Math 1951 – Calculus I   Section 3

Lecture Time: 10:00am10:50am (every day)   Location: Boettcher Center Auditorium 103
   Monday through Thursday session will be lead by instructor, Friday session will be lead by TA

Textbook: Stewart, Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals 7th Ed.

Prerequisite: Math 1750 or equivalent

Instructor: Mei Yin
   Office and Office Hours: Aspen Hall Middle 713B, 1:00pm2:30pm (MW), or by appointment

TA: Riquelmi Cardona
   Office Hours will be held in the Math Center

Lecture Schedule: Here is a plan of the course (may be altered for pedagogical reasons as the course develops).

Ch. 2: Limits and Derivatives
2.5 weeks
Ch. 3: Differentiation Rules
4 weeks
Ch. 4: Applications of Differentiation
3.5 weeks

Course Description: 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.

Tentative Calendar:

The Week Of
Material Covered
September 8September 12
Introduction, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, Quiz 1
September 15September 19
2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, Quiz 2
September 22September 26
2.8, 3.1, 3.3, Quiz 3
September 29October 3
3.2, 3.4, Review
October 6October 10
Review, Midterm, 3.5, Quiz 4
October 13October 17
3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, Quiz 5
October 20October 24
3.10, 4.3, Quiz 6
October 27October 31
4.1, 4.5, Quiz 7
November 3November 7
4.2, 4.4, Quiz 8
November 10November 14
4.7, Review

Grading: Your final grade for the course will be determined based on a numerical weighted average calculated as follows: Homework 16% Quizzes 14% Midterm 30% Final Exam 40%. This average percentage will then be converted into a final letter grade based partially on how other students perform this semester, and partially on typical percentage grades from previous semesters of the course.

Homework: Homework will be assigned about once a week. They will be posted and collected (on Mondays) using WebAssign, an online tool for problem dissemination. To get started, go to and create an account. To do this, go to the right-hand side of the page, and look for a link that says "Enter Class Key." (This is to the left of the words "Log in.") Your class key for our section is du 8104 9151. With this, you should be able to create an account with your own username and password and start learning about the system. The eight highest homework scores will contribute to 16% of your final grade.

Quizzes: You will have quizzes during each week of class that we do not have an upcoming exam. They will be roughly 15-20 minutes long and will be given in class on Fridays. Makeup quizzes will only be given in the case of a documented absence. The seven highest quiz scores will contribute to 14% of your final grade.

Exams: A midterm is tentatively scheduled during class time on Tuesday, October 7. The final exam is scheduled on Monday, November 17 at 10:00am 11:50am in our usual classroom. Makeup exams will only be offered in the event of extreme circumstances. If you think you have a problem which will force you to miss an exam, come talk to me as soon as possible.

Calculator: You may use a simple scientific calculator for all exams and quizzes. Graphing or programmable calculators are not allowed as well as calculators that can perform any kind of calculus or symbolic operations. Use of a non-approved calculator will be considered a violation of DU's honor code. If you have any questions about your calculator please see me.

Help: Additional handouts will be distributed throughout the semester. Students are also encouraged to ask for individualized help from the instructor or the TA at any time. Make use of the Math Center in the Anderson Academic Commons too. Detailed information about the Math Center can be found here:

Religious Accommodations: University policy grants students excused absences from class or other organized activities for observance of religious holy days, unless the accommodation would create an undue hardship. Faculty are asked to be responsive to requests when students contact them in advance to request such an excused absence. Students are responsible for completing assignments given during their absence, but should be given an opportunity to make up work missed because of religious observance. Once a student has registered for a class, the student is expected to examine the course syllabus for potential conflicts with holy days and to notify the instructor by the end of the first week of classes of any conflicts that may require an absence (including any required additional preparation/travel time). The student is also expected to remind the faculty member in advance of the missed class, and to make arrangements in advance (with the faculty member) to make up any missed work or in-class material within a reasonable amount of time.

Other: Check the DU academic calendar for important dates throughout the semester: