Week | Topic | Assignment | Administrivia |
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Week 1: Aug. 26-30 | 1.1-1.3, 1.5, 1.6 | ||

Week 2: Sept. 2-6 | 2.1-2.3 | Homework #1 | Labor Day: no class! |

Week 3: Sept. 9-13 | 2.4-2.6 | Monday: last day to drop without a "W" or choose the P/F option | |

Week 4: Sept. 16-20 | 2.7, 2.8, 3.1 | Homework #2 | |

Week 5: Sept. 23-27 | 3.2, 3.3 | Midterm #1 | |

Week 6: Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 | 3.3-3.6 | Homework #3 | |

Week 7: Oct. 7-11 | 3.8-3.10 | ||

Week 8: Oct. 14-18 | 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2 | Homework #4 | |

Week 9: Oct. 21-25 | 4.2, 4.3 | Midterm #2 | |

Week 10: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 | 4.3-4.5 | Homework #5 | Monday: last day to drop or choose to get a letter grade |

Week 11: Nov. 4-8 | 4.7-4.9 | ||

Week 12: Nov. 11-15 | 5.1, 5.2 | Homework #6 | |

Week 13: Nov. 18-22 | 5.3, 5.4 | ||

Week 14: Nov. 25-29 | Thanksgiving break: no class! | ||

Week 15: Dec. 2-6 | 5.5 and review | Homework #7 |

- If you aren't sure you're right about one of the laws of exponents, try plugging in sample numbers and seeing if the right and left sides of the equation are equal.
- You should be able to tell the graphs of y=3^x, y=1^x, and y=(.2)^x apart immediately.

Keep in mind that if you are supposed to take the limit of a rational function at a point x=a and you find out that the denominator is 0 when you plug in a, you should try doing some algebra to see if you can cancel out some terms so the denominator won't be 0 anymore.

Happy studying!

- Compute dy/dx when x^2 + yz = y^2.
- Find y' at the point(s) on the curve defined by -2e^x + (y^2)(cos x) = y where x=0.

Here is the problem I promised you:

- Suppose you have 1/5 of a radioactive substance left after 50 years. What is its half-life (that is, how long will it take for only half the original amount to remain)? Note that you don't have an actual amount (like 100 g) in this problem, but you don't need it!

- Suppose, as in class today, that a baseball player is running to first base from home plate at a rate or 15 ft/s. How is his distance from second base changing when he is 10 feet from first base?
- Quite frankly, any problem in Section 3.9 would be good. I recommend #35 for something marginally more complicated and anything between #11 and #34 for a general, all-purpose problem.

- You want to build a rectangular enclosure bordering a neighbor's stone wall using the 50 feet of barbed wire you already have so the area in the enclosure is maximized. What are the dimensions of the enclosure, and what is its area?
- Find two numbers whose difference is 81 and whose product is as large as possible.

Suppose a ladder is sliding down a wall at a rate of 1.5 m/s. When the base of the ladder is 3 meters away from the wall, the base is moving away from the wall at a rate of 2 m/s. How long is the ladder?

Good luck studying for your exams!