CUSP 124 Updated Schedule
Date  Topics  Readings  Assignments 
1/4  Welcome; the real number system; functions  Stewart, § 1.1 

1/5  Lab 1: Working with functions  Stewart, § 1.1 

1/9  Functions, cont’d  Stewart, § 1.2  HW 1 due 
1/11  Snow day! 


1/12  Limits  Stewart, § 1.3, 1.4 

1/16  Another snow day 
 Podcast 1 due 
1/18  Discontinuities and singularities; Infinities  Stewart, § 1.5, 1.6  HW 2 due 
1/19  Lab 3: To infinity and beyond 


1/23  Early notions of the tangent  Edwards, pp. 122–127  HW 3 due; Podcast 2 due 
1/25  Calculating tangents  Stewart § 2.1, pp. 73–76 

1/26  Lab 4: Going off on a tangent 
 Podcast 3 due 
1/30  The derivative: the difference quotient  Stewart, § 2.1  HW 4 due 
2/1  Change and the derivative  Stewart, § 2.2 

2/2  Lab 5: Approximation by finite differences 
 Podcast 4 due 
2/6  Midterm review 
 HW 5 due 
2/8  Midterm 


2/9  Lab 6: Archimedes and the birth of calculus? 


2/13  Properties of the derivative  Stewart, § 2.3 

2/15  Products and Quotients  Stewart, § 2.4 

2/16  Lab 7: Working on the chain gang  Stewart, § 2.5  Podcast 5 due 
2/20  Applications I: related rates  Stewart, § 2.7  HW 6 due 
2/22  Related rates, cont’d 


2/23  Linear approximation and differentials  Stewart, § 2.8  Podcast 6 due 
2/27  Exponentials  Stewart, § 3.1 

3/1  Derivatives of special functions: exponentials and logarithms  Stewart, § 3.2, 3.3 

3/2  Lab 8: Minima & maxima; sensitivity analysis  Stewart, § 4.1 

3/6  Exponential growth & decay  Stewart, § 3.4  HW 8 due; Podcast 7 due 
3/8  l’Hôpital’s Rule; what the derivative tells us about the shapes of graphs  Stewart, § 3.7, 4.3 

3/9  Review for final 
 Podcast 8 due 
3/13  Final Exam 


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