Stony Brook MAT131: Calculus I   Fall 2022

MAT 131 - Calculus I

Stony Brook University - Fall 2022

MAT 131 Problem Sets MAT 131 Schedule MAT 131 Exams

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). Important information will also be shared through the Brightspace pages for your calculus recitation and your calculus lecture. Please check these regularly.

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: Concepts & Contexts, 5th Edition,(ISBN: 978-0-357-63249-9, Loose-leaf ISBN: 978-0-357-74896-1) by James Stewart and Stephen Kokoska. We will also be using WebAssign for online homework assignments this semester.


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 Earth&Space 001 Jason Starr
LEC 2 TuTh 4:45-6:05pm Frey Hall 100 Amina Abdurrahman


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 Frey Hall 216 Yinzhe Gao
R02 TuTh 8:00-8:55am Earth&Space 183 Yinzhe Gao
R03 MW 10:30-11:25am Physics P117 Filip Samuelsen
R04 MW 4:25-5:20pm Physics P130 Filip Samuelsen
R05 MF 1:00-1:55pm Lgt Engr Lab 154 Luke Kiernan
R06 MW 9:15-10:10am Physics P113 Jonathan Galvan Bermudez
R07 WF 11:45am-12:40pm Physics P113 Siqing Zhang
R08 MF 10:30-11:25am Frey Hall 224 Pranav Upadrashta
R20 TuTh 9:45-10:40am Earth&Space 183 Giovanni Passeri
R21 TuTh 8:00-8:55am EarthSpaceSci 181 Giovanni Passeri
R22 MW 10:30-11:25am Physics P112 Vinicius Canto Costa
R23 MW 4:25-5:20pm Physics P116 Jonathan Galvan Bermudez
R24 MF 1:00-1:55pm Lgt Engr Lab 154 Luke Kiernan
R25 MW 9:15-10:10am Physics P112 Vinicius Canto Costa
R26 WF 11:45am-12:40pm Earth&Space 079 Conghan Dong
R27 MF 10:30-11:25am Lgt Engr Lab 154 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
WebAssign scores are recorded in the grades tab of the WebAssign page for your recitation. All other scores are recorded in the grades portion of the Brightspace page for your recitation. WebAssign grades and all other grades are merged in a master spreadsheet maintained by the instructors.


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.
Regrades of problem sets and exams are allowed only if the graded work is returned to the recitation instructor by the end of the recitation meeting in which it was first handed back to the student. If the work is returned in office hours, regrades are only allowed if the work is returned to the recitation instructor by the end of those office hours. After graded work has left our presence, we will not consider it for regrades. If in doubt, please return the work to the recitation instructor in the same recitation meeting, and then discuss details further in office hours.

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 are 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. Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. Further information about most academic matters can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Undergraduate Class Schedule, and the Faculty-Employee Handbook.

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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
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