NJIT Academic Integrity CODE: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.
Math 138: General Calculus I
Number of Credits: 3
Course Description: This course is intended for students who are not in Science or in Engineering and is an introduction to differential and integral calculus of a single variable. Effective From: Spring 2009.
Prerequisites: Math 107 with a grade of C or better, or Math 109 with a grade of C or better or Math 101 with a grade of C or better or Math 110 with a grade of C or better, or placement by performance on standardized entrance examinations
Textbook:
'Calculus: Concepts and Contexts' 4th edition
by James Stewart ISBN13: 9780495557425
Instructor: (for specific courserelated information, follow the link below)
Math 138141 
Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:
▪ Quizzes: 
20% 
▪ Project: 
10% 
▪ Midterm Exam: 
35% 
▪ Final Exam: 
35% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the
following tentative curve. This curve may be adjusted slightly at
the end of the semester.
NOTE: This course needs to be passed with a grade of C or better in order
to proceed to
Math 238 or
Math 246.
A 
89.1100 
C 
69.175 
B+ 
85.189 
D 
6069 
B 
79.185 
F 

C+ 
75.179 


Quizzes:
There will be a quiz at the beginning of every
class. There are no makeup quizzes.
Project: The topic and due date of the project will be
given later in the semester.
Drop Date: Please note that the University Drop Date June 12, 2012 deadline will be strictly enforced.
Calculators: Calculators are NOT PERMITTED in this course.
Attendance:
Students must attend all classes to absorb the
needed knowledge.Tardiness to class is disruptive to the
instructor and students.
Exams:
There will be two midterm exams and one
comprehensive final exam during the semester.
The final exam will test your
knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course.
Make sure you read and fully understand the department's to
Examination Policy. This policy will be
strictly enforced. Please note that calculators, cellular phones, beepers, and all other electronic devices may
not be used during any exam.
Makeup Exam Policy: No makeup quizzes or EXAMS will be given. In the event the Final Exam is not taken, under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the final exam, a makeup exam will be administered by the math department. In any case the student must notify the Math Department Office and the Instructor that the exam will be missed and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctors note, police report, court notice, etc., clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem.
Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed at the link above by clicking on the Instructor’s name. Teaching Assistants are also available in the math learning center.
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and beepers must be switched off during all class times.
MATH DEPARTMENT CLASS POLICIES LINK
All DMS students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly. For DMS Course Policies, please click here.
M 
Summer Session Begins 

W 
Last Day To Register For Full Semester Course 

W 
July 4th Holiday ~ University Closed 

W 
Last Day To Withdraw from the Semester Course 

M 
The Summer Session Ends 

M 
Final Exam 
Course Outline and Homework Assignments:
Week 
Section 
Title 
Homework 
1

1.1 
Four Ways to Represent a Function 
ex. 5 – 8, 29 – 33 
1.2 
A Catalog of Essential Functions 
ex. 1, 2 

1.3 
New Functions from Old Functions 
ex. 1, 2, 3 

2 

2.1 
The Tangent and Velocity Problems 
ex. 5, 6, 7 

2.2 
The Limit of a Function 
ex. 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16 

3 
2.3 
Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws 
ex. 1, 2, 9 – 24 
4 
2.5 
Limits Involving Infinity 
ex. 3, 4, 5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 
2.6 
Derivatives and Rates of Change 
ex. 5, 7, 9ab, 13, 15, 43ab, 45, 47 

5 
2.7 
The Derivative as a Function 
ex. 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16 
3.1 
Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions 
ex. 3 – 28, 45, 49, 50, 

6 

Review for Exam 1 


Exam 1 


7 
3.2 
The Product and Quotient Rules 
ex. 3 – 15, 29, 30, 33a, , 35a, 39, 
3.3 
Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions 
ex. 1 – 14, 19 – 22, 23a, 25a, 27, 28, 31 

8 
3.4 
Chain Rule 
ex. 7 – 30, 37, 38 
3.5 
Implicit Differentiation 
ex. 3 – 16, 21 – 28 

9 
3.7 
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions 
ex. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 
3.8 
Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences 
ex. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11a, 12a, 13ab, 14, 15, 16ab 

10 
4.1 
Related Rates 
ex. 2 – 23 odd 
11 

Review for exam 2 


Exam 2 


12 
4.2 
Minimum and Maximum Values 
ex. 3, 5, 23, 25, 27, 29, 41 – 51 odd 
13 
4.3 
Derivatives and Shapes of Curves 
Ex. 7 – 16, 21 – 26 
14 
4.6 
Optimization Problems 
Ex. 5, 6, 9 – 12, 14, 15, 18, 23, 40 
15 
4.8 
Antiderivatives 
ex. 1 – 16, 19 – 26 
5.1 
Definite Integral 


16 

Review for final exam 

Prepared By: Prof. Roy Plastock
Last revised: January 31, 2012