Problem Sets for Calculus 1
Fall 2010, Math 101

November and December, 2010

Be sure to check back often, because assignments may change!
(Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 12:30 PM )

• Always do the WeBWorK problems for a section before doing the problems listed below, as the WeBWorK are generally more introductory.
• Read (or re-read) the description of Calc 1problem sets, to learn or remind yourself of the reasoning, the procedures, expectations of how you'll work on them, etc.
• Follow the Guidelines for Homework Presentation.
• Work on the problems throughout the week.
• WebWork (WW) is due by 5pm most Wednesdays. Problem sets (PS) are due by 1pm most Thursdays.
• Whether for group or individual problem sets, you should be working on every problem. See the last page of the course policies, on the Honor Code.
• For group problem sets, remember to put a star next to the primary author's name.
• Guidelines for using your graphing calculator, Wolfram Alpha, or Maple: If a problem is supposed to be done using technology, then of course, go for it. Otherwise, you may not use technology to accomplish the main purpose of the problem (for example, if the problem is in the product rule section, you may not use Maple to do the differentiation!). However, you may use it to look at a graph, or to help with individual algebraic steps of a problem.
• Please come to see me for help, as well as taking advantage of the tutoring hours through Kollet Center!

WW 9 and PS 9

WW 9 will not be graded but should be done as an introduction to Sections 3.5 and 3.6 before doing those parts of the study guide. Available through WeBWork

WW 10 and PS 10

WW 10, due Wednesday 11/10: Available through WeBWork

PS 10, due Thursday 11/11: Group Assignment

Section 3.7: 10, 16, 18
Taylor Polynomial , Take 2 (available on OnCourse): 1, 2

WW 11 and PS 11

WW 11, due Wednesday 11/17: Available through WeBWork

PS 11, due Thursday 11/18: Individual Assignment

Taylor Polynomial Handout, Take 2 (available on OnCourse): 3, 13, 34
Section 4.3: 2(b), 4(a), 24

WW 12 and PS 12

WW 12 will not be graded but should be done as an introduction to Sections 4.3 and 4.4 before doing those parts of the study guide. In addition to WW12, the handout listed below (PS 12) should also be done before doing the portions of the study guide relating to the area function. It will not be collected.

Available through WeBWork

The Area Function Handout (available on OnCourse): 3, 5, 6, 21, 22, 24, 28

Note: To ensure you master the ideas behind the integral, for these problems only use what we've learned through Section 4.4 -- that is the idea of the definite integral as signed area-- and some high school geometry. If you've learned something else about the integral from a previous class or from tutors or friends, don't use it for these problems.

WW 13 and PS 13

WW 13, due Friday 12/10: Available through WeBWork

Note: In order to ensure that you get as much feedback as possible, I have eliminated the written problem set for this week, instead putting everything into the webwork assignment.

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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