Notes to Students: Math 1B, Spring 2018

  1. Information on your textbook and computer disk options. WebAssign offers features that you might find useful. WebAssign will not be used in this class, but other instructors might require it.
  2. Information on which calculators may and which calculators may NOT be used in Math 1B. This course will follow the same restrictions as the ACT, the site from which this information is borrowed.
  3. We have discussed antiderivatives (4.9), area and distance problems (5.1), definite integrals (5.2), and we got a start on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (5.3). Suggested homework problems have been assigned for these four sections, (additional sections will be added this weekend) so please get a start on them for next week. Quiz #1 will be on Wednesday, April 18, and will cover these sections and perhaps more.
  4. Quiz #1 will be on Wednesday, April 18, and will cover 4.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4. It will NOT include 5.5, The Substitution Rule. We can review at the start of class; the quiz will be taken during the last half hour of class.
  5. The optional extra credit take home for Quiz #1 is due on Monday, April 23, at the start of class. If you arrive late, give me your extra credit assignment before taking your seat. Remember, to maximize your extra credit, do all of the problems on the take home, even if you believe your in-class work was totally correct on some of them. Also, for full credit, write neat and complete solutions to each problem. Remember, too, on any take home assignment, you may work together and consult any resource you wish, including getting help from the tutorial center. If you work with others, please help everyone get as many points as possible -- don't simply copy another student's work; make sure it is correct! See the email I sent about an additional problem for some "extra" extra credit.
  6. Quiz #2 will be on Wednesday, April 25, and will cover 5.5, 6.1, and 6.2. We can review at the start of class; the quiz will be taken during the last half hour of class.
  7. The optional extra credit take home for Quiz #2 is due Monday, April 30, at the start of class. If you arrive late, give me your extra credit assignment BEFORE taking your seat. For "extra" extra credit, after completing problem 3(b), do it a second time using the "shell" method. Also, note that Test #1 is set for Wednesday, May 2. It will likely cover 4.9, 5.1-5, and 6.1-5. We will confirm what sections will be covered at the end of class on Monday. One more note: Office Hours are now 5:30-6:20 pm in S-43 (MSTRC) MW and in S-45 TTh.
  8. Test #1 is on Wednesday, May 2, during the last hour of class. We can review during the first hour. The test will cover 4.9, 5.1-5, and 6.1-5. Be sure to review Quizzes #1 and #2, and try the suggested problems for all the sections on the test; be sure you are comfortable doing the less challenging problems so you can work through the test confidently. Remember, there is no take home extra credit for tests. Note also that I am moving the MW office hours to S-49. The new office hour schedule is 5:30 to 6:20 pm, MW in S-49 and TTh in S-45. We will see how this works out.
  9. Quiz #3 is on Wednesday, May 9, during the last half hour of class. We can review before the quiz. It will cover the three main techniques of integration in Chapter 7: integration by parts (7.1), trigonometric substitution (7.3), and partial fractions (7.4).
  10. The optional extra credit for Quiz #3 is due Monday, May 14, at the start of class. For "extra" extra credit, after completing Problem #2, do it a second time starting with a partial fraction decomposition of the function.
  11. Quiz #4, on Wednesday, May 16, will review the material on Quiz #3 (sections 7.1, 7.3, and 7.4) and also cover improper integrals (7.8). We can review prior to taking the quiz during the last half hour of class.
  12. The Quiz #4 optional extra credit take home is due at the start of class on Monday, May 21. If you arrive late, be sure to give me your extra credit quiz before taking your seat.
  13. Quiz #5, on Wednesday, May 23, will cover 7.7 (approximating integrals) and 8.1 (arc length). We can review prior to taking the quiz during the last half hour of class. Looking ahead to next week, Test #2 will be on Wednesday, May 30, and will cover integration formulas and techniques (7.1-4 and 7.7-8) and arc length and surface are (8.1-2).
  14. The Quiz #5 optional extra credit take home is due at the start of class on Wednesday, May 30. Test #2 is also scheduled for the same evening during the last hour of class. It will cover 7.1-8 (techniques of integration) and 8.1-2 (arc length and area of a surface of revolution). Remember that the basic trigonometric function antiderivatives are important but not the complex formulas presented in Section 7.2. Watch your email for an "extra" extra credit problem from Quiz #5 involving the techniques of 7.2. Also use 7.5 (stategies) and 7.6 (tables and computers) as supplements to your preparation for Test #2. The focus is on the techniques presented in 7.1, 3, and 4 (parts, trig substitution, partial fractions), 7.7 (numerical approximation), and 7.8 (improper integrals), as well as 8.1-2.
  15. Quiz #6 will be a take home assignment, covering 8.3 (centroids and center of mass) and 8.5 (probability). Copies of the quiz will be distributed at the end of class on Wednesday, June 6. As with all take home assignments, students may work together (please help each other to write good solutions) and may consult any resource the wish, including tutorial assistance.
  16. Quiz #6 Take Home is due at the start of class on Monday, June 11, as we enter the last two weeks of class. Quiz #7 will be on Wednesday, June 13, during the last half hour of class. This last quiz will cover Differential Equations, Chapter 9, Sections 1 through 4, but our focus will be limited to the simplest model for population growth (dP/dt = kP) in 9.1 and 9.4, Euler's Method in 9.2, and separable equations in 9.3.
  17. The Quiz #7 optional extra credit assignment is due on Monday, June 18, at the beginning of class. Also, Test #3 is on Monday, June 18, during the last hour of class. The test will cover 8.3 (mass, center of mass, and centroids ONLY), 8.5 (probability), and 9.1-4 (dP/dt = kP, direction/slope fields, Euler's Method, and separable equations). We might discuss 3.11 (hyperbolic functions) on Monday, but it will NOT be on Test #3.
  18. The Final Examination is on Wednesday, June 27, in S-45 from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. You may prepare a sheet of notes (8.5 inches X 11 inches -- normal letter size) for your use on the final examination. All notes must be handwritten. No photos or photocopying, and no typesetting. You may use both sides of the sheet. Remember that desks must be clear during the exam, except for the exam, your sheet of notes, a pencil or pen, an eraser, and one calculator, numerical only. The exam will start at 6:15 pm and end at 8:15 pm. Office hours during exam week will be in S-45 (if it is available) on Monday, 6/25, 5:00 to 7:00 pm; Wednesday, 6/27 (the day of your exam), 4:00 to 6:00 pm; and Thursday, 6/28, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Email me, if you have questions.
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