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21-118: Calculus of Approximation

Course Description


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Course Schedule and Homework

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Schedule and Homework

For each week there will be a link to a page with a reading assignment and a homework assignment.

This schedule is tentative. It will get more accurate as the semester progresses. No week's topics should be taken as final until the homework is linked.

Week #9: 
Oct. 22-26
11.1 Sequences
Week #10: 
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
11.1 Sequences
4.4 Indeterminate forms and L'Hospital's Rule
11.2 Series
Week #11: 
Nov. 5-9
11.3 The Integral Test and Estimates of Sums
11.4 The Comparison Tests
11.5 Alternating Series
Week #12: 
Nov. 12-16
4.9 Newton's Method
The First Exam will be given in class on Friday, November 16. Here is a study guide
Week #13: 
Nov. 19-23
11.6 Absolute Convergence and the Ratio and Root Tests

Administrative Note: Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23 is The Thanksgiving Break. Classes and recitatins will not meet on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Recitations will meet on Tuesday.
Week #14: 
Nov. 26-30
11.7 Strategy for Testing Series
11.8 Power Series
11.9 Representations of Functions as Power Series
Week #15: 
Dec. 3-7
11.10 Taylor and Maclaurin Series
11.11 The Binomial Series

The Second Exam will be given in class on Friday, December 7. Here are some review problems
Week #16: 
Dec. 10-14
11.12 Applications of Taylor Polynomials

Administrative Note: Tuesday, December 11 is the last day of classes.
Week #17: 
Dec. 17-21
The First and Second Exam Retests will be given on Monday, December 17.
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