Instructor: Tim Chumley
Office: Clapp 404b
Phone: 538-2299
e-mail: tchumley
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5, Wednesdays 1-2, Thursdays 4-5, Fridays 11-12.

Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th Edition by James Stewart, ISBN: 9780538498678;
on reserve in library under QA303.2 .S772 2012


Announcements

Announcements will be posted here throughout the semester.

Dec 13: Our classmate, Megan, has kindly shared with the class her table of series tests as it stands so far. I've posted a scan here. Please send yours along too if you'd like to share.

Also, here are my office hours for the reading days:

  • Wednesday 1-2:30pm, 5-6:30pm
  • Thursday 9am-1pm
  • Friday 9-11am, 1-3pm

Dec 11: The final exam schedule is posted here. A few remarks on self-scheduled finals:

  • 3 exam periods per day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • 1 exam period on Friday night, 1 on Tuesday morning
  • only one exam can be taken per exam period
  • exam pick-up is in Hooker Auditorium (except on Friday night, when it's in Kendade Atrium)
  • you'll take your exam in an open-book room, but you'll only be allowed a calculator

Nov 01: As mentioned in class, the date of the next exam was pushed back a little to November 15. Also, I will cover Nhu's evening help session on Wednesday. Please let me know if you plan to come to evening help after 8pm. Otherwise, I might go home early at 8pm.

Oct 30: A small typo in Problem 2.1 of Problem Set 6 was fixed. 'y = 0' was changed to 'y = 2.'

Oct 18: Due to the LEAP symposium, we won't have class on Friday. We'll have a take-home quiz which I'll post on the class web page and via email on Friday.

Sep 30: There is only WebWork homework assigned this week due to Thursday's exam.

Sep 21: Evening help desk hours for the semester are posted at the bottom of this page.

Sep 20: A small typo in problem 2.5 of problem set 2 was fixed. Please check that you have the most recent version.

Sep 15: Here is the worksheet handed out in class today.

Syllabus

Check the syllabus for all the important class policies (grades, attendance, etc.).

Homework

There will be weekly homework assignments comprising an online portion (Webwork) and a written portion.

  • Online assignments. Weekly homework will be assigned through Webwork and will be due Wednesdays at 11:59 pm. Please feel free to email me if you ever have any technical issues.
  • Written assignments. In addition, a selection of textbook problems will be assigned to be due Thursdays at 5pm in the folder outside my office.
    • These assignments are given so that you can practice writing mathematics and receive feedback on your progress.
    • If you would like feedback on a particular steps in a problem, then you can indicate this on your assignment.
    • Each problem will be given a score of 3, 2, or 1. A 1 will be given to indicate that to stay on track you should get help from your instructor or a TA.
  • Suggested problems. There will also be suggested problems assigned with each textbook section covered (see the Course Plan below). These are for practice and not to be turned in, but quiz and exam problems will be very similar.
Written Assignment Due
Problem set 1 Sep 15
Problem set 2 Sep 22
Problem set 3 Sep 29
Problem set 4 Oct 20
Problem set 5 Oct 27
Problem set 6 Nov 3
Problem set 7 Nov 10
Problem set 8 Dec 1
Problem set 9 Dec 9 (Friday)

Quizzes

There will be weekly 15 minute quizzes on Fridays except the first week, Thanksgiving week, reading week, and on weeks when there is an exam. Quizzes will be one to two problems and cover material discussed through the previous Tuesday's lecture. The precise sections covered will be listed below and problems will be similar to suggested problems.

