Calculus for Life Sciences( MATH 1750 )

Fall 2009

TR 4:00-5:40, BO 1053


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 18, Friday




  • Syllabus
  • Suggested Problems



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 25(T) Introduction, 1.1.Preliminaries
    Aug 27(Th) 1.1.Preliminaries, 1.2. Elementary Functions Group Quiz
    Sep 1(T) Chap 1.Angles and Applications, 2.1. Coordinates on a Line
    Sep 3(Th) Chap 2.Trigonometric Functions of a General Angle(From sec. 2.2.), Chap 3. Trigonometric Functions of an Acute Angle; Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 8(T) Chap 6. Reduction to Functions of Positive Acute Angles, Chap 7. Variations and Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions Group Quiz
    Sep 10(Th) Chap 7. Variations and Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 15(T) Chap 8. Basic Relationships and Identities
    Sep 17(Th) Chap 9. Trigonometric Functions of Two Angles, Chap 14. Trigonometric Equations; Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 22(T) 3.1.Limits
    Sep 24(Th) 3.1. Limits, 3.2. Continuity, Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz(For this closedbook quiz, please review the last week(Sep 17)'s group quiz and closedbook quiz. But the main part of the closedbook quiz will be from Tuesday's lecture. ): Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 29(T) Review for the Exam
    Oct 1(Th) Exam 1 Solution ( Students who got 100 points: Azzouz, Angela M.; Azzouz, Laura L. ; Braun, Larissa R.; Crnobrnja, Adam D.; Haddad, Tiffany M.; Hays, Laura L.; Jeong, Yong Jae )
    Oct 8(Th) 3.2. Continuity Group Quiz
    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. The Sandwich Theorem and Some Trigonometric Limits Group Quiz
    Oct 20(T) 3.4. The Sandwich Theorem and Some Trigonometric Limits, 4.1. Formal Definition of the Derivative Closedbook Quiz
    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 Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Oct 27(T) 4.2. The Power Rule, the Basic Rules of Differentiation, and the Derivatives of Polynomials, 4.3. Product and Quotient rules, and the derivatives of rational and power functions
    Oct 29(Th) 4.3. Product and Quotient rules, and the derivatives of rational and power functions, 4.4. The Chain rule and the Higher derivatives; Quiz Group Quiz
    Nov 3(T) 4.4. The Chain rule and the Higher derivatives, Quiz Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 5(Th) 4.5. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 10(T) 4.6. Derivatives of Exponential Functions, 4.7. Derivatives of Inverse and Logarithmic Functions
    Nov 12(Th) 4.7. Derivatives of Inverse and Logarithmic Functions, Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 17(T) 4.8. Approximations and Local Linearity, 5.1. Extrema and the Mean Value Theorem
    Nov 19(Th) Review for the exam, Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 24(T) Exam 2(Chapter 3 and Chapter 4) Solution, Students who got 100 points: Yong-Jae Jeong, Ji-Won Lee, Amit I. Patel, Harsh K.Patel
    Dec 1(T) 5.1. Extrema and the Mean Value Theorem, 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, Quizzes Mini-Make-Up Exam , Group Quiz
    Dec 8(T) 5.5. L'Hospital's Rule Group Mini-Make-Up Exam , Closedbook Quiz
    Dec 10(Th) 5.5. L'Hospital's Rule, Review for the final, Quiz Group Quiz
    Dec 18(F) Final Exam 2:45 - 4:45 Final Exam