Math 121 (Enhanced) - Fall 2013

Course Info

  • Syllabus
  • Instructor: Theodore Lindsey
    • Office Hours: MWF 12-1 (snow 543)
  • Coordinator: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
  • Course Info
    • Lecture: Math 121 (line number 18999)
    • Lab: Math 197 (line number 19801)
  • Gateway Exam
    • Online Exam Deadline: Friday, October 11 at 11:59 P.M.
    • In-Lab Exam Begins: Monday, September 23 at 9:00 A.M.
    • In-Lab Exam Ends: Friday, October 25 at 5:00 P.M.
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  • Notes (pdf)
  • Policies
  • Helproom Schedule
  • Assignments



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    Policies

    • General
      • The course is divided into three units, with an exam marking the conclusion of each.
      • Paper homework will be collected regularly at the end of class. Assignments and their due dates are subject to change and should be checked daily.
      • Quizzes may be given without advance notice, but will usually be announced at least one class day in advance (often they will cover the reading for that day).
      • Class attendance is an important component of success in the course! If a student is unable to attend class due to illness or a medical/family emergency, he/she should contact the instructor immediately to arrange for an excused absence.
      • Participation and attendance is strongly encouraged! This means you should:
        • ask/answer questions
        • make contributions to group work
        • politely draws attention to and/or corrects mistakes
        • go to the board to work on problems as requested by the instructor
        • come to class and stay awake
    • Homework Format
      • A student's name should appear in the top right corner of each page of his/her work.
      • Each student is reponsible for ensuring no pages will detach from their homework. Any unidentifyable pages will not be graded.
      • Please write legibly in order to ensure accurate grading!
    • Expectations
      • Late homework/quizzes will not be accepted.
      • Rare exceptions may be made only if the student has contacted the instructor in advance to make other arrangements.




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Assignments

HW # Assignment Due Date
#1 reading Sections 1.1 - 1.3 (by 8/28): focus on functions, ways of describing them, domain and range, properties, special types of functions (e.g. absolute value, piecewise functions)
Sections 1.4 (by 8/30): focus on using graphic calculators and computer
Section 1.5 - 1.6 (by 9/4): inverse function, exponential and logarithmic functions
#1(a) Paper HW #1.

1.1: 34, 40.
1.2: 26.
1.3: 40, 44.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
9/5/2013
(Thursday)
#1(b) Online HW #1.

1.1: 26, 30, 44, 58, 68, 72.
1.3: 30, 36, 45, 50.

9/6/2013
(Friday)
#1(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

1.1: 28, 29, 46, 54, 59, 70.
1.2: 22.
1.3: 48.
1.4: 8, 9.
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#2 reading Sections 2.1 - 2.2 (by 9/6): limit of a function
Sections 2.3 - 2.4 (by 9/9): calculating limits, introduction of continuity
#2(a) Paper HW #2.

1.5: 6, 16, 23.
1.6: 40, 52.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
9/12/2013
(Thursday)
#2(b) Online HW #2.

1.5: 1, 3, 18, 20, 21.
1.6: 51, 54, 56, 59, 60.
9/13/2013
(Friday)
#2(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

1.5: 12, 24, 29, 35, 36.
1.6: 1, 2, 7, 19, 47.
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#3 reading Sections 2.5 (by 9/11): limits of functions and continuity of functions
Sections 2.6 - 2.8 (by 9/13): introduction to derivatives and rate of change
Section 2.6 - 2.8 (revisit by 9/16): introduction to derivatives and rate of change
#3(a) Paper HW #3.

Writing Project: "My Reflections from The First Three Weeks of Math 121, Fall 2013."

Prepare a short, typed essay focusing on your experiences in Math 121 through the first three weeks of the semester. The score for this essay will be either 0 points or 10 points, with 10 points being awarded for a typed, well-written essay of between 300 and 500 words, and 0 points being given for anything that does not meet these criteria (in particular, submissions that are hand-written and/or shorter than 300 words will receive a score of 0).
9/19/2013
(Thursday)
#3(b) Online HW #3.

