Math 241-10,11 Calculus I

Instructor -- Pavel Guerzhoy

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:45pm at Watanabe Hall 112.

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 12:00-1:00 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 Keller Hall 403 on Wednesday 10:30-11:20 (Section 10) and 1:30-2:20 (Section 11). The lab is run by Jean Verrette.
    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.

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

  • Final exam will take place on DECEMBER 18, 2013 (Wednesday) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 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 2012
    for practice.

    Final exam and Mid-term test together count for 70% of the grade. Out of them, the higher score counts for 50% of the grade, and the lower one counts for 20%.

    Here is an example which illustrates the derivation of a final grade.
    If a student earns a score of 80 on the midterm, a score of 75 on the final exam, and the average of the quizzes scores is 70, then this student's final numerical grade is calculated as
    0.3*70 + 0.5*80 + 0.2*75 = 76,
    and corresponds to a final letter grade of C.

    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

    Location: Learning Emporium, Bilger Addition 209.

    Tutors will be available:
    M: 9am-4:30pm
    Tu-F: 8:30am -4:30pm

    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.