Math 1501 ----- Calculus I

(Fall 1999)


Course Instructor: Weizhu Bao

Office: Skiles 227; Office Hours: MWF:3:00-5:00pm or by appointment at Skiles 227.

Phone: 404-894-6555; E-mail: wbao@math.gatech.edu


Texts: Calculus, one and several variables , eight edition, by Salas, Hille, and Etgen, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1999.

Materials to be covered:

  • Review of functions, graphs, inequalities and other basic notations: {\it 1.1-1.8} (2 lectures).
  • Limits and continuity: {\it 2.1-2.6} (5 lecturess).
  • Limits of sequences and the exponential function: {\it 10.1-10.3} (3 lectures).
  • Differentiation: Computing derivatives: {\it 3.1-3.9} (9 lectures)
  • Minimum-maximum problems and curve sketching: {\it 4.3-4.8} (3 lectures)
  • Integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus: {\it 5.1-5.8} (6 lectures).
  • Applications of integration: {\it 6.1-6.6} (6 lectures)
  • Transcendental functions: {\it 7.1-7.3, 7.5,7.6} (3 lectures)
  • Techniques of integration: {\it 8.1-8.4} (3 lectures)
  • Complex numbers: {\it web notes} (3 lectures)


    Grading: The final grade will be determined by: four from five short quizzes (20 minutes each) 20%; three from four tests (50 minutes each): 35%; three projects: 10%; final examination: 35%.

    Schedule of short-quizzes and tests:

  • Quiz 1: Sep. 2 (Thursday)
  • Test 1: Sep. 21 (Tuesday)
  • Quiz 2: Sep. 30 (Thursday)
  • Test 2: Oct. 12 (Tuesday)
  • Quiz 3: Oct. 21 (Thursday)
  • Test 3: Oct. 28 (Thursday)
  • Quiz 4: Nov. 9 (Tuesday)
  • Test 4: Nov. 23 (Tuesday)
  • Quiz 5: Dec. 2 (Thursday)
  • Final: Dec. 14 (Tuesday) 8:00--10:50am at Skiles 146.

  • Usually at Recitation time and will be announced in advance.

    Assignments: Homework will be assigned, but will not be colleted for marking. You should try all the assigned questions in order to get a good grade. Some questions in the tests and in the final exam might be similar to those assigned.

    Click here for assigned problems


    This course outline is available on web site: http://www.math.gatech/~wbao/1501.html