## MAT 131: Calculus I, LO1

### Announcements

If you did not pick up the Final Exam Information handout, please download it now. It includes my end-of-term office hours. The locations for the final exam will be posted on the main website for MAT 131.

If the weighted average of your scores on the early exam and the two midterms is below 60, you are in considerable danger of failing this class. However, as the final exam and the problem sets are worth half of the total grade, there is probably still a good chance of your passing the course if you put in the necessary effort. Whatever your weighted average is, the final exam will have a huge impact on your grade, which could be positive or negative. The pace in the final third of the semester will be higher than in the second, as we cover the rest of Chapter 4 in addition to Chapter 5. So, please do not fall behind.

Since the early exam, Midterm I, and Midterm II constitute 5%, 20%, and 25%, respectively, of the total grade, the weighted average of your scores on these exams is
(.05*[EE score]+.2*[MTI score]+.25*[MTII score])/.5.
For example, if your scores are 60, 70, and 80, your weighted average is
(.05*60+.2*70+.25*80)/.5=74%,
and the trend is encouraging. On the other hand, if your scores are 80, 70, and 60, your weighted average is
(.05*80+.2*70+.25*60)/.5=66%,
and the trend is worrisome.

### Course Instructor

Name: Aleksey Zinger     E-mail: azinger@math     Phone: 432-8618
Office: Math Tower 3-117     Office Hours: Mon. 230-4 and Wed 130-3

### Mathematics Learning Center

MLC provides one-on-one tutoring in mathematics courses. It is staffed by mathematics students and faculty. All recitation instructors for this course will hold at least some of their office hours at MLC, but please feel free to stop by at any time it is open. For more information, visit MLC's website.

### Daily Schedule for Lectures

Please read the sections assigned before the lecture.

 Date Topic Reading Assignment Aug 29 Functions and Graphs 1.1-1.3 Aug 31 Exponential and Trigonometric Functions 1.5, Appendix C Sep 2 Inverse Functions and Logarithms 1.6 Sep 5 No Class Sep 7 Tangents and Velocity 2.1 Sep 9 Limits of Functions 2.2 Sep 12 Computing Limits 2.3 Sep 14 Continuous Functions 2.4 Sep 16 Limits Involving Infinity 2.5 Sep 19 Rates of Change 2.6 Sep 21 Derivatives 2.7 Sep 23 Derivatives as Functions 2.8 Sep 26 Functions and Their Derivatives 2.9 Sep 28 Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponentials 3.1 Sep 30 Product and Quotient Rules 3.2 Oct 3,5 No Class Oct 7,10 Review 1.1-2.9 Oct 12 Derivatives of Trig Functions 3.4 Oct 14 Chain Rule 3.5 Oct 17 Derivatives of Inverse Functions 3.5,3.6 Oct 19 Implicit Differentiation 3.6,3.7 Oct 21 Logarithmic Differentiation 3.7 Oct 24 Linear Approximations 3.8 Oct 26 Differentials 3.8 Oct 28 Related Rates of Change 4.1 Oct 31 Maximum and Minimum Values 4.2 Nov 2 Maximum and Minimum Values (cont'd) 4.2 Nov 2,4,7 Review 1.1-4.1 Nov 9 Using Derivatives to Sketch Graphs 4.3 Nov 11 Using Derivatives to Sketch Graphs 4.3 Nov 14 Optimization Problems 4.6 Nov 16 L'Hospital's Rule 4.5 Nov 18 Newton's Method 4.8 Nov 21 Anti-Derivatives 4.9 Nov 23 Areas and Distances 5.1 Nov 25 No Class Nov 28 Definition of Definite Integrals 5.2 Nov 30 Computing Definite Integrals 5.3 Dec 2 Fundamental Theorems of Calculus 5.4 Dec 5 Substitution Rule 5.5 Dec 7,9,12 Review 1.1-5.5

This page is maintained by Aleksey Zinger.
Last modified: December 7, 2005.