Course Syllabus for MATH 16A, spring 2014:PDF format (+ other administrative FAQ's)
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Office Hours of GSIs and MATH 98 Instructors (Updated 1/30/2014):
1. Martinez, Maria, Mon 9-10:30AM, 1037 Evans.
2. Monson, David, Fri 9-10:30A, 866 Evans.
3. Safdari, Mohammad, Wed 2-3:30PM, 789 Evans.
4. Youcis, Alex, Friday 1-2:30PM, 852 Evans.
5. Zhang, Te, Wed 3:30-5PM, 1041 Evans.
6. Wong, Michael (MATH 98), Mon-Thu 10AM-4PM, 103 Chavez
7. Wiley, Joseph (MATH 98), Mon-Thu 10AM-4PM, 103 Chavez
Homework Assignments and Notes:If not specified odd or even exercises, it is assumed only even exercises, e.g., #2-8 means 2,4,6,8. Asterisk * usually means that the problem is hard/tricky.
HW7A Solution; HW7B Solution; HW Solutions are posted about a day before the quiz and will be taken off the web in a week. Do NOT ask for solutions to be posted earlier: you must attempt to do your homework without help from posted solutions. If you are late copying them, or you lose them, or some other thing happens: do NOT ask us for the files of the previous solution since we do NOT distribute electronic files of the HW solutions. Instead, ask your classmates for the HW solution files.
HW8A. From 3.2. The Chain Rule and the General Power Rule: #2,4,8,16,20,24,30,36,40,41,46,50. Bonus: #56,58.
HW7B. From 3.1. The Product and Quotient Rules: #2,4,6,8,10,12,14,18,22,26,28,30,32,34,38,42,44,46,48,60,62,64. Bonus: #36,65,66.
HW7A. From 2.6. Further Optimization Problems: #2,4,6,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,26,27,28. From 2.7. Applications of Derivatives to Business and Economics: #2,4,6,10,12,14,18. Bonus: #19,20,21.
HW6B. From 2.4. Curve Sketching (Conclusion): #7,8,16,20,24,26,28,30,32,34. Bonus: #34,36. From 2.5. Optimization Problems: #2,4,6,8*,10,13,16,20,24,26. Bonus: #30,31.
HW6A. From 2.2. The First- and Second-Derivative Rules: #2,4,6,12,18,20,24,40,42,44. From 2.3. The First- and Second-Derivative Rules and Curve Sketching: #6,10,16,24,26,30,32,34,36,42. Bonus: #44,46.
HW5. From 2.1. Describing Graphs of Functions: #2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,22,24,26,28,32,34,35,37,39. Bonus: #31,40.
HW4B. From 1.7. More About Derivatives (starting from "The Derivative as a Rate of Change"): #39,40,41,42,44,45,46,48. Bonus: #49,50. From 1.8. The Derivative as a Rate of Change: #4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,26,28. Bonus: #30,32.
HW4A. From 1.6. Some Rules for Differentiation: #14,16,20,24,26,30,32,34,38,44,48,52,54. Bonus: #46,56. From 1.7. More About Derivatives (Read up to "The Derivative as a Rate of Change", p. 106): #8,10,16,20,22,24,28,30,32. Bonus: #34,36.
HW3B. From 1.4. Limits and the Derivative: #62,64,66 (in these problems, it is good to start by plugging in very large, or negatively large, numbers for x to see what is going on; in #66 specifically, divide everything by x^2 and then plug in some very large numbers for x to see what happens), bonus: #56,58,60. From 1.5. Differentibility and Continuity: #1-12 (both odd and even),#16,18,20,22*,24,26*,34; bonus: #31,32.
HW3A. From 1.3. The Derivatives and Limits: #8,14,16,18,24,26,30,38,42,44,46,56, bonus: #48,60*. From 1.4. Limits and the Derivative: #10,12,14,18,20(factor!),34,40,44,46,50, bonus: #48*, 54*.
HW2B. From 1.1. The Slope of a Straight Line: #6,8,10,14,16,18,20,24,26*,32,40,52 bonus: #46,58. (In #24: two lines with perpendicular slopes have negative reciprocal slopes, e.g., 2 and -1/2). From 1.2. The Slope of a Curve at a Point #8,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,37, bonus: #32,38. (In #32, read carefully and use the given information right before Exercise 29.)
HW2A. From 0.5. Exponents and Power Functions: #30,48,50,66,68,70,72,86,94,104, bonus: #106, 108*. From 0.6. Functions and Graphs in Applications: #10,16,18,22,24,37,38,39,40, bonus: #45,46,47,48,49,50.
HW1B. From 0.3. The Algebra of Functions: #20,24,28,32,34,36,38,40 (do NOT use a graphing calculator for #38 and #40), bonus: #37,42 (again, try this without a graphing calculator). From 0.4. Zeros of Functions -- The Quadratic Formula and Factoring: #8,10,20,28,34,40,42, bonus: #44,46.
HW1A. From 0.1. Functions and Their Graphs: #10,18,20,23,24,32,56; bonus: #52,58. From 0.2. Some Important Functions: #8,12,16,32,36; bonus: #22,24.
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