Announcements
12/19 
Letter grades
are now posted. Good work everyone! 
12/15 
Grades
to date have been posted. Also, I will have additional office
hours from 12 to 1 today and tomorrow if you have any questions. 


Posted 
STUDY TIPS
for the final exam. The final exam will emphasize chapter
5. You can find a practice test at: chapter
quiz. In fact, this is probably one of the best places
to study for all the chapters, since some multiple choice questions on
the final will be very similar to these. Additional problems may be
taken from the following drills:
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/1/vertical.1/index.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/1/horizontal.3/index.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/2/quotient_rule.3/index.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/2/chain_rule.4/index.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/3/implicit.4/index.html
http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/3/logdiff.1/index.html
max/min, derivatives
and graphing, identifying
functions and derivatives, L'Hopital's
drill 1, L'Hopital's
drill 2, antiderivatives,
and antiderivatives
with initial values.
It is too scary (and probably not even possible) to do every problem
from every drilljust do one from each drill, and note which you are
uncertain about, then go back and do a couple more of that type.
Do this as many times as you have time for.
There will also be a
"deltaepsilon" problem, of much the same flavor as # 15 
18 in section 2.4, a related rate problem, an optimization problem, a
graphing problem (factored derivatives will be given), and a proof of
the derivative of some (possibly hyberbolic) trig function or its
inverse. These 5 questions will be worth more than the multiple
choice questions.
NO
GRAPHING CALCULATORS!!! You will be sent out of the exam until
you find a nongraphing calculator!
Note:
You
may have FOUR sheets of notes, front and back, as usual.
However, in addition, you may bring photocopies
of the flyleaves of your text (two pages
from the front of the book, four from the back) to use during the
test.
Psdon't
forget the portfolio for bonus points! 
12/6/02 
Bonus
Points Reminder! Remember, you may prepare a "classwork
portfolio" for up to 5 points on the Final Exam. This
portfolio would be due at the time of the final exam. This
classwork portfolio is just all your material from the course, neatly
organized, ie all the labs together and in order, all the challenge
problems together and in order, your sheets of notes from each tests,
etc. 
12/5/02 
EXAM
TIME. The exam time given in the first day handout, Wednesday,
Dec. 18 from 9:00  11:30 is correct. Because we meet MWF
and Tu, there was a choice of exam times, and we will be using
the morning slot. 
12/4/02 
Required
Survey!! Webbased MA 109 survey questions
Due on or before Tuesday, December 10th.
There is a major trend in higher
education toward webbased instruction, and SMC is part of this
movement. This class has been on the leading edge (for SMC at
least...). In order to make this transition as successful as
possible, your feedback is critical. What works? What
needs improvement, and how? Please provide as much
information as you canafter all, you are the person this education
is to benefit! 
12/3/02 
Just a recap of
what is due when (ROG= related rates/optimization/graphing):
Wed, 12/4: Section 5.5, 5.6, 9.4, ROG
Fri, 12/6: Chpt 1 review, ROG
Mon, 12/9: Chpt 2 review, Chpt 5 challenge probs, ROG.
Tues, 12/10: Chpt 3 review, ROG
Wed 12/11: Chpt 4 review, ROG, we will redo test III in class.
Fri, 12/13: Chpt 5 review, ROG.

11/24/02 
Office hours on
11/25 (monday) are rescheduled to 11:45 due to a sick baby. 
11/19/02 
I have a LARGE
pile of homeworks, labs, etc. that I meant to return to you today,
but got distracted and forgot. You may come by to pick them up
(or send a friend with a note) any time before 12:45 or between 2 and
2:30 at my office. Between 12:45 and 2, you can get them from me
in JEM 259. 
11/18/02 
I may be late
for office hours this morning due to the storm. If so, I will
have additional time available around 11:45 today. 
11/15/02 
The third hour
test will have a multiple choice section similar in format to the tutorial
quizzes at chapter
quiz. However, the problems in this quiz are a little
lame. Here are some drills that have problems that are more like
what you will see on the test in our class: max/min,
mean
value theorem, derivatives
and graphing, identifying
functions and derivatives, L'Hopital's
drill 1, L'Hopital's
drill 2, antiderivatives,
and antiderivatives
with initial values.
There will also be one related rate problem, one optimization
problem, and one graphing problem, each of which will be worth more
than the multiple choice questions.
Note:
You
may have one sheet of notes, front and back, as usual.
However, in addition, you may bring photocopies
of the flyleaves of your text (two pages
from the front of the book, four from the back) to use during the
test. 
11/13/02 
There are two Bonus
Points opportunities. One is to go to the
"Mathematics in the Real World" talk by David Hathaway today
at 4:00 in the Farrell room. This will earn 5 points on the next
exam. The other is to prepare a "classwork portfolio"
for up to 5 points on the Final Exam. This portfolio would be
due at the time of the final exam. 
11/9/02 
technical
difficulties have prevented me from posting the example from
classplease do the best you can with the info from the lab and the
text, and see me Monday morning with any questions. 
11/7/02 
There are the
following (more specific) guidelines for collaboration on the Maple
labs, effective immediately: Students may work together on Maple
labs by consulting with each other and by comparing their input
and results. However, each student must enter the Maple commands
for his or her lab independently, and each student must submit an
individual lab. Do NOT share files! 
11/5/02 
Here is the
corrected 4.1 for the lab:
Exercise 4.1. Find
dy/dx at (Pi/3, Pi/2) if 2*y*cos(x)
+ 3*x*sin ( y)=3*Pi/2,
then
graph the curve with its tangent line at (Pi/3, Pi/2).
Use x=5..5, y=5..5 for your x and y ranges when you plot,
then plot again using x= 20..20 and y= 20..20.

