The course is over and the final grades are in!
You can see the statistics of the final exam and overall grades on the "scores and statistics" page. Keep in mind that the students receiving higher grades typically did not take the final exam, hence, the average of the final exam is lower. Our entire oeuvre of exams, blank and with solutions, can be found there as well.
I enjoyed teaching this class a lot! Special thanks to people who came prepared and participated in class.
Have a great summer, everyone!
Exam 4 didn't turn out that great - I guess everyone's head is in a thousand different places during final week.
If you did not get a grade on Friday, you can email me to see what you have before the final exam.
Our final exam is on Thursday, 5/8, at 10:30 in our usual classroom. The final exam replaces your weakest grade, if it is better. Thus, if you are happy with your grade, you do not have to take the final exam. Recall that you can turn in homework 5.5 for bonus points (may help a little toward your overall point count).
All exam solutions and blank exams are now available on the "scores and solutions" page. If you study past exams, the final should not be a big problem - there will be little new there.
If you need to see me, I will be in the office Mon-Thu 9:00-3:00 (with the exception of final exams Tue, Wed, Thu 10:30-12:30).
Good luck on finals!
Due to closure of Faculty Hall, review for exam 4, scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Thursday. This means exam 4 is planned for Friday. You will be notified of the schedule to pick up your grades ahead of taking the final.
This schedule, of course, assumes that Faculty Hall will be in operation on Thursday. If it isn't, visit this page for an update.
And now for the final stretch...! Homework over 5.3 and 5.4 is due on Tuesday, with 5.5 turned in (for bonus points) by the final exam.
Exam 4 is scheduled for Thursday, 5/1. Recall that exam 4 could be your last exam if you are happy with your scores. Check out the grade calculator to see what score you need to get a desired grade. Exam 4 is over sections 5.1-5.5.
Next week we'll cover 5.5 and review before the exam.
Exam 3 turned out poorly. Indeed, it was too long and one problem long on computation, but many students had trouble with simple problems. In any case, 20 additional points coming from a rewrite of two problems should help your scores.
Homework for 5.1 has been assigned. It will be due with 5.2 sometime next week.
Our last exam will be the during the last week of class. Recall that you do not have to take the final if you are happy with scores from your tests.
Homework has been assigned up to 4.7. On Monday, we will go over 4.3 and 4.5.
Exam 3 is scheduled for Thursday or Friday of next week. It will cover sections 4.1-4.5 and 4.7.
Homework over 3.10 and 3.11 is now due on Monday, as well as corrections to last problem on exam. Next week, we'll go over homework in 4.1 and 4.2 (starting Tuesday).
We anticipate exam 3 week after next sometime.
No class this Friday (3/28), as I am out of town.
Exam 2 turned out reasonably well. No one was able to do the last problem (number 10), so everyone can turn that one in for up to 5 points credit on your exam.
Class is canceled on Friday, because I am at a conference. Have a great spring break - but don't forget calculus entirely!
Exam 2, covering 3.1-3.8 and 3.10 has been scheduled for Tuesday, 3/11. Make good use of the weekend to study for the exam! Make sure you check out sample exam 2.
New homework will be due at the end of next week.
As we approach the end of the section, we should start thinking about Exam 2. Let's plan for it sometime the week after next.
Homework over 3.5 and 3.6 is due on Thursday of next week.
It is important that everyone get proficient with differentiation techniques: make sure you practice a lot on these. We don't want to have trouble when it comes time to apply derivatives - then we'll be focusing on something else, and taking derivatives will have to be second nature.
Exam 1 turned out lousily. See solutions and statistics on the "scores and solutions" page.
Everyone will need to be putting in more effort if they want to see better exam scores. My impression is that, while most of you have seen the material, you do not have enough proficiency. Try to do as many problems as possible to gain it.
It is also worrisome that homework averages are in the 70's. Here there is no excuse about "not enough time" or "could not ask", so why so low? You are always welcome to ask me (in class or office hours) about homework problems.
Write-ups over 3.1 and 3.2 are due on Tuesday next week.
Exam 1, covering 2.1-2.3 and 2.5-2.9 is planned for Tuesday of next week (2/12).
Avail yourselves to the resources on the "scores and solutions" page, for example, check out sample exam 1. You can also see how well your class did on the homework. Actually, those scores are reason for concern! So make sure you study for the test!
Homework has been assigned up to 2.6. The write-ups for 2.6 and 2.7 are due on Wednesday.
Exam 1, covering 2.1-2.3 and 2.5-2.9 is planned when we finish 2.9. It will not be earlier than Friday of next week. Don't forget to check out the sample exam 1 on the "scores and solutions" page.
Tutoring information has been updated.
The first homework write-up, over 2.1 and 2.2 is due on Wednesday of next week.
Due dates that had appeared on the homework page are relics of a previous semester - disregard them. They have been erased and will be updated by current information.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of these webpages. Note that the most important links at left are highlighted.
These pages will get more content as the semester progresses. Check back often: useful information is provided in the "home" section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly. Homework assignments will be updated when we start a new chapter