Professor Scott’s MA 181 Calculus I

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·      Test #4 is Monday, 12/10. Click here for the study guide.

·      The final exam is Monday, 12/17, from 2:45 – 4:45 pm. Click here for the review packet. Click here for the study guide.

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Important Student Dates

12/10: Test #4

12/12: Last day of class

12/17: Final Exam (2:45 – 4:45 pm)

Course Handouts

Precalculus Review

Section 2.1: Tangent & Velocity

Section 2.2: The Limit of a Function

Section 2.3: Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws

Section 2.4: Continuity

Section 2.5: Limits Involving Infinity

Section 2.6: Derivatives & Rates of Change

Section 2.7: The Derivative as a Function

Section 2.8 What Does f’ Say About f

Section 3.2: Product & Quotient Rules

Section 3.3: Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

Section 3.4: The Chain Rule

Section 3.7: Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions

Section 3.8: Rates of Change

Section 3.9: Linear Approximation

Section 4.1: Related Rates

Sections 4.2 & 4.3: Extrema

Section 4.6: Optimization

Section 4.7: Newton’s Method

Section 5.1: Areas & Distances

Section 5.2 – 5.3: Definite & Indefinite Integrals

Section 5.4: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Old Tests: Test #3, T3 Solutions, Test #4, T4 Solutions

Old Tests:

Test #1

Test #1 Solutions

Test #2

Test #2 Solutions

Test #3

Test #3 Solutions

Test #4

Test #4 Solutions


 General Instructional Videos   Data Analysis     ZERO Feature    INTERSECT Feature   TBLSET


The Unit Circle               Trigonometry Tutorial Videos

Helpful Links

Wolfram Alpha

Enhanced WebAssign

Visual Calculus     Lecture Videos by Prof. David Schmidt

Paul’s Online Math Notes

Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe

The Calculus Page

Chain Rule Help

Families of Functions

Famous Curves

Karl’s Calculus Tutor

Derivatives & Graphs

Calculus 101

Professor Rick Penn’s

Calculus I Gateways

Calculus on the Web

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