High school algebra I and II, Trigonometry, Plan geometry and Precalculus (Analytic geometry).
Textbook
1.You may purchase James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals , Looseleaf, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2016. Paperback printed book + eBook + WebAssign from Cengage ($134.15). See https://www.cengage.com/
2.You may purchase WebAssign Instant Access (Webassign access code+ebook) for Stewart’s Calculus: Early Transcendentals; MultiTerm; 8th Edition, multiterm ($114.40). See https://www.cengage.com/
3.You may purchase WebAssign Instant Access (Webassign access code+ebook) for Stewart’s Calculus: Early Transcendentals; singleTerm; 8th Edition, singleterm ($78.00). See https://www.cengage.com/
4. You purchase Enhanced WebAssign directly from the WebAssign website as opposed to the above linked microsite, you will get the same standalone Instant Access Code to Enhanced WebAssign (with ebook) but at a higher price.
Please note that you do *not* need to buy any other materials for the course.
Topics
2.1 The tangent and velocity problems
2.2 The limit of a function
2.3 Calculating limits using the limit laws
2.4 The precise definition of a limit
2.5 Continuity
2.6 Limits at infinity; horizontal asymptotes
2.7 Derivatives and rates of change
2.8 The derivative as a function
3.1 Derivatives of polynomials and exponential functions
3.2 The Product and Quotient Rules
3.3 Derivatives of trigonometric functions
3.4 The Chain Rule
3.5 Implicit differentiation
3.6 Derivatives of logarithmic functions
3.7 Rates of change in the natural and social sciences
3.8 Exponential growth and decay
3.9 Related rates **
3.10 Linear approximations and differentials
4.1 Maximum and minimum values
4.2 The Mean Value Theorem
4.3 How derivatives affect the shape of a graph
4.4 Indeterminate forms and L’Hospital’s Rule
4.7 Optimization problems
4.8 Newton’s Method **
4.9 Antiderivatives
5.1 Areas and distances
5.2 The definite integral and Riemann sums
** Topics will be omitted if time is lost from emergency campus closing.
Weekly Schedule
Week  Lecture  Events 
Sept 3  Intro, 2.1, 2.2  Start of first lecture on Tuesday, Sept 4 
Sept 10  2.32.5  
Sept 17  2.62.8  Last day to drop: Mon Sep 17 
Sept 24  3.13.3  
Oct. 1  review, 3.4(start) 
Exam 1 Wednesday Oct 3,79pm; Makeup Exam 1 Tuesday Oct 2, 79pm; Exam 1 covers section 2.12.8 
Oct 8  3.4(end)3.6  Holiday Mon; Tues = Mon 
Oct 15  3.73.9(start)  
Oct 22  3.9(end)4.1  
Oct 29  4.2 4.3(start)  Last day for W: Tuesday Oct 30 
Nov 5  review4.3(end)  
Nov 12  4.4 
Monday Holiday, Wed=Mon, Exam 2 Wednesday Nov 14, 79pm; Makeup exam 2 Tuesday Nov 13, 79pm; Exam 2 covers section 3.14.2 
Nov 19  Thanksgiving Recess  
Nov 26  4,7, 4.9, 5.1  
Dec 3  5.1, 5.2  
Dec 10  review  Last class Wednesday12/12; Final Exam covers entire semester's work 
Dec 1220  Final exam period  math131 final exam is on Monday 12/17,13pm; Final grade is due noon, Jan 2 
Requirements
1.Take three 2hours Exams (Exam1, Exam2 and Final Exam)
2. Do assigned reading and complete online homework on time.
3. Attend classes regularly including discussion sections, take inclass quizzes, and complete written assignment if there are any in your section.
Exams
All three exams are closed book; there is no calculator allowed in any exams; Exam dates and materials covered are listed in the weekly schedule, which are the same for all lecture sections of the course. Your instructor will notify you the exam location of your section at least one week before the exam. For all of Exams, you should justify your answer with clear steps, answers without supporting work may receive 0 credit. Be sure to bring your Umass student ID card and any other exam allowed supplies (like pens, penciles and erasers) when you attend the Exam. All of students must take the regular exam unless you are qualified to take an official makeup exam which has been permitted by your instructor, which follows procedure of makeup request. As long as an exam has been taken, it can NOT be retaken.
