Homework Assignments for
M408N, Differential Calculus

This page is always under construction, so you should check it regularly.

The written assignments will appear on this page. Some just involve doing book problems. Others are worksheets. The worksheets that are handed out in class (either lecture or discussion) will later appear here in PDF form, but not necessarily immediately.

All written assignments based on the book are to be turned in at the beginning of discussion section, usually on a Tuesday. Worksheets will sometimes be due at the end of a discussion section (if the main activity for the discussion is working on the worksheet) and sometimes at the beginning (if you mostly worked it on a previous day and were allowed to finish at home).

Online homework is always on Quest. There will be a pre-class and a post-class assignment for each class meeting. The pre-class assignment is due at midnight the night before the class. The post-class assignment is due at 8PM (used to be 6PM) on the day before the subsequent class. In other words, the pre-class assignment for Monday is due Sunday night, and the post-class is due Tuesday afternoon; the pre-class assignment for Wednesday is due Tuesday night and the post-class is due on Thursday afternoon; the preclass for Friday is due Thursday night and the postclass is due on Sunday afternoon.

The class schedule, and hence the schedule of online homework, can be found here.

Written Homework #1, due Tuesday September 6
Appendix D (page A32) 19, 22, 25, 28, 37, 38, 68
Section 1.5 (page 57) 12, 19a, 20b, 22, 24
Section 1.6 (page 69) 19, 64, 65, 70
There are answers to the odd-numbered exercises in the back of the book, but you still have to write up explanations!

Written Homework #2, due Tuesday September 13
Section 2.2: 11, 12, 15, 18, 46
Section 2.3: 10, 38, 40
Section 2.5: 10, 19, 21, 42, 50

Written Homework #3, due Tuesday September 20
Section 2.6: 4, 6, 62. (If you need more practice, look at odd numbered problems from 11 to 31, but do not turn them in.)
Section 2.7: 8, 10 (parts a and b only), 18, 20, 22, 34, 48, 52
Section 2.8: 8, 10, 12, 30

Written Homework #4, due Tuesday, September 27
Section 2.8: 16,18,29, 51
Section 3.1: 34,44,47, 52,55,59,63,67

Written Homework #5, due Tuesday, October 4
Section 3.2: 28, 32, 46, 47, 50
Section 3.3: 24, 30, 32, 34
Section 3.4: 48, 50, 54, 61, 67, 76, 82, 95
(Yes, it's a lot of problems, but this is the portion of the course where drill work is most important. You need to get to the point where you can compute derivatives quickly, accurately, and almost effortlessly. That takes practice.)

These is no written homework due October 11

Written Homework #6, due Tuesday, October 18
Since the exam is coming up, I've also listed practice problems that you might want to do to study. But please don't turn in the practice problems.
Section 3.5: 23, 26, 36, 49 (for extra practice, work 5-19 odd)
Section 3.6: 24, 26, 34, 41, 46, 49 (practice on 3-21 odd)
Section 3.7: 6, 10
Section 3.10: 24, 26, 28 (practice 1-21 odd)

Written Homework #7, due Tuesday, October 25
Section 3.9: 14, 16, 22, 27, 28, 35, 44
Section 4.1: 6, 12b, 18, 22-25, 28, 44

Written Homework #8, due Tuesday, November 1
Section 4.2: 8, 26, 34, 36
Section 4.3: 10, 15, 24, 26, 28, 47, 53, 62, 78a

Written Homework #7, due Tuesday, November 8
Section 4.4: 6, 44, 71, 72, 73
Section 4.7: 20, 44, 52, 54
Section 4.8: 6, 12, 29,
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Written Homework #8, due Tuesday, November 15
Section 4.9: 50, 54, 60, 62, 64, 65, 76.
Chapter 4 Review: 6, 18, 45, 52, 62, 70.

These is no written homework due November 22. You can take a deep breath after the exam and head home for Thanksgiving.

Written Homework #9, due Tuesday, November 29.
Section 5.1: 1, 13, 15, 16, 18.
Section 5.2: 17, 18, 29, 30, 34, 39, 50.

Written Homework #10, due Monday, December 5 in lecture.
Section 5.3: 7, 11, 14, 19, 24, 26, 36, 37, 48, 60, 68.
(I'm not sure how much of this we'll be able to grade, since the grader has to study for finals, but we'll do our best.)