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Math 1210-003 - Calculus I - Spring 2011

Course Calendar

1/10Classes begin
1/10-14Real Numbers and Introduction to Calculus
1/17Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday, no class
1/18-21Limits (Sections 1.1-3)
1/19Last day to drop class
1/24-28Limits (Sections 1.3-6)
1/31-2/2 Derivatives (Sections 2.1-2)
2/4 First Midterm on Chapter 1 (Solutions)
2/7-11Derivatives (Sections 2.3-5)
2/14-18Derivatives (Sections 2.6-9)
2/21Presidents' Day holiday, no class
2/22-25Applications of the Derivative (Sections 3.1-2)
2/28-3/4Applications of the Derivative (Sections 3.3-5)
3/4Last day to withdraw from class
3/7-9Applications of the Derivative (Sections 3.3-5)
3/11 Second Midterm on Sections 2.1-3.5 (Solutions)
3/14-18Applications of the Derivative (Sections 3.6-9)
3/21-25Spring Break, no class
3/28-4/1The Definite Integral (Sections 4.1-4)
4/4-8The Definite Integral (Sections 4.1-5)
4/11-13Applications of the Integral (Sections 4.6, 5.1)
4/15Third Midterm on Sections 3.6-4.7 (Solutions)
4/18-22Applications of the Integral (Sections 5.1-4)
4/25-26Applications of the Integral (Sections 5.4-5)
4/27Last day of class, Review
5/02Final Exam 8:00-10:00
Guide to Final Exam


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Math 1210-003 Calculus I


Christopher Cashen, Ph.D.
Email: cashen AT math * utah *edu
Office: JWB 126
Web page:
Office Hours: MTWF 9:00-9:40, or by appointment


Time: MTWF 9:40-10:30
Location: JWB 335


"C" or better in MATH 1050 AND MATH 1060 OR Math ACT score of at least 28 OR Math SAT score of at least 630 OR AP Calculus AB score of at least 3


Calculus with Differential Equations, 9th edition Varberg, Purcell, Rigdon, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 9780132306331, $133.35

We will cover Chapters 0-5. Later Chapters are used for Calculus II and III.

Course Description:

Functions and their graphs, differentiation of polynomial, rational and trigonometric functions. Velocity and acceleration. Geometric applications of the derivative, minimization and maximization problems, the indefinite integral, and an introduction to differential equations. The definite integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Schedule of Topics and Due Dates

See the course webpage at:


Course announcements may be made via email. You are responsible for monitoring your University assigned email address. No calculators or computers may be used during quizzes or exams. Weekly homework assignments are to be submitted electronically via WebWork. The WebWork page for our class is accessible by clicking "WebWork Classes" on the Math Department website, or by going to:
Login information for the WebWork website and Math Department student computer labs will be distributed in the first two weeks of the semester.

Faculty and Student Responsibilities

All students are expected to maintain professional behavior in the classroom setting, according to the Student Code, spelled out in the Student Handbook. Students have specific rights in the classroom as detailed in Article III of the Code. The Code also specifies proscribed conduct (Article XI) that involves cheating on tests, plagiarism, and/or collusion, as well as fraud, theft, etc. Students should read the Code carefully and know they are responsible for the content. According to Faculty Rules and Regulations, it is the faculty responsibility to enforce responsible classroom behaviors, beginning with verbal warnings and progressing to dismissal from class and a failing grade. Students have the right to appeal such action to the Student Behavior Committee.

Quality and Quantity of Work:

University policy 6-100 Section 2:
"A university credit hour shall represent approximately three clock hours of the student's time a week for one semester. "
Thus, you should expect to work two hours outside of class for every hour spent in class. This is a four credit class, so you should plan to spend approximately eight hours outside of class every week studying and doing homework. The assigned homework problems are the minimum that you are required to do. Beyond the minimum, you should continue working similar problems until they become routine.



Weekly homework assignments will be submitted via WebWork:
Homework must be submitted by 8:00pm on Thursday nights. No late homework will be accepted. Homework is scored "complete" or "not complete". You must score at least 75 points for your homework to be "complete".


There will be three midterm exams. There will be a mandatory final exam on Monday, May 2 from 8:00am to 10:00am. The final exam will be comprehensive. The final will be in the usual classroom. No makeup exams will be given after an exam has taken place.


>92 A, 92-90 A-, 89-87 B+, 86-83 B, 82-80 B-, 79-77 C+, 76-73 C, 72-70 C-, 69-67 D+, 66-63 D, 62-60 D-, <60 E

Homework 25%
Midterms 50%
Final 25%

The lowest of your three midterm scores will count for 10%. The higher two scores will count for 20% each.

For Additional Help:

Tutoring Lab: T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Student Center
Private Tutoring: University Tutoring Services
There is also a list of tutors at the Math Department office, JWB 233

Students with Disabilities:

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Building, 581-5020 (V/TDD). CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations.

All written information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services.

Note: The syllabus is not a binding legal contract. It may be modified by the instructor when the student is given reasonable notice of the modification.

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Last updated  April 25, 2011.

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