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MATH 151 - Suggested Weekly Schedule

Note: This is a Fall (or Spring) schedule. In summer, the schedule is accelerated by 50% in order to accommodate a 10-week session.

The sections listed below correspond to Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th edition, by James Stewart

  • Week 1
    • Vectors (Supplement I)
    • The Dot Product (Supplement I)
    • Vector Functions and Parametric Curves (Supplement I)
  • Week 2
    • Sec 1.5: Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    • Sec 2.2: The Limit of a Function
    • Sec 2.3: Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws
  • Week 3
    • Sec 2.5: Continuity
    • Sec 2.6: Limits at Infinity, Horizontal Asymptotes
    • Sec 2.7: Derivatives and Rates of Change
  • Week 4
    • Sec 2.8: The Derivative as a Function
    • Sec 3.1: Derivatives of Polynomial and Exponential Functions
    • Sec 3.2: The Product and Quotient Rules
  • Week 5
    • Sec 3.3: Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
    • Sec 3.4: Chain Rule
    • Exam I (Covering through Sec 2.8)
  • Week 6
    • Sec 3.5: Implicit Differentiation (includes derivatives of inverse trig functions)
    • Sec 3.6: Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
    • Derivatives of Vector Functions (Supplement II)
  • Week 7
    • Slopes and Tangents to Parametric Curves (Supplement II)
    • Sec 3.7: Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences
    • Sec 3.8: Exponential Growth and Decay
  • Week 8
    • Sec 3.9: Related Rates
    • Sec 3.10: Linear Approximations and Differentials
  • Week 9
    • Sec 4.1: Maximum and Minimum Values
    • Sec 4.2: Mean Value Theorem
    • Exam II (Covering through Sec 3.10)
  • Week 10
    • Sec 4.3: How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph
    • Sec 4.4: Indeterminate Forms and L’Hospital’s Rule
  • Week 11
    • Sec 4.5: Summary of Curve Sketching
    • Sec 4.7: Optimization Problems
    • Sec 4.9: Antiderivatives
  • Week 12
    • Sec 5.1: Areas and Distances
    • Sec 5.2: The Definite Integral (includes Sigma notation and Riemann sums)
    • Sec 5.3: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Week 13
    • Exam III (Covering through Sec 5.2)
    • Thanksgiving break (in Fall semester)
  • Week 14
    • Sec 5.4: Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem
    • Sec 5.5: The Substitution Rule
    • Sec 6.1: Areas Between Curves
  • Week 15
    • Review
    • Final Exams

Last modified: 2017-08-14