Math 181

Homework – Chapter 1

Listed below is a selection of problems from each section
that should provide practice on the key concepts and skills, while keeping the
redundancy to a minimum. As such, __it
is important that you complete all of
these problems.__ Some will
(hopefully) be relatively quick and easy; others will likely take a fair amount
of time. Unfortunately, there is no
shortcut to learning mathematics– make sure you allow enough time every day to
keep up with the work.

Feel free to practice on additional problems if you think the extra practice will help - I’ll gladly help with any problems you encounter whether or not a given question was assigned! This suggestion applies especially in Chapter 1, where I tried not to assign too many problems that too closely resemble those that you would have done in precalculus.

As a general rule homework will not be collected. However, I will on occasion select a couple of questions and tell you that I will be collecting them for a grade. For these problems, you are expected to turn in a complete solution – not just a final answer.

**What is included in a
complete solution?** It depends on the
problem, obviously, but will generally include such things as:

- all work leading from the original problem to the answer, shown in neat, easy to follow steps;
- tables and/or complete graphs; and
- explanations in complete English sentences.

A good rule of thumb is that someone should be able to read
your work, and know what the problem was, what your answer is, __and why__,
without needing to refer to the book.

1.1: 1, 10, 17, 23-29 (odd), 53, 58, 67, 73-74

1.2: 9, 10, 15, 18, 21

1.3: 3, 5, 31, 35, 41, 51, 53

1.4: 5, 7, 21, 25

1.5: 21, 23, 28, 29

1.6: 3-13 (odd), 17, 22, 25, 51, 53

1.7: 7, 17, 33