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The course is over, the final grades are in! (My apologies for wrapping up the website a while after the course has ended.)
You may check out all the scores statistics and solutions on the scores and docs page.
I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the course and was rewarded by good performance from a number of students. Special thanks go to people who were active in class, and there were quite a few of you!
Have a good spring semester!
With Exam 4 done, I will email your grade by Monday night. If you decide to take the final exam in order to improve your grade, here is the information.
The final exam is on Thursday at
1:30 in our usual classroom.
The final exam is comprehensive and will mainly consist of the types of problems that we had on the previous four exams. Thus, the best way to start studying for it is to make sure you can do all the problems on all the exams we had so far. Solutions to all exams are posted (or will be in short order). Check out the sample final exam as well.
The final exam replaces your weakest exam grade only if it is better, so taking it involves no risk to the grade that you receive by email - it can only be improved.
If you need to see me, office hours for next week are (or check with me if you cannot make those times):
Mon 10:00-1:30, Tue 2:00-4:00, Wed
1:00-4:00, Thu 9:30-10:30 & 12:30-1:30
Good luck on finals!
Exam 3 turned out pretty well - good job, students! See statistics on scores and solutions at the "scores and docs" page.
Exam 4 is right around the corner, coming on Friday. It will cover
sections 13.1-13.5. For problem samples, look at the sample exams:
Exam 4: 3, 4; Exam 5: 1, 2, 4, 6
Now that exams 1-3 are in, use the grade computer to find out what you need on exam 4 to get a desired grade.
On Monday and Tuesday, we will cover sections 13.3-13.5. One more homework, over these sections, will be assigned and due on the day of the final exam, since I will not be able to grade it before exam 4, anyway.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
After exam 3, take a breather... but not for long, as we will discuss homework over sections 13.1 and 13.2 on Monday. Those sections will be due on Tuesday.
Homework over sections 12.6 and 12. 7 is due on Tuesday (I won't be able to look at it before Tuesday, anyway).
Exam 3 is scheduled for Friday of next week. It will cover sections 12.1-12.3, 12.5-12.7. Check out the following problems on the sample exams:
Exam 3: 1-3, 5, 6; Exam 4: 1,2, 5
We will head to chapter 13 before the exam (but this material will not be on the exam), and do a little review for the exam on Thursday.
If you have tried to use the grade computer in the past, you would
have found it was asking for scores in things that we did not have in
this course. This is because, to give you a flavor of what it is like,
the grade computer was copied from another course. I have updated it to
reflect the grade structure in our course. Try it!
Homework over sections 12.3 and 12. 5 is due on Monday.
Once we finish with chapter 12, we'll have exam 3 (some time week
Homework over sections 12.1 and 12. 2 is due on Monday.
On Monday, we the first part of class will be devoted to integration, while the second to answering any questions you may have ahead of Exam 2, which is on Tuesday. See below on what it covers and which sample problems to work on.
On Monday, we continue with discussing homework in section 11.6 and
Exam 2 is coming soon, Tuesday after next week (10/25). It will cover sections 11.1, 11.3-11.7. If you would like to start preparing early, consider the following problems on the sample exams:
Exam 2: 1-4, 6; Exam 3: 4.
Hope everyone is having a good fall break! On Monday, the thrills
resume with a discussion of homework from 11.5. (Homework for sections
11.4 and 11.5 is due on Tuesday.)
Exam 1 turned out reasonably well, but could have been better, as
points were lost on silly things. Many will need more proficiency in
simple things, such as equations of lines and planes, taking
derivatives and evaluating trigonometric functions in order to do well
on future exams.
Section 11.1 and 11.3 homeworks will be discussed on Tuesday and turned in on Thursday.
Exam 1 is scheduled for Thursday, covering sections 10.1-10.9.
Problems on the exam will be like those given for homework or discussed
in lectures. On "scores and docs," check out sample exams from the
previous semester for this course. In particular, work on these
On Monday, we continue with new material - 11.1 - but part of class on Tuesday will be devoted to taking any questions you may have ahead of the exam.
On Monday, we continue with new material (10.7 and beyond). End of chapter 10 is near, which means we are ripe for an exam - expect it week after next. Sample exams can be found on the "scores and docs" page, but wait for next week's message to see which problems to try - I had 5 exams that semester, so the material is spread over exams in a different way.
On Tuesday, we continue with new material (10.6), and will discuss homework from 10.5 if there is time. Homework in 10.5 and 10.6 will be discussed on Thursday and due on Friday.
Homework in section 10.4 will be discussed on Tuesday, with
homework from 10.3 and 10.4 due on Thursday.
Free tutoring information has been updated, choose "free tutoring".
Sections 10.1 and 10.2 have been assigned for homework. We will discuss them on Monday, and write-ups are due on Tuesday.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the
layout of these webpages. To get to other pages, click on "choose..."
and select the page: the most often-used pages are near the top of the
menu. All documents (homework assignment, solutions to exams, etc.) can
be found at the "scores and docs" page. A link to the often-used
homework is at the bottom of the list.
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.
For this semester, I have redesigned these webpages with the intent of making them more mobile-friendly, but there is still more work to do. Please bear with me!