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)
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 12-1:20 and 3-4pm

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 Monday (241-6) and Wednesday (242-5) at 9:30 to 10:20. The lab is run by Rintaro Yoshida .
    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.

  • 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, and 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.

    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 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 3.7: 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: 1-61 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

    Supplemental Instruction

    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.

    Tutoring program

    The program resumes operation starting on WEDNESDAY, Jan 26, in PSB 315. Tutors will be available:
    MW: 8:30-3:30
    F: 8:30-2:30
    TuTh: 8:30-3:30
    A precise schedule is posted in Keller 418, on the Bulletin Board outside Keller 401A, and on the door of PSB315.