The Man Behind The Curtain

The carny’s getting set up in this comment thread.

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We Must Do Our Exercises

153 Due Tuesday.
Section 9.2 ## 38, 42, 64, 66, 68, 70.
Section 10.3 ## 16, 24, 32, 48.

The quiz’ll have problems about a. Convergent Sequences (with proof; typically L’Hopital or “logs both sides”), b. Sums of Series (look to use Geometric Series, “telescoping”, and the n-th term divergence test at least once each), c. Tangents to a curve given parametrically, and d. Arc Length for a curve given parametrically.

Schedule Change

I’ve freed up some time; I’ll be in the student lounge area of WD on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 (at least; sometimes earlier I imagine). I’ll also be available by appointment (and’ll probably post more hours soon); please don’t hesitate to arrange something—if you want to see me to work on math problems, I sure want to see you!

Bliss It Was In That Dawn

My schedule’s in flux. I’m hoping to have a couple “office” hours in the second floor student commons area of WD (the “Workforce Development” building… easily the most inappropriate name for a college hall I’ve encountered yet, knocking out the old champion—”Technology and Learning” [I’m not kidding… they came right out and put technology first… the tail’s been wagging the dog around here for quite some time…]).

The point here is to be easily available, right before class, in an area convenient to our (inconveniently located) class. Probably I’ll be there for at least an hour before class on Monday. That’s if, say, somebody wanted to talk about, say, the homework due that day. Anyhow, if you just want to kind of show up early and take a chance, great. I’ll probably be there. If you wait for an update here Monday morning when I’ll know for sure what’s going on, that’d be real good too. Just, you know, be sure you’re getting ready to answer homework-like problems for the quiz.

Now For Something Interesting

Student work. Probably I’ve gotten as much “audience participation” as I’ve deserved this first week. Went pretty well in the Calc I class indeed. Haven’t really found the groove in the other but probably don’t have any good reason to think I won’t. I’ll need to see some student work is all so I know what’s really going on.

So here it is in case, g-d forbid, anybody might’ve missed the last class and not yet have a study buddy from the class to fill the need.

153 9.1: ## 4, 8, 12, 28, 32, 48, 50, 64, 66, 72.
Also 10.2: ##: 6, 12, 18.

151 2.2: ##8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.

Please leave a comment if you found this useful; I’m much more likely to keep it up if I think it’s doing somebody some good.