Calculus for Life Sciences( MATH 1750 )

Fall 2009

MTRF 3:00 - 3:50 at SM 2050


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   University Hall 2030C
Office hours:   4:00 - 5:00 on M, 1:00 - 3:00 on T or TR or by appointment



Text:    Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Second Edition, by Claudia Neuhauser, and Schaum's Outlines Trigonometry, Third Edition, by Moyer and Ayres

Materials covered:    Foundations of Trigonometry, Graphing Trig Functions, Trigonometric Identities, Trigonometric Equations, Exponential Models, Limits, Limits of Trig Functions, Continuity, Definition of Derivative, Rules of Differentiation, More Methods and Derivatives of Trig Functions, Derivatives Exponential Functions and Inverse Functions, Approximations, Extrema, Monotonicity, Convexity, Curve Sketching, Optimization, L'Hospital's Rule



Final Exam:   2:45 - 4:45 December 15, Tuesday




  • Syllabus
  • Suggested Problems



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 24(M) Introduction
    Aug 25(T) 1.1. Preliminaries
    Aug 27(Th) 1.1. Preliminaries
    Aug 28(F) 1.2. Elementary Functions Group Quiz
    Aug 31(M) Chap 1. Angles and Applications
    Sep 1(T) Chap 1. Angles and Applications, Chap 2. Trigonometric Functions of a General Angle
    Sep 3(Th) Chap 2. Trigonometric Functions of a General Angle( sec. 2.8., sec. 2.9.), Chap 3. Trigonometric Functions of an Acute Angle
    Sep 4(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 8(T) Chap 6. Reduction to Functions of Positive Acute Angles
    Sep 10(Th) Chap 7. Variations and Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions
    Sep 11(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 14(M) Chap 8. Basic Relationships and Identities
    Sep 15(T) Chap 9. Trigonometric Functions of Two Angles
    Sep 17(Th) Chap 14. Trigonometric Equations
    Sep 18(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 21(M) 3.1. Limits
    Sep 22(W) 3.1. Limits
    Sep 24(Th) 3.2. Continuity
    Sep 25(F) Quiz(For this week's closedbook quiz, please review the last week's closedbook quiz and group quiz together. The main part of the closedbook quiz will include 3.1. and 3.2. ) Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 28(M) Review for the exam
    Sep 29(T) Review for the exam
    Oct 1(Th) Exam 1 (All materials covered until Sep 18(F)) Solution(Hyejin Lee)
    Oct 8(Th) 3.2. Continuity
    Oct 9(F) 3.2. Continuity Group Quiz
    Oct 12(M) 3.2. Continuity
    Oct 13(T) 3.2. Continuity, 3.3.Limits at Infinity Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Oct 15(Th) 3.3.Limits at Infinity, 3.4. Sandwich Theorem and some trigonometric Limits
    Oct 16(F) Quiz Group Quiz
    Oct 19(M) 3.4. Sandwich Theorem and some trigonometric Limits Closedbook Quiz
    Oct 20(T) 4.1. Formal Definition of the Derivative
    Oct 22(Th) 4.1. Formal Definition of the Derivative, 4.2. The Power Rule, the Basic Rules of Differentiation, and the Derivatives of Polynomials
    Oct 23(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Oct 26(M) 4.2. The Power Rule, the Basic Rules of Differentiation, and the Derivatives of Polynomials
    Oct 28(T) 4.3. Product and Quotient rules, and the derivatives of rational and power functions
    Oct 29(Th) 4.4. The Chain rule and Higher Derivatives
    Oct 30(F) Quiz Group Quiz
    Nov 2(M) 4.4. The Chain rule and Higher Derivatives Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 3(T) 4.4. The Chain rule and Higher Derivatives
    Nov 5(Th) 4.5. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
    Nov 6(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 9(M) 4.6. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
    Nov10(T) 4.7. Derivatives of Inverse and Logarithmic Functions
    Nov 12(Th) 4.7. Derivatives of Inverse and Logarithmic Functions
    Nov 13(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 16(M) 4.8. Approximations and Local Linearity
    Nov 17(T) 5.1. Extrema and the Mean Value Theorem
    Nov 19(Th) Review for the exam
    Nov 20(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 23(M) Exam 2( Chapter 3 and Chapter 4) Solution, Students who got 100: Hye-Jin Lee
    Nov 30(M) 5.1. Extrema and the Mean Value Theorem
    Dec 1(T) 5.2. Monotonicity and Concavity, 5.3. Extrema, Inflection points, and Graphing
    Dec 3(Th) 5.2. Monotonicity and Concavity, 5.3. Extrema, Inflection points, and Graphing
    Dec 4(F) Quizzes Mini-Make-Up Exam , Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Dec 7(M) Group Mini-Make-Up Exam Group Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Dec 8(T) 5.5. L'Hospital's Rule
    Dec 10(Th) Review for the Final
    Dec 11(F) Quiz Group Quiz
    Dec 15(T) Final Exam 2:45 - 4:45 Final Exam