Problem Sets for Calculus 1
Fall 2011, Math 101

November and December, 2011

Be sure to check back often, because assignments may change!

• 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 several pages 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, due Wednesday 11/2: Available through WeBWorK

PS 9, due Thursday 11/3: Individual Assignment

Section 3.5: 16, 41, 42, 49, 52
Section 3.6: 22, 27

Problems 22 and 27 have the little technology symbol next to it; while you may use technology to help, you should use Calculus techniques to find all the significant features, and to develop the graph.

WW 10 and PS 10

WW 10, due Wednesday 11/9: Available through WeBWorK

PS 10, due Thursday 11/10: Group Assignment

Section 3.7: 10, 16, 18
Taylor Polynomials, (Section 4.7 of Ostebee and Zorn, available on OnCourse): 1, 2
For Problem 10 in the Taylor Polynomial section, do include the graphs of P2(x) and f(x) on the same set of axes. Use technology to look at the graphs, then either print them out or copy them by hand onto your paper, depending on what technology you're using.

WW 11 and PS 11

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

PS 11, due Thursday 11/18: Individual Assignment

Taylor Polynomials (Section 4.7 of Ostebee and Zorn, available on OnCourse): 9, 23, 24
Area and Integrals (Section 5.1 of Ostebee and Zorn, available on OnCourse): 37

WW 12 and PS 12

WW 11, due Wednesday 11/30 at midnight: Available through WeBWorK

WW 13 and PS 13

WW 13, due Friday 12/9: Available through WeBWorK

Note: Because there is no way you could get a problem set back before your final, there will be no written problem set this week. However, for additional practice, especially with drawing right, left, and midpoint sums, you may want to do problems 11, 12, 13, and 17 from Section 5.6 (from the Approximating Sums (Section 5.6 of Ostebee and Zorn, available on OnCourse) .

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 327
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 285-8278
jsklensk@wheatonma.edu

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