Math 137 Spring 2016 Schedule

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Gradients and Directional Derivatives

Date Activity Notes
Fri 1/22/2016 Intro; Review Families of Functions 1.2,1.3,1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Mon 1/25/2016 Functions of Several Variables; Mathematica for 1-variable functions 12.1, 12.2
Wed 1/27/2016 Mathematica: 3D Plots, Contour Plots, and Cross Sections 12.2,12.3
Fri 1/29/2016 Functions of several variables continued 12.4, 12.5
Mon 2/1/2016 Review: Derivatives, Multipliers 2.2, 2.3, 3.1-3.6
Wed 2/3/2016 Partial Derivatives 14.1, 14.2
Fri  2/5/2016 Partial Derivatives, Mathematica 14.1, 14.2, Project 1 Due
Mon 2/8/2016 Linear approximations 14.3
Wed 2/10/2016 The Chain Rule 3.4, 14.6
Fri 2/12/2016 Second order partial derivatives 14.7
Mon 2/15/2016 EXAM 1
Wed 2/17/2016 Taylor Polynomials 10.1
Fri 2/19/2016 Taylor Polynomials in Two Variables 14.7
Mon 2/22/2016 Extrema, Saddle Points, and Optimization 15.1, 15.2
Wed 2/24/2016 Vectors, dot product 13.1-3
Fri 2/26/2016 Directional derivatives and the gradient 14.4
Mon 2/29/2016 The Gradient Search
Wed 3/2/2016 Lagrange Multipliers 15.3
Fri 3/4/2016 Problem solving day 15.3
Mon 3/7/2016 Review: derivatives, gradient descent, least squares fitting
Wed 3/9/2016 EXAM 2
Fri 3/11/2016 Introduction to Definite Integrals 5.1-5.2
SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK NO CLASS
Mon 3/21/2016 Interpretations of the Definite Integral 5.1-5.3
Wed 3/23/2016 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 5.3, 6.2
Fri 3/25/2016 Algebraic antidifferentiation (substitution, integration by parts) 7.1-7.2
Mon 3/28/2016 Practice
Wed 3/30/2016 Probability 8.7, 8.8
Fri 4/1/2016 Probability 8.7, 6.4
Mon 4/4/2016 Second Fundamental Theorem 7.5
Wed 4/6/2016 Numerical integration, Error Estimates in Integration
Fri 4/8/2016 Double Integrals 16.1
Mon 4/11/2016 Iterated Double Integrals over Rectangles 16.2; thru p 877
Wed 4/13/2016 Capstone Day – Attend Capstone talks NO CLASS, attend talks
Fri 4/15/2016 Problem solving day
Mon 4/18/2016 EXAM 3
Wed 4/20/2016 Differential Equations, the exponential equation 11.1, 11.2
Fri 4/22/2016 Separable Equations, Mathematica 11.3, 11.4
Mon 4/25/2016 The Logistic Model 11.5
Wed 4/27/2016 Numerical solutions 11.7
Fri 4/29/2016 Problem solving day
Mon 5/2/2016 Backward Glance
Thur 5/5/2016 Final Exam 4-6pm, Olin/Rice 350