Calculus I


Professor: Thomas Schlumprecht
Office: Blocker 525K Tel: Disconnected due to budget cuts imposed by the Board of Regents and the State of Texas
Hours: Wednesday 3:00 -4:00 PM and Friday 10:30 -11:30 AM and by appointment

Class time:
Math171-503 MWF  12:40 -1:30 BLOC 164 Tutorial: T   12:45 - 1:35 PM CV223

Help Sessions (for Math151 and 171): Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday  8:00 - 10:00 PM,  BLOC150

Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals , Stewart

Course Description: Math 171 is the first of a three semester beginning calculus sequence, which is taken, for the most part, by math, chemistry, and physics majors. The department expects that students passing Math 171 be able to follow mathematical proofs and handle routine computations, i.e., limits, derivatives, max-min problems, and calculation of definite integrals using the fundamental theorem of calculus. We expect students to be able to state (write) and apply basic definitions and major theorems. These include, but are not limited to, definitions of limit, continuous function, derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, the intermediate value theorem for continuous functions, the mean value theorem, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Students are also expected to be able supply simple proofs, e.g., some of the limit theorems, some of the rules of differentiation, and applications of the intermediate and mean value theorems. The list is of course endless, but keep in mind the phrase `simple proofs'. Students should become familiar with the standard notations of logic, set theory, and functions.

Grading.Your grade will be based on weekly quizzes, which are based on the homework and will be given on Fridays, two tests which will be given out side of class and a final exam. The quizzes will count for 25%, each test for 25% and the final for 25%. Your letter grade will be assigned this way: 90-100%, A; 80-89%, B; 70-79%, C; 60-69%, D; 59% or less, F.

Schedule of Tests and Finals:
Exam 1: Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Room: BLOC 220
Exam 2: Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Room: BLOC 220
Final: Monday, December 11, 10:30 - 12:30 PM (in usual class room BLOC 164

Homework and Classnotes

Make-up policy: Make-ups for missed quizzes and exams will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed. Consistent with University Student Rules, students are required to notify an instructor by the end of the next working day after missing an exam or quiz. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights to a make-up.

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Tentative Schedule: This is a projected roadmap of the course. Modifications necessitated by circumstances are inevitable. Whilst most of the sections below will be covered in lecture, some might be assigned for reading.

Homework for Math171

On this page weekly class notes (first without solutions to problems, one week later with solutions) will be uploaded and the weekly homeworks will be announced.

NOTE: homework is NOT to be turned in. But there will be a quizz on Fridays, starting September 8, consisting of one or two of the assigned problems, from class notes as well as text book, and/or it will be asked for the statement of a defintion and theorem (from boxed in part of class notes).

Class Notes for Week 1 and Homework 1 (due Friday, September 8)

Class Notes for Week 2 and Homework 2 (due Friday, September 15)

Class Notes for Week 3 and Homework 3 (due Friday, September 22)

Class Notes for Week 4 and Homework 4 (due Friday, September 29)

Class Notes for Week 5 and Homework 5
(there will not be a quiz on Friday, October 6, but material is relevant for Exam 1, on Tuesday October 3) Exam 1, Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 - 9:30 PM Bloc 220

Class Notes for Week 6 and Homework 6 (Due October 13)

Class Notes for Week 7 and Homework 7 (Due October 20)

Class Notes for Week 8 and Homework 8 (Due October 27)

Class Notes for Week 9 and Homework 9 (Due November 3)

Class Notes for Week 10 and Homework 10 (Due November 10)
(there will not be a quiz on that homework, but it is relevant for Exam II)

Exam 2, Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 - 9:30 PM Bloc 220 (this time I will make sure that I will have the key to the room...;})

Practice for Exam 2    

Class Notes for Week 12 and Homework 11 (Due November 20)
( Note: Quiz will be on Monday, Nov. 20, not on a Friday )

Final: Monday, December 11, 10:30 - 12:30 PM (in usual class room BLOC 164)

Practice sheet for Final    

Class Notes for Week 14 and Homework 12 (Due December 4)
( Note: Quiz will be on Monday, Dec. 4, not on a Friday )

Class Notes for Week 15 and Homework