Math 1311: Accelerated Engineering Calculus I


Name: Michael Medvinsky
Lectures: MTWF 10:45-11:35 , JTB 320
Office Hours: MTWF 11:50am - 12:30pm, or by appointment
Office: LCB 301

Note: Office hourse are tentative, i.e. it may be some changes


Name: Kurt VanNess
Labs: Th 10:45-11:35 , 11:50-12:40 , LS 107
Office Hours: Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, or by appointment
Office: WEB 1622
E-mail: vanness a t math . utah . edu

Note: Office hourse are tentative, i.e. it may be some changes


AP Calculus AB score of 4, or AP Calculus score of 3.


Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Fourth Edition, by James Stewart, ISBN 9780495557425

The course

This course is 4 credits. Math 1311 and 1321 together are equivalent to the three semester sequence Math 1210, Math 1220, and Math 2210.This sequence is intended for engineering majors. Review of introductory calculus, applications of differential and integral calculus, introduction to differential equations, conic sections and polar coordinates, numerical approximation, sequences and series.

General Information
Tentative Plan of Lectures


Each student will be enrolled in one of two Thursday lab sections.  Labs will provide opportunities for reviews, help on homework, team work, presentations, and projects. Cumulative scores from the lab will count toward your final grade.


Problems will be assigned weekly, and listed below.  A random subset of problems from each assignment will be graded. Late homework cannot be accepted.  Students may consult one another and discuss homework problems, however the assignments you turn in must represent your own work.  Time and effort spent on homework is always reflected in exam scores.

Reading and lectures

Prior to class meetings, students are expected to read the book, and to be prepared to discuss, course material in the text.

Lecturer Notes

Here is also the notes I write for myself when I prepare to the class, you are welcome to have it.


Dates are fixed. Please plan your schedule around these dates now.
  • Midterm Exam I:      October  3,       (in lab)
  • Midterm Exam II:     November 7,    (in lab)
  • Final Exam:              December 20,  (10:30am 12:30pm)    (in class)

ADA Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such accommodations for the course.


Your grade will be determined by your scores on the midterm exams (30%), the final exam (25%), lab score (20%), quizzes (5%), and homework assignments (20%).

Copyright notice

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