MATH 137
Calculus 1
Fall 2010
Course objective
MATH 137 is intended to deepen your understanding of calculus that you began to
learn in high school. We will treat the subject in greater depth, involving more care
with definitions, more proofs of the results, more subtle examples, and a number
of new topics.
Textbook
Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 6th Edition
, by James Stewart, is the textbook for
this course. The book, which can be bought at the campus bookstore, comes with
a Students’ Solutions Manual for the odd numbered problems. This book will also
be used for your second calculus course, MATH 138.
Prerequisites
You are supposed to be familiar with a variety of functions, including polynomial,
rational, power, trigonometric, and exponential functions. You should know how
to calculate some basic derivatives and interpret their geometric meaning.
You
need some skills at sketching the graphs of simple functions. As well, skill with
algebraic manipulations and inequalities will help significantly. You may want to
review Appendix A–C of the textbook on your own if you have forgotten a lot of
high school mathematics.
UW-ACE
The MATH 137 web page on UW-ACE will contain a wealth of information about
our course. In particular, it will contain the weekly written assignments and (after
you have submitted them) their solutions, course announcements, and other useful
items about MATH 137. To find UW-ACE go to:
or you can click on it from the University’s home page.
Weekly assignments
On most weeks, there will be a homework assignment consisting of two parts.
•
Online part, which is due at 4 pm on Thursday:
You will find this part at
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Handwritten part, which is due at 11 am on Friday:
You will find this part at the UW-ACE course page under the “Content” link.
You must submit your work into the correct dropbox outside MC 4066.
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The first assignments are due on September 23 and 24.
Of course, many of you will need help with the assignments from time to time. This
help can come from the TA’s in Mathematics Faculty Tutorial Centre (MC 4066),
the TA’s in Mackenzie King Village multipurpose room (evenings and weekends),
instructor office hours, and also from your fellow students. Before seeking help,
make an honest effort to solve each problem on your own. If you received help
from fellow students, you
must