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posted Dec 20, 2018, 4:36 PM by Matthew Grenfell
 Use
various techniques to evaluate limits, including algebraic manipulation,
graphs, and tables of values
 Use
limit laws to evaluate limits, including sums and products of limits
 Use
the definition of continuity to determine if a function is continuous at a
point or to determine ways to make a function continuous at a point
 Understand
and describe discontinuities on a graph
 Evaluate
limits at infinity and determine equations of horizontal asymptotes
 Understand
the definition of a derivative as a limit of a difference quotient
 Interpret
the derivative at a point on a graph and use the derivative of a function
to determine the equation of a tangent line at a given xvalue
 Determine
the derivative of various functions using the general power rule, product
rule, quotient rule, chain rule, etc.
 Compute
derivatives of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
 Compute
derivatives using implicit differentiation and logarithmic differentiation
 Use
the concept of related rates to determine the rate of change of related
variables or quantities
 Determine
the critical numbers (xvalues) of a function
 Use
the Extreme Value Theorem to determine the absolute maximum and minimum
values of a function on an interval
 Use
properties of the first and second derivatives of a function to
algebraically or geometrically determine critical numbers, intervals where
the function is increasing or decreasing, intervals where the function is
concave up or down, the shape of the graph, etc.
 Use
L'Hospital's Rule to evaluate limits and determine when a limit has
indeterminate form
 Use
calculus to solve optimization problems involving an unknown quantity and
a constraint
 Use
Riemann sums to approximate the area under a curve or to approximate the
value of a definite integral
 Evaluate
definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
 Use
an appropriate substitution to evaluate definite integrals when needed
 Determine
the area between two curves
 Determine
the volume of a solid of revolution using the method of disks/washers
 Evaluating
limits and using the limit laws
 Determine
the derivative of various functions using the general power rule, product
rule, quotient rule, chain rule, etc.
 Compute
derivatives of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
 Compute
derivatives using implicit differentiation and logarithmic differentiation
 Derivatives
of inverse trigonometric functions (particularly arctangent, which is most
useful)
 Exponential
growth and decay models (population growth, halflife decay, Newton's law
of cooling)
 Sketching
the graph of a function using information about the function, the first
derivative, and the second derivative
 Evaluate
definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
 Determine
antiderivatives and indefinite integrals
 Use
an appropriate substitution to evaluate definite integrals when needed

posted May 21, 2018, 9:34 AM by Matthew Grenfell
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updated May 21, 2018, 9:35 AM
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 Numerical Integration.
 Solving separable differential equations.
 Finding a Taylor polynomial of a function.
 Using Taylor’s inequality when bounding the accuracy of a Taylor Polynomial over a closed interval.
 Integration by parts.
 Trigonometric substitution.
 Improper integrals.
 Determining conditions for a series to converge.
 Using he comparison or limit comparison test to determine convergence.
 Determining conditional or absolute convergence.
 Being able to recognize a pseries and use it to help determine convergence.
 Being able to use a root or ratio test to determine convergence.
 Finding the radius of convergence.
 Finding the interval of convergence.
 Using Taylor or Maclauren series when integrating functions that can’t be antidifferentiated.
 Finding the tangent line to a curve given parametrically at a specific point.
 Finding the polar coordinates for points of intersection of two polar curves.
 Recognize a geometric series and to what it converges
 Arc length of a curve
 Partial Fraction decomposition of a rational function.
 Determining the convergence or divergence of a series using various tests.
 Understanding when a particular convergence test can be applied
 Conversion from Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates and vice versa.
 Writing the rectangular form of a polar curve.
 Understanding the application of alternating series when minimizing the degree of a polynomial to approximate a series to within a certain value.
 Using known series to find series of other functions; e.g., Find the Maclaurin series of 1/(1x^3), or of
 ln((1x)/(1+x)) or ...
 More integrals requiring advanced techniques of integration.
 Using Taylor’s inequality to find the smallest degree of the Taylor polynomial which will give an estimate within an error of some small value. The Taylor remainder term inequality will be supplied.
 Finding the integral which calculates the work done in stretching a spring a certain distance beyond its natural length.
 Finding the integral which calculates the work done in pumping water out of a tank.
 Finding the integral of the area inside one polar curve and outside another polar curve.

posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:57 AM by Matthew Grenfell
 Limit rules allowing limit computations.
 Limit Computations.
 Understanding an indeterminate form when regarding limits.
 Being able to correctly use L’Hôpital’s rule in calculating limits.
 Understanding continuity and it implications.
 Differentiating using the differentiation rules for functions involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
 Understanding how to differentiate implicitly.
 Being able to compute a tangent line to a differentiable function.
 Optimization (maximumminimum applied questions).
 Computing areas between curves and bounded by curves.
 Understanding the use of f’ and f’’ in determining qualities of f.
 Understanding what critical numbers of a function are.
 Understanding how to solve applied rate of change questions.
 Understanding the nature of a definite integral, even with a parameter involved.
 Definite and indefinite integration, including the use of usubstitution.
 Understanding volumes of revolution
 Understanding the interplay between distance, velocity and acceleration of an object.
 Being able to compute a tangent line to a differentiable function
 Understanding the difference between displacement and total distance traveled given a velocity function
 Determining analytically graphical aspects of the graph of a function.
 Recognizing and using for computation, the limit definition of a derivative to find the derivative of a function.
 Being able to find vertical and horizontal asymptotes with justification of their answers.
 Optimization questions.
 Understanding the Extreme Value Theorem.
 Average velocity given the position function and instantaneous velocities at a point in time when a given position is attained.
 Understanding Riemann sums.
 Working with models of growth and decay.
 More differentiation using the differentiation rules for functions involving algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
 More questions using usubstitution for indefinite and definite integration.
 Understanding the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, both parts and using them.

posted Sep 4, 2017, 8:41 AM by Matthew Grenfell
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updated Sep 4, 2017, 8:47 AM
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Although only one of these are applicable for the fall semester, I am posting the syllabi for both UConn courses for this year. They can be found in the "Forms and Docs" section of this site, or by clicking the links below:

posted Sep 3, 2017, 5:44 PM by Matthew Grenfell
