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MATH 255A (Spring 2017): Calculus for the Life Sciences I

Section and Class Number

Section 02 & 17432

Jing Li

Contact information:

Office:  Live Oak Hall (LO), Room 1303C
Phone: 818-677-7799
E-mail: jing.li(at)csun(dot)edu

Office hours: Mondays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm & Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment (email)

Final Exam

May 16, 2017, Tuesday 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Midterm Exams

Midterm Exam 1: (February 15, 2017) in class.
Midterm Exam 2: (date to be announced) in class.
Midterm Exam 3: (date to be announced) in class.

Lecture times and locations

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm in LO (Live Oak Hall) 1124

Course text

Calculus for Life Sciences with WileyPLUS Card Set S. J. Schreiber, K. Smith, W. Getz, 1st ed., Wiley 2014,

available at CSUN Matador Bookstore or from the publisher:

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828943.html

Announcements

1. Course webpage is online, and course syllabus will be handed out during the first lecture on Jan 23, 2017.
2. Tutoring Hours for MATH 255A in Live Oak Hall 1319:
Monday: 2-5pm (only every other Monday starting Feb 20, 2017)
Tuesday: 10-12pm, 12:30-5pm
Wednesday: 2:30-5pm
Thursday: 10-12pm, 12:30-3:30pm
Friday: none

Course syllabus and tentative timetable

I will post all assigments, solutions and additional material in this space. You should therefore consult this spot frequently.

Week Date Topics covered Homework Homework due date Practice Problems Additional Material
1 Jan 23 & 25 Sec. 1.1: Real Numbers and Functions

Sec. 1.2: Data Fitting with Linear and Periodic Functions

Sec. 1.3: Power Functions and Scaling Laws
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1.1: 3-6, 15-17, 20-23, 27, 31, 34, 37, 38, 41, 44-46;

1.2: 1, 3, 7-10, 12-15, 31-37, 40, 42, 47, 48;

1.3: 3, 4, 6, 9, 12-14, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 36, 37, 40.

2 Jan 30 & Feb 1 Sec. 1.4: Exponential Growth

Sec. 1.5: Function Building
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1.4: 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 37, 39, 41;

1.5: 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35;

3 Feb 6 & 8 Sec. 1.6: Inverse Functions and Logarithms

Sec. 1.7: Sequences and Difference Equations
check wileyplus check wileyplus 1.6: 9, 11, 13, 20, 22, 24, 25, 33, 38, 40;

1.7: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33;

4 Feb 13 & 15 Sec. 2.1: Rates of Change and Tangent Lines

Midterm 1
check wileyplus check wileyplus 2.1: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42; Solutions for Midterm 1
Statistics for Midterm 1
5 Feb 20 & 22 Sec. 2.2: Limits

Sec. 2.3: Limits Laws and Continuity
check wileyplus check wileyplus 2.2: 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 40, 41, 42;

2.3: 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28;

6 Feb 27 & Mar 1 Sec. 2.4: Asymptotes and Infinity

Sec. 2.5: Sequential Limits

Sec. 2.6: Derivative at a Point
check wileyplus check wileyplus 2.4: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23;

2.5: 3, 5, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33;

2.6: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 37;

7 Mar 6 & 8 Sec 2.7: Derivatives as Functions

Sec. 3.1: Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponentials

Sec. 3.2: Product and Quotient Rules
check wileyplus check wileyplus 2.7: 3, 5, 11, 13, 21, 31, 44;

3.1: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26;

3.2: 6, 7, 13, 14;

8 Mar 13 & 15 Sec. 3.3: Chain Rule and Implicit Differentiation

Midterm 2
check wileyplus check wileyplus 3.3: 11, 14, 15, 21, 23, 43;

Solutions for Midterm 2
Statistics for Midterm 2
9 Mar 20 & 22 No Instruction

Spring Recess

10 Mar 27 & 29 Sec. 3.4: Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

Sec. 3.5: Linear Approximation

Sec. 3.6: Higher Derivatives and Approximations
check wileyplus check wileyplus 3.4: 7, 11, 17, 19, 26, 27, 35;

3.5: 15, 21, 27, 35;

3.6: 23, 24, 28, 29, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 50;

11 Apr 3 & 5 Sec. 4.1: Graphing Using Calculus

Sec. 4.2: Getting Extreme
check wileyplus check wileyplus 4.1: 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 28, 32, 34;

4.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 34, 39;

12 Apr 10 & 12 Sec. 4.3: Optimization in Biology

Sec. 5.1: Antiderivatives
check wileyplus check wileyplus 4.3: 2, 8, 9, 14, 32, 36, 38;

5.1: 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25, 30, 42, 46, 47, 50, 52;

13 Apr 17 & 19 Review

Midterm 3
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Solutions for Midterm 3
Statistics for Midterm 3
14 Apr 24 & 26 Sec. 5.2: Accumulated Change and Area under a Curve

Sec. 5.3: The Definite Integral
check wileyplus check wileyplus 5.2: 3, 9, 15, 17, 26, 38;

5.3: 14-16, 19, 29, 31, 35, 39, 40, 44, 46;

15 May 1 & 3 Sec. 5.4: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Sec. 5.5: Substitution
check wileyplus check wileyplus 5.4: 3, 5, 7, 9-13, 17, 19, 21, 25, 31;

5.5: 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 29, 34;

16 May 8 & 10 Review

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17 May 16 Final Exam Week