DAILY ASSIGNMENTS
Week 1 (USC classes begin on Monday; Friday is the last day to drop without a grade of W)
Jan 12 (Mon) Read page xv from the preface as well as sections 1.1 and 1.2. In 1.1 do #2, 4, 7, 9, 14, 17. In 1.2 do #3, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16. Get a graphing calculator by Wednesday. If you don't already own one, I suggest any of the TI-83 or TI-84 calculators. If you need to take or retake the Algebra Placement Test, go to https://assess.math.sc.edu/ and select the third link Take Me To The Tests. You could also look at the first two links which include practice tests.
Jan 14 (Wed) Finish the assigned homework from 1.1-1.2 and read section 1.3. Bring your calculator to class from now on.
Jan 16 (Fri) Read section 1.5. In 1.3 do #5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 25, 26, 31. In 1.5 do #11, 12, 17, 18. There will be a quiz Wednesday on sections 1.1-1.3. Today we spent a lot of time on calculator usage. We discussed how to use the Y=, 2nd-TBLSET, and 2nd-TABLE features of your calculator in order to get a table of values for a function. We also discussed how to use the GRAPH and 2nd-CALC features of your calculator in order to find the intersection of two graphs. The quiz will include testing your ability to use your calculator effectively. We did not spend much class time on section 1.3 today but it will still be included on the quiz so be sure to read the book carefully and do all of the homework.
Week 2 (Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day)
Jan 21 (Wed) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 20 minutes to complete it. For homework do #1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16, 21, 27 in section 1.5.
Jan 23 (Fri) Read section 1.6 and do #2, 5, 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 36 from that section. For many of the problems in sections 1.5 and 1.6, I recommend that you try solving them 3 ways — (1) with a table of values on your calculator, (2) with a graph along with the intersect or trace features of your calculator, (3) by hand with rules of algebra including logarithm rules.
Week 3
Jan 26 (Mon) Read section 1.7. For now do #1, 5, 8. If you want to get ahead then do #10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19. There will be a quiz Friday on sections 1.5-1.6.
Jan 28 (Wed) Finish the problems from 1.7. There will be a quiz Friday on sections 1.5-1.6.
Jan 30 (Fri) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 20 minutes to complete it. For homework read section 2.1 and do #1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15 from that section.
Week 4
Feb 2 (Mon) Read section 2.2 and do #13, 17, 20, 24, 26, 27 from that section. There will be a quiz Friday on sections 1.7, 2.1, 2.2.
Feb 4 (Wed) Read section 2.3 and do #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 from that section. Prepare for Friday's quiz on sections 1.7, 2.1, 2.2.
Feb 6 (Fri) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 20 minutes to complete it. For homework go back and read section 1.4 on cost and revenue. Start #3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 29. 30 from section 1.4.
Week 5
Feb 9 (Mon) Finish the homework from section 1.4.
Feb 11 (Wed) Monday's test will cover sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. You should also be able to use your calculator effectively. In particular you should be able to easily generate graphs and tables of values. You should also know how to use the 2nd-CALC features of your calculator to find intersections. For this test, in section 1.4 you may skip the part on "marginal cost", "marginal revenue", and "marginal profit" at the bottom of page 25. You may also skip the part on "supply and demand curves" from the middle of page 26 to the end of page 28. You should be able to solve any of this semester's assigned homework problems or quiz problems. I recommend that you look at past quizzes and tests with solutions from every semester I have taught this course. Remember to bring a student ID and a graphing calculator with fresh batteries.
Feb 13 (Fri) Prepare for Monday's test (see details above).
Week 6
Feb 16 (Mon) Test 1
Feb 18 (Wed) Read sections 3.1-3.2 as well as pages 135-136 and examples 1-3 on pages 170-171. In section 3.1 do #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 24, 25, 38, 40, 44, 46, 51, 59. In section 3.2 start #1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28.
Feb 20 (Fri) Finish the problems from section 3.2.
Week 7 (Monday is the last day to drop without a grade of WF)
Feb 23 (Mon) Read section 3.3 and do the odd problems from #1–33 for practice with the chain rule. Also do #35, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45. There will be a quiz Wednesday on sections 3.1-3.2 and another quiz Friday on section 3.3. Now is a great time to use the free services of the Math Tutoring Center as well as Supplemental Instruction.
Feb 25 (Wed) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. Read section 3.4 and do the odd problems #1–27 for practice with the product rule and quotient rule. Also do #34, 35, 36, 39, 41. There will be a quiz Friday on section 3.3 and a quiz Monday on section 3.4.
