Calculus I
Math 131 Syllabus

Text:  Stewart, Calculus, Early trancendentals, Fourth Edition, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999
Calculator:  Each student will be expected to have and use a TI-85 or TI-86 graphics, programmable calculator. Students who insist on using a different calculator do so at their own risk.
Calculator Booklets: Recommended as additional resources for students who are not already familiar with the TI-85 or TI-86. Available at the Textbook Annex.
• Dodd and Cruthirds, Using the TI-86 in collegiate Mathematics: A tutorial, Texas Instruments, 1997

Exams:

• Exam1:   Wednesday, October 9     7:00-9:00 PM
• Derivative Test:   Thursday, October 31     6:00-7:30 PM.
• Exam2:   Monday, November 25     7:00-9:00 PM
• Final Exam:   To be scheduled. The last day of finals is Saturday, December 21.

You will need to use a calculator on Exam1, Exam2, and the Final Exam. No calculators will be allowed on the Derivative test.

Schedule:
• 2.1 The Tangent and Velocity Problems
• 2.2 The limit of a function
• 2.3 Calculating limits using the limits laws
• 2.5 Continuity
• 2.6 Limits at infinity; Horizontal assymptotes
• 2.8 Derivatives
• 2.9 The derivative as a function
• 1.5 Exponential functions
• 3.1 Derivatives of polynomials and exponential functions
• 3.2 The product and Quotient Rules

Wednesday, October 9: Exam 1

• 3.3 Rates of change
• 3.4 Derivatives of Trigonometric functions
• 3.5 The Chain Rule
• 3.6 Implicit Differentiation
• 3.7 Higher Derivatives

Thursday, October 31: Derivative Test

• 1.6 Inverse Functions and Logarithms
• 3.8 Derivatives of Logarithmic fubctions
• 3.10 Related rates
• 3.11 Linear Approaximations and differentials

Monday, November 25: Exam 2

• 4.1 Maximun and Minimum values
• 4.3 How derivatives affect the shape of a graph
• 4.4 L'Hopital's Rules
• 4.7 Optimization Problems

Final Exam: To be scheduled. The last day of finals is Saturday, December 21, 2002!