Calculus I, Fall 2009

Instructor: Michael Pelsmajer

office: E1 206, phone: 567-5344, email: pelsmajer_(AT)_iit_(DOT)_edu

[Departmental webpage]
[Personal webpage]

Generic Syllabus (updated February 2006),
and ADA Syllabus Statement

Fall 2009 Course Information, and a rough schedule of topics

- 151-04 class meetings
- 10:00am-11:15am MWF in SH 204, and
- 10:00am-11:15am Thursday in SB 112J or AM 222

- 151-06 class meetings
- 11:25am-12:40pm MWF in LS 152, and
- 11:25am-12:40pm Thursday in SB 112J or WH 116

The first exam will be **Wednesday, September 23**.
It will cover material up to and including Section 3.3.
Everything we discussed in class up until Wednesday Sept 16 is fair game, except for Section 2.4. (No Higher Derivatives, and no Section 1.3 either, since we skipped these topics.)

There will be a **Review Session** conducted by Hannah from the ARC, on:
**Monday, 6pm-8pm**, September 21, in ~~E1 room 025 or 027~~ E1 122.

The second exam will be **Friday, October 30**.
It will concentrate on material since the first exam, and it will cover up through Section 4.8.

There will be a **Review Session** conducted by Hannah from the ARC, on:
**Wednesday, 6pm-8pm**, October 28, in E1 room 026.

**The third exam will be Friday, December 4**.
It will cover Section 4.9 through Section 6.4.

There will be a Review Session, Thursday 6pm-8pm in E1 025 or 026.

I can **enthusiastically recommend** the book
How to Ace Calculus: A Streetwise Guide. The quality of the advice is very high, and it's seriously funny. The extensive excerpts
let you see what it's about.

Here is an excellent, well-organized collection of tips:
Success in Mathematics. **I wish I wrote it!** You should read it right now, and reread it later in the semester (e.g., a week before the first exam)! You can skip Section 2.2 (Polya's four-step process), but everything else is *very* relevant for Math 151 this semester.

More good stuff:

- How To Study Math: In a nutshell, sleep enough, and start everything ASAP! Common sense, yes, but the interesting thing here is that it is explained why this is particularly important for mathematics.)
- How To Read Mathematics and another How To Read Mathematics: In a nutshell, it's not supposed to be like reading a novel — it's completely normal for it go very (very) slowly.

For direct help with mathematics, try the Academic Resource Center (ARC) or speak directly to your instructor.

There will be homework assigned every day via WebAssign. Most of it will be done online, but a few problems will be collected, on paper, each Friday at the beginning of class. See August 22 email for further details.

Class every Friday will begin with a short quiz. Quiz problems will be, in many cases, identical to homework problems.

On the first three Thursday meetings, we will have a Trigonometry Review. This is required for some people, who have been notified by email, and optional for everyone else.

Topics

(Additional resource: Maslanka's Trigonometry Review Handouts)

Location: Alumni Hall room 222 for Section 04, and Wishnick Hall room 116 for Section 06.

**Trigonometry Review homework** is only necessary if you are required to attend the Trigonometry Review.

The starred problems (*) must be handed in to be graded.

For the other problems, you must (1) write them out legibly, and save them in a folder or notebook (2) check that your answers are correct (answers in the back of the book), and (3) seek help if you don't understand.

- Assigned Thursday, August 27. Due Thursday, September 3.
- Appendix D, pA32 #1,3,5,7,9,11, 17,19,21, 23,25,27, 31,32*,33, 45,48*,52*
- Assigned Thursday, September 3.
*Revised at 1:00pm*Due Thursday, September 10. - Appendix D, pA32 #13,15,16*, 79,82*
- See the definition of inverse cos and inverse tan, p456-7.
- Section 7.6, p461 #1,3,5,6*
- Assigned Thursday, September 10, at 1:30pm.
*Revised at 4:20pm*Due Thursday, September 17. - Section 7.6, p461 #7,8*, 11,12*,13
- Appendix D, pA32 #59,61,63, 65,67,70*

After the Trigonometry Review, each Thursday meeting will be have a **Maple Lab** or a **Recitation**. Which one will be announced earlier that week.

Maple Labs are in SB 112J for both sections.

Recitations are in Alumni Hall room 222 for Section 04, and Wishnick Hall room 116 for Section 06.

- September 17, Recitation
- September 24, Maple Lab
- October 1, Maple Lab
- October 8, Recitation
- October 15, Maple Lab
- October 22, Recitation
- October 29, Recitation
- November 5, Maple Lab
- November 12, Maple Lab
- November 19, Recitation
- November 26, (no class)
- December 3, Maple Lab

Students will present solutions to homework-like problems, at the board. (You'll need your book, or printed pages from your eTextbook.) You will also have a chance to ask questions about the current homework.

Every student is expected to present three or four correct problems overall (about one problem per two recitations); this is part of your grade.
Presenting more often will garner a little extra credit.

- September 17, likely recitation problems
- Chapter 1 Review (p53) #10, 15
- Chapter 2 Review (p108) True-False Quiz #1-5,7,8,10,12,15
- Chapter 2 Review (p109) #1-7, 9,10, 13, 16-18, 23, 27,28
- Chapter 3 Review (p197) #1-4, 6, 12, 86,87
- October 8, expect derivatives (chain & trig, inverse & inverse trig, implicit) and related rates
- October 22, problems similar to #1-38 in Section 4.5, p248
- October 29, problems on topics that could be on the second exam
- November 19, problems from Chapter 5 Review

( Maple at IIT )

**Maple Advice**

**Do not**struggle for hours by yourself without making progress. Get help.- If you don't remember something basic, look at newintro.mw for an example.
- Most technical problems can be avoided by following Syntax Tips and Kernel Tips. Also try Maple Help.

**September 24**

- Right-click here, and save the file "newintro.mw" to the Desktop.
- On the desktop, you should see the file "newintro.mw", with a Maple 13 icon. Double-click on it. Wait for Maple to begin.
- If that doesn't work, find the program Maple 13 and start the program (probably by double-clicking on a maple leaf icon). Wait for Maple to begin. Then,
*from within Maple*, "Open" a file, then click on "Desktop", then open the file "newintro.mw". (If you don't see it, change the file type to "All Files".) - Go through "newintro.mw". Carefully
*follow all the directions*.

Due date: Wednesday Sept 30, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file

**October 1**

(You may wish to review newintro.mw and Syntax Tips and Kernel Tips before today's class.)

Do Lab #2.
(Right click & save, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday Oct 7, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file *Lab2-MPelsmajer* (except use your own name, not my name).

**October 15**

Do Lab #3.
(Right click & save, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday Oct 21, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file *Lab3-MPelsmajer* (except use your own name, not my name).

**November 5**

Do Lab #4.
(Right click & save, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday Nov 12, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file *Lab4-MPelsmajer* (except use your own name, not my name).

**November 12**

Do Lab #5.
(Right click & save, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday Nov 18, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file *Lab5-MPelsmajer* (except use your own name, not my name).

**December 3**

Do Lab #6.
(Right click & save, etc.)

Due date: Wednesday Dec 9, 5pm

Please submit via Digital Dropbox in Blackboard. Name your file *Lab6-MPelsmajer* (except use your own name, not my name).

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability Resources and make an appointment to speak with me [the instructor] as soon as possible. The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is located in Life Sciences Room 218, telephone 312-567-5744 or disabilities@iit.edu.