Feb 27 (Fri) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. There will be a quiz Monday on section 3.4. There is no new homework - just get caught up this weekend.
Week 8
Mar 2 (Mon) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. Read sections 4.1-4.2. Without using a calculator, graph the functions found in #8, 9, 10, 11, 12 in section 4.1. Don't be too concerned with the terminology just yet – we'll get to that next time.
Mar 4 (Wed) Read section 4.3. Without using a calculator, graph the functions found in section 4.2 (#11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) and section 4.3 (#24, 25, 26). Now compare your results to graphs obtained with your calculator. Be able to state the intervals upon which the function is increasing, decreasing, concave up, or concave down. Be able to find any local max/min, global max/min, or inflection points. There will be a quiz Friday on this material.
Mar 6 (Fri) Read section 4.4. In section 4.3 do #3, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 44. In section 4.4 do #25. If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it.
Week 9 (Spring Break!)
Week 10
Mar 16 (Mon) There will be a quiz Wednesday based on the homework from sections 4.3 and 4.4 assigned the Friday before Spring Break.
Mar 18 (Wed) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it.
Mar 20 (Fri) Monday's test will cover sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4. No calculators are allowed for this test. You should be able to solve any assigned homework problem from these sections as well as any problem from quiz 4, quiz 5, quiz 6, quiz 7 or quiz 8. I also recommend that you look at past quizzes and tests with solutions from every semester I have taught this course. Remember to bring a student ID.
Week 11
Mar 23 (Mon) Test 2
Mar 25 (Wed) Read sections 5.1-5.2. In section 5.1 do #6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17. In class we worked on the following problem.

A population changes at a rate of 5e0.05t people per year where t is the number of years since 1980. If the population is 4000 in 1980 then estimate the population in 2000. First we approximate the total change in population between 1980 and 2000.

• Estimate 1 (left Riemann sum with Δ t = 5): 151.2 people (this is an underestimate - why?)
• Estimate 2 (right Riemann sum with Δ t = 5): 194.2 people (this is an overestimate - why?)
• Estimate 3 (average of the two estimates above): 172.7 people (do you know if this is an overestimate or underestimate?)
This tells us that the population in 2000 is somewhere between 4151.2 and 4194.2 people. An estimate of 4172.7 is probably closer to the actual population but it is more difficult to say whether this is an underestimate or an overestimate. For homework get more refined estimates by choosing Δ t = 1. Be sure to make all 3 estimates and state when you know that your estimate is an overestimate or an underestimate.
Mar 27 (Fri) No new homework.
Week 12
Mar 30 (Mon) In section 5.2 do #3, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17.
Apr 1 (Wed) Read section 5.3. No new homework.
Apr 3 (Fri) Do #1-11 on the handout Old test and quiz problems — Chapter 5. There will be a quiz Monday on sections 5.1-5.2 and #1-6, 11 on the handout. There will be a quiz Wednesday on section 5.3 and #7-10 on the handout.
Week 13
Apr 6 (Mon) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 10 minutes to complete it. Do #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 19 from section 5.3. There will be a quiz Wednesday on section 5.3 and problems #7-10 on the recent handout Old test and quiz problems — Chapter 5.
Apr 8 (Wed) If you missed today's quiz, download a copy and allow yourself around 15 minutes to complete it. Read section 5.4 and do #3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 21 from that section.
Apr 10 (Fri) Read section 5.5 and do #2, 4, 8, 11, 12 from that section. Do #12, 13, 14 from the handout Old test and quiz problems — Chapter 5.
Week 14
Apr 13 (Mon) Do all problems on the handout Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Apr 15 (Wed) Finish all problems on the handout Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. If you are having trouble with question #3, you may want to read sections 7.1-7.3. Now is a good time to use the free services of the Math Tutoring Center as well as Supplemental Instruction.
Apr 17 (Fri) Monday's test will cover sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5. It will include a non-calculator part. Bring your student ID. Be sure to look carefully over quiz 9 (blank copy, solutions), quiz 10 (blank copy, solutions), the handout on old tests and quiz problems (blank copy, solutions), and the handout on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (blank copy, solutions). On the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus handout, problems #1 and #2 will definitely be on the test. I also strongly suggest looking at my tests and quizzes from past semesters.
Week 15
Apr 20 (Mon) Test 3
Apr 22 (Wed)
Apr 24 (Fri)
Week 16 (Monday is the last day of all USC classes)
Apr 27 (Mon)
Final Exam Period (Wednesday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 6)
Apr 29 (Wed) Cumulative Final Exam from 2 - 5pm in LC 412