Makeup request: All of students should check your travel plan and exam schedules of your courses carefully. If you have any schedule conflicts, you should hand in a written request with your name, student ID, section number, brief reason and an official support document to your instructor at least two weeks before the exam, then your instructor will collect all makeup requests and report a whole list to course chair, then course chair will reserve a makeup location based on the total number of requests, so any late requests will be refused by course chair. The course chair assistant will notify you when and where to take the makeup exam in a few days before the exam.
Which case and where is the official support document for the makeup request?
(1) if you have an exam (or a class) schedule conflicts with the regular exam, you should go to Office of University Registrar (213 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, 181 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA 010039313) 8:00am  5:00pm Monday through Friday to get an "evening exam conflicts form" as the official document.
(2) if you have a university travel for univerisity business during the regular exam date, like an athletic competition or academic conference etc., you should ask your supervisor or your coach to write an explanation letter including his/her phone number to your instructor as the official written document. Your instructor may verify the event by phone call.
(3) if you have a religious observance on regular exam date and can NOT take the exam, you should write an explanation letter yourself and attach the invitation letter or relevent information as the official document.
(4) if you have a medical reason and can not take the regular exam, you should ask a medical professional's statement including his/her phone number which indicate that you were unable for medical reason to take the scheduled exam. If the medical professional's statement is not given before the exam, you instructor may refuse your makeup request.
Special accommodation request: new disability students should be certified by Umass disability service center (DSC) at first, then you should ask DSC to send the special accommation documents to your instructor at least one week before exam 1 or exam 2, then you may contact DSC,
Trisha Link
Exam Proctoring Coordinator
examsaccess@admin.umass.edu
4135450892
169A Whitmore
directly to schedule an appointment, DSC will notify you when and where to take the exam in a few days before the exam . For the documented disability students, DSC will notify you when you should schedule the final exam in DSC.
Exam review sessions: TAs will run at least three review sessions before each Exam. The review sessions will mainly go over solutions of old exams or homework questions. Your instructor will notify you the schedule of review sessions one week before the exam.
Exam review materials: Fall 2016 Exam1 Fall 2017 Exam 1 Fall 2016 Exam 2 Fall 2017 Exam 2 Fall 2016 Final Exam Fall 2017 Final Exam
Calculator
A graphing calculator may be useful for the webassign online homework. There is no calculator allowed in any exams. If you never have one, then we recommend you to buy TI89, you may see the online tutoring about TI89 at http://www.prenhall.com/esm/app/graphing/ti89/. If you already have a TI series calculator, like TI83,84, this should be adequate for the course.
Homework
All students require the webassign online homework system, which you may selfenroll the online homework system with a class key. Your instructor will tell you the class key of your section , then you should follow the instruction at http://webassign.net/manual/Student_Quick_Start_Guide_SE.pdf to create a webassign account. You can do homework with others, but you have to enter answers yourself. There is no makeup for homework unless there is some certified special accommodation from disability service center or if there is a medical reason, then you have to provide a mdeical professional's statement.
How to log on the webassign homework system?
All lecture sections require the WebAssign online system for homework. If you have had a cengage account, then you may directly go to https://webassign.net/login.html and type your username and password to sign in.
Otherwise, All of students have to enroll your online homework system using a class key. See the following instruction.
Your instructor might give you a class key like umass 1234 5678 to enroll in your class. A class key does not verify payment.Webassign access code
Webassign will give you two weeks grace period. After the grace period, you will have to provide access code to do homework, therefore, you should buy access code as soon as you can.
Grading
All math131 sections must follow the universal grading policy to determine a student's total score. For your total scores: each of Exam1 and Exam 2 is 25%, the final exam is 30%, online homework is 10%, discussion section 6%, and attendance 4%. If your final exam score exceeds the average of your Exam 1 and Exam 2 scores, then your final exam will count 35% (instead of 30%) and each of Exams 1 and 2 will count only 22.5% (instead of 25%). The course lettergrade scale after round to nearest integer is:
A  A−  B+  B  B−  C+  C  C−  D+  D  F 
90  87  83  79  75  71  67  63  59  55  <55 
Extra help and tutoring
A quick way to get help is to visit the Calculus Tutoring Center, which is in LGRT 140 and has dropin hours starting from second week of the semester: 10am3pm from MondayThursday for help with Math 131, 132, and 233. Another option is to visit the Learning Resource Center in 10th floor of the DuBois Library, where you may find free tutors who can help with Math131 materials. Of course you are very welcome to schedule a meeting with your instructor or TA during their office hours for help.
