More on conics in polar coordinates: I've uploaded a file you can play with in your web browser. Move the various different points labeled "Move me" to see how changing d, e and alpha affect a polar plot of a conic (there are three of them, you may need to resize your window to see them all). I have uploaded some more lecture notes as a pencast to supplement the text.
Final Exam: IMPORTANT! The final exam is on Wednesday December 14 from 8-10 AM (note, the syllabus has the wrong time, apparently I copied down the wrong information). You will be allowed a single 3x5 inch handwritten note card.
Supplements This Week: I'll be posting supplementary examples after class each day this week so that you can see as full of a range as possible. The first is Section10p4.pdf.
Notes on Trajectories: I've uploaded a pen cast called Section10p2 that introduces some of the material on parametrically defined motion.
How to improve your PenCast viewing experience in Adobe Reader: A software update seems to have fixed all viewing problems, so no added hints should be necessary. Please let me know if you experience any trouble.
Don't forget the study guides!
Useful Links and Information
Collected here for your convenience are some useful references and links for this semester.
- Web Assign
- Core curriculum description for Math 201
- Additional help is available from the Math and Stats Lab in Chapman 305.
- You can email questions or arrange a meeting about graded homeworks and quizzes by contacting the grader.
- Check out the study guides provided in the course Attachments below as the semester progresses.
- The textbook is available from the campus bookstore, as well as from Cengage (the publisher) online.
Written Homework Assignments by Due Date
Be sure to follow the instructions for the formatting of written assignments.
Corrections to assignments will be written in red.
| Assignment|| Due Date|
|WebAssignHomework||After every class that isn't an exam or review day.|
|9.7 20, 28.|
9.8 18, 64, 68.
|Fun With Fractals! worksheet (turn into my box in Math Department by 9:15 am)||10/28|
|9.1 12, 70, 116, 128. |The geometric series worksheet. |10/21|
|8.7 40, 69, 70, 86. |
8.8 34, 48, 58, 68.
|8.4 26, 44, 75. |
8.5 20, 48, 66.
|10/7 (Probably, ask Prof. Stroh.)|
|8.2 78, 86.|
8.3 56, 66. (You may use www.wolframalpha.com for a computer algebra system on problem 66.)
|7.4 59, 66.|
7.6 16, 36, 38.
8.1 78, 90.
|7.2 58, 69.|
7.3 30, 57. (46 extra credit)
|7.1 12, 13, 70.||9/9|
Signing up for WebAssign
- Go to www.webassign.com (or click the Web Assign link from my Math 201 homepage)
- On the right of the page at the bottom of the ACCOUNT LOGIN box, you will see a link called ``Have a class key?" Click this link.
- Type in our class key: uaf 2797 0765
- Once you push ENTER, our class should come up: Calculus II with Gordon Williams at UAF. Click Yes, this is my class.
- You will be asked if you already have an account. It is OK if you have an account and do not remember the login or password. They can email that information to you.
- If you must make a new account, you will have to enter a username, password, first name, last name, and email address. Two critical issues are remembering your password and giving an email address that is correct. This is the address I will use to respond to any questions you ask me through WebAssign.
- Once logged in, you will have the opportunity to either purchase access online, enter an access code, or continue with a trial period.
- Yippee! You made it! Under the ``My Assignments" heading you will see the current assignments with due dates.
There will be WebAssign problems due before almost every class. It is your responsibility to make sure you are checking daily for exercises.