Quiz Date Material Solutions
Quiz 1 Sep 16 11.1 (pdf)
Quiz 2 Sep 23 11.2 (pdf)
Quiz 3 Sep 30 11.4 (pdf)
Quiz 4 (take-home) Oct 22 5.4, 5.5 (pdf)
Quiz 5 Oct 29 6.1, 6.2 (discs only) (pdf)
Quiz 6 Nov 4 6.3, 7.1 (pdf)
Quiz 7 Nov 11 7.3, 7.4 (pdf)
Quiz 8 Dec 2 7.8, 11.3 (pdf)
Quiz 9 Dec 9 11.8, 11.9 (pdf)

Exams

There will be three exams:

Exam Date Time and Location Material Study material Solutions
Exam 1 Oct 06 in class 11.1-11.6 (pdf) (pdf)
Exam 2 Nov 15 in class 5.3, 5.5, 6.1-6.3, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4 (pdf) (solutions) (pdf)
Final Dec 16-20 self-scheduled cumulative (pdf) (solutions) .

Course plan

Below is a rough outline of the sections to be covered week by week through the semester, including suggested textbook problems. Some of this is subject to change, so please check regularly.

Week Sections Suggested problems In-class activities
Sep 05 - Sep 09 11.1 11.1: 4-14 even, 18, 22, 40, 46, 60, 62, 66
Sep 12 - Sep 16 11.1, 11.2 11.2: 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 34, 36, 38, 42, 48, 70 Geometric series
More on series
Sep 19 - Sep 23 11.3, 11.4 11.4: 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30, 37 Limit comparison test
Sep 26 - Sep 30 11.5, 11.6 11.5: 6, 7, 8, 10, 16, 24, 28
11.6: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24
Alternating series
Ratio test
Oct 03 - Oct 07 5.1, 5.2 5.2: 33-40, 48, 49 Introduction to integration
Oct 10 - Oct 14 5.3, 5.4 5.3: 8-42 even, 61, 76, 77
5.4: 22-34 even, 51-59 odd, 63-69 odd
Fundamental theorem
Net change and symmetry
Oct 17 - Oct 21 5.5, 6.1 5.5: 8-24 even, 32-40 even, 54, 56, 62, 64
6.1: 6, 8, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21, 27, 42, 46, 50, 52
Oct 24 - Oct 28 6.2, 6.3 6.2: 1-17 odd, 94
6.3: 4, 6, 12, 14, 18, 38, 42, 44, 48
Discs and washers
Washers and shells
Oct 31 - Nov 04 7.1, 7.3 7.1: 4, 6, 10, 18, 34, 38, 60
7.3: 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 18, 43
Integration by parts
Pizza warmup, Trig substitution
Nov 7 - Nov 11 7.4 7.4: 8, 10, 12, 20, 22, 34, 51, 66 Partial fractions
Nov 14 - Nov 18 7.8, 11.3 7.8: 2, 6, 8, 14, 22, 28, 30, 34
11.3: 2, 16, 22, 24
Improper integrals
Integral test
Nov 21 - Nov 25 11.8
Nov 28 - Dec 02 11.8, 11.9 11.8: 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22
11.9: 4, 8, 14, 18
Intervals of convergence
New power series from old
Dec 05 - Dec 09 11.10 11.10: 2, 6, 14, 30, 66, 68 Taylor and Maclaurin series
More on Taylor series
Dec 12 - Dec 16 Review

Getting help

Here's a few ways to get help:

  • Office hours (listed at the top of this page). These are times I hold on my schedule to be available for students. I like to use these times as open drop in sessions where there may be multiple students getting help simultaneously, but it's expected that you come with specific questions about notes, homework problems, or the text that you have thought about already. If you need to schedule a time to meet with me one-on-one, either to discuss something private or because you can't make my office hours, please send me an email with times that you are available to meet, and I will find a time that works for both of us.
  • Evening help desk. Student TA's staff a math-oriented help desk most evenings in Clapp. More information, including a schedule, will be posted here.
    • Mondays 7-9 pm with Gabi in Clapp 407
    • Tuesdays 7-9 pm with Mirha in Clapp 416
    • Wednesdays 6:45-8:45 pm with Nhu in Clapp 420
  • Study groups. I strongly encourage you to form small groups and work together on problems. My advice though is to try problems by yourself before discussing them. We have several spaces on the fourth floor of Clapp where students can work together for extended periods of time.