Math 3

Introduction to Calculus

General Information Syllabus WeBWorK

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Tutorials Special Considerations

Course description

Calculus is an important tool for interpreting physical phenomena, and it is interesting theoretically as well. This course aims to prepare you to use calculus in many other disciplines without losing site of its theoretical value. This course is an introduction to single variable calculus and is intended for students who are planning to go on to math 8. Topics include, but are not limited to limits, continuity , derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals over the real line. The jewel of this course is the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and it will be used to develop some techniques of integration.

The prerequisites for this course are familiarity with high school algebra and trigonometry(see the instructor if you are worried about meeting this criterion... chances are, you are going to be fine) and a willingness to learn and participate in the class. This class does not assume any background in calculus.


Calculus (Seventh edition) by James Stewart, Brooks Cole
(Available at Wheelock Books and also directly from the publisher)

Scheduled Lectures

(Section 1) S. Smedinghoff (Section 2) R. Sadykov (Section 3) S. Andrews
MWF 11:15 - 12:20
(x-hour) Tu 12 - 12:50
MWF 12:30 - 1:35
(x-hour)  Tu 1:00-1:50
MWF 1:45 - 2:50
(x-hour) Th 1 - 1:50
105 Kemeny 008 Kemeny 108 Kemeny


Professor S. Smedinghoff Professor R. Sadykov
Professor S. Andrews
Office: 247 Kemeny
Office: 314 Kemeny Office: 207 Kemeny
Office Hours: MWF 3-4
Office Hours: MF 3-4, W 10-11
Office Hours: M 3-4, W 12:30-1:30, and F 10-11.
Contact via e-mail Contact via e-mail Contact via e-mail


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam 1 Thursday, January 29, 4-6 pm
Moore Hall Filene Auditorium
Exam 2 Thursday, February 19, 4-6pm
Moore Hall Filene Auditorium
Final Exam March 16, 3-6pm
Moore Hall Filene Auditorium

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance, scheduled laboratory for another course, or a similar commitment that conflicts with one of the exams, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the exams and the homework as follows:

Webwork 10%
Exam 1 25%
Exam 2 25%
Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted.


The teaching assistant for this course is Sam Schiavone. He will be available to answer questions and, in particular, to help with your homework on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm in Kemeny 008. These tutorials will begin on Thursday, January 8.

Also note that the Tutor Clearinghouse will have private one-on-one tutors available for Math 3. The tutors are recruited on the basis that they have done well in the subject, and are trained by the Academic Skills Center. There will also be a Study  Group for the course lead by Ying Liu on Wednesday evenings 8:30-10pm. 

Special Considerations

If you have a disability of any sort and may need disability-related classroom accommodations, please make an appointment to see your instructor as soon as possible. All conversations will remain confidential. You can stop by the Student Accessibility Services Office in Collis Center to register for support services.

Exam Solutions

Exam Practice