
 
Math 120: Course Schedule
Numbering refers to Adams, 6th ed.

Week 1:
review of functions, graphs, absolute value,
inequalities, etc. (P.1, P.4, P.5)

Week 2:
limits (1.2, 1.3, 1.5)

Week 3:
continuity, tangents and the derivative (1.4, 2.1)

Week 4:
derivatives (continued), differentiation rules
(2.2, 2.3, 2.8); midterm (Sep. 28)

Week 5:
chain rule,
derivatives of trig. functions,
mean value theorem
(2.4, 2.5, 2.6)

Week 6:
rates of change,
velocity and acceleration,
antiderivatives,
Newton's law (2.7, 2.10, 2.11)

Week 7:
inverse functions,
exponentials and logarithms,
exponential growth and decay
(3.13.4)

Week 8:
inverse trig functions,
implicit differentiation,
related rates problems
(3.5, 2.9, 4.1);
midterm (Oct. 26)

Week 9:
extreme values,
graph sketching
(4.2, 4.3, 4.4)

Week 10:
maximum/minimum problems,
differentials and linear approximation
(4.5, 4.7)

Week 11:
Newton's method,
Taylor polynomials,
Taylor theorem
(4.6, 4.8);
midterm (Nov. 16)

Week 12:
l'Hopital's rule,
parametric curves
(4.9, 8.2, 8.3)

Week 13:
Review.
