1. Syllabus(pdf)
 Textbook
Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, by James Stewart.(ISBN: 9781305270336)
 About the Course
Mathematics 1201 is an introduction to calculus: limits and continuity; derivatives and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions of one variable; methods of numerical approximation, and applications of the derivative to mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and other fields.
We will cover Chapters 1 to 5 of the textbook. In this course you will learn a number of useful formulas, though their mastery is not the primary purpose of calculus any more than correct spelling is the primary purpose of literature. Our goal is to have you learn how to understand calculus conceptually so you can build your own approaches to solving practical problems.
 Grades
The total grade will be calculated based on the following weighting:
Three Midterm Exams (20% each), Inclass Projects(10%), Final Exam (30%)
If your final exam score is higher than your lowest exam score, the former will replace the latter. Once the total grade is calculated, the letter grade will be assigned following the standard scale. You will be graded on an absolute scale, NOT graded on a curve.
 Project
You will work on inclass projects in small groups with your classmates every week. I, the instructor, will facilitate your work on the projects, but the goal is for you (and your groupmates) to work through, and complete these projects on your own as much as possible.
 Worksheet
The purpose of inclass worksheets is the same as inclass projects, but the worksheets are not graded.
 Homework
You will be assigned exercise problems out of the textbook in each class. You are not required, but highly encouraged to work on these problems and submit a writeup. I will provide a full feedback for your submitted work. You may work together on homework to understand and solve the problems, but writing up the solution should be done independently.
2. Course Schedule(pdf)
Week 
Monday 
Wednesday 
1 
2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problem  2.2 Limit of a function 
2 
2.3 Calculating Limits using the Limit Laws  2.5 Continuity 
3 
Break 
2.6 Limits at Infinity 
4 
Break 
2.7 Derivatives and Rates of Change 
5 
2.8 The Derivative as a Function 
Exam 1 
6 
3.1 Derivatives of polynomial and exponential functions
3.2 Product and Quotient Rules 
3.3 Derivative of trig functions 
7 
3.4 Chain Rule  3.6 Derivative of logarithmic functions 
8 
3.9 Related Rates  3.10 Linear approximation 
9 
Exam 2 
4.1 Maximum and Minimum 
10 
4.2 Mean Value Theorem  4.3 Derivatives and Shapes 
11 
Break 

12 
4.5 Curve Sketching  
13 
4.7 Optimization Problems  4.9 Antiderivatives 
14 
5.1 Areas and Distances 
Exam 3 
15 
5.2 Definite Integral  5.3 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 
16 
5.4 Indefinite Integrals and Net Change  5.5 The Substitution Rule 
17 
Final 
3. Other Course Document
1) Chapter 4 Checklist(pdf)
2) Chapter 4 Finding Absolute Extrema(pdf)
4. Homework(pdf)