Problem Sets for Calculus 1
Fall 2011, Math 101

September, 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) assignments are typically due by 5pm Wednesdays (although the first one will be due at 1pm Thursday) and the problem sets (PS) are typically due by 1pm Thursdays (although the first one will be due Friday at 11:30 ).
• 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 technology 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!

WebWork Orientation

Due Tuesday 9/6 at 5pm: Available through WeBWorK

WW 1 and PS 1

WW 1, due Thursday 9/8: Available through WeBWorK

PS 1, due Friday 9/9: Individual Assignment

Section 0.1: 60, 76
Section 0.2: 4
Section 0.3: 14, 36
For #36, use technology if you like to graph the given function, then use what you know about inverse functions to sketch the inverse.
Section 0.4: 20, 56
Section 0.5: 24

Note: Most of this should be review, although some of it may appear in different form from what you're used to.

Assessments

Due Monday 9/12 - at 8am: Available through WeBWorK; the four assessments (Arithmetic, Algebra, Functions and Graphs, and Trigonometry) are at the bottom of the list, below the regular assigngments.

Note: The purpose of the assessments is to determine what, if anything, you may need to review in the first couple of weeks to help you get the most out of the course. To that end, these problems should be done completely on your own, without talking to anyone. Your first attempt at each one should be done by 8am Wednesday morning; if there are any that you do not pass, I have some links on my OnCourse page under Additional Material that you may find useful; also, you can bring a print-out of the version you attempted to me or to the tutors to discuss, and then you can take another version ...however many times you need to, as long as they are finally passed by September 17. Every attempt should be done on your own, however.

Also note: Each assessment does have a time limit; for the longer ones, it's 30 minutes, for the shorter ones, 10-15 minutes.

Another note: Each attempt you make will show up in the WeBWorK assignment list. WeBWorK will let you open an attempt and change your answers, but (unlike a homework assignment) your score wont' change this way. For the assessments, you need to take a completely new version with each attempt by clicking on "Take Assessment-(topic) test".

Final note: The assessments are not tests, WeBWorK just calls adds the word "test" to any assignment of this type.

WW 2 and PS 2

WW 2, due Wednesday 9/14: Available through WeBWorK
Remember: I postponed problems 17 through 20 on WW 1. On WW 2, they appear as problems 1-4. If you got full credit for problem 17, you do not need to do 1 on WW 2. If you got full credit for 18, you do not need to do 2 on WW 2 ... etc

PS 2, due Thursday 9/15: Group Assignment

Section 0.5: 34, 36
Section 0.6: 4, 8, 30
Section 1.1: 2

WW 3 and PS 3

WW 3, due Wednesday 9/21: Available through WeBWorK

PS 3, due Thursday 9/22: Individual Assignment

Section 1.2: 30, 32
Section 1.3: 34, 72
Remember to pay attention to directions (even when they're on the previous page); sometimes they have hints.
Section 1.4: 26, 42
Section 1.5: 58, 62

WW 4 (no PS, due to exam)

WW 4, due Wednesday 9/28: Available through WeBWorK

That's it for September's assignments.
Go to the problem sets for October!

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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