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Description:  Topics include functions, limits, differentiation, and tangent lines, L’Hôpital’s Rule, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Applications.

Course and Section:  MAT 1475 Calculus I, Section D603
Class Meets: Mon/Wed 10:00-11:40 N718
Textbook:  Calculus Volume 1 by OpenStax, by G. Strang and E. Herman
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Instructor:  Prof. H. Africk     
Office: Namm Room 726

Office Hours: Mon, Wed 9:00-9:50 and by appointment     

OpenLab:  The class website will be on the OpenLab ( The site contains important information about the course, and will be used in various ways throughout the semester.  The address for the class website is:

WeBWorK:  Some of the homework for this class will be completed on the WeBWorK website.  You will be provided with more information in the first week of class.  The address is:

Grading (percent / letter grade correspondence):

A = 93.0 — 100
A- = 90.0 — 92.9
B+ = 87.0 — 89.9
B = 83.0 — 86.9
B- = 80.0 — 82.9
C+ = 77.0 — 79.9
C = 70.0 — 76.9
D = 60.0 — 69.9
F = 0 — 59.9
W = withdrawal up to 4/1/20
WF = withdrawal after 4/1/20 (WF = F)
NOTE: Withdraw before 4/1/20 to avoid an F or WF


Exams 50%

Final Exam 25%

Quizzes/Homework 10%

Webwork 5%

Other Assignments 10%



Learning Outcomes

  1. Solve problems related to limits and continuity.
  2. Find the derivative of functions using the definition, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, and the chain rule.
  3. Use the derivative of a function to find an equation for the tangent line at a point.
    Use L’Hôpital’s Rule to evaluate limits.
    Sketch the graph of functions.
    Solve optimization problems.
    Solve related rates problems.
  4. Evaluate definite and indefinite integrals of polynomials, trigonometric and exponential functions.

Gen Ed Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Understand and employ both quantitative and qualitative analysis to solve problems.
  2. Employ scientific reasoning and logical thinking.
  3. Communicate effectively using written and oral means.
  4. Use creativity to solve problems.

Attendance:  Absence is permitted only with a valid reason. Anything in excess of 10% of the total number of class meetings is considered excessive absence (more than 3 absences).

Lateness:  Two latenesses count as one absence.

Records: Records should be kept by every student of all grades received, exam papers, other work completed and any absences.

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