Calculus 1

MATH 1030     Calculus 1     Dr. Schwartz

Text: Single and Multivariable Calculus
David Guichard, et al.

The text is modified under the Creative Commons License and is available for free download! You can either save the file directly or save it after it opens in your pdf reader.

Our version is the one with "late transcendentals."  A physical copy is available for purchase in print from Lulu.


Topics: If you need to review algebra, a good review can be found online or can be downloaded at:
A pdf of an algebra text
An online version of the book above
These "books" have been prepared by Paul Dawkins of Lamar University.

We will study Cartesian coordinates, straight lines and their equations and slopes, curves, derivatives (including graphing, related rates, and maxima/minima problems), anti-derivatives, and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  (This is essentially the material in the first six chapters of the text.)  We will spend time throughout the course experimenting with, and using, a computer algebra and graphing package (wxMaxima) to help solve calculus problems.


Grade: There will be three in-class exams and a final.  The in-class exams will each count 21% of the final grade and the final exam will comprise 27% of the final grade or all exams will count 22.5% of the final grade, whichever is more beneficial for the student.  There will be graded "homework quizzes" worth 10% of the grade that will be found on Moodle.  There will be a wxMaxima (symbolic computer algebra) component on each of the exams.  All information for the course, including links to copies of the class notes, Homework Quizzes, links to assignments, etc. can be found on Moodle.

Note: Every cell phone use during class is prohibited.  Any instance of cell phone use will result in a 1 point deduction from the final overall average.

Missing an exam: There are events in life that are more important than an exam - but not many! A serious reason (health, family death etc.) that you have documentation for will be accommodated by a make up exam for full credit. Any other reason will lead to a penalty of 25% on the make up exam.


Office: Brownson Wing 8                                                Phone:  323-1555

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My office hours this semester are Tuesday and Friday 1:00 - 1:30 and 3:00 to 4:00 and by appointment every week day.


Student Instructor: Monika Molnar

Academic Integrity: “Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the definitions, procedures and sanctions outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy, which is located in the Course Catalog.”

Disabilities statement:

General education and/or liberal arts designation(s): Math Distribution
Quantitative Reasoning Competency
Mathematical Reasoning

Note the new GPA scale that starts Fall 2017

“Students must be registered with the Office of Disability Services in order to

receive academic accommodations. If you require accommodations and have not registered with the

Office please contact the Director of the Disability Office.”

Letter Grade

GPA scale (starting Fall 17)





















The learning objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental ideas of the differential calculus of

functions of one variable, as indicated in the list of topics.

student should be able to:

  • Compute limits and derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, and piece-wise defined functions,

  • Compute definite and indefinite integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions using formulas and substitution,

  • Use the derivative of a function to determine the properties of the graph of the function and use the graph of a function to estimate its derivative,

  • Solve problems in a range of mathematical applications using the derivative or the integral,

  • Apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus,

  • Determine the continuity and differentiability of a function at a point and on a set, and

  • Carry out computations with ease and solve problems related to the list of topics 

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