As discussed on Monday, we will be having our second exam on Monday (March 5th). The exam will cover all of the material dealt with in HW#4, HW#5, and HW#6, which is sections 3.4-3.7, 4.1-4.5, and 5.1-5.5 from our textbook, respectively. As before, we will not be allowing calculators or notes while taking the exam, so concentrate on memorizing how to perform the various calculations quickly and accurately.
A word on memorization: Memorization has a place in mathematics, but it should not be a huge component of your intellectual edeavors in math 34. That is, until now we have not encountered many (if any) formulas that would require explicit memorization if the underlying concept is understood. If you find that you are struggling to remember how to perform the varied calculations, I recommend asking questions in class that might strengthen you understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts being performed in the calculation. Once you understand the concept, it is not really necessary (at this point in your development) to memorize much.
For HW#6, I’d like you to work through the following problems:
- 5.1: 1-20 (all odds)
- 5.2: 1-10 (all odds)
- 5.3: 1-56 (all odds)
- 5.4: 1-11 (all odds)
- 5.5: 1-20 (all odds)
This homework will be due on Wednesday, February 29th. Again, do not worry about perfectly completing all of the problems but rather, focus on the problem types and make sure that you understand how to do the more difficult examples from each. The next quiz will (as always) be given on the evening when the homework is due and you will be allowed to use your homework while completing the quiz.
For next Wednesday, please complete the following problems:
- 4.1: 11-42 (all odds), 55-90 (all odds)
- 4.2: 1-56 (all odds)
- 4.3: 1-48 (all odds)
- 4.4: 1-74 (all odds)
- 4.5: 1-36 (all odds)
I realize that this is an awful lot of problems. I want to remind you that I do not require you to do every problem that is assigned, but instead I assign the problems hoping that you will do a ‘bunch’ of them and, ultimately, that you will learn the problem types. So, just do as many of them as you need to do in order to understand the problem types. The homework is due on Wednesday (Feb 22) and we will have a quiz the same evening over this material.
For homwork #4 please complete the following exercises:
- 3.4 #5-52 (odds)
- 3.5 #1-36 (odds)
- 3.6 #1-24 (odds)
- 3.7 #1-22 (odds)
This homework will be due on Wednesday, February 15th.
REMEMBER: we are having our first exam on Wednesday, February 8th. To best prepare for the exam, I encourage you to work out as many of the problems listed on the review sheet as possible, with obvious emphasis on the more difficult ones (if you can do the hard ones, you should be very well prepared for the exam). We will have a review session on Monday, February 6th; I strongly encourage you all to attend and ask questions regarding concepts or any of the specific review problems that you didn’t understand.