Math 120 — Differential and Integral Calculus


This course is an introduction to the ideas and techniques of one-variable calculus, intended for students who are interested in science and mathematics.

Most courses in calculus emphasize computation; their goal is to teach you how to calculate derivatives and integrals and how to use these computations in problems.

We also care about being able to compute, but our main focus is in understanding the ideas: how they originated, what they mean, and how to work with them to see more deeply into the mathematical and physical world.

A secondary theme of the course is the universality of calculus as a mathematical tool, and we will see examples of how to apply these ideas in both familar and unexpected situations.

Instructor: Mike Roth           Office Hours: During tutorial sessions
Textbook: Calculus, by James Stewart, sixth edition.

Classes (slot 14) Tutorials
  Tues. 11:30–12:30   Mon. 9:30–10:30
  Wed. 13:30–14:30   Fri. 16:30–17:30
  Fri. 12:30–13:30
 
All classes are in Jeff 127. All tutorials are in Jeff 201/202.
Grading Scheme
Fall Winter
Homework 30% 20%
In-class exams (two each term) 30% 30%
End-of-term exam 40% 50%

There are twelve homework assignments each term. The lowest two of these twelve grades will be dropped when computing the homework grade for that term.

The final course grade will consist of the average of the final grades from the fall and winter terms.

Important Dates
Fall Winter
First in-class exam Oct. 8 Jan. 30
Second in-class exam Nov. 7 Mar. 17
End of term Exam Dec. 16, 2pm–5pm Apr. 15, 9am–12pm
in Stirling D BEWS Gym