Math 241-7,8 Calculus I

Instructor -- Pavel Guerzhoy

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 11:45pm at 302, Keller Hall.

Office: 501, Keller Hall (5-th floor)
tel: (808)-956-6533
e-mail: pavel(at)math(dot)hawaii(dot)edu (usually, I respond to e-mail messages within a day)
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1:15 and 3:45-5pm

In this class we use the book
  • J. Hass, M. Weir, G. Thomas University Calculus, alternate edition Pearson-Addison-Wesley
    The book is really unavoidable, and cannot be replaced with another calculus textbook!
    Course Objective
    To learn basic concepts, techniques and applications of differential and integral calculus.
    A grade of C or higher in Math 140 or Math 215, or precalculus assessment as specified by the department.
    Computer Lab
    The lab holds at PS 208 on Friday at 10:30-11:20 and on Wednesday 11:30-12:20. The lab is run by Anthony Walter .
    Grading Policy
    The course contains a combination of concepts, ideas and techniques. To understand the material means to be able to apply it in solving problems. At the end of the day, your grade will reflect your ability to solve specific differential and integral calculus problems. More specifically, the following rules are to be taken.

  • Quizzes will be given almost weekly in the lab, and the average grade for the quizzes counts for 30% of the final grade.

  • In order to be qualified for a grade of C or better one must pass the departmental Gateway Exam . The exam covers the techniques of differentiation, and counts for 10% of the final grade. In order to pass Gateway Exam, it is highly recommended to practice with

    these problems.

  • Mid-term test covers the material of Chapters 2,3 and 4 from the book

  • Final exam will take place on DECEMBER 12, 2012 (Wednesday) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at KUYKENDALL HALL, ROOM 307, and is cumulative (it covers all the material). There will be no make-ups for the final. It is a departmental policy that the final exam is common for all sections of Calculus I class. Here is a list of some sample problems for the exam.
    It is highly recommended to use
  • final exam from Fall 2010
  • final exam from Spring 2011
  • final exam from Fall 2011
  • final exam from Spring 2011
    for practice.

    Final exam and Mid-term test together count for 60% of the grade. Out of them, the higher score counts for 45% of the grade, and the lower one counts for 15%.

    The following are not part of the grading scheme:


    and Homework assignments


    CHAPTER 2 Limits and continuity

    2.2: 1,3,5,11-53 odd,57,59,61,63,65 2.4: 1-61 odd 2.5: 1-41 odd 2.6: 1-39 odd

    CHAPTER 3 Differentiation

    3.1: 1-31 odd, 43 3.2: 1-39 odd 3.3: 1-21 odd 3.4: 1-29 odd, 45,47,49 3.5: 1-63 odd 3.6: 1-43 odd 3.7: 1,7,13,15,17,19,21,23,27,29,31,33,35 3.8: 1-33 odd 3.9: 1-31 odd

    CHAPTER 4 Applications of derivatives

    4.1: 1-53 odd 4.2: 1-43 odd 4.3: 1-47 odd 4.4: 1-65 odd 4.5: 1-37 odd 4.7: 1-11 odd, 17-31 odd, 67-71 odd, 81,83,85

    CHAPTER 5 Integration

    5.1: 1-7 odd 5.2: 1-17 odd 5.3: 1-14 odd 5.4: 1-53 odd 5.5: 1-59 odd 5.6: 1-69 odd

    CHAPTER 6 Applications of definite integrals

    6.1: 1-7 odd, 11-45 odd 6.2: 1-33 odd

    Homework, Class and Quizzes Structure

    Tutoring program

    The program resumes operation starting on Wed., Aug 29, in Learning Emporium, located in Bilger Addition 209. Tutors will be available:
    MWTh: 9am-4:30pm
    Tu: 9am -4pm
    F: 9:30am-4pm
    A precise schedule will be also posted in K418, on the Bulletin Board outside K401A, on the door of BA209 and at various other locations.