SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 131:
Fall 2017

Syllabus

The following is the tentative syllabus for MAT 131.
  • Week 1, August 28th — September 1st
    Section 1.1 Four ways to represent a function, p. 12
    Section 1.2 Mathematical models: A catalog of essential functions, p. 25
    Appendix C Trigonometry, p. A17

  • Week 2, September 4th — September 8th
    (Note: no classes on Sept 4,5 - Labor day)
    Section 1.5 Exponential functions, p. 52
    Section 1.6 Inverse functions and logarithms, p. 63

  • Week 3, September 11th — September 15th
    Early Exam 9/12
    Section 2.1 The tangent and velocity problems, p. 90
    Section 2.2 The limit of a function, p. 95
    Section 2.3 Calculating limits using the limit laws, p. 104

  • Week 5, September 18th — September 22th
    Section 2.4 Continuity, p. 113
    Section 2.5 Limits involving infinity, p. 124
    Section 2.6 Derivatives and rates of change, p. 135

  • Week 5, September 25th — September 29th
    Section 2.7 The derivative as a function, p. 146
    Section 2.8 What does f' say about f?, p. 158

  • Week 6, October 2nd — October 6th
    Midterm 1: 10/3 Practice Midterm 1and its solutions
    Section 3.1 Derivatives of polynomials and exponential functions, p. 183
    Section 3.2 The product and quotient rules, p. 193

  • Week 7, October 9th — October 13th
    Section 3.3 Derivatives of trigonometric functions, p. 213
    Section 3.4 The chain rule, p. 220

  • Week 8, October 16th — October 20th
    Section 3.5 Implicit differentiation, p. 232
    Section 3.6 Inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives, p. 216
    Section 3.7 Derivatives of logarithmic functions, p. 240

  • Week 9, October 23th — October 27th
    Section 3.9 Linear approximations and differentials, p. 240
    Section 4.1 Related rates, p. 256

  • Week 10, Oct 30st — November 3rd
    Midterm 2: 11/2
    Section 4.2 Maximum and minimum values, p. 262
    Section 4.3 Derivatives and the shapes of curves, p. 271

  • Week 11, November 6th — November 10th
    Section 4.5 Indeterminate forms and l'Hospital's rule, p. 290
    Section 4.6 Optimization problems, p. 299

  • Week 12, November 13th — November 17th
    Section 4.7 Newton's method, p. 312
    Section 4.8 Antiderivatives, p. 317

  • Week 13, November 20th — November 24th
    (Note: no classes on Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving break)
    Section 5.1 Areas and distances, p. 332
    Section 5.2 The definite integral, p. 343


  • Week 14, November 27th — December 1st
    Section 5.3 Evaluating definite integrals, p. 356
    Section 5.4 The fundamental theorem of calculus, p. 367
    Section 5.5 The substitution rule, p. 375

  • Week 15, December 4th — December 8th
    Section 5.5 The substitution rule (continued), p. 375
    Final review

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