Stony Brook MAT131: Calculus I   Fall 2021

MAT 131 - Calculus I

Stony Brook University - Fall 2021

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Course Information

Course Announcements

Announcements about the course will be posted here. Please check the site regularly for announcements (which will also be given in lecture and/or in recitation).

Course Description

The description in the undergraduate bulletin: The differential calculus and integral calculus, emphasizing conceptual understanding, computations and applications, for students who have the necessary background from 12th-year high school mathematics. Differentiation of elementary algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing; modeling and maximization; the Riemann integral; and the fundamental theorem. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 125 or 141 or AMS 151.


In order to take MAT 131, you must have either

See the document first year mathematics at Stony Brook for more information about the math placement exam and other calculus courses.


Calculus (an OpenStax resource), by Gilbert Strang, Edwin Herman, et al., freely available at the CNX website. We will also be using WebAssign for online homework assignments this semester. There is a link to the free ebook from within WebAssign.


Primary instruction will occur in lectures, with practice and reinforcement provided in a smaller classroom setting during recitations.


Lecture Time Room Instructor
LEC 1 TuTh 9:45-11:05am Frey Hall 102 Jason Starr
LEC 2 TuTh 6:30-7:50pm Frey Hall 100 Radu Laza


Please regularly attend recitation. Most of the one-on-one interaction so crucial in this course will happen in recitation.
Recitation Time Room Instructor
R01 TuTh 1:15-2:10pm Library N4000 Roberto Albesiano
R02 TuTh 8:00-8:55am EarthSpaceSci 183 Roberto Albesiano
R03 MW 10:30-11:25am EarthSpaceSci 069 Danfei Wang
R04 MW 4:25-5:20pm Physics P130 Danfei Wang
R05 MF 1:00-1:55pm Staller Ctr 3218 Luke Kiernan
R06 MW 9:15-10:10am Frey Hall 328 Yunpeng Niu
R07 WF 11:45am-12:40pm Chemistry 128 Jacob Laxer
R08 MF 10:30-11:25am Physics P113 Luke Kiernan
R20 TuTh 1:15-2:10pm LgtEngrLab 154 Myeongjae Lee
R21 TuTh 8:00-8:55am EarthSpaceSci 181 Myeongjae Lee
R22 MF 10:30-11:25am Physics P112 Yunpeng Niu
R23 MW 4:25-5:20pm EarthSpaceSci 069 Shamuel Auyeung
R24 MF 1:00-1:55pm Library N4072 Jiasheng Teh
R25 MW 9:15-10:10am StallerCtr 3220 Shamuel Auyeung
R26 WF 11:45am-12:40pm Chemistry 128 Jacob Laxer
R27 MF 10:30-11:25pm Physics P113 Luke Kiernan

Grading System

The relative significance of exams and problem sets in determining final grades is as follows.
Midterm I
Midterm II
Final Exam
Recitation / Problem Sets


Graded problem sets and exams will be handed back in recitation. If you cannot attend the recitation in which a problem set or exam is handed back, it is your responsibility to attend your recitation instructor's office hours and get your graded work.

You are responsible for collecting any graded work by the end of the semester. After the end of the semester, the recitation instructor is no longer responsible for returning your graded work. If you have a question about the grade you received on a problem set or exam, you must contact the recitation instructor (not the grader or the lecturer).

Course Learning Objectives

The course learning objectives include the following. Each of these is an important learning objective for all mathematics courses. Each is amplified with specific examples.

Course Outcomes / Key Skills

The course outcomes / key skills include the following.

Academic Resources

There are a number of organizations on campus offering tutoring and other academic resources in various locations. The mathematics department offers drop-in tutoring in the Math Learning Center. You are strongly encouraged to talk to a tutor in the MLC if you have an issue and are unable to attend your lecturer's or recitation instructor's office hours (or if you have previously arranged to meet them in the MLC).

Please be aware that tutors in the MLC deal with students on a first-come, first-served basis. Thus it may be preferrable to speak with your lecturer or instructor in their office hours. (Even if you find them in the MLC, they may be obliged to speak to other students before speaking with you.)

Disability Support Services

If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center, Stony Brook Union Suite 107, (631) 632-6748, or at 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 the Student Accessibility Support Center. For procedures and information go to the following website: and search Fire Safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.

Academic Integrity

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty is required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Faculty in the Health Sciences Center (School of Health Technology & Management, Nursing, Social Welfare, Dental Medicine) and School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty please refer to the academic judiciary website at

Critical Incident Management

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn. Until/unless the latest COVID guidance is explicitly amended by SBU, during Fall 2021 "disruptive behavior" will include refusal to wear a mask during classes.

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Jason Starr
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Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651
Phone: 631-632-8270
Fax: 631-632-7631
Jason Starr

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