Our final exam is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 in our usual classroom.
The final will have six pages and the material in it will strongly resemble our five exams. Thus, to do well on the final, make sure you understand and can do all the problems on the five exams we've had so far. For further practice, work the sample final exam or homework from sections you are having difficulty with. Solutions to this semester's exams are on the "scores and docs" page.
If you need to see me, office hours for next week are (let me know if you cannot make these times):
Mon and Tue 1:00-4:00, Wed 9:30-10:30
&1:00-4:00, Thu 10:30-1:30
Exam 5 turned out well, with an average over 80% and four scores over 100. Good job, class!
Good luck on finals!
Exam 5 is scheduled for Friday, covering sections 4.7, App.B, 5.1-5.3 and 5.5. Check out sample exam 5 for some representative problems (all problems). Be aware, however, that the sample exam does not have problems from App.B, 5.1 and 5.2 (another casualty of snow days from spring of 2015). Sections App.B, 5.1 and 5.2 will be on our exam - expect something like homework problems from those sections.
By Saturday noon (5/6) I will email you your final grade. Recall
that if you are not happy with the final grade, the final
exam, which replaces your two weakest exam grades, is an opportunity to
We will start discussion of homework from section 5.2 on Tuesday.
After the exam, relax for an afternoon. Then you can start looking at homework in sections 4.7 and Appendix B. We will discuss this homework on Tuesday, while we move ahead on Monday.
We will discuss homework over section 4.5 on Monday, with Tuesday as
the likely turn-in day.
Exam 4, covering sections 4.1-4.5, is scheduled for Friday. Check out sample exam 4 for some sample problems. Be aware, however, that problems from section 4.2 (Rolle's and Mean Value Theorems) are not represented on this exam, because during spring 2015 we lost a week of classes to poor weather, so I had to skip some sections. Section 4.2 will be on our exam (look at homework problems for an idea of what may come).
We will start homework discussion of section 4.3 on Monday. On Tuesday, we continue with this, along with homework in section 4.4 (no lectures over that section). Exam 4 is coming during the week after next.
After exam 3, take a little breather, for chapter 4 awaits on Monday. Yay, more on derivatives!
Exam 3, covering sections 2.8,
3.1-3.3, 3.5 and 3.7 is scheduled
Check out sample exam 3 (all problems) for some sample problems. Among
inverse trigonometric functions, you only need to know the derivatives
of the basic three, arcsin, arccos and arctan.
Homework over sections 3.5, 3.7 and appendix A is due on Thursday. Previous homework solutions are on Canvas.
Spring breakers, who is reading this? Well, even if you get to it later, here's a note that you can refer to.
The grade computer has been updated to reflect our course's grade structure. You will need to know all your scores to get your current grade. The outcome should mostly agree with the midterm grade I submitted last week. You may enter hypothetical scores on future exams to see how they affect your final grade.
On Monday, we will covers section 3.7, and on Tuesday we will discuss homework over sections 3.5, 3.7 and appendix A, to be turned in on Wednesday.
Exam 1, covering sections 3.1-3.3, 3.5 and 3.7 is scheduled for Friday.
Exam 2 turned out better than the first exam, but there is still a lot of room for improvement, as too many people have some difficulty with the basic task of taking the derivative. Practice, please!
Homework over sections 2.8 and 3.1 is due on Monday.
Just about now, as midterm grades are posted, students start worrying more about final grades. The grade computer will be updated next week to reflect our course's grade structure, so you can see how you are doing and experiment with scores on future exams.
Exam 2, covering sections 2.1-2.7 is scheduled for Tuesday.
Calculators will not be
allowed on this exam. For some sample problems,
look at problems on the sample exams:
exam 2: all
Keep in mind that "related rates" problems come in a great variety and such a problem will significantly different from the one on the sample exam. One just has to do a lot of them to get proficiency in dealing with all sorts of situations.
Homework solutions have been posted on Canvas - check those out when studying as well.
We will discuss homework in sections 2.5 and 2.6 on Monday.
Exam 2, covering sections 2.1-2.7 is planned for week after next.
Start looking at homework in 2.3 and 2.4, which will be discussed on Tuesday.
Exam 1 was a mixed bag: there were some good grades and quite a few
ones. Let's practice some more for exam 2: people appear to have been
studying, but need more confidence in many places. Solutions are posted
on the "scores and docs page".
After the exam, you may relax a little...but not too long! We will
discuss homework in sections 2.1 and 2.2 starting on Monday, and
continue on Tuesday. The write-ups will be due on Wednesday.
Homework for sections 1.5 and 1.6 is due on Monday.
Exam 1, covering sections 1.3-1.6, has been scheduled for Thursday. The problems on the exam will be much like those given for homework. On the "scores and docs" page you can find exams that I gave the last time I taught this course - they are a good guide for what you may expect on the exam. For our exam, check out exam 1, all problems except for 11 and 12.
If you are having trouble with anything, make sure you stop by for
Homework for sections 1.2 and 1.4 is due on Monday. If you are having trouble with problems in 1.2, stop by for office hours.
Tutoring information has been updated (choose "free tutoring" to
see). Solutions to returned homework can be found on Canvas under
We will discuss homework 1.1 and 1.3 on Monday. Write-ups will be due on Tuesday. (See option "homework" for the assignment and for what is to be written-up.)
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