of excellence in presentation for those you are not turning in as for those you are turning in. This is because (1) rewriting your homework and having it be extremely well-organized and-explained helps organize and cement the ideas in your mind, and (2) your homework will be a much better study tool if it's well-explained and easy to read.

The text , and the problems, are written to encourage you to think and to apply ideas, rather than simply to follow examples. That means that there will not be an example worked in the text (or even in class) that is exactly like every homework problem.

Your solutions should go beyond anything you might see in a solution manual.

PS 1: Group assignment

Section 1.1:5, 8,13, 22

Section 1.2:3abcde, 4, 5,8, 9, 16, 18, 19,36

**Due 9/24**

PS 2: Individual assignment

Section 1.3:20, 24

Section 1.4:12, 15, 16, 32, 34, 40ac, 41, 42

Section 1.5:1, 2, 11,21,29ab,34,40

**Due 10/1**

PS 3: Group Assignment

Section 1.6:1ab, 3, 5,12, 16, 17, 30

Section 2.1:3,4, 5,10, 13ab, 19, 29ab

Also make sure you understandAppendix E, problems 3, 5, and 9;Appendix F, problems 3, 8, and 9.

For the problems in section 2.1, if you have already learned techniques for taking a derivative in another class, do

notuse them! The point of the problems is understanding the meaning of the derivative. Come look at the solutions to old problems sets. I have them posted on the bulletin board outside my office.

**Due 10/8**

PS 4: Individual Assignment

Section 2.2:3, 20

Section 2.3:3, 5, 7, 19

Section 2.4:4abcd, 7, 8, 16Because of the last assignment being postponed until Monday 10/4, and the exam on Thursday 10/7, I will not collect this problem set. Nonetheless, you are responsible for it. The exam covers through Section 2.3.

note:Do come look at the solutions to old homework problems!

**Due 10/15**

PS 5: Group Assignment

Section 2.3:22, 26

Section 2.4:9, 15, 18

Sectoin 2.5:2, 4, 5ai,bi,6, 17, 18b

PS 6: Individual Assignment

Section 2.6:2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 29, 30,60

Section 2.7:2ab, 3dh, 6,9

Section 3.1:8, 18, 28, 31, 80ab note: You should be able to do all of problems 1-30 in this section!

Pick some more and try them!

Section 3.2:1,2, 20, 23

**Due 10/29**

PS 7: Group Assignment

Because of your midterm, you willnotbe turning in this problem set. It is very long not because I am mean, but because I have included severalreviewproblems as well as problems from new sections.Do them all!

Section 2.6:20, 21, 31, 58

Section 2.7:3e, 4a ,

Section 3.1:3, 13, 23, 32

Section 3.2:12, 19

Section 3.3:3, 11, 14, 18, 26, 29, 33, 48, 49, 50, 53ab

Section 3.4:3, 7, 11

Section 3.5:1, 10, 18You should be able to do all of problems 1-30 in Section 3.3

**Due 11/5**

PS 8: Individual Assignment

Section 3.4:13, 21,46, 48

Section 3.5:11, 15,17, 26, 27, 42ab, 52

You should also be able to do all of problems 10-25.

Section 3.6 :3, 4, 12, 15, 25, 28,42, 44, 47, 51,

You should also be able to do all of problems 12-41.

Also, of course, make sure you have done all the problems assigned last week, especially those from Section 3.4 and Section 3.5.

**Due 11/12**

PS 9: Group Assignment

DoSection 3.6:45,46, 50

Section 4.1:3, 4, 6, 12,19

Section 4.2:2,7, 10, 12

Section 4.6:1, 12,17, 19

**Due 11/19**

PS 10: Individual Assignment

DoSection 4.10:3, 6,9, 10, 12, 13

Section 4.11:1, 2,3ab, 11

**Due 12/3**

PS 11: Group Assignment

DoSection 5.1:4a, 5abcf, 6ceg, 17, 21abcehi, 22

Section 5.2:1, 2ab,11abcdef, 17abc

**Due 12/10**

PS 12: Individual Assignment

DoSection 5.2:13ab, 17fg

Section 5.3:1,2, 3acefh, 4, 6, 7ad,9, 10,12

This is your last problem set to be turned in, so enjoy it :)

**Due 12/14**

PS 12: Individual Assignment

(This assignment is not due, but the final does cover it.)

DoSection 5.4:3, 6, 7, 11, 14a

This is your last problem set to be turned in, so enjoy it :)

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