11/1/02 
Lab 4 was due
today, but I forgot to pick it up. I will collect these on
Monday, Nov. 4. 
10/31/02 
Nov. 1 is a
Holy Day of obligation, and I want to get to the 11:30 mass, so office
hours for Friday, Nov. 1 are postponed until 1:30 to 2:30. 
10/28/02 
Exercise 3.6 of
Maple Lab 3 is due Friday, Nov. 1. 
10/28/02 
You may recover
up to 8 out of 10 lost points on any problem on the 2nd hour test by
doing the problems below. Turn in the problems, beautifully
written up, together with your original exam, by Monday, Nov
4.
#1. pg 189 in our text, 38, 39, 40 (just find the
equation of the tangent lineno need to plot on Maple), and pg 268 in
our text5357 all.
#2. Any 8 from http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/2/quotient_rule.3/index.html
#3. all 8 examples at the bottom of http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/2/chain_rule.4/index.html
#4. pg 238 in our text, 1320 all
#5. Any 8 from http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/3/implicit.4/index.html
#6. Any 8 from http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/3/logdiff.1/index.html
# 7. pg 251 in our text, 18 all.
#8. pg 252 in our text, 3947 all. 
10/21/02 
Office hours on
Wed, Oct. 23 are rescheduled. I will not be available at the
usual 7:30 am time. Instead, I will be available from 1:00 to
2:00 on Wed afternoon. I am also adding an additional office
hour each weekstarting Friday, Nov 1, I will have office hours on
Fridays, from 11:45 to 12:45. 
10/17/02 
List of
differentiation formulas you should be able to prove for the test
(remembering that you may have one sheet of notes, front and
back): the product and quotient rules, and all the trig and
inverse trig derivatives assuming that you know the derivatives of
sin(x) and cos(x). 
10/16/02 
The second hour
test will be similar, both in content and format, to the tutorial
quizzes at: Chapter
tests. However, there isn't a very large selection there of
problems to practice onyou should do as many of the
"drill" problems from the inclass demos as possible, since I
am likely to take problems from there for the test. Also there
will be 2 or 3 formulas and/or limits for you to derive on the test. I
will post a list of "formulas to be able to derive" shortly. 
10/2/02 
I have reposted
Maple Lab 2. I must have accidently posted an early version.
The last exercise on the reposted version should make more sense. 
10/1/02 
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~hass/Calculus/calcdemos/node2.html
are some inclass demos for some of the concepts we cover in a calc
class. I will NOT be doing any of these in class (it should be
obvious....) but you are welcome to try. 
9/22/02 
Reminder:
As noted in the first day handout, you may use one sheet (front and
back) of notes on the hour test. This sheet of notes may
(should!) include theorems and formulas, but may NOT include worked
problems. 
9/20/02 
The first hour
test will be very similar, both in content and format, to the tutorial
quizzes at: Chapter
tests. You will have to change the chapter in order to get
problems from chapter 2. However, there will also be a
"deltaepsilon" problem, of much the same flavor as # 15 
18 in section 2.4. The test will cover sections 1.1 through
2.5. 
9/13/02 
P a r t y ! !
You
are cordially invited to a Math Picnic. Here is your chance to
meet other people in your major but the best part is the food.
When
will this happen? Tues. the 17th. at 5:30
Where
will it be? TH330
Why
should you go? Because you won't have to formally discuss
math and there will be hamburgers and hot dogs!!!!
RSVP
by the 13th to this email address!
Two
other notes: the Actuarial Analyst will be here on the 23rd at 4
in the Farrell Room, also we are interested in members for a Math
Club so if you want to be part of a cool club (resume builder),
email me.
Have
a great week and hope to see you next Tuesday!!!!!
Love,
Heather
hrubenstein@smcvt.edu

