Math 246 FALL 2006, List of lectures

• On this page I will post content of all lectures with reference to the book. All handouts also will be posted here.
• Monday, September 25: Exponential growth/decay. Section 2.1.
• Tuesday, September 26: Recursions; sequences; limits. Sections 2.1-2.2.
• Wednesday, September 27: Existence and nonexistense of limits; limit laws; limits for recursions and fixed points. Section 2.2. Here is homework!
• Friday, September 29: Population models: Beverton-Holt recruitment curve. Section 2.3.
• Monday, October 2: More population models: discrete logistic equation. Section 2.3.
• Tuesday, October 3: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, October 4: Ricker's curve and Fibbonaci sequence. Definition of a limit of a function. Section 2.3, 3.1. We will have QUIZ on Monday!!! New homework!
• Friday, October 6: Examples of limits. Section 3.1.
• Monday, October 9: Continuity. Continuity of familiar functions. Combinations of continuous functions. Section 3.2. We had quiz1 today; here are the solutions.
• Tuesday, October 10: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, October 11: Continuity of composite functions. Limits at infinity. Sections 3.2-3.3. New homework!
• Friday, October 13: The sandwich theorem. Trigonometric limits. Section 3.4.
• Monday, October 16: More of trigonometric limits. The intermediate value theorem. Sections 3.4-3.5. We will have MIDTERM on Friday!!!
• Tuesday, October 17: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, October 18: Definition of the derivative. Section 4.1. New homework! We will have review before midterm on Thursday, October 19, 3pm; we will meet at Deady 3.
• Friday, October 20: We had Midterm 1 today; here are the solutions.
• Monday, October 23: Interpretations of derivative. Power rule. Sections 4.1-4.2.
• Tuesday, October 24: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, October 25: Differentiation rules. Sections 4.2-4.3. New homework!
• Friday, October 27: Power rule for general powers. Examples. Section 4.3. We will have QUIZ next Friday!!!
• Monday, October 30: Chain rule. Section 4.4.
• Tuesday, October 31: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, November 1: Implicit differentiation. Related rates. Higher derivatives. Section 4.4. New homework!
• Friday, November 3: Derivatives of trigonometric functions. Section 4.5. We had quiz2 today; here are the solutions.
• Monday, November 6: Derivative of exponential function. Derivative of an inverse function. Sections 4.6-4.7.
• Tuesday, November 7: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, November 8: More on derivatives of inverse functions: inverse trigonometric functions and logarithm. Section 4.7. New homework!
• Friday, November 10: Linear approximation. Section 4.8. We will have MIDTERM next Friday!!! Here are the review problems.
• Monday, November 13: Global and local extrema. Fermat's theorem. Section 5.1.
• Tuesday, November 14: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, November 15: How to find local extrema. Monotonicity. Section 5.2. A couple more of review problems is added. Here are the answers. We will have review session on Thursday, 3pm, Deady 3. New homework!
• Friday, November 17: We had Midterm 2 today; here are the solutions.
• Monday, November 20: Concave up and concave down; inflection points. How to sketch a graph of function. Section 5.3.
• Tuesday, November 21: Problem solving session.
• Wednesday, November 22: Optimization. Section 5.4.
• Monday, November 27: Indeterminate expressions and L'Hospital's Rule. Section 5.5. We will have EVALUATIONS on Wednesday!!!
• Tuesday, November 28: More of indeterminate expressions. Section 5.5.
• Wednesday, November 29: Stability for fixed points of recurrences. Section 5.6. Here is a Practice Exam. We will have Review session on Monday 12am; we meet at Deady 3.
• Friday, December 1: Antiderivatives. Section 5.8.
• THE END.
• Here are the answers for Practice Exam.