Important Stuff

  1. The rules of the game (and detailed course schedule)
  2. Worksheet 1: Rolle's Theorem and MVT
  3. Assignment 1 (Due: July 18)
  4. Worksheet 2: Integration Massacre
  5. Assignment 2 (Due: July 25)
  6. Worksheet 3: Sequences & Series Showdown
  7. Assignment 3 (Due: August 1)
  8. Worksheet 4: The Battle for the Power Series
  9. Survival Guide To The Midterm (or Twenty Things You Should Definitely Know)
  10. Assignment 4 (Due: August 15)
  11. Solutions to the Midterm
  12. Worksheet 5: No retreat, no surrender
  13. The Final Battle: Practice basic skills for the final exam

Preparation material for the final

Our final exam is on Monday, August 20, from 9:00 to 12:00 in room TC 341. It covers everything we have done. If the midterm taught us something is that the assignments and worksheets are a good guide for the kind of problems that you should expect. In addition to the practice midterms, here you have one and two practice finals from the previous years. Also, in case you feel weak concerning parametric curves and polar coordinates, go over this assignment from the Winter term. On August 15 we will go over Worksheet 5. From August 16 to 17 we will have two sessions devoted to get ready (solving problems and more problems!!) for the final.

Addendum: I just compiled a list of problems intended to provide you with basic training for the final. Probably this will not be enough but it is definitely a good place to start.

Preparation material for the midterm

A man's training is endless. Sometimes, you start to feel that you have reached perfection at something, so you stop doing what you were doing. Whereas, he who wishes to reach perfection must always remember that he is very far from it. Only he who is not satisfied with just being an achiever and always striving for new achievement can consider himself to be a great man.
—Hagakure
The midterm on August 7 covers sections 4.2, 7.1, 7.4, 7.8 and 11.1 to 11.10, including the suggested exercises listed in the detailed course schedule as well as problems in assignments and worksheets. Here is a very short study guide in case you need a place to start. On August 2 and 3 we (and by "we" I mean "you") will go over problems taken from these practice midterms (you can also bring your own problems if you like):
  1. Midterms covering from 4.2 to 11.2: Winter 2010 and Winter 2011.
  2. Midterms covering from 11.2 to 11.11: Winter 2010 and Winter 2011 (of course, for your training you can skip the problems requiring 11.11 skills.)
One more thing: the solutions to these practice midterms are available online. They are easy to find. For your own sake, do NOT look at the solutions. Reading solutions is not studying but it will give you the feeling that you are ready for the test even if you are not. You must work hard solving problems (and even get a little frustrated from time to time) to strengthen your understanding of the material. Problems are supposed to be difficult, otherwise they would not be problems at all.

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