Official syllabus

Here is the official class syllabus.


Overall grades
Exam 1 scores
Exam 2 scores
Webwork scores
Non-Webwork scores

Exam arrangements

The bulk of the course is online, but there will be 2 proctored Exams that you will take in person.
Exam 1 (2 hours) will be taken on Friday, January 13 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Exam 2 (3 hours) will be taken on Tuesday, January 24 from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

For students in the Buffalo area: the exams will be held NSC 225 on the UB North Campus.
For students not in the Buffalo area, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to take the exams at a testing site convenient for you on the scheduled test dates.
To do immediately: Make arrangements for your exams and supply me with testing facility contact information using the Google Forms whose locations I have emailed you.
The Exam 1 form must be completed by 11:50pm, Thursday, Jan 5.
The Exam 2 form must be completed by 11:50pm, Wednesday, Jan 11.

Accounts needed

UBLearns for lecture videos. You will need your UBIT username and password. Once you have logged in to UBLearns, the links in the "Video Lectures" column of the table below will take you directly to the video lectures and pdf lecture notes.

Webwork for online homework assignments. User name is your UBIT username. Initial password is your UB person number. Once you have logged in to Webwork, complete the Orientation assignment at your earliest convenience, and no later than 11:50pm on Wed, Jan 4.

Piazza (text-based) discussion forum. You are encouraged to use this discussion board to ask any question related to course content. (Email me directly with any questions of a personal nature.) Ask! Chances are good that someone else will also benefit from your question. You can post anonymously if you wish. (Anonymous to all users -- including me.) You are also encouraged to answer other people's questions if you know the answer. Try to type any mathematics using the Equation Editor denoted by f in the post menu. This may take a little practice! You are required to sign up for a Piazza account no later than 11:50pm on Wed, Jan 4. Further participation is encouraged, but optional, and you are not graded on your involvement with the discussion forum.


Video lectures (25 hours in all) and corresponding PDF notes Textbook Webwork online homework Piazza Discussion Forum


The nominal textbook for the course is Stewart's Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th edition. An 8th edition bundle is available direct from the publisher for $105 with free shipping, and an equivalent bundle can be purchased at the UB Bookstore for $95.
Because the graded homework assignments are not keyed to a specific edition, an earlier edition of the book would also work fine. For example, the 5th edition has essentially the same content and you can get a used copy for about $10 (not including expedited shipping). If you do use an earlier edition than the 8th, you are responsible for figuring out the correspondences of section numbers and ungraded homework assignments.

Date Video Lectures (all the notes in a single PDF here) Graded Homework Assignments Due Ungraded Homework Assignments
Wed, Jan 04    (notes)
1.4  Introduction (first part) (notes)
1.1: 7, 9, 27, 31, 33, 35
1.4: 1-4, 15, 19, 23
Thu, Jan 05 1.5  Introduction (second part) (notes)
2.1  The Tangent and Velocity Problems (notes)
2.2  The Intuitive Definition of a Limit (notes)
1.5: 35, 39, 41, 49, 51, 53, 63, 67
2.1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Fri, Jan 06 2.2  The Intuitive Definition of an Infinite Limit (notes)
2.3  Limit Laws (notes)
2.4  The Precise Definition of a Limit (notes)
2.4  The Precise Definition of an Infinite Limit (notes)
2.2: 1-23(odd), 29-37(odd)
2.3: 1-31(odd), 37, 39, 41-47(odd)
2.4: 1-23 (odd), 24, 43, 44
Mon, Jan 09 2.5  Continuity (notes)
2.5  Intermediate Value Theorem (notes)
Section_2.5 2.5: 1-55 (odd)
Tue, Jan 10 2.6  The Intuitive Definition of a Limit at Infinity (notes)
2.6  The Precise Definition of a Limit at Infinity (notes)
2.7  The Definition of Derivative at a Point (notes)
2.8  The Definition of Derivative as a Function (notes)
2.6: 3, 5,7, 13-37(odd), 41, 43, 45, 53, 55
2.7: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 27-39(odd)
2.8: 3-11(odd), 13, 15, 21-31(odd), 37, 39, 43, 47
Wed, Jan 11 3.1a  Derivatives of Polynomials (notes)
3.1b  Derivative of the Natural Exponential Function (notes)
3.2  The Product and Quotient Rules (notes)
3.1: 1-37(odd), 43-57 (odd)
3.2: 1-33(odd), 41, 43, 45, 47, 49
Thu, Jan 12 3.3  Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions (notes)
3.4  The Chain Rule (notes)
3.5  Implicit Differentiation (notes)
3.5  Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions (notes)
3.3: 1-43(odd)
3.4: 1-53(odd), 61, 71
3.5: 1-39(odd), 49-59(odd), 75
Fri, Jan 13 3.6  Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions (notes)
3.6  Logarithmic Differentiation (notes)
Mon, Jan 16 3.8  Exponential Growth and Decay (notes)
3.10  Linear Approximations (notes)
3.10  Differentials (notes)
3.6: 1-51(odd)
3.8: 1-13(odd), 19
3.10: 1, 3, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 35
Tue, Jan 17 4.4  Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Rule (notes)
4.1  Maximum and Minimum Values (notes)
4.2  The Mean Value Theorem (notes)
4.4: 1-25(odd), 29-65 (odd)
4.1: 1-61(odd)
4.2: 1-27(odd)
Wed, Jan 18 4.3  First Derivative and the Shape of the Graph (notes)
4.3  Second Derivative and the Shape of the Graph (notes)
4.5  Curve Sketching (notes)
Section_4.3 4.3: 1-53(odd)
4.5: 1-33(odd), 39, 41, 43, 45
Thu, Jan 19 4.7  Optimization (notes)
4.9, 5.4  Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (notes)
4.7: 3-37(odd)
4.9: 1-47(odd)
5.4: 5-17(odd)
Fri, Jan 20 5.5  The Substitution Rule (notes)
5.1  The Area and Distance Problems (notes)
5.2  The Precise Definition of the Definite Integral (notes)
5.2  The Intuitive Definition of the Definite Integral (notes)
5.5: 1-31(odd)
5.1: 1-17(odd)
5.2: 1-11(odd), 17, 19, 27, 29, 31
5.2: 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41-43, 47, 48, 49, 51, 55, 59
Mon, Jan 23 5.3  The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Part 1 (notes)
5.3  The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Part 2 (notes)
4.9, 5.4  Rectilinear Motion and Integration (notes)
5.3: 3-17(odd), 19-43(odd), 45
4.9: 59-69(odd)
5.4: 59, 60, 61, 65
Tue, Jan 24 5.5  The Substitution Rule For Definite Integrals (notes) Section-5.5b 5.5: 53-73(odd), 77