Math 124 Sections D & E
Professor: John Sylvester
Office: Padelford C-556
Office Phone: (206) 543-1158
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:45 -- 3:15
Statistics for Final Exam and Grades
Solutions to the practice Midterm are available
HERE and from the
Midterm 2 WILL include Linear Approximation. I delayed the due
date for homework 18 until the day after the exam, but we have
covered linear approximation in lecture 13 and lecture 15.
Midterm 2 Topics
I have just (February 19th) updated homework due dates on
- Chain Rule (including log diff)
- Implicit Differention
- Parametric Equations
- Related Rates
- Linear Approximation a.k.a. Tangent Line Approximation
I just put together some
For Paying For WebAssign Online that might help. Be aware that
they are only a few hours old so may not be perfect.
Daily Schedule is
posted on the Schedule Page.
I will post Lecture Notes here and
on the schedule page.
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do recommend that you read the text, and a paper copy may make
that easier. There is no substantial difference (other than
price) between the earlier and later editions. See the
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No Overloads or Waiting List for This
Class If you are trying to register for this class, you
must use the online registration system. See
What if the Calculus class I wish to add is closed on
the Math124 web page
Preparation: The hardest part of
calculus is precalculus. If your background in algebra and
trigonometry is good enough, the calculus part is easy. You may want
Precalculus Final Exams to see if you have the precalculus
skills needed for this course.
More About Webassign
90 = 100 If you haven't used
you will get some WebAssign problems wrong for silly reasons, such
as not typing a formula correctly. I will not change
your grade on these problems. This will only happen a few times, and
at the end of the quarter I will count 90% or more of the total
number of points as full credit for the homework.
Some WebAssign Tips
Instructors Contact Information
Math 124 Materials
Website: Find worksheets, tests from previous quarters,
and supplementary materials here.
Center: A very good place to get help with just about anything to
do with calculus.
late-night academic center designed to support all UW undergraduates
Your grade is determined by how you do relative to the class as a
whole. All math 124 classes will take the same final exam. The median
grade is usually about 2.9. If the whole class does particularly well
(or badly) the median will move up (or down).
- Homework: 13.3333%
- 1 Midterm: 33.3333%
- Final: 53.3333%
- All homework is accessible on
website. You should use the URL in this link to acces
WebAssign. YOu have two weeks to buy access. The proceedure for
paying for access is changing, so wait for insructions before you pay.
Homework due dates are listed on WebAssign, and on
the Daily Schedule.. You should plan to
finish at least a day early, which gives you a day to deal with
unforseen difficulties. If you email me at 10:59PM on the day the
homework is due and tell me you lost your internet access, I will not
- Each Tuesday, we will spend the entire period working in groups
on the worksheet, which will be turn in at the end of the class.
responsible for bringing the worksheets to class on Tuesdays. You
should download them from
the Math 124 Materials
Website, print them, and bring them to class. The worksheets will
be collected at the end of class and count as part of your
homework. There are 3 possible grades:
- 0 -- you didn't do it
- 1 -- you did a crummy job
- 2 -- you showed that you did some real work
- This is a very important time for learning. The instructors will
have a chance to talk with each of you and give you individual
suggestions. If you know how to do the problems, you should explain
your reasoning to the others in your group.
- You should have plenty of time to finish the worksheet. If you
are done early, start working on some of the harder homework
problems in the next week's assignment.
- Only Ti-30x IIS Calculators permitted on
- Absolutely no other calculators permitted.
- Exams will be structured so that a calculator is not
absolutely necessary for most (usually all) problems.
Notes: What's allowed
- Midterms : 1 side of 1 (8.5 x 11) page of notes
- Finals : 2 sides of 1 (8.5 x 11) page