Calculus 1 - Fall 2017 - MTWHF 8-8:50am - Room 228

Tentative Schedule

Mon aug21  1 p1 reals                H1  P1 1-35 odds, 43, 47*
Tue aug22  2 p2 plane, increments    H2  P2 1-39 odds, 41, 43
Wed aug23  3 p3 functions            H3  P3 1-31 odds, 49, 55ab
Thu aug24  4 p4 graphing             H4  P4 19,27,29,41,49,51,75*
Fri aug25  5 p5 trig defs            H5

Mon aug28  6 p5 trig graphs          H6  P5 14-30 evens, on SageMath
Tue aug29  7 p5 trig identities      H7  P5 55, 56, 58, 59
Wed aug30  8 1.1 rates of change     H8  1.1  1,3,11ab,17ab,21-31 odds
Thu aug31  9 1.2 limits              H9  1.2  1-25 odds
Fri sep01 10 1.3 formal limits       H10 1.3  15, 17, 21, 23

Mon sep04 HOLIDAY
Tue sep05 11 1.4 extension of limits H11 1.4 # 2,6,13,15,21,30a
Wed sep06 12 1.5 continuity          H12 1.5 # 12,15,23,39,47,49
Thu sep07 13 1.6 tangent lines       H13 1.6 11-21 odds
Fri sep08 14 T1 review               Sample Test 1

Mon sep11 15 T1
Tue sep12 16 2.1 the derivative      H14 2.1 1,3,5,11,13,17,19
Wed sep13 17 2.2 differentiation     H15 2.2 # 1-37 odds
Thu sep14 18 review day              (quiz on 2.2)
Fri sep15 19 2.3 rates of change     H16 2.3 1,3,7,9,11,13,35*

Mon sep18 20 2.4 trig derivatives    H17 2.4 2.4 1-31 odds
Tue sep19 21 2.5 chain rule          H18 2.5 1-57 odds
Wed sep20 22 2.6 implicit diff       H19 2.6 21,27,39,43,47,49,51
Thu sep21 23 2.7 related rates       H20 2.7 5,11,13,17,21,23
Fri sep22 24 T2 review               Sample Test 2( KEY )

Mon sep25 25 T2 
Tue sep26 26 3.1 extreme values      
Wed sep27 27 3.2 mean value theorem  
Thu sep28 28 3.3 1st derivative test  
Fri sep29 29 3.4 graph with y' and y" 

Mon oct02 30 3.6 optimization         
Tue oct03 31 3.6 
Wed oct04 32 3.7 differentials and linearization 
Thu oct05 33 3.8 Newton's method        
Fri oct06 34 3.8 lab on Newton's method  

Mon oct09 35 T3 review          
Tue oct10 36 T3
Wed oct11 37 4.1 indefinite integral 
Thu oct12 38 4.2 differential notation
Fri oct13 39 4.3 substitution         

Mon oct16 40 4.4 estimation with Riemann sums 
Tue oct17 41 4.5 Riemann sums                 
Wed oct18 42 4.6 mean value theorem         
Thu oct19 NO CLASSES
Fri oct20 NO CLASSES

Mon oct23 43 4.7 fundamental theorem of calculus 
Tue oct24 44 4.8 sub in def integrals         
Wed oct25 45 4.9 numerical integration         
Thu oct26 46 4.9 numerical integration lab
Fri oct27 47 5.1 area between curves 

Mon oct30 48 5.2 volumes by slicing  
Tue oct31 49 5.3 solids of revolution          
Wed nov01 50 5.3
Thu nov02 51 5.4 cylindrical shells           
Fri nov03 52 5.5 length of plane curves      

Mon nov06 53 5.6 surfaces of revolution         
Tue nov07 54 5.7 moments and centers of mass  
Wed nov08 55 5.8 work                        
Thu nov09 56 5.8
Fri nov10 HOLIDAY

Mon nov13 57 5.9 fluid forces
Tue nov14 58 T4 review
Wed nov15 59 T4
Thu nov16 60 6.1; 6.2 natural log
Fri nov17 61 6.3 exponential function

Mon nov20 62 6.4 6.4 a^x and log_a(x)
Tue nov21 63 6.4
Wed nov22 NO CLASSES
Thu nov23 HOLIDAY
Fri nov24 HOLIDAY

Mon nov27 64 6.5 growth and decay
Tue nov28 65 6.6 L-Hopital's rule
Wed nov29 66 6.8 inverse trig functions; 6.9 derivative
Thu nov30 67 6.10 hyperbolic trig functions
Fri dec01 68 6.11 1st order differential equations

Mon dec04 69 6.11 applications
Tue dec05 70 6.11 applications
Wed dec06 71 6.11 applications
Thu dec07 72 6.12 Euler's method with shooting
Fri dec08 73 6.12 lab: Euler's method

Mon dec11 74 Final exam review
Tue dec13 T1 12-1:50pm Room 228 (math1015)
Wed dec14 T2  8-9:50am Room 228 (math2001), 12- 1:50pm Room 228 (math1010)
Thu dec15 T3
Fri dec16 T4

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Fall 2017 Class Schedule:
  8-8:50am   MTWHF  Calculus 1           Room 228
  12-12:50pm MWF    College Algebra      Room 228
  12-12:50pm TH     Trigonometry         Room 228
  -online-          Intro. to Pogramming -online-

Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  11-noon  11-noon  9-10am     9-10am    11-noon

Course Website:

All materials handed out in class will be online from this web site. You can also naviage from this simpler URL:

All current and past assignments are on the course website listed by date under the tentative schedule.


Calculus, by Thomas & Finney; pub Addison Wesley
9th: ISBN: 0201531747 , or
Alternate: ISBN 0-321-19363-6
(These two editions are page-for-page identical.)

Calculators, Computers, PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices)

The TI 83+ and 84 are the most popular TI models, but the TI 85 and 86 also work well. Casio also has nice graphing calculators. The TI 89 is harder to use for this class and is just about the same cost as a mini- notebook computer which can be loaded up with free and better mathematical software. Get a cheap calculator and bring it to class. You can use these for exams and quizzes.

Do not play games, email, text, chat, surf, talk, etc. etc. on your PEDs. Turn these things off during class and put them away. At times a PED, laptop, or other computer device may be useful in class. Still, turn them off and put them away until you are told when they will be useful and allowed. PEDs and computers are not allowed for exams or quizzes.


This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. You can download it yourself from then install on a Gnu/Linux machine, but it is probably easier to use the FDLTCC server above.

You can also use URL because this is a secure connection which is redirected from; the "s" after "http" means secure. You may be told that there is no security certificate, and there is not one yet for this web site. You can safely add an exception for this sagemath website to just do math. (You should never do this for online banking or any other online service which handles anything personal which must be secure.)

Note that these are class accounts, so everyone will be able to see work done by everyone else. There is no privacy. Put nothing private or even identifiable to yourself online--which is excellent advice for everything on any Internet service. Make up worksheet names which you can remember yet which are not identifiable to yourself, and use these just for math.

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
50 homework 2x50 =  100
                    700 total

90-100%   A
80-90%    B
70-80%    C
60-70%    D
0-60%     F

The Course

This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.

Disabilities Notice

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