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)
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
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 Keller Hall 403
on Wednesday 10:30-11:20 (Section 10) and 1:30-2:20 (Section 11). The lab is run by
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.
Mid-term test covers the material of
Chapters 2,3 and 4 from the book
will take place on DECEMBER 18, 2013 (Wednesday)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
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,
corresponds to a final letter grade of C.
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.
Location: Learning Emporium, Bilger Addition 209.
Tutors will be available:
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.