Pre-Class Assignments, Math 104 Calculus II, Spring 2021

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Week 1: February 3 - 5

The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
u-substitution

We'll spend the first week reviewing this material from Calculus I
For Wednesday February 3
For Thursday February 4
For Friday February 5

Week 2: Due Sunday February 7 @ midnight

Inverse Trig Functions and Integration by Parts

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Find an antiderivative of \( f(x) = \displaystyle \frac{3x^2}{ 1 + x^6}\)
  2. Integration by parts attempts to undo one of the techniques of differentiation. Which one is it?
  3. Use integration by parts to find an antiderivative of \(f(x) = 2x e^{x}\)
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Week 3: Due Sunday February 14 @ midnight

Numeric Integration and Volume by Revolution

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Why would you ever want to numerically approximate an integral?
  2. Let \( \mathcal{I} = \displaystyle\int_0^{\pi} \sin(x^2) dx\).
    1. Which would you expect to be MOST accurate in approximating \( \mathcal{I} \) : a Right Hand approximation \( R_n\), a Trapezoidal approximation \(T_n\), or a Simpson's approximation \(S_n\)? Why?
    2. Which would you expect to be LEAST accurate in approximating \( \mathcal{I} \) : a Right Hand approximation \( R_n\), a Trapezoidal approximation \(T_n\), or a Simpson's approximation \(S_n\)? Why?
  3. Let R be the rectangle formed by the x-axis, the y-axis, and the lines y=1 and x=4. Describe the shape of the solid formed when R is rotated about the x-axis.
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Week 4: Due Sunday February 21 @ midnight

Arc Length and Improper Integrals

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Set up the integral that gives the length of the curve \( y=\sin(2x)\) from \(x=0\) to \( x=2\pi\).
  2. Explain why \( \displaystyle\int_1^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^2} dx \) is improper.
  3. Explain why \( \displaystyle\int_0^1 \frac{1}{x^2} dx \) is improper.
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Week 5: Due Sunday February 28 @ midnight

Sequences and Series

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Does the following sequence converge or diverge? Explain.
    \[ 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, \ldots \]
  2. There are two sequences associated with every series. What are they?
  3. Does the geometric series \( \displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \left( \frac{1}{4}\right)^n\) converge or diverge? Why?
  4. What assignments are due this week? When are they due?
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Week 6: Due Sunday March 7 @ midnight

Integral and Comparison Tests for Infinite Series

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. What does the nth-Term Theorem tell you about the series \( \displaystyle \sum 2^n \)?
  2. What does the nth-Term Theorem tell you about the series \( \displaystyle \sum \frac{1}{n} \)?
  3. What does the Integral Test tell you about the series \( \displaystyle \sum \frac{1}{n^3} \)?

  4. What does the Integral Test tell you about the series \( \displaystyle \sum \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} \)?
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Week 7: Due Sunday March 14 @ midnight

Alternating and Power Series

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Explain why the alternating series \( \displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^{n+1} \frac{1}{n}\) converges.
  2. How closely does \(\displaystyle S_{50}\), the 50th partial sum, approximate the value of the series \(\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^{n+1} \frac{1}{n}\)? Why?
  3. How do power series differ from other series we have looked at up to this point?
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Week 8: Due Sunday March 21 @ midnight

Taylor Series

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. What is the difference between a Taylor polynomial and a Taylor series?
  2. What is the difference between a Taylor series and a Maclaurin series?
  3. Why would you ever want to compute a Taylor series for a function like f(x)=sin(x)?
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Week 9: Due Sunday March 28 @ midnight

Multivariable Functions

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Describe the level curves of the function \(f(x,y)= x^2 + y^2\) for c= 4, 0, and -1.
  2. If \( g(x,y)= x^2-y^2\), what is \( g_x(x,y) \), the partial derivative of \( g \) with respect to \( x \)?
  3. If \( g(x,y)= x^2-y^2\), what is \( g_x(2,1)? \)? What geometric information does this give you?
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Week 10: Due Sunday April 4 @ midnight

The Dot Product

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Pre-Class Questions

Let \( \vec{\,v_1}=\langle 2,3 \rangle\) and \( \vec{\,v_2}=\langle -6,4 \rangle\)
  1. Give the unit vector in the same direction as \( \vec{\,v_1} \)
  2. What is \( \vec{\,v_1} \cdot \vec{\,v_2}\ \)? What geometric information does this give you about the vectors?
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Week 11: Due Sunday April 11 @ midnight

Directional Derivatives

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. What does the directional derivative \( D_{\vec{\,u}} f(a,b)\) measure?
  2. If \(f(x,y) = 3xy^2 + 2x-4y^2\), what is \(\nabla f(x,y)\) ?
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Week 12: Due Sunday April 18 @ midnight

Multivariable Optimization

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Where can the local extrema of a function f(x,y) occur?
  2. In Example 12.8.3, why does it make sense that the critical point (1,2) is called a "saddle point"?
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Week 13: Due Sunday April 25 @ midnight

Double Integrals

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Pre-Class Questions

  1. Why would you want to switch the order of integration in an iterated integral?
  2. If \(f(x,y)\) is a function of two variables and \(R\) is a rectangle in the xy-plane, what does \( \iint_R f(x,y)\, dA\) measure?
  3. Explain the idea of Fubini's Theorem in a couple of sentences in your own words.
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