Math 131E, Fall, 2021

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University


Syllabus for Math 131E 

Calculus I Extended

Instructor: Steven G. Krantz

Classroom: The course will meet MWThF from 1:00pm to 1:50pm in Lopata 201.

e-mail address:

Office: 103, Cupples I

Office Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

You can send me questions by email at any time.

Phone: (314) 935-6712

Dept. Office: 100, Cupples I

Dept. Phone: (314) 935-6760

Course Home Page:


Course Description: The purpose of this course is

to provide an introduction to the theory of one-variable calculus.

We will learn about the derivative, the integral, and their applications.

We will consider many examples to give a solid foundation for the ideas in the course.

Applications to other parts of mathematics will be provided.



Textbook: James Stewart, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 9th edition,

Cengage Learning, 2020.

Elements of the Course:

Homework: 15% of grade

Midterm Exam: (2 of these) each 25% of grade

Final Exam: 35% of the grade.

TOTAL: 100%


The homework is an essential part of this course. Each new idea

builds on previous ideas, so it is essential to master and internalize each

one when you encounter it. Be sure to do the homework in a regular and timely

fashion. Homework will be done using the OnLine system WebWork.

WebWork is handled through wustlkey. The URL is

This has the advantage that your work is graded instantly,

and you can do a problem more than once until you get it right..


Be familiar with this Web page. This is where course announcements will be posted,

exam solutions posted, and other course events and information will be announced.

We will decide together when our midterm exams will be. The exams will be given in class.

If there are particular days when you do not want an exam (for a religious

holiday or other reason), please let me know.

We will have our first quiz on Thursday, September 9.