MATH 140 CALCULUS I, SUMMER 2020
Oleg Eroshkin, [email protected]
Class lectures and office hours are on zoom. Meeting ID 636-711-5891.Office hours.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:00am-1:00pm, or by appointment.Prerequisite.
A grade of B or better (not a B-) in Math 130 OR a score of 74% or better on the ALEKS
Math Placement test. Admission to the course is contingent upon satisfying the pre-requisites. The rule is
strictly enforced: if you don’t have the prerequisites, the department will drop you from the course.Course description.
Math 140 (Calculus I) is the first course in the sequence of calculus courses for science
and math majors. The focus is on understanding mathematical concepts and techniques, and on applying
this knowledge into other fields. We will study limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, and
definite and indefinite integrals with applications to geometric and physical problems. Math 141 (Calculus
II) will continue with more topics on integrals.COURSE MATERIAL
Calculus, Early Transcendentals, by J. Stewart, 8th Edition. You will also need access to WebAssign for the homework. The recommended way to purchase the textbook is through Cengage Unlimited:
visit https://www.cengage.com/c/calculus-early-transcendentals-8e-stewart The readings will be
from this textbook.Website.
Our course website is here: https://piazza.com/umb/summer2020/math14003/home All class
resources and announcements will be posted there. You can also post questions or comments in the Q&A
section there, remaining anonymous if you choose.Lectures.
Most lectures will cover material from one section in the textbook, listed in the attached schedule.
The lectures and textbook complement one another, so it is important that you attend the lectures and read
the accompanying sections. In fact, I strongly recommend to read each section twice: before and after the
lecture. After that, do the suggested problems. You grasp the material only if you can do all suggested
problems on that topic. You are responsible for all of the material in each section, even if something is not
explicitly covered during lecture.
Video of lectures will be uploaded to onedrive. Link is posted on piazza.com
2 MATH 140 CALCULUS I, SUMMER 2020QUIZZES, TESTS, AND GRADING
Homework and quizzes.
Practice is essential in order to master the material. Most of your homework
will be on WebAssign.
We will have a short quiz (or two) every week. Until further notice, quizzes will be on webassign.Tests.
There will be one Midterm (tentatively - August 6) and a cumulative final exam on the last day of
classes (August 20). I will provide practice problems in advance of each test. Make-ups for a test or a quiz
are allowed only in extraordinary circumstances, and