Math 1337 – 03 (10:00 am)
Room 152 Dallas Hall
Instructor: Mrs. Carol Seets Office: 216 Clements Hall
Phone: 214-768-3651 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org webpage: http://faculty.smu.edu/cseets
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 am – 11:30 am.
Other times by appointment
Help Sessions: Monday through Thursday at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Room 225 Clements Hall
(Math graduate students tutor students during these sessions.)
Textbook: Essential Calculus Early Transcendentals; James Stewart; 2007 Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Calculator: Graphing calculators are not allowed on any work in this course. A scientific calculator may be necessary
on some tests, including the Final Exam.
Grading: 1. Quizzes (10%): These are ―take-home‖ quizzes and can be found on the web page for this course.
2. Tests (60%): You must take each of the four tests in class on the scheduled date.
3. Final Exam (30%): This exam is comprehensive and must be taken at the assigned time.
Class Policies: 1. You are expected to be in class each day (and on time). Absences and tardies are unacceptable.
Please remain in class until you are dismissed. You may be dropped from the course if you have
three or more unexcused absences.
2. Please stay focused on this course—do not read other material, sleep, or talk while class is in
3. The academic work in this course will be subject to the guidelines of the SMU Honor Code.
4. If you miss an exam, contact your instructor immediately. Make-up tests will only be given in
appropriate circumstances (illness, family emergencies, religious, and university-sanctioned
activities). If you miss an exam and do not contact your instructor within a week, you will be
given a zero for that exam.
Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first contact Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) at 214-768-1470 or www.smu.edu/alec/dass.asp to verify the disability
and to establish eligibility for accommodations. They should then schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements. (Se University Policy No. 2.4)
Religious Observance: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9)
Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: Students participating in an officially sanctioned,
scheduled University extracurricular activity will be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements for make- up work with the instructor prior to any missed class. (University Undergraduate Catalogue)
Important Dates: Test Dates (tentative):
Wednesday, January 19: First day of class Test #1: Friday, February 11
Monday, January 24: Last day to change classes Test #2: Friday, March 4
Saturday-Sunday, March 12 – 20: Spring Break Test #3: Wednesday, April 6**
Wednesday, April 6: Last day to drop a course** Test #4: Friday, April 29
Friday, April 22: Good Friday Holiday (no class) Final Exam: Monday, May 9
Tuesday, May 3: Last day of instruction (follow Friday class) (8:00 am – 11:00 am)
; Students can demonstrate the ability to understand, critique, and draw conclusions from numerical arguments and
data (GEC outcome).
; Students can differentiate polynomials, exponentials, logarithms, products, quotients, and trigonometric and
composite functions and integrate simple functions or composite functions using the substitution rule.
; Students can solve optimization problems including setting up the equations, solving them and analyzing the
; Students can determine the shape of a graph (increasing, decreasing, and concavity) from first and second
derivatives and sketch graph.
Unit I: Limits and the Derivative ; The Limit of a Function
; Calculating Limits
; Limits Involving Infinity
; Derivatives and Rates of Change ; The Derivative as a Function
; Basic Differentiation Formulas
; The Product and Quotient Rule
; The Chain Rule
Unit II: Additional Derivative Topics ; Implicit Differentiation
; Related Rates
; Linear Approximations and Differentials ; Exponential Functions
; Inverse and Logarithmic Functions ; Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
; Exponential Growth and Decay
Unit III: Graphing and Optimization ; Inverse Trigonometric Functions ; Hyperbolic Functions
; Indeterminate Forms and L’Hospital’s Rule
; Maximum and Minimum Values
; The Mean Value Theorem
; First Derivative Test; Graphs
; Concavity and Graphing
; Curve Sketching with asymptotes ; Curve Sketching with Logs, Exponentials ; Optimization Problems
Unit IV: Applications and Integration
; The Definite Integral
; Evaluating Definite Integrals
; The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus ; Average Value
; The Substitution Method