|Home, 5/24: last message, somewhat belated...
The course is over, the final grades are in!
The final exam didn't turn out that well: you had the weakest average so far, but this seems to be the norm for final exams. You can view the statistics and find solutions in the usual place. If you use the grade computer to figure out your overall score, you will need your final exam grade, which you can get from me by emailing me from your Murray State account (so that I am sure it is you).
I greatly enjoyed teaching the course. Special thanks to people who participated in class discussion and those who came prepared with questions over the homework.
Have a great summer break, everyone!
The inal exam is on Tuesday at 8:00 in our usual classroom. The final is comprehensive, and the best way to study for it is to make sure you can do all the problems on previous exams. Solutions to all exams are posted (exam 4 will be as soon as everyone turns it in today), as well as a sample final exam from last semester.
Because homework grades have not been so hot, I have decided to give you an opportunity to improve them. The current total points for homeworks 1-13 and the two worksheets is 536. If you wish, you can turn in the assignment for 5.4 and 5.5 (worth 50 points) and those points will be added to your homework grade, although the score will still be taken out of 536. Hence, this is a way to get some extra points while studying for the final. And you need to learn the stuff from 5.4 and 5.5, since they will make an appearance on the final exam.
The office hours for this week are:
Best of luck on the final exams, and come and see me if you have any questions!
The schedule for next week is like this: we plan to finish chapter 5. Homework for 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 is due on Wednesday. Exam 4 is on Thursday over 4.10, App. E and 4.1-4.4.
Exam 4 will be half in class and half take-home, so that you are not too burdened during last week of classes. The take-home part will be your work only (you cannot discuss the exam with anyone else) and it will be due on Friday.
Newsflash: we will not have time for 4.7 before the exam, so exam 3 is only over sections 3.11, and 4.1-4.4. This means 4.7 is not due for homework this week, either.
Homework for next week is sections 4.3, 4.4 and 4.7.
We'll have exam 3 on Friday, 4/22, over chapter 4. A sample blank exam is now posted on the usual page.
Exam 2 turned out pretty well last week. Check out the statistics and the solutions on the usual page.
Homework for chapter 4 is now posted. Sections 3.11, 4.1 and 4.2 are due next Wednesday.
We are do not have many sections in chapter 4 so an exam, that comes at the end of a chapter, is coming soon. We'll have exam 3 sometime during the week after next.
Everyone can take a little break from Calculus this weekend - no homework is due next week. The assignment for the next chapter will be on the website sometime next week.
Homework from 3.7, 3.8 and 3.10 is due on next Wednesday.
After spring break, we will have exam 2, over sections 3.1-3.8 and 3.10. The planned date for the exam is Thursday, 3/31. A sample exam 2 from last semester is available on the "scores and solutions" page.
Everyone have a great spring break, but don't entirely forget calculus!
Homework from 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 is due on next Wednesday. We will discuss it before you need to turn it in.
From what I have seen in homework over 3.1 and 3.2, many of you need to practice taking derivatives a lot more, in order to be able to do them efficiently and accurately. Just like you cannot do basic math unless you know how to add and multiply numbers, you cannot do calculus without mastering derivatives.
Homework from 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 is due on next Wednesday. We will discuss it before you need to turn it in.
Exam 1 turned out reasonably good. You can find the exam statistics and solutions on the "scores and solutions" page. Now you can use the grade computer to see how well you are doing. The default maximum non-exam total reflects homeworks 1-5 and worksheets 1 and 2.
Homework from 2.8 and 2.9 is due on next Wednesday.
Our first exam, over chapter 2 is on Friday, 2/25. Problems on it will be like problems on homework and those given in class and on worksheets.
On the "scores and solutions" page you can find a sample exam that I gave last semester. With a little internet skill, it will be easy to find the solutions to this exam as well.
Homework from 2.6 and 2.7 is due on next Wednesday.
If you are having any trouble with the material, make sure you see me well before the exam.
Homework from 2.3 and 2.5 is due on next Wednesday.
I anticipate our first exam to be sometime week after next. I'll let you know more as the time nears. The things we are doing now are the ones usually have trouble with. If you are getting low scores on homeworks, or are having trouble with the material, come see me.
Homework from 2.2 and Appendix D is due on next Wednesday.
The worksheet that you did in class on Friday is to be finished on Monday. If you weren't there on Friday, you can still email me to get the worksheet and turn it in when it's due.
Homework from 1.5, 1.6 and 2.1 is due on next Wednesday.
Solutions to the "surprise quiz" can be found on the "Scores and Solutions" page. The purpose of this quiz was to remind you that algebra skills are essential in this course. Please review the algebra skills where you fared poorly on the quiz.
We are currently working on review chapter 1 and will do 1.4 and 1.5 on Monday. Do homework for 1.4. Don't forget that the first write-up is due next Wednesday.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of the webpage. The most important links are highlighted.
These pages will get more content as the semester progresses. Check back often: useful infomation is provided in the 'home' section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly. Homework assignments will be updated when we start a new chapter.