Home, 8/8

Sorry for the big delay in posting this...I had to travel right after finals week and did not get to it earlier.

The course is over and the final grades are in! You can view the statistics on all the exams and the final grades on the usual page. Keep in mind that final exam statistics usually exhibit significantly lower scores, because the students who have an A based on performance during the semester are not taking it. This time, they were quite dismal, and, unfortunately, no one taking the final was able to improve their grade.

It was a pleasure teaching this course: you were a good group of students of whom many were engaged every time. Thanks to everyone who participated in class discussion - you make my job a more fun and a easier!

Have a great fall semester!

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Home, 5/3

After finishing with exam 6, you may relax (if only for a little bit). I will email you your overall grade by noon Saturday, so that you can decide whether to take the final exam. The last homework write-ups (in 5.3 and 5.5) are due by final exam time, but if you are happy with the grade you have, you do not need to turn them in.

The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30AM in our usual classroom. It will be comprehensive and will have 6 pages (so, like an exam-and-a-half), containing problems very much like we had on the six exams during the semester. Therefore, the best way to study for the final exam is to make sure you can do all the problems on the previous exams.

If you need to see me during finals week, here are my office hours:

Monday 10:00-3:00, Tuesday 10:00-2:00, Wednesday 9:30-10:30, 1:00-1:30

Good luck on finals!

Home, 4/26

Exam 6 is scheduled for Friday. It will cover sections 4.7 and 5.1-5.5. Check out sample exam 6 (all problems) for some representative problems.

I will have your final grades available by Saturday. To find out your grade, email me from your murraystate account (so I know it's you) and I will send you the information. Then you can decide whether to take the final exam, which is on Wednesday of finals week.

Home, 4/23

Exam 5 did not turn out so well - perhaps it was too long, which is why I gave you the opportunity to turn in corrections of some problems.

Homework problems for appendix B and chapter 5 have been posted - write-ups for 4.7 and appendix B will be due on Thursday.

Home, 4/12

Exam 5 is scheduled for Friday. It will cover sections 4.2-4.5. Check out the following problems on the sample exams:

exam 4: 5, 6   exam 5: 4-7

We will finish section 4.5 on Monday and discuss homework in 4.3. Homework from 4.5 will be discussed on Tuesday, with write-ups for 4.3 and 4.5 due on Wednesday. We will cover section 4.4 only as a homework discussion, as we have seen all the concepts that show up in that section.

Home, 4/5

After today's exam, you may relax a little. However, consider writing up section 4.1 for homework so there will be less to do once write-ups for 4.1 and 4.2 are due.

Home, 3/29

Exam 4, covering sections 3.3, 3.5, 3.7 and 4.1 has been scheduled for Friday. For some representative problems, check out the following problems on the sample exams:

exam 2: 2;   exam 3: 2, bonus;    exam 4: 1-4, 7, 8;   exam 5: 1-3

We will discuss homework from sections 3.5 and 3.7 on Tuesday, with write-ups over those sections due on Wednesday, so that I can return them to you on Thursday.

Home, 3/25

Ah, I forgot to update the site just before spring break.

Exam 3 turned out poorly - you can see the statistics and find the solutions on the "scores and docs" page. Check out the grade computer to see where you stand (you will need all your homework and exam scores), and what you need on the next three exams to achieve a desired grade.

On another note, homework solutions (write-up problems) are posted on Blackboard (recall the publisher of the book requires them to be on a password-protected website). They may have been invisible until now, because it appears I did not check an option to make them visible.

Home, 3/8

Exam 3 is scheduled for Friday. It will cover sections 2.6-2.8, 3.1 and 3.2. For sample problems, check out

exam 3: 6, 7, 9;  exam 4: 9, 10;

Some other problems related to exponential and logarithmic functions are also possible (including limits) for which there are no samples on the sample exams.

I anticipate write-ups for 2.8 and 3.1 to be due on Wednesday. The homework assignment for chapter 3 has now been posted.

Home, 3/1

After exam 2, you may relax a little. But only a little, since you should start looking at homework in 2.6, whose problems we'll discuss on Tuesday.

Home, 2/22

Exam 2, covering sections 2.1-2.5 is scheduled for Friday (a shift from Thursday, since we did not get far enough with material this week.) Write-ups for 2.3-2.5 will be due on Wednesday.

For the the exam, here are some representative problems from sample exams:

exam 1: 5;   exam2: 1-5, 10-12;   exam 3: 3-5, 8, 10, 11;   exam4: 5

Some people have mentioned that the solutions do not open. That's because the links are to solutions of our exams (which, of course, will not be posted before they are returned). Solutions of sample exams are not on these pages - you are meant to do some sleuthing to find them.

Home, 2/15

Homework over 2.2 has been assigned for discussion for Monday. Write-ups for 2.1 and 2.2 will be due on Tuesday.

Our next exam will be given the week after next.

Home, 2/11

Exam 1 didn't turn out so well - see scores on the "scores and docs" page. The problems were very close to sample exam problems - what happened?

If you scored less than you expected, perhaps you need to put in more study time for the course, or need some help.  For help, stop by office hours. If you need tutoring, check out information in "free tutoring".
Also, don't forget to do the listed odd-numbered problems, not just the ones that you have to turn in...

The next batch of homework assignments will be up shortly.

Home, 2/3

Exam 1 has been scheduled for Friday. It will cover sections 1.3-1.6. Check out the sample exams to find some representative problems. The relevant problems are
exam 1: 1-4, 6-8;   exam2: 6-9;   exam 5: 1, 6c
Sorry these are scattered among several exams: the sample exams are from a semester when we used a different book, which covered the material in a slightly different order. Unfortunately, there will be more of this.

Write-ups for homework in sections 1.5 and 1.6 will be due on Wednesday, so I can return them to you before the exam.

Home, 1/25

Homework over section 1.2 has been assigned for discussion on Tuesday. Write-ups for sections 1.2 and 1.4 will be due on Wednesday.

Free tutoring times have been updated to reflect this semester's information.

Home, 1/18

Homework over sections 1.1 and 1.3 is due on Tuesday.

If anyone's interested, I've added sample the sample exams on the "scores and docs" pages (they are simply exams from spring of 2012.)

Home, 1/14

Welcome to the course!  Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of these webpages.  Note that the most important links at right are highlighted.  All documents (homework assignment, solutions to exams, etc.) can be found at the "scores and documents" page. Links to often-used documents also appear in the menu bar at right.

These pages will get more content as information becomes available.  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.