Reading Assignments for Calculus I
Fall 1999, Math 101
CHAPTER 3
Be sure to check back often, because assignments may change!
Last modified: October 14, 1999
Due Monday 10/18 at 9am
Section 3.1: Derivatives of Power Functions and Polynomials
 To read: All. The optional section is (surprise) optional.
 Be sure to understand:
Examples 1 and 2; Theorems 1, 2 , and 3; the definition of an antiderivative.
Section 3.2: Using Derivative and Antiderivative Formulas
 To read: All. Also go back and reread Free Fall with Resistance and Example 4 in Section 2.1.
 Be sure to understand:
Examples 2 and 4 in Section 3.2
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 10/18
Reading questions:
 Let f(x)=x^{10}. What is f ' (x)?
 What does it mean for the function F to be an antiderivative of f?
Reminder:
 The next midterm is 10/28. It will cover Section 2.3 to Section 3.3. Start planning how and when you'll study for it.
Due Wednesday 10/20 at 9am
Section 3.3: Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 To read: All, but don't obsess over Calculating the Derivative of b^{x}.
 Be sure to understand:
Theorems 5, 6, and 7
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 10/20
Reading questions:
 Find an antiderivative for f(x)=e^{x}.
 What is the derivative of g(x)=ln(x)?
 What is slope of the line tangent to y=e^{x} at the point (0,1)?
Reminders:
 PS 6 is due Friday. Do all the problems before class on Wednesday, and bring any questions.
 Your next midterm is 10/28. Make sure you've done allthe assigned problems from Sections 2.3 thru 3.3.
Due Friday 10/22 at 9am
Section 3.4: Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
 To read: All, although page 213 is optional.
Do your best to understand Differentiating the Sine Function before class, so it won't come as a complete shock to you when I discuss it in class!
 Be sure to understand:
Examples 1 and 2
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 10/22
Reading questions:
 What is lim_{h>0}[ (cos(h)1)/h]?
 What is lim_{h>0}[sin(h)/h]?
 Let f(x)=sin(x)+cos(x). What is f ' (x)?
Reminders:
 PS 6 (an individual assignment) is due today at 4pm.
 Start reviewing for Midterm 2. Begin redoing old HW problems.
Due Monday 10/25 at 9am
Section 3.5: New Derivatives From Old: The Product and Quotient Rules
 To read: All
 Be sure to understand:
Theorems 9 and 10; Exhibit B on p 219
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 10/25
Reading questions:
Find the derivatives of the following functions. Be sure to justify your answer.
 f(x)=xsin(x)
 g(x)=x/sin(x)
 h(x)=xln(x)x
Note:
There's a formal proof of the product rule in Appendix H, if you're interested.
Reminders:
 Work on the study guide, and continue reworking old
HW problems.
 There will probably be a review session Wednesday at 9pm, but check with me.
Due Wednesday 10/27 at 9am
This day is reserved for catching up, practicing differentiation, and/or reviewing graphing of derivatives and functions.
There is no reading assignment!

Reminders:
 PS 7 is due Friday. Do it before class and bring questions to class Wednesday.
 Continue working on the study guide and on redoing old problems. Reread class notes and the book. Get a feel for the big picture.
 If you plan to use one, begin writing your "cheat sheet". As before, it must be one page, front only, handwritten.
Due Friday 10/29 at 9am
Section 3.6: The Chain Rule
 To read: All
 Be sure to understand:
Theorem 11 and Example 3
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 10/29
Reading questions:
Find the derivatives of the following functions. Be sure to justify your answer.
 f(x)=sin(x^{3})
 g(x)=(sin(x))^{3}
 h(x)=e^{2x}
Reminders:
 PS 7 is due today at 4pm. This is a group assignment.
Due Monday 11/1 at 9am
Section 3.6: The Chain Rule
 To read: Reread Sections 3.5 and 3.6
 Be sure to understand:
All
Email Subject Line: Math 101 Your Name 11/1
Reading questions:
Find the derivatives of the following functions. Be sure to justify your answer.
 f(x)=sin(x)cos(x)
 g(x)=sin(x)/cos(x)
 h(x)=sin(cos(x))
Reminders:
 Wednesday will end with a differentiation exam. Know how to differentiate all of our "elementary" functions (polynomials, and exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions), and how to differentiate combinations of these created by sums, products, quotients, and compositions.
Here ends Chapter 3
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