Lecture Time: 12:00pm – 1:50pm (MW) Location: Boettcher Center Auditorium 102

Recitation Time: 12:00pm – 12:50pm (F) Location: Boettcher Center Auditorium 103

Monday and Wednesday sessions will be led by instructor, Friday session will be led by TA

Instructor: Mei Yin

Office and Office Hours: Knudson Hall 203B, 10:30am – 12:00pm (TR), or by appointment

TA: Alex Stevens

Office and Office Hours: Knudson Hall 303, 2:30pm – 4:00pm (TR)

Topics of study will include limits, continuity, differentiation of functions of one variable, and applications of the derivative. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World requirement.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

· Have an intuitive understanding of limits and continuity of functions.

· Understand the derivative of a function, both as an abstract limit and as a rate of change.

· Be able to differentiate functions via the product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule.

· Be able to use derivatives to solve various types of problems, such as graphing, optimization, and related rates.

Your grades will be a weighted average of the following components.

Component |
Points |
Percentage |

WebAssign Homework |
45 |
12% |

Written Assignments |
45 |
6% |

Quizzes |
60 |
12% |

Midterm 1 |
100 |
20% |

Midterm 2 |
100 |
20% |

Final Exam |
150 |
30% |

Total |
500 |
100% |

Note that the final exam will be comprehensive (covering the entire quarter).

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Point
Range |
Percentage |
Grade |

465-500 |
93-100% |
A |

450-464 |
90-92.9% |
A- |

435-449 |
87-89.9% |
B+ |

415-434 |
83-86.9% |
B |

400-414 |
80-82.9% |
B- |

385-399 |
77-79.9% |
C+ |

365-384 |
73-76.9% |
C |

350-364 |
70-72.9% |
C- |

335-349 |
67-69.9% |
D+ |

315-334 |
63-66.9% |
D |

300-314 |
60-62.9% |
D- |

0-299 |
0-59.9% |
F |

Week |
Sections Covered |

Sep11 – Sep 15 |
2.1 – The Tangent and Velocity Problems 2.2 – The Limit of a Function 2.3 – Calculating Limits Using Limit Laws |

Sep 18 – Sep 22 |
2.5 – Continuity 2.6 – Limits at Infinity (Asymptotes) |

Sep 25 – Sep 29 |
2.8 – The Derivative as a Function 3.1 – Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions |

Oct 2 – Oct 6 |
3.2 – The Product and Quotient Rules 3.3 – Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions MIDTERM 1 |

Oct 9 – Oct 13 |
3.5 – Implicit Differentiation 3.6 – Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions |

Oct 16 – Oct 20 |
3.7 – Applications of Rates of Change |

Oct 23 – Oct 27 |
4.1 – Maximum and Minimum Values |

Oct 30 – Nov 3 |
4.3 – How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph MIDTERM 2 |

Nov 6 – Nov 10 |
4.5 – Curve Sketching |

Nov 13 – Nov 17 |
Review |

Nov 20 |
FINAL EXAM |

Students are encouraged to come to office hours or go to the Math Center. A great deal of learning mathematics comes outside of the classroom and your professor enjoys having students come to office hours to talk about the material.

The Math Center

If you have a disability/medical issue protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and need to request accommodations, please visit the Disability Services Program website at http://www.du.edu/disability/dsp. You may also call (303) 871-2372, or visit in person on the 4th floor of Ruffatto Hall; 1999 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO.

In this class, we will work together to develop a learning community that is inclusive and respectful. Our diversity may be reflected by differences in race, culture, age, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and myriad other social identities and life experiences. The goal of inclusiveness, in a diverse community, encourages and appreciates expressions of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs, so that conversations and interactions that could potentially be divisive turn instead into opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment.

A dedication to inclusiveness requires respecting what others say, their right to say it, and the thoughtful consideration of others' communication. Both speaking up and listening are valuable tools for furthering thoughtful, enlightening dialogue. Respecting one another's individual differences is critical in transforming a collection of diverse individuals into an inclusive, collaborative and excellent learning community. Our core commitment shapes our core expectation for behavior inside and outside of the classroom.

All work submitted in this course must be your own. You are encouraged to work together on homework, but make sure that working together does not turn into copying another student's answer. For consequences of violating the Academic Misconduct policy, refer to the University of Denver website on the Honor Code (