Calculus I 
Math 251
4 credits.

Professor:  Dr. Tovar
Contact Information

Quick Overview:

  • Course Text is Essential Calculus, 2nd ed. by James Stewart.
  • Course Begins with the idea of the limit.
  • Course Covers functions, derivatives, and applications.
Official Syllabus
Check Withdraw/Drop Dates (Do NOT stop coming to class without dropping or withdrawing)
Class Schedule and Assigned Homework

How to Succeed in Calculus:
  • Go to Class, Take Notes, and Review Them OFTEN (Required)
  • Read your Textbook (Required)
  • Read How to Study Math by Paul Dawkins (Cool!)
  • Form a Study Group with other students in (or outside) the Class
  • Go to the Learning Center and get FREE face-to-face help from a paid tutor (Loso 234)(Cool!)
  • Read web pages from other Calculus Classes online (Cool!)
  • Use an online formula "Cheat Sheet" (Cool!)

If you're interesting in getting a grade better than a C, you should read the How to Study Math Link above.  If you find yourself confused, and want an overview of some algebra, trig, or calculus, then click on the Cheat Sheet above.  Miss a class, confused by Tovar's wit, or just need more help?  Check out Paul Dawkins extensive Calculus I Notes.  Basically the notes form an online textbook with examples!

Other Resources
Polynomial Division Online Calculator
Graphing Online Calculator
Derivatives Online Calculator
Dr. Tovar Maple Site
Dr. Tovar Calculus Refresher
(Cool!)
Maple Worksheet:  Radius of Curvature Calculation and Graph
Humongous Final Practice Exam(Cool!)

All web information relating to this course is subject to change.

Note: Exams are taken from Stewart - Exams are Closed Book, Closed Notes, Closed Calculator

 


Read Before Class
Class Activities
Assignments Due
Week 1 Monday:  Ch. 1
Go over Syllabus/Course Info.


Tuesday:  Ch. 1 Trig. Tutorial


Thursday:  Ch. 1


Friday:  Ch. 1
hw1 due
Week 2 (Check Grade Option Date) Monday: 



Tuesday: 

hw2 due

Thursday: 



Friday: 

hw3 due
Week 3 Monday: 



Tuesday:



Thursday: 

hw4 due

Friday:
Exam 1:
Closed Book, Closed notes

Week 4 (Check Drop Date) Monday: 



Tuesday:



Thursday: 



Friday:


Week 5 Monday: 



Tuesday: 

hw5 due

Thursday:



Friday:

hw6 due
Week 6 Monday: 



Tuesday:



Thursday: 

hw7 due

Friday:
Exam 2:
Closed Book
, Closed notes

Week 7 (Check Withdraw Date) Monday: 



Tuesday: 



Thursday: 



Friday:

hw8 due
Week 8 Monday: 



Tuesday: 
Exam 3a:
Closed Book, 
Closed notes


Thursday: 



Friday:


Week 9 Monday: 



Tuesday: 
Exam 3b:
Closed Book, 
Closed notes


Thursday:



Friday:


Week 10 Monday: 



Tuesday: 
Exam 3c:
Closed Book, 
Closed notes


Thursday: 



Friday: 


Finals Week

Final Exam:
Closed Book, 1 page of notes


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