Martin Flashman's Courses  Math 109 Calculus I Spring, '99
MW 11001220 SCID 017
F 11001150 ART 027
Optional 5th hour: Wed. 34; 45 SD 017
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Spring, 1999 Problem Assignments(Tentative as of 22699) M.FLASHMAN
MATH 109 : CALCULUS I
Section Problems (*= interesting but optional)
 
Assignments and recommended problems I
0.1 1/22> (i) 115 odd,23,26,29,32...50 + rev. sheet 13,6,13,15,16,18,19
1/25> (ii) 61,62,65,67,70,72,75,83,85,87,99,109
0.2 1/25> 5,79,15,16,18,24,29,*(2527)
0.3 1/26> 11,15,17,23,27,*(25,35,39)
0.4 1/25> 15,18,*(23,24,26)
1.1 2/1 > 1,2,4;
2/3 > 5,8
1.6 2/5 > (i)13,5,6,9
2/8 > (ii)11,13,15,1719
2/5> Cooperative Problem of the Week #1
2/10> first summaries due.
2.1 2/10> (i)13,5,1316,32,47,*45
2/12> (ii)7,8,1921,26,29,33,34,3537,45,*(39,41)
2.2 2/15> (i)110,14,15,20,21,37,39,43,45,46
2/19> (ii)11,13,23,53,54,58,60,61
****2/19> Review trig.. Appendix D Especially formulae 68,10,12,13
2/19> Cooperative Problem of the Week #2
2.4 2/22> (i)21,24,27,30,32,35,37
2/24> (ii) 510,20,25,33,34,39
Assignments and recommended problems II
2.3(122124)2/24 > (i)13,8,9,11,12
(Ex.8) 3/1 > (ii)13,16,20,23,27
1.5 (8082)3/1 > (i)1,2,12,14,1618,29,31,33
3/3 > (ii)13,15,30,32,36,37,39,40, *(55,56,58)
3/5 > (iii)43,45,47,48,49,51,57,59
2/24> summaries due
3/5 > Cooperative Problem of the Week #3
2.5 3/1 > (i)13, 5,6,11,23,24,27,28,35,39
3/3 > (ii)4,21,22,25,55,57,59,78,80, *(68,69,73)
3/10> summaries due (these will be accepted 3/12)
3/103/12 First self scheduled midterm.
2.6 3/10> 1, 59 odd, 17, 19, 2123,43,*(34,35,4)
2.7 3/10> 111 odd, 15,17,27,28,34,45,3537,*(47,52)
2.8 3/12> (i)17 odd
3/22> (ii)811,19,27,32,33
2.10 3/8 > 1,35,7,9,13,23,24,*(25,31)
Assignments and recommended problems III
2.9 3/24 > (i) 113 odd,53
3/26 > (ii) 19,21,22,25,29,35,39,40,*41
3.1 3/26 > (i)14,2127 odd,3943 odd.
3/31 > (ii)22, 24,3133,40,42,46,47,51,*(60,65)
3.2 > 13,5,7,1113,19, *(16,25,26)
3.3 3/29 > (i)15,17,18,21,26,27
3/31> (ii)29,30,31,33,38,41,*(4547,48)
3.4 4/2> (i)15,17,18,21,26,27
4/5> (ii)15,19,22,23,28,34,39 35,36
Team Assigment #1 is due Friday 4/2
3.5 4/5> (i)913 odd, 28,29,31,41,43,44,60,*(47,48)
4/7> (ii)53,54,59
3.6 4/7> (i) 111 odd
4/9> (ii)12,17,27,31
3.8 3/31> (i) 710,13,15
4/5> (ii) 12,27,29,33
4/9> (iii)45,46,48
IVA 4/7> 1,4,5,8,10
Assignments and recommended problems IV
3.10 4/12> (i)17, 2125 odd,35,37,39
4/14> (ii)43,45,4751
4/14> (iii) 919 odd, 27,28
15.1 4/16> p970, (i)1115,17
4/19> 9712 (ii)25,26
4/23> CHANGE: Midterm examination II
IVB 4/12> 13,10
IVD 4/14> 111 odd
IVE 4/16> (i)1,2
4/19> (ii) 5 (a,b), 7(a,b), 11(a,b)
IVF 4/21> 15 odd, 19,21,23
Team Assigment #2 is due Friday 4/30
4.3 (esp. p274, 277)
> (i) 1,3,5,7,8,9
> (ii) 2935 odd
> (iii) 21,22, 24, 25, *(70,71)
4.4 4/26> (i)1723,35,36,40,41
4/26> (ii)5961,63,65,67
4.5 4/28> (i)14, 715 odd, 1921
5/3> (ii) 1618, 2731 odd, 3945 odd, 45,57
Assignments and recommended problems V
4.1 (esp p 2601)
5/5> 119 odd, 2426, 29, 51,*( 40, 47, 48)
5.1 4/2830> (i) 1, 2, 513 odd, 19,33, 37, 48, *(31, 51)
5/3> (ii)15, 17, 27, 28, 29, 39, 49, 50
5.2 4/30 read 5/5> (i) 70, 53, 56, 57, 58
5/3> (ii)1, 3, 5, 13, 17, 19, 31
5/5?> (iii)6, 9, 14, 45, *(61, 62, 68)
5.3 5/5?> 1, 3, 5, 9, 21, 27, *(42, 46)
5.4 5/3?> 3, 57, 11, 14, *23
5.5 13, 7, 11, *16
Review p. 338 3, 5, 9, 15, 21, 25, 30, 32
1.4 1, 3, 4, 11, 35, *33
3.9 3, 5, 911
Tentative Schedule of Topics for Second Half Semester (Subject
to change) 31999
Monday

