Calculus 1 - Spring 2023

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

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

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:
  10-10:50   M W F  College Algebra  Room 228
  11-11:50am M W F  Calculus 1       Room 256
  12-12:50pm M      Programming      Room 208
   6- 8:45pm   W    Statistics       Room 256

Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  1pm      10am     5pm        noon      9am

Course Website:

All materials handed out in class will be on D2L.


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.)

This textbook is in the FDLTCC bookstore at a modest price.  You can also
usually find used copies online at very reasonable prices.


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 -Calculus 1 - Spring 2023

Mon jan09  1 p1 reals                h1
Tue jan10  2 p2 plane, increments    h2
Wed jan11  3 p3 functions            h3
Thu jan12  4 p4 graphing             h4
Fri jan13  5 p5 trig defs            h5

Mon jan16  H 
Tue jan17  6 p5 trig graphs          h6
Wed jan18  7 p5 trig identities      h7   
Thu jan19  8 1.1 rates of change     h8
Fri jan20  9 1.2 limits              h9

Mon jan23 10 1.3 formal limits       h10
Tue jan24 11 1.4 extension of limits h11
Wed jan25 12 1.5 continuity          h12
Thu jan26 13 1.6 tangent lines       h13
Fri jan27 14 T1

Mon jan30 15 2.1 the derivative      h14
Tue jan31 16 2.2 differentiation     h15
Wed feb01 17 2.2 review, 2.3 rates of change (some applications)
Thu feb02 18 2.4 trig derivatives    h16
Fri feb03 19 2.5 chain rule          h17

Mon feb06 20 2.5 
Tue feb07 21 2.6 chain rule
Wed feb08 22 2.6 implicit diff       h18
Thu feb09 23 2.7 related rates       h19
Fri feb10 24 STARS 

Mon feb13 25 T2 
Tue feb14 26 3.1 extreme values       h20
Wed feb15 27 3.2 mean value theorem   h21
Thu feb16 28 3.3 1st derivative test  h22
Fri feb17 29 3.4 graph with y' and y" h23

Mon feb20 H  
Tue feb21 30 3.6 optimization   							h24
Wed feb22 31 3.6 optimization 
Thu feb23 32 3.7 differentials and linearization   h25
Fri feb24 33 3.8 Newton's method                   h26

Mon feb27 34 3.8 lab on Newton's method            h27
Tue feb28 35 3.5 infinite limits                   h28
Wed mar01 36 T3
Thu mar02 37 4.1 indefinite integral               h29
Fri mar03 38 4.2 differential notation             h30

Mon mar06 39 4.3 substitution                      h31
Tue mar07 40 4.3 substitution
Wed mar08 41 4.4 estimation with Riemann sums      h32
Thu mar09 42 4.5 Riemann sums                      h33
Fri mar10 43 4.6 mean value theorem                h34

Spring break

Mon mar20 44 4.7 fundamental theorem of calculus   h35
Tue mar21 45 4.8 sub in def integrals              h36
Wed mar22 46 4.9 numerical integration lab         h37
Thu mar23 47 5.1 area between curves               h38
Fri mar24 48 5.1

Mon mar27 49 5.2 volumes by slicing           h39
Tue mar28 50 5.3 solids of revolution         h40
Wed mar29 51 5.4 cylindrical shells           h41
Thu mar30 52 5.5 length of plane curves       h42
Fri mar31 53 5.7 moments and centers of mass  h43

Mon apr03 54 5.7
Tue apr04 55 5.8 Work          h44
Wed apr05 56 5.8
Thu apr06 57 5.9 fluid forces  h45
Fri apr07 58 5.9

Mon apr10 59 T4
Tue apr11 60 6.1; 6.2 natural log      h46
Wed apr12 61 6.1; 6.2 natural log
Thu apr13 62 6.3 exponential function  h47
Fri apr14 63 6.4 6.4 a^x and log_a(x)  h48 (last day to withdraw from classes)

Mon apr17 64 6.5 growth and decay                         h49
Tue apr18 65 6.6 L-Hopital's rule                         h50
Wed apr19 66 6.7 Relative Rates of Growth                 H51
Thu apr20 67 6.8 inverse trig functions; 6.9 derivatives  H52
Fri apr21 68 6.8

Mon apr24 69 6.10 hyperbolic trig functions         H53
Tue apr25 70 6.11 separable differential equations  H54
Wed apr26 71 6.11 1st order differential equations
Thu apr27 72 6.12 applications
Fri apr28 73 6.12 Euler's shooting methods

Mon may01 74 6.12 Euler's method (+ improvements)
Tue may02 75 Review for Final
Wed may03 T1 
Thu may04 T2 (10-11:50 MATH 1010 Room 228) (Final 12-1:50pm CS 1020 Room 208) 
Fri may05 T3 11am-12:50pm MATH 2001 Room 256

Mon may08 T4                    
Tue may09 H  FDL Memorial Day 
Wed may10 
Thu may11    Commencement
Fri may12

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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