SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 141:
Fall 2016

General Information

Place and time: Lectures are held MW 5:30pm--6:50pm in Social Behavioral Science Building, room S218. Recitation sessions are held TuTh 4:00pm--4:50pm in Light Engineering Laboratory 152.

Robert Hough
email: robert.hough AT
Office: Math Tower, 4-118
Office hours: F 10:00am--12:00pm

Aleksander Doan
email: aleksander.doan AT
Office: Math Tower 2-105
Office hours: Tu 5:00pm--6:00pm, W 9:00am--10:00am, W 10:00am--11:00am in MLC

Course description: This is a rigorous, proof based introduction to single variable calculus. Topics include properties of the integers, rational numbers and real numbers, mathematical induction; definitions and methods in taking limits, derivatives and integrals; the intermediate and mean value theorems; Newton's method; infinite sequences and series and power series. A tentative schedule for the course is here.

Textbook: Tom M. Apostol. Calculus vol 1, 2nd ed. John Wiley and Sons, 1967.
Supplementary text: W. Rudin. Principles of mathematical analysis, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 1964.
Although Rudin's book is worth owning, it will not be necessary to obtain this book in order to successfully complete the course.

Exams: Midterms 1 and 2 will take place September 28 and November 2, in class. The final exam is scheduled for Thursday December 15 from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. All exams are closed book, closed notes with no calculators or other electronic aids permitted.

Grades policy: The grade will assigned on the basis of written homework turned into the TA at recitation (20%), two midterm exams (20% each) and a final exam (40%).

Information for students with disabilities
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: