Math UN1101: Calculus I (Section 8, Fall 2017)

Time and place: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:10-2:25 pm, 517 Hamilton

Instructor: Alex Perry (aperry@math.columbia.edu, office: 600 Math Building)

Office hours: Monday 5-6 pm and Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm

Teaching assistants:
Remy Van Dobben De Bruyn (rdobben@math.columbia.edu)
Felipe Fritsch (fpf2106@columbia.edu)

TA help room hours: Wednesday 1-4 pm (Remy) and Friday 12-2 pm (Felipe), in the help room at 333 Milbank

More detailed course information can be found on the Syllabus.


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Schedule and Homework

All HW must be submitted before class on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted. Submit written HW to the box labeled "Calculus I UN1101 – 008" on the 4th floor of the Math Building outside Room 407, and submit online HW through WebAssign.

The section and problem numbers below refer to our course textbook, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition. Our class key for WebAssign is columbia 0060 9981 (see the syllabus for information on obtaining access to WebAssign).

Week Topics Homework HW due date
Sept 5, 7 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 Make a WebAssign account.
Written HW from the textbook:
§1.1: 32, 34, 44, 76
§1.2: 5, 18
§1.3: 36, 44, 52
§1.4: 4, 22, 30(a)-(c)
§1.5: 24, 36, 38
Sept 12
Sept 12, 14 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 WebAssign problems on "Limits and Continuity".
Written HW from the textbook:
§2.2: 44(a)
§2.3: 40, 62
§2.5: 51, 52
Sept 19
Sept 19, 21 2.6, 2.7 WebAssign problems on "Limits at infinity and derivatives".
Written HW from the textbook:
§2.6: 38, 42
§2.7: 22, 35, 60
Sept 26
Sept 26, 28 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 WebAssign problems on "More Derivatives".
Written HW from the textbook:
§2.8: 48, 62
§3.1: 70
§3.2: 54
§3.3: 19
Oct 3
Oct 3, 5 3.4 and Midterm 1 review Study for Midterm 1, which will be held in class on Oct 10.
The exam covers material from the first four weeks of class.
For practice, try Sample Midterms A and B.
Solutions to the sample midterms: A and B.
Oct 3, Oct 11 3.4, 3.5 WebAssign problems on "Chain Rule and Implicit Differentiation".
Written HW from the textbook:
§3.4: 50, 72
§3.5: 26, 39, 56
Oct 17
Oct 17, 19 3.6, 3.9, 3.10 WebAssign problems on "Logs, Related Rates, Linear Approximations".
Written HW from the textbook:
§3.6: 42, 44
§3.9: 12
§3.10: 4, 27
Oct 24
Oct 24, 26 4.1, 4.3 WebAssign problems on "Max/Min, Second Derivatives, Graphs".
Written HW from the textbook:
§4.1: 56, 62
§4.3: 46, 52
Oct 31
Oct 31, Nov 2 4.4, 4.5, 4.7 WebAssign problems on "L'Hopital's Rule, Graphing, and Optimization".
Written HW from the textbook:
§4.4: 44, 64
§4.5: 48
§4.7: 4, 6
(Thursday)
Nov 9
Midterm 2 Study for Midterm 2, which will be held in class on Nov 16.
The exam covers material from sections 3.1-3.6, 3.9-3.10, 4.1, 4.3-4.5, 4.7.
For practice, try Sample Midterms A and B.
Solutions to the sample midterms: A and B.
Nov 9, 21 4.9, 5.1, 5.2 WebAssign problems on "Antiderivatives and the definite integral".
Written HW from the textbook:
§4.9: 12, 52
§5.2: 17, 30, 50
Nov 28
Nov 28, 30 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 WebAssign problems on "Fundamental Theorem, Indef. Integral, Substitution".
Written HW from the textbook:
§5.3: 44, 46
§5.4: 12
§5.5: 34, 56
Dec 5
Dec 5 6.1 WebAssign problems on "Areas between Curves".
No written HW from the textbook.
(Monday, 7 pm)
Dec 11
Final Study for the final exam, which will be held on Dec. 19 at 1:10-4:00 pm.
For practice, try the Sample Final. Solutions are available.
Here are some extra integral problems and solutions.


Exams

October 10: The first midterm solutions are posted.
November 16: The second midterm solutions are posted.
December 19: The final exam will be held at 1:10-4:00 pm in 517 Hamilton.


Course Feedback

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