2.2: 6, 13.
2.3: 8, 10, 18, 22, 38.
2.4: 36.
2.5: 22, 35.
9/20/2013
(Friday)
#3(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

2.2: 30.
2.3: 16, 24, 27, 37.
2.4: 35, 51.
2.5: 14, 31, 40.
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#4 reading Sections 3.1 - 3.2 (by 9/18): focus on basic rules of differentiation: power rule, product rule, and quotient rule
Sections 3.3 (by 9/20): derivatives of Trigonometric Functions, chain rule
Sections 3.4 - 3.5 (by 9/23): Chain rule and implicit diferentiation
#4(a) Paper HW #4.

2.7: 51.
3.1: 2.
3.2: 51, 52.
3.3: 34.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
9/26/2013
(Thursday)
#4(b) Online HW #4.

2.6: 27, 34.
3.1: 10, 20, 52.
3.2: 4, 6, 30.
3.3: 20, 27.

9/27/2013
(Friday)
#4(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

3.1: 12, 19, 23, 24.
3.2: 5, 13, 31.
3.3: 7, 21.
3.4: 5.
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#5 reading Sections 3.5 - 3.6 (by 9/25): Implicit diferentiation, inverse trig and their derivaties
Sections 3.7 (by 9/27): Derivative of logs and logarithmic differentiation
Sections 3.8 - 3.9 (by 9/30): Rates of change, linear approximations, differentials
#5(a) Paper HW #5.

3.4: 14, 18.
3.5: 54.
3.6: 34.
3.7: 4.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
10/03/2013
(Thursday)
#5(b) Online HW #5.

3.4: 28, 32, 50.
3.5: 21, 24.
3.6: 20, 28.
3.7: 14, 18, 38.

10/04/2013
(Friday)
#5(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

3.4: 44, 52, 64, 70.
3.5: 17, 31, 54.
3.6: 24, 39.
3.7: 42.
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#6 reading Sections 3.1 - 3.9 (review by 10/02)
Sections 4.1 - 4.2 (by 10/04): Related rates, extrema
Sections 4.1 - 4.2 (revisit by 10/07): Related rates, extrema
#6(b) Online HW #6.

3.8: 7, 9.
3.9: 5, 15, 25.
4.1: 4, 5.
4.2: 43, 45, 49.

10/18/2013
(Friday)
#6(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

3.8: 15, 20, 30.
3.9: 17, 23.
4.1: 11, 13, 23.
4.2: 47, 50.
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#7 reading Sections 4.6 (by 10/21): Optimization problems
Sections 4.6 - 4.7 (by 10/23):
Sections 4.8 (by 10/25): Introduction to Antiderivatives
#7(a) Paper HW #7.

3.8: 17.
3.9: 27.
4.1: 3.
4.2: 51, 53.
4.3: 16, 18, 58.
4.4: 8.
4.5: 64.


solutions (part 1) (provided by Cuong Ngo)
solutions (part 2) (provided by Cuong Ngo)
10/24/2013
(Thursday)
#7(b) Online HW #7.

4.3: 24, 33, 35, 36, 60.
4.4: 1, 28.
4.5: 28, 38, 40.

10/25/2013
(Friday)
#7(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

4.3: 2, 6, 28, 32.
4.4: 11, 12.
4.5: 8, 10, 14, 30.
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#8 reading Sections 5.1 - 5.2 (by 10/28): Introduction to Integrals
Sections 5.2 - 5.3 (by 10/30): The Definite Integral and Evaluating Definite Integrals
Sections 5.4 - 5.5 (by 11/01): The Fundamental Calculus Theorem and The Substitution Rule
#8(a) Paper HW #8.

4.6: 10, 25, 31.
4.7: 8.
4.8: 44.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
10/31/2013
(Thursday)
#8(b) Online HW #8.

4.6: 3, 6, 8, 12, 23.
4.7: 5, 11.
4.8: 28, 34, 36.

