**Math 1A - Fall 2010**

**Section 305:** Mondays and Wednesdays 11-12

**Section 308:** Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2

**GSI:** Alex Kruckman

**Email:** (my last name) at math.berkeley.edu

**Office:** 1056 Evans Hall

**Office Hours:** Thursdays 10-11, Fridays 11-12

This is the website for my sections, 305 and 308. Professor Haiman's course website, which contains lots of useful information, is here. Make sure you read it!

The purpose of section is to

- help you learn the material,
- prepare you for the exams, and
- provide a forum for questions and the personal attention that is impossible in lecture.

Section attendance is not required. However, if you do not attend section, you will be missing out on your homework grade and all these great benefits!

**Homework** is due in section on Mondays (except the first assignment, which is due Wednesday Sept. 8th). I will return it to you by the following Monday. No late homework will be accepted. See the course website for assignments. I'll be grading your homework for completeness, not correctness, and it is only worth 4% of your grade, but it is *very* important that you do it! You won't learn the material if you don't do the exercises.

**Email:** I will be available by email to answer both administrative questions and questions about the material, and I will to respond to your emails as swiftly and accurately as I can. Keep in mind, though, that it's easier to talk about math in person than by email, so I will often ask you to come to office hours to discuss your question.

**Course Calendar:**

- Midterm #1: Sept. 24th
- Last day to drop the course: Sept. 24th
- Midterm #2: Oct. 22nd
- Last day to change grade options: Oct. 29th
- Midterm #3: Nov. 19th
- Final Exam: Dec. 17th, 11:30-2:30

You *must* attend the exams (although you may miss one midterm - see the grading policy on the course website).

From time to time I'll be posting relevant materials here, including in-class worksheets and exercises with solutions. Check back, especially if you miss section.

- 09/01 - Practice problems with solutions
- 09/08 - Worksheet with solutions
- 09/14 - Examples of limit proofs from homework. Here is another detailed epsilon-delta proof by fellow GSI Tobias Schottdorf.
- 09/20 - Derivative problems with solutions
- 09/28 - Some derivative problems, courtesey of Kim Laine.
- 10/04 - Examples of functions with unusual properties.
- 10/06 - Related rates problems
- 10/20 - Midterm 2 review
- 10/27 - L'Hopital's Rule practice
- 11/03 - Antidifferentiation
- 11/08 - Review of Newton's method
- 11/17 - Midterm 3 review
- 11/24 - Substitution and area between curves
- 11/29 - Area between curves problem