Math 114: Experienced Calculus 1
Fall 2019

Contact Info
Fall 2019

Office: Fowler 325
Email: gdaigle@oxy.edu

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Course Information

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Course Goals

In this course we will master the details of differential calculus, and pursue some advanced topics and applications. We will also develop technical writing skills that allow clear communication of sophisticated ideas, and learn about some technological tools such as Mathematica useful to mathematical and scientific projects.

We will cover limits, continuity, derivatives, modelling, and applications.

The course syllabus is available here.

Course notes

Homework

Labs

You can download Mathematica (for free) by following this link. You will be asked to create an account. After you have created an account and logged in, return to that link to download Mathematica for your computer.

Tests

Your worst midterm will only count for half the weight that the other two do.

Graphing calculators will not be allowed on tests. Scientific, non-programmable calculators will be allowed. I will have some to share, but not enough for everyone.

Textbook

The textbook for this course is Single Variable Essential Calculus Early Transcendentals, Second Edition, by James Stewart. The ISBN is 1-1331-1278-1.

Be warned that there are several custom versions of this textbook floating around, and they do not contain the same problems. In particular, in past years some students have purchased the international version which (1) is much cheaper and (2) doesn’t contain the same homework problems as the assigned text. This is terrible and I apologize but I can’t do much other than warn you. Please make sure the book you purchase has the correct ISBN.

There are electronic versions of the textbook available from the publisher for rent or purchase.