Math 100A: Enriched Calculus IA
Fall 2005
Course Description
The content of Math 100A-100B is Calculus I plus topics from pre-calculus
(mainly functions of various kinds). But the two parts are interwoven,
so 100A covers the differential calculus for “algebraic” and “exponential” functions,
and 100B covers the differential calculus for logarithmic and trigonometric
functions, plus an introduction to the definite integral and the
fundamental theorem for all these functions. (The course presumes
basic algebra skills,
but there is review material in Appendix A in the text.) The goals
of the course are to help you master the ideas and the related
techniques of the
calculus.
In addition to these content goals, the course has several process goals:
A subsidiary process goal is to strengthen the ability to use technology
confidently and appropriately, and also to know its limitations.
This course may be somewhat different from other mathematics
courses you have taken. You will be asked to work in some new
ways, do
more reading of
text (i.e., words), and do more writing. While technical skills
remain important, there is more emphasis on interpretation and
understanding. Homework problems
are less likely to closely resemble problems worked out in the
text or in class, and the questions being asked may require interpreting
and refining.
Links
Point Totals Needed for A-, B-, C-
Directions and Link to Map to Instructors' Office
Algebra Practice Set I (Common Denominators, Cancellation, Parentheses, Other Important Things)
Algebra Practice Set II (Exponents)
Solutions to Algebra Practice Set I
Derivatives Practice (Class 10.19.05)
Differentiation Practice (#1, 4 due for Homework #8)
Observations of Exponential Growth (In Class Exercise)
Interpreting Exponential Growth
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