DAILY ASSIGNMENTS
Week 1 (USC classes begin Thursday)
Aug 25 (F) Read page xv from the preface as well as sections 1.1 and 1.2. In 1.1 do #2, 4, 7, 9, 14, 17. In 1.2 do #3, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16. Get a graphing calculator by Wednesday of next week. If you don't already own one, I suggest any of the TI-83 or TI-84 calculators. For those who don't have a book yet, our text along with the student solutions manual are available in the Math Library which is located on the 3rd floor of LeConte. These cannot be checked out. They can only be viewed in the library which is open Mondays-Thursdays 8:00am-9:00pm, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Week 2 (Wednesday is the last day to drop without a grade of W)
Aug 28 (M) Finish up the homework from last time. There is no new homework. Get a graphing calculator. Turn in your student information sheets. If you have not already had your photo taken, be prepared for one on Wednesday.
Aug 30 (W) Read section 1.3. In 1.3 do #5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 25, 26, 31. There will be a quiz Wednesday on sections 1.1-1.3. Start bringing your calculator to class each day.
Sep 1 (F) Read section 1.5 (we will skip 1.4 for now). Prepare for Wednesday's quiz on 1.1-1.3. Try to find a possible formula for y as a function of x if its graph goes through the points (0,3), (2,12), (4,48), (6,192), (8,768).
Week 3 (Labor Day - Monday)
Sep 6 (W) In section 1.5 do #1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 21, 27. If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. Bring a calculator from now on. Today we discussed how to use the Y=, 2nd-TBLSET, and 2nd-TABLE features of your calculator to answer the following question: If the population is currently 500 but is expected to decrease by 10% per year, then in how many years will the population be cut to half its current size? Hint: The answer is not 5 years. Try using the formula for population which can be given by P = 500(0.9)^t.
Sep 8 (F) Read section 1.6 on logarithms. By Wednesday do #2, 5, 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 36 from 1.6. Make a table of values on your calculator to double-check your work from section 1.5 and 1.6. Try the free math tutoring at the Math Tutoring Center.
Week 4
Sep 11 (M) Read section 1.7. Begin working on problems #1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19 from 1.7. There will be a quiz Wednesday on sections 1.5-1.6.
Sep 13 (W) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. Finish the problems from section 1.7.
Sep 15 (F) Read section 1.4 and do #3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 29, 30 from that section. There will be a quiz Wednesday on sections 1.7 and 1.4.
Week 5
Sep 18 (M) Read section 2.1 and do #1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 24 from 2.1. Wednesday's quiz will cover sections 1.7 and 1.4.
Sep 20 (W) Read section 2.2. Finish the problems from section 2.1. From section 2.2 do #13, 17, 20, 24, 26, 27.
Sep 22 (F) Read section 2.3 and do #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 17 from that section. Start preparing for Friday's test which will cover everything we've done until now including section 2.3. I will have a help session Wednesday night but still need to determine the time and room.
Week 6
Sep 25 (M) Office hours this week: Monday cancelled, Tuesday 2-4pm, Wednesday 2-4pm, Thursday 2-4pm. Help session will be Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 412. Friday's test will cover sections 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.3. For section 1.4, you may skip the part on Supply and Demand Curves (middle of page 26 thru end of page 28). In addition to your homework and quizzes from this semester, you can get a lot of practice by working through the old tests and quizzes from past semesters that I taught this course.
Sep 27 (W) Be sure to bring your student ID and a calculator with working batteries on Friday. Office hours remaining this week are Wednesday 2-4pm, Thursday 2-4pm. The help session will be Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 412. Friday's test will cover sections 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.3. For section 1.4, you may skip the part on Supply and Demand Curves (middle of page 26 thru end of page 28). In addition to your homework and quizzes from this semester, you can get a lot of practice by working through the old tests and quizzes from past semesters that I taught this course.
Sep 29 (F) Test 1
Week 7 (Thursday is the last day to drop without a grade of WF)
Oct 2 (M) Read sections 3.1-3.2. Also read pages 135-136 and the top half of page 170. For homework do #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 24, 25, 38, 40, 44, 46, 51, 59 from section 3.1. Office hours are cancelled today - email me if you would like to set up another time to meet.
Oct 4 (W) Read section 3.3. In 3.2 do #1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28. In 3.3 begin working on #1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 36, 39, 44, 45.