Wednesday

Friday

3/22 Differentials 2.9 
3/24 Maximum and Minimum Values 3.1. 
3/26 Derivatives and the Shape of Curves: First Derivative Analysis
3.3 (3.2) 
3/29 Applied Max/Min3.8;Second Derivative Analysis 3.4 (3.8) 
3/31Second Derivative Analysis 3.4 (3.8) 
4/1 Derivatives and the Shape of Curves: Putting it all together.[Symmetry,
Asymptotes, etc.] 3.5, 3.6(3.8) 
4/4More graphing and applications. 3.6,3.8 (3.7)Begin Differential
equations 
4/6 Antiderivatives 3.10 ; IV; 
4/8 More on Indefinite Integrals (IV)
BREATH? 
4/11 Tangent Fields (IVD) (3.10)(8.1) 
4/13 Euler's Method (IVE) 
4/15 Euler,Area, and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Evaluation
Form) (IV) 
4/18 4.5 The Definite Integral 4.3? (4.1) 
4/20 Fundamental Theorem of Calc 4.4 definite and
indefinite integrals(4.1) 4.3, 
4/22 Mid Term Examination II in class 
4/25 Substitution I 4.5;More about Areas 5.1 
4/27More on Area:5.1
Volumes I 5.2 ; 4.4 Estimation MethodsMidpoints (7.8?) 
4/30 More area: 5.1; Substitution II 4.5;
Volumes II 5.2, 
5/3More volume; theory of the definite integral, FTof calc derivative
form. 
5/5 Volumes III some theory,Mean value theorem for integrals,
more examples for review 
5/7 Last class. Probability (Density Revisited, Means) 5.5 Breath? 
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Spring, 1999
COURSE INFORMATION
M.FLASHMAN
MATH 109 : CALCULUS I
MW 11001220 SCID 017
F 11001150 ART 027
OFFICE: Library 48
PHONE:8264950
Hours (Tent.): 9:1510:10 MF
AND BY APPOINTMENT or by CHANCE! EMAIL:flashman@axe.humboldt.edu WWW:
http://flashman.neocities.org/
***PREREQUISITE: Math 115 or Math code 50 or permission.

