**Math
131, Fall 2012**

**Calculus
I**

**Instructor
**John E. M^{c}Carthy

**Class **
MWF 10.00-11.00 in
January 110; or 12.00-1.00 in Brown 118.

**Office **
105 Cupples
I

**Office Hours** McCarthy: M 11-12, W 9.15 -
10.00, Th 3-4.

**Phone **
935-6753

**TA's: **
Cheng Chu

**Text **
*Calculus: Single Variable *by B.
Blank and S.G. Krantz, Chapters 1.4-5.4

This book is currently on the Second edition. However, there are no big differences

between the different editions, except for the numbering of the homework problems. If you can save a few

dollars and get an earlier edition, do so. (In fact, any book on calculus covers pretty much the

same material).

Do **not** get the Solutions Manual.
This is not just a waste of money, it is Kryptonite - every

time you open a Solutions Manual, it sucks intelligence right out of your brain.

**Exams** There will be four exams in the course:

Exam 1 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m.
September 19
Covers Sections 1.1- 2.3. Solution: Exam1Soln

Exam 2 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m.
October
17 Covers Sections 2.4 -
3.6. Solution: Exam2Soln

Exam 3 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m. ^{ } November
14 Covers Sections 3.7 - 4.5 Solution: Exam3Soln

Exam 4 : Final
Exam
3.30-5.30 p.m. December 13^{th} Solution: FinalSoln

To find your room and seat assignment for an exam, go to
the Math Dept home page on exam day,__ www.math.wustl.edu/seatlookup__.

Remember to bring your Washington University student ID with you.

No notes are allowed for exams. You will need a scientific calculator for exams, but graphing calculators and those that can perform symbolic differentiation/integration are not allowed. (By a scientific calculator, I mean one that can evaluate trigonometric functions, exponentials and logarithms).

**Homework**

There are weekly homework sets during the semester, to be done on WebWork:

http://webwork.wustl.edu/webwork2/math131fall2012/

These are due every Monday; the first assignment is due Sep 10^{th}.
For tips on entering expressions in

webwork, go to http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Available_Functions#.UEzgjY1lTy1

Other homework (which will not be graded) is here: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~mccarthy/teaching/131Fall12HW.html

If you can do these HW problems* with the book
shut*, you are on top of the material.

__Note__: Doing a homework problem by looking for a similar example and
following that does not give much insight. Instead, try to do the problem
without looking anything up. If you can't, reread the entire section, and then
try again to do the homework problems without following worked examples.

If you have really tried to do a homework or webwork problem and need a hint, email your TA. Note: If you wait till Monday afternoon, you won't get a response in time for the submission.

**Prerequisites**

You should be familiar with trigonometry, polynomials, and
their graphs.

In particualr, be very comfortable with lines and slopes!

**Content**

Limits. Differentiation.
Finding maxima and minima. Graphing functions. Integrals.

**Basis for Grading**

Each midterm and the webwork will be 18% of your
grade, the final will be 26%. Attendance at Sections is worth 2%.

If you do well on the final, the final grade can be substituted for one of your
midterms.

Final Grades :

A: 88% - 100% A-: 85% - 87.9%

B+: 82% - 84.9% B: 73% - 81.9% B-: 69% - 72.9%

C+: 66% - 68.9% C: 60% - 65.9% C-: 57% - 59.9%

D: 52% - 56.9%

**Missed Exams: **If you are **unable to take** one of the
midterms for legitimate reasons (such as verified illness or serious family
emergency) you **will be given an excused absence for that
exam.
**

__ NO IN-TERM MAKEUP EXAMS ARE GIVEN__.

Your grade for the missed midterm exam will be calculated by a statistical
procedure which uses your scores on the other taken exams, including the Final.

Not coming because you overslept or forgot the time of the exam is __not__ a
legitimate reason .

**Homework**

Homework is an extremely important part of the course. Make sure you stay current with it, or you will find it extremely difficult to catch up.

**Class**

I do expect you to come to class every day, and to participate in class discussions. I also expect you to stay abreast of the material we are covering, and may call on you at any time to answer a question.

__Help is Available!__

**
Calculus Help Room**, in Lopata 323, which has math graduate students
available

Your TA has office hours there, but you are welcome to go at any time.

There is also the __Calculus Help Desk__ run by Cornerstone in the South
40 - see

http://cornerstone.wustl.edu/

__My office hours__ are listed at the top of this page. You should feel free to come in and talk about any
material.

**Peer-led Team Learning:** Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a voluntary
study group program that is

offered for Calculus 131/132/233. You can sign-up to be considered for a

spot using the online application, which will open on August 29 and close
on September 2.

An attempt will be made to accommodate all students who apply, but there are

a limited number of spots available. If necessary, students will be

selected via a lottery. Placement e-mails will be sent out by *,

and the first group meetings will be the weekend of *.

To learn more about the program, visit http://calcpltl.wordpress.com/ or

contact Lisa Kuehne, lmkuehne@wustl.edu.

**Calculus Study Group:** Study groups are organized as needed by ** The
Center for Advanced Learning** located in

**Old Exams:** Old Exams and solutions are posted on the web as a study
guide (go to www.math.wustl.edu ). Copies of some of these exams should also be
available to view or copy at the Reserve Desk of Olin Library.

**Links:**

Fibonnaci ratio: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~mccarthy/teaching/Fibonnaci.pdf

Earthquakes: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~mccarthy/teaching/Earthquakes.pdf