Math 124-Winter 2017

Important Information

  • A note to the student.

  • What you must purchase:

    • A "WebAssign access code". You can purchase a standalone access code which includes the ebook directly from the publisher at the Cengage website for $80, or at the bookstore for $94.50 (you will eventually get a 10% rebate of some sort if you purchase at the bookstore). Read these WebAssign instructions before you buy online.

    • A Ti-30x IIS Calculator -- $14.95 at the bookstore.

  • Recommended Textbook -- The textbook for the course is "Calculus, 7th 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. Read these instructions to learn How to login to WebAssign and purchase an access code

  • Math 124/5/6 Grade Policy. Beginning Autumn 2012, the department of mathematics has adopted a grade policy for this course. The median course grades for each lecture section of Math 124/5/6 taught during the regular academic year will fall within the range of 2.9 +/- 0.2. This policy does not apply to the honors 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 11: 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.


Week Outline/Study Guide Exam Archive Topics and Textbook Sections
January 3-6

  • Tangents to circles
  • Sec. 10.1 or supplement reading on parametric equations
  • Sec. 2.1-Tangents and velocity
  • Sec. 2.2-Limits
January 9-13

  • Sec 2.3-Calculating Limits
  • Sec.2.5-Continuity
  • Sec.2.6-Asymptotes
January 16-20

  • Sec. 2.7-Derivatives
  • Sec. 2.8-Derivative Function
  • Chapter 2 wrapup
  • Sec. 3.1-Derivative rules
January 23-27

  • Sec. 3.2-More derivative rules
  • Sec. 3.3-Trig derivatives
  • Sec. 3.4-Chain rule
Jan 30 - Feb 3
  • Midterm #1
    Tuesday January 31 in TA section
  • Midterm Review
  • Midterm #1
  • Sec. 3.4-More chain rule
  • Sec. 10.2-Derivatives and parametrized curves
Februrary 6-10

  • Sec. 3.5-Implicit differentiation
  • Sec. 3.6-Logarithmic differentiation
  • Sec. 3.9-Related rates
Februrary 13-17

  • Sec. 3.10-Linear approximation
  • Sec. 4.1-Basics on min and max values
  • Midterm Review
Februrary 20-24
  • No class February 20 (holiday)
  • Midterm #2
    Tuesday February 21 in TA section.
  • Midterm #2
  • Sec. 4.3-Derivatives and shape of a curve
  • Sec. 4.4-L'hospital's rule
Feb 27-Mar 3

  • Sec. 4.5-Curve sketching
  • Sec. 4.7-Optimization
March 6-10
Final Exams
  • Final Exam Review
  • Final Exam


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