TEXTS: Required: Calculus 3rd Edition by James Stewart.(Brooks/Cole,
1995)
Excerpts from Sensible Calculus by M. Flashman as available
from Professor Flashman.
Optional: How to Ace Calculus : The Streetwise Guide by Joel
Hass, Abigail Thompson, Colin Conrad Adams. (W.H.
Freeman, 1998)

SCOPE: This course will deal with the theory and application of
what is often described as "differential and integral calculus." These
are contained primarily in Chapters 1 through 5 of Stewart. Supplementary
notes and text will be provided as appropriate.

TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There will be
several tests in this course. There will be an oral quiz on the chain
rule, several reality check quizzes, two selfscheduled midterm
exams, and two special "team" assignments which I will grade (numerically).

Homework assignments are made regularly and
should be passed in on the due date. Homework is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable
with problems to be redone. Redone work should be returned for grading
promptly.

Exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE SELF SCHEDULED.

The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire semester.

MAKEUP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!

It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***

Writing Assignments: At the beginning of each class you will submit
a brief statement (at most four sentences) describing the content from
the previous classes and any topics you would like to discuss further either
in class or individually. I will read these and return them the next class.

Team Activities: Every two weeks your team will be asked to submit
a summary of what we have covered in class. (No more than two sides of
a paper.) These may be organized in any way you find useful but should
not be a copy of your class notes. I will read and correct these before
returning them. Team participants will receive corrected photocopies.
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final examination
only.
On alternate weeks teams will submit a response to the "problem/activity
of the week." All this cooperative work will be graded +(5 well done),
ü(4 for
OK), (3 acceptable), or unacceptable(1) and will be used in determining
the 40 points allocated for cooperative assignments.

GRADES: Final grades will be determined
taking into consideration the quality of work done in the course as evidenced
primarily from the accumulation of points from tests, various individual
and "team" assignments.

Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each,
the team assignments will be worth 50 points
each, and the final exam will be worth 200 points.

The work on the daily writing will be worth
30 points (based on quality of work and coverage).

Homework performance will count for 60 points.

Quizzes will determine 100 points.

Cooperative problem assignments and summaries
will be used to determine 40 points.

The oral quiz on the chain rule will be graded
on a credit(20 points)/no credit(0) basis.
The total points available for the semester
is 750. Notice that only 400 of these points are from examinations, so
regular participation is essential to forming a good foundation for your
grades as well as your learning.
MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
** See the course schedule for the dates related to the following:

After Feb. 15th, no drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling
reasons" and a fee.

Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
to the Adm & Rec office in writing no later than March 16th.

After April 16th, no drops will be allowed.

Technology:
The computer or a graphing calculator will be used for many problems. We
will use X(PLORE), a powerful and friendly system designed to help learn
calculus with the computer and Geometer's Sketchpad. You will need one
3 1/2" disc on which you can keep your own work. A version of X(PLORE)
is available at the bookstore for MAC based PC's along with the PC
version we will use.Students wishing help with any graphing calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to class.

Graphing Calculators: Graphing calculators are welcome and highly
recommended. We will use the HP48G for some inclass work though most graphing
calculators will be able to do much of this work. HP48G's will be available
for students to borrow for the term by arrangement with the Math department.
Supplementary materials will be distributed if needed. If you would like
to purchase one or have one already, let me know. I will try to help you
with your own technology during the optional "5th hour"s, or by appointment
(not in class).

Optional "5th hour"s: Many students find beginning calculus difficult
because of weakness in their precalculus background skills and concept.
A grade of C in Math 115 (Algebra and Elementary Functions) might indicate
this kind of weakness. Difficulties that might have been ignored or passed
over in previous courses can be a major reason for why things don't make
sense now. I will organize and support additional time with small (or larger)
groups of students for whom some additional work on these background areas
may improve their understanding of current coursework.
Later in the semester optional hours will be available to discuss routine
problems from homework and reality check quizzes as well as using technology.
These sessions should be especially useful for students having difficulty
with the work and wishing to improve through a steady approach to mastering
skills and concepts.
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