**Math Problem Set #1 Solutions**- Compare these solutions to what is in your Math PSN.
- Make notes, corrections, or complete problems using a different color ink directly in your PSN.
- This (along with looking over lecture notes) will serve as excellent preparation for the Math Quiz.

# Monthly Archives: September 2017

# Math Quiz note card

- As discussed in class on Thursday, you may bring one single personally prepared 3 inch by 5 inch note card with you to Monday’s Math Quiz.
- You may write on both sides of the card. It’s important that you personally prepare the note card.
- Please take advantage of preparing the note card as a learning opportunity.
- You may put anything on your note card that you choose, as long as you have personally prepared it.
- We do not plan to collect your note card.

# Week 2 Reading

- Chemistry: McMurray & Fay 1.9 – 1.11, 2.1 – 2.13
- Math: Stewart 1.7, 2.1 – 2.3
- Math Reading Response due via WebAssign 6pm Sun. Oct. 1

- Physics: Wolfson 2.1 – 2.4, 3.1 – 3.5
- Physics Reading Response due via MasteringPhysics 8pm Sun. Oct. 1

# Some web-site reorganization

The navigation for the web-site has been updated. Under the About tab, you can find the Syllabus, Learning Community Responsibilities, Learning Community Agreements (link coming soon), Weekly Workflow, Class Meeting Schedule, Texts & Materials, Math Resources, Welcome Letter, Student Survey.

# MasteringPhysics and Week 2 Reading Response

You should now find on * MasteringPhysics *an assignment called

*Week 2 Reading.*This is the Reading Response due at 8 PM Sunday in your weekly workflow. The reading assignment itself is quite long and involves challenging concepts. If you find yourself overwhelmed focus on Chapter 2 and let me know this in your Reading Response.

If you are not yet registered for * MasteringPhysics* you should still send me a Reading Response. To do this simply email me at caraherj@evergreen.edu addressing one or more of the following questions:

*What section of your assigned reading did you find the most confusing?**What concepts would you like the instructor to explain in lecture?**What material was most interesting?*

If you have registered for * MasteringPhysics* you should have completed the

*Introduction to MasteringPhysics*assignment. If you have not done so yet, you should attempt it soon in order to practice using the system well in advance of the Monday 6 PM due date for the

*Week 1 HW: Ch 1*assignment.

Finally, I’ve added a *Physics Primer* assignment that has a due date in the distant future. This assignment covers a grab bag of math skills you might wish to practice. It is completely optional; it’s just one more chance to work on any skills you may be struggling with. The topics are

- Scientific Notation
- Calculator Use
- Unit Conversions
- Working with Fractions
- Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
- Solving Two Equations and Two Unknowns
- Interpreting Graphs-Lines
- Right Triangles
- Inverse Trigonometric Functions

# Location for chemistry lab Tuesday 10/3

On Tuesday, October 3, we will be learning how to use Excel. To facilitate this we will be meeting in the Academic Computing Center (Library, 2nd floor), classroom 2617.

# Math Problem Set #1 (Week 1)

The following problems should be attempted/completed in your Math Problem Set Notebook (Math PSN). All 30 of the problems are assigned as part of this Problem Set. However, 10 of these problems will be chosen for you to submit via WebAssign by 6pm on Fri. Sep. 29 (since this is the first week, the actual due date will be 6pm Sat. Sep. 30); those problems are indicated by **bold underline**.

- 1.1:
**2**, 7, 8, 12,**47**, 61 - 1.2: 4,
**14**, 15,**18**, 19, 20 - 1.3: 3, 4, 7,
**53**, 55 - 1.5:
**3**, 4, 21, 23,**29** - 1.6: 3, 5, 13, 18,
**25**, 31,**52**,**59**

****Read over all problems before Thursday Math/Physics Workshop. Complete as many as you can before Workshop.****- There is NO EXPECTATION that you can complete all these problems on your own before Workshop – that’s the point of collaborative learning in Workshop.
- Some of the problems you will be able to complete on your own. Your time in Workshop (and study groups) will be most productive if you are able to identify the problems that are giving (or would give) you difficulty before Workshop.

- Include solutions to ALL PROBLEMS in your Math PSN. Begin each solution in your PSN with a statement of the problem.
- Submit
**bold underlined**problems via WebAssign by 6pm Fri. Sep. 29 (since this is the first week, the actual due date will be 6pm Sat. Sep. 30). - Solutions to all assigned problems will be posted after the on-line submission due date.
- Compare the posted solutions to what is in your Math PSN.
- Make notes, corrections, or complete problems using a different color ink directly in your PSN.
- This (along with looking over lecture notes) will serve as excellent preparation for the Math Quiz.

# Registering for on-line systems

# Fall Syllabus and Learning Community Responsibilities

There is no need to print out these documents; we will provide paper copies during our **First Class Meeting**.

# Week 1 Reading Assignments

As you can see from our **Weekly Workflow**, we typically expect students to have completed the entire week’s reading in time for Monday lectures. However, we don’t expect students to have completed reading for the first day of class but there is reading for the second class day. We also know that it can be difficult for students to get their books before the first day of class. So, we’ll make the first week’s readings available temporarily (the links below will be disabled by the start of the second week).

The first week reading assignments are provided as links for those of you who don’t have your books yet. These files are big. Do not print them out using campus printers; read them on the screen as best you can. Please get your **books** as soon as possible.

- Chemistry
- Math
- For Tuesday –
**Preview of Calculus**; and**Chapter 1**: Functions and Models, sections 1.1-1.3 - For Wednesday –
**Chapter 1**sections 1.5-1.6.

- For Tuesday –
- Physics
- For Wednesday –
**Chapter 1**: Doing Physics

- For Wednesday –