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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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Course Number: Course Title: Credit Hours: Textbook(s):

MTH 141
College Calculus I
4.0 Stewart, Calculus: Single Variable (Early Transcendentals, 7th UB Custom Edition OR Regular 7th ed..), Brooks/Cole/Cengage (Use of 7th edition begins Fall 2011.) This is the beginning of a 3-semester sequence in calculus for students of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Covers differentiation and integration with applications. NYS Regents Math B or MTH 115. MTH 141 covers through Chapter 5 of the text. The syllabus is written for 12 full teaching weeks, 24 lectures on a TTh schedule or 36 lectures on a MWF schedule. In a typical semester there are 28 or 29 TTh teaching days and 41 or 42 MWF teaching days. Some time is thus available for review and for exams. The schedule below is a guideline. Omit optional material if you have any doubts about finishing the material from Chapter 5. Dont leave MTH 142 instructors with a gap! You can help us improve this guideline by recording your actual pace (and any other relevant thoughts) as you go, and providing a copy of this record to the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the end of the semester. Thanks!

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Week 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 option 7 option 8 8 8 9 9 option 9 option 10 10 11 11 12 12

Section 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5* 2.6 2.7* 2.8* 3.1i 1.5 1.6 3.1ii 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5

Topics The Tangent. Velocity Problems Limit of a Function Calculating Limits Using Limit Laws The Precise Definition of a Limit Continuity Limits at Infinity: Horizontal Asymptotes Derivatives and Rates of Change The Derivative as a Function. Derivatives of Polynomial Functions Exponential Functions Inverse Functions and Logarithms. Inverse Trig functions Derivatives of Exponential Functions The Product and Quotient Rules Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions The Chain Rule Implicit Differentiation. Derivatives of Inverse Trig Functions Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Logarithmic diff. e as limit. Exponential Growth and Decay Related Rates Linear Approximation and Differentials Hyperbolic Functions Maximum and Minimum Values The Mean Value Theorem How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph Indeterminate Forms and L'Hopital's Rule Summary of Curve Sketching Graphing with Calculus and Calculators Optimization Problems Newton's Method Antiderivatives Areas and Distances The Definite Integral The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem The Substitution Rule

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* Remember not to assign exercises involving exp, log, inverse trig f unctions (not covered until later in this suggested schedule).
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