Math 241-5,6 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 12-1:20 and 3-4pm
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 Monday (241-6) and Wednesday (242-5) at 9:30 to 10:20. The lab is run by Rintaro Yoshida .
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.
In order to be qualified for a grade of C or better
one must pass the departmental Gateway Exam .
Final exam will take place on Wednesday, May 11, from 12:00 to 2:00pm at Keller, 302,
count for 40% of the final grade. The exam 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 sample problems for the exam. It is highly recommended to use final exam from 2010 for practice.
Departmental Gateway Exam,
which covers primarily the techniques of differentiation counts for 10% of the final grade.
Mid-term test, which covers the material of
Chapters 2,3 and 4 from the book counts for 25% of the final grade.
The Mid-term takes place on Thursday, March 17 in class. The problems from Sections 1 (limits), 2 (tangent lines), 3 (derivatives - first principle), 5 (implicit differentiation), 7 (approximation by differentials), 8 (related rates), and 9 (optimization problems) from sample problems are recommended for practice. The problems on the actual test will be similar to that.
Quizzes will be given almost weekly in the lab, and the average grade for the quizzes counts for 25% of the final grade.
Every quiz consists of four problems taken from the homework.
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
2.7: 1-33 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: 1-61 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.
Supplemental Instruction is available in this class, and I strongly encourage the students to use it.
Time and place of Supplemental Instruction section are
MW: 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Keller 403
TR: 3:00 - 3:50 pm, Keller 402
The students willing to make use of the Supplemental Instruction must sign up with Shirley in Keller 419.
The program resumes operation starting on WEDNESDAY, Jan 26, in PSB 315.
Tutors will be available:
A precise schedule is posted in Keller 418, on the Bulletin Board outside
Keller 401A, and on the door of PSB315.