Calculus 1 - Fall 2023 - Room 228 : 8-8:45 : MTWThF

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

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

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Fall 2023 Class Schedule:
   8:00 - 8:45am MTWHF  Calculus 1       228
   8:45 - 9:30am M_W__  office hours     W217
   9:30 -10:15am M_W__  office hours     W217
  10:30 -11:45am M_W__  College Algebra  230


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.)

1. This textbook is in the FDLTCC bookstore at a modest price.  

2. You can usually find used copies online at very reasonable prices, 
typically $4 to $10 at the lower end. and are two
online book sellers which usually have low prices.

3. The instructor has some copies available for loan during 
the course.


You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator. If you need to buy one, I recommend a cheap calculator like a TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need, and the bookstore sells them for under $20 . If you have a problem getting one, let me know. You need to have it available for all assignments. You do not need a more expensive graphing calculator, but, if you have one, it will be fine.

SageMath: SageMathCell

This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. A jupyter notebook with SageMath should be available later in this course; in the meanwhile, SageMathCell from the link above works well.

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.

Tentative Schedule (past)

Mon aug21  1 p1 reals                h1
Tue aug22  2 p2 plane, increments    h2
Wed aug23  3 p3 functions            h3
Thu aug24  4 p4 graphing             h4
Fri aug25  5 p5 trig defs            h5

Mon aug28  6 p5 trig graphs, ident   h6, h7
Tue aug29  7 1.1 rates of change     h8 
Wed aug30  8 1.2 limits              h9
Thu aug31  9 1.3 formal limits       h10
Fri sep01 10 1.4 extension of limits h11

Mon sep04  H Labor Day
Tue sep05 11 1.5 continuity          h12
Wed sep06 12 1.6 tangent lines       h13
Thu sep07 13 review for T1
Fri sep08 14 T1

Mon sep11 15 2.1 the derivative      h14
Tue sep12 16 2.2 differentiation     h15
Wed sep13 17 2.2 review, 2.3 rates of change (some applications)
Thu sep14 18 2.4 trig derivatives    h16
Fri sep15 19 2.5 chain rule          h17

Mon sep18 20 2.6 chain rule
Tue sep19 21 STARS
Wed sep20 22 2.6 implicit diff       h18
Thu sep21 23 2.7 related rates       h19
Fri sep22 24 review for T2 

Mon sep24 25 T2 
Tue sep26 26 3.1 extreme values       h20
Wed sep27 27 3.2 mean value theorem   h21
Thu sep28 28 3.3 1st derivative test  h22
Fri sep29 29 3.4 graph with y' and y" h23

Mon oct02 30 3.6 optimization                      h24
Tue oct03 31 3.6 optimization   
Wed oct04 32 STARS 
Thu oct05 33 3.7 differentials and linearization   h25
Fri oct06 34 3.8 Newton's method                   h26

Mon oct09 35 3.8 lab on Newton's method            h27
Tue oct10 36 3.5 infinite limits                   h28
Wed oct11 37 T3
Thu oct12 38 4.1 indefinite integral               h29
Fri oct13 39 4.2 differential notation             h30

Mon oct16 40 4.3 substitution                      h31
Tue oct17 41 4.3 substitution
Wed oct18 42 4.4 estimation with Riemann sums      h30
Thu oct19 NC 
Fri oct20 NC 

Mon oct23 43 4.5 Riemann sums                      h31
Tue oct24 44 4.6 mean value theorem                h32
Wed oct25 45 4.7 fundamental theorem of calculus   h33
Thu oct26 46 4.8 sub in def integrals              h34
Fri oct27 47 4.9 numerical integration lab         h34
             Python Cell Code

Mon oct30 48 5.1 area between curves          h35
Tue oct31 49 5.2 volumes by slicing           h36
Wed nov01 50 5.3 solids of revolution         h37
Thu nov02 51 alt assignment
Fri nov03 52 alt assignment

Mon nov06 53 5.4 cylindrical shells           h38
             5.5 length of plane curves       h38
Tue nov07 54 5.7 moments and centers of mass  
Wed nov08 55 5.8 Work          
Thu nov09 56 5.9 fluid forces  
Fri nov10  H 

Mon nov13 57 5.9
Tue nov14 58 T4
Wed nov15 59 6.1; 6.2 natural log      h46
Thu nov16 60 6.1; 6.2 natural log
Fri nov17 61 6.3 exponential function  h47

Mon nov20 62 6.4 6.4 a^x and log_a(x)  h48
Tue nov21 63 6.5 growth and decay                          h49
Wed nov22 DD 
Thu nov23  H 
Fri nov24  H 

Mon nov27 64 6.6  L-Hopital's rule                         h50
Tue nov28 65 6.7  Relative Rates of Growth                 H51
Wed nov29 66 6.8  inverse trig functions; 6.9 derivatives  H52
Thu nov30 67 STARS
Fri dec01 68 6.10 hyperbolic trig functions         H53

Mon dec04 69 6.11 separable differential equations  H54
Tue dec05 70 6.11 1st order differential equations
Wed dec06 71 6.12 applications
Thu dec07 72 6.12 Euler's shooting methods
Fri dec08 73 6.12 Euler's method (+ improvements)

Mon dec11 74 Review for Final             
Tue dec12 T1
Wed dec13 T2
Thu dec14 T3 
Fri dec15 T4  (8:00-9:50 Room 228 : Calculus 1)
              10:00-11:50 Room 230 : College Algebra   

Plagiarism, or presenting the writing of another as your own (a.k.a. “copying”), results in an F for this course and is subject to any other disciplinary actions mandated by this institution and the Minnesota State system.

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