9/13/02 
I have added
exercise 1.6 to Maplelab 1 (graphing piecewise functions is a new
capacity in Maple). If you have already downloaded and worked on
the previous posting of this lab, you can just cut and paste exercise
1.6 into your existing worksheet. 
9/13/02 
Here are the
solutions to the Warmup exercises. If you got any wrong, please
go to the Help Session ASAP to find out how to do them
correctly. You will need to be able to do these types of
problems for the upcoming material in this course!
1. b 2. d 3.
c 4. d 5.
a 6. c 7.
b 8. c
9. a 10. d 11.
b 12. e 13.
c 14. b 15.
b 16. e

9/13/02 
You
are cordially invited to the following presentation:
Title: Is an Actuarial
Career Right for You?
Presenter: Tsana Nobles
Date: Monday,
September 23 at 4 PM
Location: Farrell
Room
Details: Tsana Nobles, an
Actuarial Analyst at National Life Insurance Company (a member of the
National Life Group) in Montpelier, will be sharing some background
and insight into the actuarial profession. An actuary is a
professional whose responsibility is to evaluate the current financial
implications of future contingent events. For example, actuaries
calculate how much homeowners should pay for insurance or how much
money a life insurance company should set aside to pay its claims in a
certain year. To become a designated actuary, either an Associate or
Fellow, one must pass a sequence of exams. Many actuaries complete
their exams while working in a formal actuarial training program.
Tsana graduated from UVM in 1994 with an M.S. in
Mathematics. She has been working at National Life for the past 3
years. In her presentation, she plans to discuss the actuarial
profession in general, educational prerequisites and relevant course
work for finding a position, the actuarial exam structure, and the
duties and benefits of being an actuary. She then will open it up for
any questions. This talk may be of particular interest to students in
the natural and mathematical sciences, business, economics, and
engineering. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: SMC Mathematics Club and
Mathematics Department 
9/11/02 
Wahoo!!
There is a way to see/use the
activemath notebooks! To
start with, you need to be running under Netscape, not Internet
Explorer. If you don't have Netscape, you can down load it for
free here: http://www.netscape.com/download/
(choose the full install when prompted)
You also need the LiveMath Plugin for
netscape. You can download it free here: http://www.livemath.com/download/
(click on the icon for "Windows for Netscape based
browsers", assuming you are running some version of Windows).
CAVEAT: This worked for me, but comes with no
guaranteesit may or may not work with the way your computer is
configured. The helpdesk does not in general support netscapeif
you have a problem, you can ask, and they may be able to help you, but
DO NOT hassle them if they can't. PLEASE, PLEASE: If
you happen to be one of the folks that is able to get this to
work, please, please share your resources with classmates you
may not be able to. Thank you!

9/11/02 
Note: Be
sure to click on "refresh" when you open these pages to be
sure you get the most current postings. 
9/6/02 
Click on
"Maple Labs" above for newly posted alternative directions
for doing the client install, especially if you have Windows XP. 
9/4/02 
I have spoken
with the folks at the help desk about the password prompts some of you
reported experiencing when trying to connect to Maple. We hope
to troubleshoot it tomorrow. In the meantime, please try at
least one more time, and, if it doesn't work, write down exactly what
happensthis will help diagnose the problem. You should also
try getting onto Maple in one of the computer labs in JEM in case the
problems is with the way your own computer is configured. Watch
this space for announcements of further information about this. 
9/3/02 
There is a lot
to do tonightThe warmup exercises, appendix A, and the introduction
to Maple. Please let me know if you have any questions! 
1/10/02 
The postings on
this site have all been tested and all work. If you have any
difficulty getting material off this site, you can try any of the
following:
1. See if someone in your study group was able to print the
file you want and make a photocopy of it.
2. Try using one of the lab computers in case the problem is
with how your own computer is configured.
3. Using Explorer, right click on the link, select "save
target as", then save the file to your home computer. You
should be able to open and print it from there.
4. Contact Cynthia Kelley at 6542756 or ckelley2@smcvt.edu. She is the
person for website trouble shooting.

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