Math 124-Winter 2019

Important Information

  • A note to the student.
  • What you must purchase:
  • Recommended Textbook -- The textbook for the course is "Calculus, 8th Edition, Early Transcendentals" by Stewart. An electronic version is included with your purchase of a WebAssign access code, so a paper copy is not required. We do recommend that you read the textbook, and a paper copy will make that easier. An older edition of the paper textbook will serve just as well, and will cost significantly less. Some used custom versions of this textbook (volume 1 covers math124 and math125) may be available at the UW bookstore.
  • All homework is accessed and turned in online using WebAssign. You will automatically be registered in the correct WebAssign section on the first day of classes. You won't be able to access the homework until then. You must enter your accesss code within two weeks of that day.

    You can sign in to WebAssign as soon as you are enrolled and your instructor has posted homework assignments, even before you have purchased an access code. There is a two-week grace period at the beginning of the quarter for you to get your access code and enter it into WebAssign. After the grace period, you will not be able to sign in to WebAssign until you have entered a valid access code.
    Read these instructions to learn How to login to WebAssign and purchase an access code

  • Math 124/5/6 Grade Policy. The median course grades for each lecture section (or a single instructor’s combined lecture sections) of Math 124/5/6 taught during the regular academic year will fall within the range of 2.9 +/- 0.2. This policy may not apply to the online sections of Math 124/5/6.
  • What if the Calculus class I wish to add is closed?
  • Worksheets -- You are responsible for bringing a printout of the correct worksheet to quiz section every Tuesday. Don't do the worksheet at home, you will complete the worksheet in class. Pdf's of each individual worksheet can be found in the Outline table below. Alternatively, click here for a pdf file with all of the worksheets for the quarter together in one file.
  • Final Exam is Saturday March 16: Ground Rules and Rooms.
    • Some instructors will use assigned seating for the final exam. Consult with your course instructor for more details.
    • Petitions for alternatives to the common final are usually granted only for religious reasons, reasons of health, or extraordinary circumstances of grave personal import. Petitions are available in the Student Services Office, C-36 Padelford and should be filed by the end of the sixth week of the quarter. Please provide appropriate written documentation to support your petition. Approval of petitions is not automatic. Plans for sporting events, travel or work on exam day, etc. do not constitute extraordinary circumstances. If you are petitioning, you will also want to notify your instructor.

    Class Schedule -- not all classes will follow this exact schedule

    Week Outline/Study Guide Exam Archive Topics and Textbook Sections
    January 7-11

    • Tangents to circles
    • Sec. 10.1 or supplement reading on parametric equations
    • Sec. 2.1-Tangents and velocity
    • Sec. 2.2-Limits
    January 14-18

    • Sec 2.3-Calculating Limits
    • Sec.2.5-Continuity
    • Sec.2.6-Asymptotes
    January 21-25

    • Sec. 2.7-Derivatives
    • Sec. 2.8-Derivative Function
    • Chapter 2 wrapup
    • Sec. 3.1-Derivative rules
    Jan 28 - Feb 1

    • Sec. 3.2-More derivative rules
    • Sec. 3.3-Trig derivatives
    • Sec. 3.4-Chain rule
    February 4 - 8
    • Midterm #1
      Tuesday February 5 in TA section
    • Midterm Review
    • Midterm #1
    • Sec. 3.4-More chain rule
    • Sec. 10.2-Derivatives and parametrized curves
    February 11-15

    • Sec. 3.5-Implicit differentiation
    • Sec. 3.6-Logarithmic differentiation
    • Sec. 3.9-Related rates
    Februrary 18 - 22

    • Sec. 3.10-Linear approximation
    • Sec. 4.1-Basics on min and max values
    Feb 25 - Mar 1
    • Midterm Review
    • Midterm #2
      Tuesday February 26 in TA section.
    • Midterm #2
    • Sec. 4.3-Derivatives and shape of a curve
    • Sec. 4.4-L'hospital's rule
    March 4 - 8

    • Sec. 4.5-Curve sketching
    • Sec. 4.7-Optimization
    March 11 - 15
    Final Exams
    • Final Exam Review
    • Final Exam