MATH 1634

Section 02

M,W,F 10:00-10:50,Boyd 303

Tues 9:30-10:20, Boyd 303



Instructor:†††††††† Scott Sykes

Office:††††††††††††† MP 314

Office Hours:††† Monday11:00-2:00, 3:30-5:30

††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday 11:00-2:00

†††††††††††††††††††††† Friday 11:00-12:00

††††††††††††††††††††††† or by appointment

Office Phone:††† 836-4346



Course Description: The first of a three-course sequence in calculus. Limits, applications of derivatives to problems in geometry and the sciences (physical and behavioral). Problems which lead to antiderivatives.

Topics: Limits, Continuity, Tangents and Velocity as Rates of Change, Differentiation Rules (including the Power Rule, Product Rule, Quotient Rule, and Chain Rule), Differentiation of Trigonometric Functions, Implicit Differentiation, Higher Derivatives, Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions, Hyperbolic Functions, Related Rate Problems, Maximum-Minimum Problems, The Mean Value Theorem, L'Hospital's Rule and Indeterminate Forms, Curve Sketching, Newton's Method, Antiderivatives, Definite Integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and Integration by Substitution


Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will be able to compute limits(see L1)
  2. The student will be able to compute derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions (see L1)
  3. The student will be able to apply calculus to related rate, maximum-minimum, and curve sketching problems (see L1)
  4. The student will understand the definition of the indefinite and definite integral (see L1)
  5. The student will understand and be able to apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (see L1)
  6. The student will be able to compute definite integrals using the techniques of integration by inspection and integration by substitution (see L1).



TEXT: CALCULUS Early Transcendentals, Stewart



TESTS:There will be exams on Tuesday, January 28, Tuesday, February 25 , Tuesday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 22.Each will count 100 points towards your final grade.



FINAL:The final is Friday, May 2 at 8:00-10:00.It counts 200 points towards your final grade and will be comprehensive.


HOMEWORK:Homework will be assigned each class and collected the following class.Each assignment is worth 2 points.You will lose 1 point for each day it is late.You may count a maximum of 100 points towards your final grade.


CLASS:You are expected to attend class on a regular basis.Occasionally, in class, you will be given time to work on problems.During these times, you can work with others or by yourself but you must be working on the problems assigned and not work from other classes, homework or talking!!Occasionally, points will be awarded for doing work on the board based on these problems.These points will count towards you homework score.If you do not fully participate, you will have one homework assignment deducted from your homework score.



CALCULATORS:You are required to have a graphing calculator.I will be using a

TI-83, but TI-85 and TI-86 are also acceptable.You cannot have a calculator with a CAS on it such as the TI-89 or TI-92.If you are unsure, ask me BEFORE you show up to a test with a calculator that I will not allow!!



GRADES:Your grade will be determined based on the following formula


††††††††††††††††††††††† TEST†† ††††††††††† †††††††††† 400 points

††††††††††††††††††††††† FINAL†††††††††††††††††††††††† 200 points

††††††††††††††††††††††† HOMEWORK††††††††††††††††††††††† 100 points


††††††††††††††††††††††† TOTAL †††††††††††††††††††††† 700 points


††††††††††††††††††††††† POINTS††††††††† GRADE

††††††††††††††††††††††† 630-700†††††††††† A

††††††††††††††††††††††† 560-629†††††††††† B

††††††††††††††††††††††† 490-559†††††††††† C

††††††††††††††††††††††† 420-489†††††††††† D

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 0-419†††††††††† F


There will be no curve or extra credit assignments, so donít ask!


If you ever have any questions or suggestions, feel free to come by my office at any time.I will definitely be there during my office hours, you can just stop by.You can also stop by or call to see if I am there at other times.