WELCOME

This is the homepage for MA 125: Calculus I

  • First-day handout available here


    Handouts (Click to download.)

  • Solutions to the first exam are here.

  • Two Mathematica examples here. The first refers to problem 15 in section 2.2. The second shows the graph of sin(x)/x and computes a value close to x=0. Using Mathematica is very easy. Try typing in the (bold-face) line and hitting "return." Then modify and try again. Mathematica has on-line help features, if you need them. I strongly encourage you to experiment with this program, which is installed on the computers in the lab.

  • Maria Agnesi's calculation of the point of inflection of a curve originally proposed by Fermat and Grandi. As a result of poor translation, the curve became widely known as the "Witch of Agnesi". The images are from the 1775 French edition of her famous treatise on calculus.


    Assignments

    Wednesday, January 14: Section 2.1, 1 -- 17 odd-numbered problems. Ignore (for now) instructions about tangent lines.

    Friday, January 16: Finish previous assignment, finding slopes and equations of tangent lines. Also, Section 2.2, 1 -- 17 odd. Find the limits by sketching the graph and letting the intelligent bugs do their thing.

    Wednesday, January 21: Section 2.2, 19 -- 65 odd.

    Friday, January 23: Section 2.3, 1 -- 23 odd.

    Monday, January 26: Section 2.3, 53, 54, 55, 59; and Section 2.4: 1 -- 19 odd.

    Wedesday, January 28: Section 2.4, 21 -- 41 odd; and Section 2.5, 1 -- 9 odd.

    Friday, January 30: Section 2.5, 11 -- 47 odd, 53, 55, 61, 63.

    Monday, February 2: Section 2.6, 1 -- 35 odd.

    Wednesday, February 4: Section 2.6, 37 -- 57 odd, 93, 99, 101, 103.

    Friday, February 6: Section 3.1, 1 -- 33 odd.

    Monday, February 9: Section 3.2, 1 -- 21 odd, 27 -- 30.

    Friday, February 13: Section 3.2, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41; Section 3.3, 1 -- 39 odd.

    Monday, February 16: Section 3.4, 1 -- 15 odd.

    Wednesday, February 18: Section 3.5, 1 -- 45 odd.

    Friday, February 20: Section 3.6. Just find dy/dx: 9 -- 69 odd. Also 97, 99.

    Monday, February 23: Section 3.7: 1 -- 11 odd, 21, 23, 31, 33, 35.

    Wednesday, February 25: Section 3.8: 5, 11 -- 39 odd, 67 -- 86 odd, 89, 91.

    Friday, February 27: Section 3.9: 1 -- 43 odd.

    Monday, March 9: Show that the sum of inverse-secant and inverse-cosecant is equal to pi/4. Finish the assignment from February 27.

    Wednesday, March 11: Section 3.10, 3 -- 23 odd.

    Friday, March 13: Section 3.10, 25, 27, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39.

    Monday, March 16: Section 3.11, 1 -- 17 odd, 51 53,55.

    Wednesday, March 18: Section 4.1, 1 -- 39 odd.

    Friday, March 20: Section 4.2, 1 -- 55 odd.

    Monday, March 23: Section 4.2, 65 and Section 4.3, 1 -- 41 odd.

    Friday, March 27: Section 4.3, 73, 77. Also Section 4.4, 9 -- 31 odd and 85 -- 95 odd.

    Monday, March 30: Section 4.5, 1 -- 49 odd.

    Tuesday, March 31 (Assigned by Kalyn) : Section 4.8, 1, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 31, 33, 41, 49, 65, 79, 83, 91, 97, 120, 121.

    Wednesday, April 1 (no fooling!): Section 4.6, 3, 9, 15, 23, 28.

    Friday, April 3: Section 4.6, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 41.

    Monday, April 6: Section 5.1, 1 -- 11 odd.

    Wednesday, April 8: Section 5.2, 1 -- 15 odd.

    Friday, April 10: Section 5.2, 33 -- 43 odd.

    Monday, April 13: Section 5.2, 45 and Section 5.3, 1 -- 7 odd.

    Wednesday, April 15: Section 5.3, 9 -- 61 odd.

    Friday, April 17: Section 5.4, 1 -- 33 odd.

    Monday, April 20: Section 5.4, 35 -- 69 odd, 73 and 75 .

    On Tuesday, Kalyn will give a make-up test on page 4. You must be there on time in order to take it. Material covered is Section 5.4, 1 -- 55 odd.


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