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)
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
The book is really unavoidable, and cannot be replaced with another calculus textbook!
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 .
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.
Every quiz consists of four problems taken from the homework.
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
Mid-term test covers the material of
Chapters 2,3 and 4 from the book
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
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:
However, missing the labs one misses at least the quizzes which are a part of the grade.
The homework will be given every class, and the problems proposed for quizzes are taken either
from the homework or from the problems considered previously in class.
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
3.8: 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
- Homework is assigned every class. It consists of reading theory and solving problems.
Both assignments are from the book.
- In Class I briefly review the theory;
most difficult concepts are explained in details; most important ideas are emphasized. After that
I explain on the blackboard as many problems in the connection with the material under the consideration
as time allows. Problems from the section(s) considered in class
are assigned as the next homework.
- Quizzes typically contain four problems; these are problems taken from the homework.
The program resumes operation starting on Wed., Aug 29, in Learning Emporium, located in Bilger Addition 209.
Tutors will be available:
Tu: 9am -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.