Reading Assignments for Calculus 2
Spring 2000, Math 104
April
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Last modified: April 13, 2000
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All section and page numbers refer to sections from Ostebee/Zorn, Vol 2.
Due Monday 4/3 at 8am
Q & A for Exam 2
- To read:
Review Sections 9.1, 8.2-8.3, 10.1-10.2. Work on the study guide I gave you. Redo old problem sets.
- Be sure to understand:
Everything better than you did the first time you saw it.
No Reading Questions Today!
Reminders:
- Look at PS 9 on the course web page.
- You may begin taking the exam at 12:30pm. Don't forget to bring your calculator and your "cheat sheet" (one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, front only, handwritten by you).
Due Wednesday 4/5 at 8am
Section 11.2: Infinite Series, Convergence, and Divergence
- To read:
Through Example 4. This can be tough going.
- Be sure to understand:
The section Series Language: Terms, Partial Sums, Tails, Convergence, Limit on page 563
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/5
Reading Questions:
- There are two sequences associated with every series. What are they?
- Does the geometric series
sum( ' (1/4)^{k} ', k=0 .. infinity)
converge or diverge? Why?
Reminders:
- Bring questions on PS 9 (ind) to class on Wednesday.
- If you have questions, come to office hours or e-mail Annie and
arrange to meet her at ??? in A102 on Thursday evening.
Due Friday 4/7 at 8am
Section 11.2: Infinite Series, Convergence, and Divergence
- To read:
Finish this section, although you can de-emphasize the part on Telescoping Sums
- Be sure to understand:
The nth Term Test
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/7
Reading questions:
What does the nth Term Test tell you about each series? Explain.
- sum('sin(k)', k=0..infinity)
- sum('1/k ', k=0..infinity)
Reminder:
- PS 9 (ind) is due Friday.
- If you have last lingering questions, and would like some additional help, our Calc assistant Annie is available Thursday nights. E-mail her by 5pm at amachaff, and let her know you'd like to meet with her in A102.
Due Monday 4/10 at 8am
11.3: Testing for Convergence: Estimating Limits
- To read: Through page 577
- Be sure to understand:
The statement of the Comparison Test
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/10
Reading Questions:
- Explain in a couple of sentences why you think the Comparison Test should hold.
Reminders:
- PS 9 is due today.
- Look at PS 10 on the course web page.
- Exam 2 rewrites are due Tuesday at the beginning of lab.
Due Wednesday 4/12 at 8am
Section 11.3: Testing for Convergence: Estimating Limits
- To read:
Finish this section
- Be sure to understand:
The statements of the Integral and Ratio Tests
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/12
Reading Questions:
- Explain in a couple of sentences why you think the Integral Test should hold.
Reminders:
- Bring questions on PS 10 (group) to class on Wednesday.
Due Friday 4/14 at 8am
Section 11.3: Testing for Convergence: Estimating Limits
- To read:
Re-read this section
- Be sure to understand:
The statements of the Integral and Ratio Tests
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/14
No Reading questions today!
Reminder:
- PS 10 (group) is due Friday.
- If you have last lingering questions, and would like some additional help, our Calc assistant Annie is available Thursday nights. E-mail her by 5pm at amachaff, and let her know you'd like to meet with her in A102.
- Exam 3 is a week from Monday on April 24th.
Due Monday 4/17 at 8am
Section 11.4 Absolute Convergence: Alternating Series
- To read:
All
- Be sure to understand:
The statement of the Alternating Series Test
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/17
Reading Questions:
- Give an example of a series that is conditionally convergent. Explain.
- Give an example of a series that is absolutely convergent. Explain.
Reminders:
- Look at PS 11 on the course web page.
Due Wednesday 4/19 at 8am
Section 11.4: Absolute Convergence: Alternating Series (cont)
- To read:
Re-read the section for today
- Be sure to understand:
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/19
Reading Questions:
- How close does S_{100} approximate the series
sum( ' (-1)^{k} (1/k)', k=0 .. infinity) ?
Why?
Reminders:
- Bring questions on PS 11 (ind) to class on Wednesday.
- If you have questions, come to office hours or e-mail Annie and
arrange to meet her at ??? in A102 on Thursday evening.
Due Friday 4/21 at 8am
Q & A for Exam 3
- To read: Review Sections 10.4, 11.1-11.4. Do the study guide. Redo problems from past problem sets.
- Be sure to understand:
Everything, better than you did the first time around.
No Reading Questions Today!
Reminder:
- PS 11 (ind) is due Friday.
- If you have last lingering questions, and would like some additional help, our Calc assistant Annie is available Thursday nights. E-mail her by 5pm at amachaff, and let her know you'd like to meet with her in A102.
- Exam 3 is Monday, April 24th in class.
Due Monday 4/24 at 8am
Exam 3 on Monday
- To read: Review your tail off
- Be sure to understand:
Everything
No Reading Questions Today
Reminders:
- Look at PS 12 on the course web page.
- Bring your "cheat sheet" (the same as usual) and your calculator to the exam.
Due Wednesday 4/26 at 8am
Project 3
- To read: All
- Be sure to understand:
What your client is asking you to do!
No Reading Questions Today!
Reminders:
- Bring questions on PS 12 (group) to class on Wednesday.
- If you have questions, come to office hours or e-mail Annie and
arrange to meet her at ??? in A102 on Thursday evening.
Due Friday 4/28 at 8am
Section 11.5: Power Series
- To read:
All
- Be sure to understand:
Examples 4 and 6
E-mail Subject Line: Math 104 Your Name 4/28
Reading Questions:
- How do power series differ from the series we have looked at up to this point?
- What is the interval of convergence of a power series? Explain in your
own words.
Reminder:
- PS 12 (group) is due Friday.
- If you have last lingering questions, and would like some additional help, our Calc assistant Annie is available Thursday nights. E-mail her by 5pm at amachaff, and let her know you'd like to meet with her in A102.
- Try to have the calculations for Project 3 done by the end of Friday.
Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 103
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3970
FAX (508) 285-8278
jsklensk@wheatonma.edu
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