The calendar is based on sections meeting MWF; sections will naturally diverge somewhat from each other and from the
OSH: Old-School Homework. Apply principals from class to solve contextual problems. Practice thinking critically and
WW: WeBWorK weekly assignments.
PL: Pre-Lecture WeBWorK assignments. Read the text before class to prepare; answer questions in WeBWorK based on
WW CL: WeBWorK course logistics assignment
WW DT: WeBWorK diagnostic test
due Lecture topic Course notes
5Cell size: volume, area. Power functions. Sec 1.1-1.2
Power functions (cont). Sketching simple
polynomials (y=x^3-ax). Sec 1.1, 1.4,1.6
10 WW CL
Sketching simple polynomials (cont). Rational
functions, Michaelis-Menten and Hill functions,
“limits” at infinity.
Sec 1.4, 1.5
12 OSH 0
Average rate of change and secant lines.
Definition of the derivative. Instantaneous rate of
14 OSH 1
Limits and continuity, examples. One example of
computing derivative of from the
Sec 2.5, 3.2, Appendix D.
16 WW DT
17 PL3.1 Derivatives: analytic, and geometric (zoom in on a
point). Sketching given (intro). Sec 3.1-3.2
Derivatives (cont): computational (spreadsheet
example in class). More examples of sketching
20 WW 2
Sep Rules of differentiation: Power rule, sum rule, Sec 4.1