Offered: Fall 2015
Instructor: Kevin J. Mitchell
Office: Lansing 305
Phone: (315) 781-3619
Fax: (315) 781-3860
Office Hrs: M & W 2:30-4:00, Tu 2:00-3:30, F 1:30-2:30. Available at other times by appointment.
Class: Section 131-01: M-W-F 8:00 to 8:55 in Napier 201
Lab: Thursday 10:20 to 11:45 in Gulick 206A
Final Exam: Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:30-11:30 AM (NOTE: Exam time is for lab period.)
Text: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, second edition
by Briggs, Cochran, & Gillett
Math Intern: Ms Tasha Williams. Office Hours in Lansing 310
Sun: 2:00-5:00, 7:00-10:00pm; Mon through Thurs: 3:00-5:30pm, 7:00-10:30pm
Syllabus: Course Information
WeBWorK: WeBWorK Home Page for Math 131WeBWorK Instructions and FAQsWeBWorK Syntax and List of Functions
Class Notes Day 3. Riemann Sums Part 1.
Some examples worked out in detail. We did not get very far in this, but you might find it very helpful to read for next class.
xFunctions Applet for Riemann Sums.
The applet should work in any of the labs on campus. It will work on your personal machines only
if you have JAVA installed. On a Mac, make sure that in System Preferences / Java under the
Security tab you check "Enable Java Content in the browser" and list
math.hws.edu as an exception. Depending on your browser, you may have to go to your browsers
Preferences and under the Extensions tab, check Allow Plug-ins and under the
Website Settings button again list
math.hws.edu as an exception. It is slow to load!
Lab 1 with Answers. If you had trouble with these problems, you
should be reviewing in your text (and see the links at the bottom of this list) and meeting with
the Math Intern (hours listed above) or me.
This assumes a fairly rapid pace through the listed materials. We will
adjust this schedule based on our actual work in class.
Week 1: The Area Problem, Summation Notation. Riemann Sums. Chapter
5.1-5.2. On you own: Review Chapter 4.7 and 4.9 (L'Hopital's Rule, Antiderivatives)
and the Mean Value Theorem (page 292; make sure you understand Figure 4.70).
Week 2: Riemann Sums and the Definite Integral. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Week 3: Properties of Integrals. Integrals via Substitution. Chapter 5.4-5.5.
Week 4: Substitution. (Net Change?) Area Between Curves Chapters 5.5. (6.1?) 6.2.
Week 5. Application: Volume by Slicing and by Shells. 6.3-6.4.
Thursday Week 5, October 1: First Hour Test (in Lab).
Week 14: Alternating Series. Taylor Polynomials. Power Series. Chapters 8.6 and 9.1-9.2.
Week 15: Power series and Taylor (McLaurin) series. Chapter 9.2-9.3.
Final Exam: Thursday, December 17, 2013 8:30-11:30 AM
(NOTE: This exam time is for our lab period.)
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