The main purpose of Math 1 is to introduce students to differential calculus, while introducing or reviewing concepts from algebra and trigonometry as needed. We will begin with discussions of algebraic concepts and the idea of a function. The exponential and logarithmic functions will then be introduced. Next, we will talk about the limit of a function and the notion of a continuous function. The second half of the class will largely be spent developing the derivative of a function, learning how to calculate it, and studying its properties and applications. In the end, students should understand the derivative and how to compute it, and they should be able to recognize and apply the derivative in novel ways.
Early Transcendentals, Seventh Edition
The textbook will be available at Wheelock Books. You can also find used editions online (on Amazon.com, for example), but please check to make sure that the edition matches the one that we are using.
The IAS program in the First Year Office will be running tutorial sessions for this course. The classes will be broken up into small study groups for the purpose of reviewing the material and working on homework, and an undergraduate tutor will guide each group.
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm with Mahmud Johnson in Novack 73.
Sunday 2-4 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 pm with Ashley Augustin in McLane meeting room.
The course grade will be computed as follows:
Assignment Number Points each
Midterm 2 100 200 Final 1 150 150 Webwork 25 2 50 Written homework 8 10 80 Quizzes 7 10 70 Total 550
Exams and Quizzes: All exams and quizzes are closed book, with no notes or calculators allowed. No help will be given or received.
Homework: You are welcome to discuss your homework with your classmates, the instructors, and your tutors, but the final result should be your own work. Collaboration is encouraged, but you should write your solutions. Calculators and other computing devices are also allowed, but remember that they will be unavailable on the exams and quizzes.
Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see your instructor before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested.
Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.