Oct 6 (F) Finish the problems from section 3.3. Read section 3.4. In 3.4. begin working on #1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36, 39.
Week 8
Oct 9 (M) Continue practicing all the derivative rules by doing questions from sections 3.1-3.4. There will be an in-class quiz Wednesday on sections 3.1-3.2. There will be an in-class quiz Friday on sections 3.3-3.4. No calculators will be allowed for either of these quizzes.
Oct 11 (W) Read section 2.5 and continue practicing your derivative rules.
Oct 13 (F) Do #3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 from section 2.5 and continue practicing your derivative rules. The solutions to quiz 4 and quiz 5 will be online later tonight. If you're still having trouble with this material, try retaking the quiz at home and comparing your work with my answers. If you've had enough practice, it should probably only take around 1-2 minutes per problem.
Week 9 (Fall Break - Thursday and Friday)
Oct 16 (M) There will be a quiz Wednesday on section 2.5. Keep practicing the derivative rules.
Oct 18 (W) Skim sections 4.1-4.2. In section 4.2 graph the functions from #11-20 without a calculator. If you had trouble with today's quiz, print a blank copy and retry it over the weekend. Note that blank copies and solutions are online for all quizzes. Office hours are cancelled today. Friday's test will cover sections 3.1-3.4, 2.5, and 4.2.
Week 10
Oct 23 (M) There will be a help session Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 405. No calculators will be allowed on Friday's test which covers sections 3.1-3.4, 2.5, 4.2, and quizzes 4-6.
Oct 25 (W) Bring an ID to Friday's test. The test will cover sections 3.1-3.4, 2.5, 4.2, and quizzes 4-6. No calculators are allowed for any portion of the test. There will be a help session tonight from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 405.
Oct 27 (F) Test 2
Week 11
Oct 30 (M) Read section 5.1 and do #6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17 from that section.
Nov 1 (W) Read section 5.2 and do #3, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17 from that section.
Nov 3 (F) There will be a quiz Monday on sections 5.1-5.2.
Week 12 (Election Day - Tuesday)
Nov 6 (M) Read section 5.3 and do #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 19 from that section. Look over the problems from today's worksheet. I'll assign specific problems from this worksheet next time. Today's quiz has been postponed and will be done in class on Wednesday. I will not hold office hours today, but you can email me if you have questions.
Nov 8 (W) Read section 5.4. Do #8 from 5.4. Do #1-11 from the worksheet. If you missed today's quiz, be sure you do the problems before Friday's class.
Nov 10 (F) There will be a quiz Monday on section 5.3 and the area problems from the worksheet. Get completely caught up with your understanding of sections 5.1-5.3 over the weekend. If you have time, begin your next homework assignment by doing #3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 21, 30 from section 5.4.
Week 13
Nov 13 (M) Read section 5.4 and do #3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 21, 30 from that section. If you missed today's quiz, be sure you do the problems before Friday's class.
Nov 15 (W) Read section 5.5 and do #4, 8 from that section. There will be a quiz Monday on section 5.4.
Nov 17 (F) Monday's quiz will be on section 5.4 and calculators will be allowed. For the following Monday's quiz on section 5.5 and worksheet 2, no calculators will be allowed.
Week 14 (Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
Nov 20 (M) If you missed today's quiz, be sure you do the problems before next Monday's class. There will be a quiz next Monday on section 5.5 and worksheet 2.
Week 15
Nov 27 (M) Friday's test will cover sections 5.1-5.5, quizzes 7-10, worksheets 1-2. The test will be separated into a non-calculator portion and a calculator portion. If you missed today's quiz, be sure to work on it at home. For Wednesday's class, bring copies of your quizzes and worksheets along with copies of old tests. There will also be a help session Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 412.
Nov 29 (W) Friday's test will cover sections 5.1-5.5, quizzes 7-10, worksheets 1-2. The test will be separated into a non-calculator portion and a calculator portion. Bring copies of your quizzes and worksheets along with copies of old tests to tonight's help session from 7-8:30pm in LeConte 412.
Dec 1 (F) Test 3
Week 16 (Last Day of Classes - Friday)
Dec 4 (M) We went over part of test 3 today in class and discussed who may exempt the cumulative final exam.
Dec 6 (W)
Dec 8 (F)
Finals Week (Monday, Dec 11 through Monday, Dec 18)
Dec 12 (Tuesday) Cumulative Final Exam from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in BA 008