11/01/2013
(Friday)
#8(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

4.6: 14, 24, 26, 28, 34.
4.7: 12, 14.
4.8: 31, 33, 35.
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#9 reading Sections 4.2 - 5.5 (by 11/04): Review for Exam II
Sections 4.2 - 5.5 (by 11/06): Review for Exam II
11/06 : The Evening Exam II: 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. in 120 Budig Hall - DON'T MISS IT!
Sections --- (by 11/08): Review after Exam II and Introduction to Integration by Parts
#9(a) Paper HW #9.

5.2: 3, 42.
5.3: 28.
5.4: 16.
5.5: 34.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
11/04/2013
(Thursday)
#9(b) Online HW #9.

5.2: 2, 34.
5.3: 18, 26.
5.4: 8, 10.
5.5: 24, 26, 28, 32.

11/04/2013
(Friday)
#9(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

5.2: 4, 43.
5.3: 44, 46.
5.4: 12, 14.
5.5: 11, 13, 14, 17.
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#10 reading Sections 5.7 - 5.8 (by 11/11): Additional integration techniques
Sections 5.8 - 5.10 (by 11/13): Integration Using Tables, Introduction to Improper Integrals
Sections 5.8 - 5.10 (by 11/15): Integration Using Tables, Introduction to Improper Integrals


Excel file for approximating integrals using left, right, midpoint, trapezoidal, and simpson's methods
#10(a) Paper HW #10.

5.6: 14.
5.7: 24.
5.8: 4.
5.9: 8
5.10: 22.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
11/14/2013
(Thursday)
#10(b) Online HW #10.

5.6: 4, 8.
5.7: 22.
5.8: 16, 18.
5.9: 7.
5.10: 16, 23, 24, 26.
11/15/2013
(Friday)
#10(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

5.6: 15, 19.
5.7: 24.
5.8: 4.
5.9: 10.
5.10: 7, 8, 9, 10, 30.
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#11 reading Sections 6.2 - 6.3 (by 11/18): Applications of Integrals: Volume
Sections 6.4 - 6.5 (by 11/20): Arc Length, Average Value of a Function
Sections 6.1 - 6.5 (by 11/22): Review sections
#11(a) Paper HW #11.

6.1: 10.
6.2: 8.
6.3: 6.
6.4: 8.
6.5: 4.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
11/21/2013
(Thursday)
#11(b) Online HW #11.

6.1: 8, 11.
6.2: 4, 16.
6.3: 3, 9.
6.4: 5, 7.
6.5: 2, 3.
11/22/2013
(Friday)
#11(o) Optional (recommended, but not required) online problems for additional practice:

6.1: 7, 17.
6.2: 10, 13.
6.3: 5, 7.
6.4: 8, 10
6.5: 7, 12.
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Thanksgiving Break NO CLASS!!
11/25/2013 to 11/19/2013
#12 reading Sections 6.6 - 6.8 (by 12/02): Applications of Integrals: Engineering, Physics, and Probability
Sections 6.6 - 6.8 (by 12/04): Applications of Integrals: Engineering, Physics, and Probability
Sections 6.1 - 6.8 (by 12/06): Review of Chapter 6
#12(a) Paper HW #12. (last one!!!)

6.6: 12, 48.
6.7: 4.
6.8: 6, 7.


solutions (provided by Cuong Ngo)
12/06/2013
(Friday)
#12(b) Online HW #12. (last one!!!)

6.6: 1, 6, 17, 43, 45.
6.7: 3, 7.
6.8: 3, 5, 8.
12/06/2013
(Friday)
Stop Week
  • Dec 09 - Focus on Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differentiability
  • Dec 10 - Focus on Optimization Problems, Extrema, Monotonicity and Concavity of Functions,
  • Dec 11 - Focus on Definite, Indefinite and Improper Integrals, Areas, Volumes, Arc Length and Average Values
  • Dec 12 - Focus on general review, questions.