Math 251: Calculus I

Winter 2015

Contact Info

Office: Fenton Hall 309
Office Hours: Tu 11:00a-12:00p, Th 2:00p-2:50p, F 11:00a-12:00p and by appointment.
Email: kgedeon@uoregon.edu

Announcements

1.5.15 Welcome to Math 251!
2.4.15 Here is the worksheet from today, as well as the Solutions.
3.3.15 Here is the worksheet from today, as well as the Solutions.

Tentative Weekly Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Week Sections to Cover Notes
1 2.1-2.4
2 2.5-2.7
3 2.7-3.1 No class Monday
4 3.2-3.3 Midterm Exam 1
5 3.3 - 3.6
6 3.7 - 3.9
7 4.1 - 4.3 Midterm Exam 2
8 4.3, 4.4
9 4.5, 4.6
10 4.7, Review Midterm Exam 3
11 Final Exam; No classes

Homework Resources

Unless otherwise noted, Hand-In Homework is due Fridays at 3pm in my Math Department box. LG problems are problems taken from the Lecture Guides.

Remember that I expect your Hand-In Homework to follow these guidelines, taken from the course syllabus:

  • Your name, assignment number, and due date are at the top of the front page.
  • Multiple pages are stapled together.
  • Pages are not torn from a spiral notebook (or at least cut off the "scruff").
  • You have neat and complete solutions to all problems, with final answers clearly marked.
  • Problems are organized in an easy-to-understand fashion. It must be clear, for each problem, what number it is, what section it's from, and whether it's from lecture guides or the textbook.

For homework help, you should come to my office hours and/or send me an email. Other free resources around campus include the Teaching and Learning Center and the Reading Room of the Mathematics Library. This quarter, the TLC is offering additional (free) drop-in tutoring on Wednesdays from 6-8pm in 154 Straub.

Remember that Calculus is a work-intensive subject, and hence you will have a large amount of homework. I encourage you to start the homework as early as possible.

HW No. Book Problems LG Problems Due Date
0 Available Here DUE IN OFFICE HOURS Jan. 9
1 2.1 #5, 6;
2.2 #3, 8, 15;
2.3 #6, 8, 18, 42;
2.4 #10, 11, 34, 35, 37ab
2.2.3, 2.4.4 Jan. 9
2 2.5 #9, 17, 24, 28, 35, 51, 55, 56a;
2.6 #3, 8, 11, 16, 21, 35, 37, 45, 47, 50
2.5.7 Jan. 16
3 2.7 #3, 12, 13, 20, 25, 41;
2.8 #4, 9, 12, 14, 15, 22, 28, 31;
Ch. 2 Review #1, 7, 10, 11, 14, 23, 45
Jan. 23
4 3.1 #2, 15, 20, 22, 28, 29, 42, 45, 60, 65
3.2 #1, 2, 9, 15, 22, 25, 42, 49, 50, 60
3.1.2, 3.2.5 Jan. 30
5 3.3 #1, 2, 13, 35, 37
3.4 #1, 2, 7, 52, 70, 71, 74
3.5 #15, 16, 27, 47
3.3.2, 3.3.4, 3.4.4 Feb. 6
6 3.6 #10, 28
3.7 #2, 10, 29, 39, 40
3.8 #3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 28, 29, 33
3.9 #2, 16, 22, 36
Feb. 13
7 4.1 #2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 29, 33, 34, 35, 40
4.2 #5, 8, 11, 28, 36, 47, 51, 65
4.2.4 Feb. 23
8 4.3 #1, 8, 13, 20, 34, 41, 49, 53, 58, 63
4.5 #1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 16, 61, 64, 65, 66, 67
4.3.6, 4.5.4 Feb. 27
9 4.6 #5, 8, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 32, 33, 35, 43, 51, 54, 56
Ch. 4 Review Exercises #4, 5, 9, 14, 27, 29, 36, 37, 45, 47
Mar. 6
10 None! (Note there are WebWorK problems assigned!) Mar. 13

Exam Resources

Prerequisite Quiz

The Prerequisite Quiz will take place in class on Wednesday, January 7th, and will cover pre-requisite material.You should study the diagnostic tests A-D (pgs. xxiv-xxviii in the textbook), Sections 1.1-1.6, relevant appendices in the textbook, and the WebWorK Review. In particular, here are some practice problems (but don't restrict your studying to just these problems):

1.1 #1,59;
1.2 #12;
1.3 #26,29,33,41,51,54;
1.5 #1,2,19,23,24,29;

Both the diagnostic tests and Chapter 1 should be review for students; I will expect sufficient understanding of this pre-requisite material. If any of this review material is unfamiliar or confusing, you may want to consider taking a different math class in preparation for calculus.

Midterm 1

Midterm 1 will take place in class on January 26th. You will have the entire 50 minutes to complete the exam. It will cover sections 2.1-2.8. I highly suggest that you attempt all of the review problems listed below before looking at the solutions.

Review for Midterm 1 (Solutions)

Midterm 2

Midterm 2 will take place in class on February 16th. You will have the entire 50 minutes to complete the exam. It will cover sections 3.1-3.9. I highly suggest that you attempt all of the review problems listed below before looking at the solutions.

Review for Midterm 2 (Solutions)

Midterm 3

Midterm 3 will take place in class on March 9th. You will have the entire 50 minutes to complete the exam. It will cover sections 4.1-4.3, 4.5, 4.6. I highly suggest that you attempt all of the review problems listed below before looking at the solutions.

Review for Midterm 3 (Solutions)

Final Exam

The Final Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00pm in Deady 301 (our usual classroom).

The Final Exam is cumulative and may contain problems from any of the sections that we've covered. Remember that you can bring a 3x5 note card to the exam, but as usual there are no calculators allowed.

Review for Final Exam (Answers)

Review Worksheet (Full Solutions**) (Here are a couple corrections to the solutions for problem 9 and problem 15.)

Related Rates and Optimization Worksheet (Solutions)

On Sunday 3/15 there will be a review session from 2-4pm in Deady 102.

Here are a few reminders for you:

  • On Sunday there will be a review session held by Dan Raies (an excellent 251 instructor) jointly for our class and his. It will be from 2-4pm in Deady 102.
  • On Monday, Karl Schmidt (another excellent 251 instructor) will hold an office hour for his students, and has agreed to let any of you come as well. This will be on Monday from 11a-1p in Fenton 324.
  • On Tuesday, I will have office hours from 3:00-4:30p. 
  • Email me if you have any questions!