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Math 138-141: General Calculus
Summer 2018 Course Syllabus

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.

Course Information

Course Description: Intended for students who are not in Science or in Engineering. An introduction to differential and integral calculus of a single variable.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MATH 107 with a grade of C or better, or MATH 110 with a grade of C or better or NJIT placement.

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 138-141 Professor I. Peltekov

Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Summer 2018 Office Hours and Emails

Required Textbook:

Title Calculus: Concepts and Contexts bundled w/ WebAssign
Author Stewart
Edition 4th
Publisher Cengage
ISBN # 978-0495557425
Notes Notes

Withdrawal Date: Please see the Summer 2018 Academic Calendar for the last day to withdraw based on the summer session you are registered for.


DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

Homework and Quizzes 30%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%

Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.

A 90 - 100 C 70 - 74
B+ 85 - 89 D 60 - 69
B 80 - 84 F 0 - 59
C+ 75 - 79

Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced. AttendanceNote

Exams: There will be one midterm exam held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Exams are held on the following days:

Midterm Exam June 18, 2018
Final Exam July 16, 2018

Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:

Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.

Additional Resources

Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Room G11 (Summer Hours: TBA)

Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT. If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 973-596-5417 or via email at The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260.  For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:

Important Dates (See: Summer 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Event
May 21, 2018 First Day of Classes
May 22, 2018 Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
May 28, 2018 University Closed for Memorial Day
June 25, 2018 Last Day of First Summer Session
July 4, 2018 University Closed for Independence Day
July 16, 2018 Last Day of Middle Summer Session
August 6, 2018 Last Day of Full and Second Summer Sessions

Course Outline

Section Title Homework
2.2 The  Limit of a Function  4 , 6, 14, 16
2.3 Calculating Limits using the Limits Laws 12, 16, 18, 20
2.5 Limits Involving Infinity 4, 6, 20, 22, 24
2.6 Derivatives and Rate of change 6, 8, 11, 13
2.7 The Derivative as a Function  4, 14, 19, 21, 26
3.1 Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions  4, 8, 12, 50
3.2 Product and Quotient Rules 3, 5,  15, 17
3.3 Derivative of Trigonometric Functions  3, 5, 11, 15, 16
3.4 Chin Rule 3, 4, 12, 16
3.5 Implicit Differentiation  6, 8, 22, 24
3.7 Derivatives of Log Functions  4, 8, 10, 12
3.8 Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences 8, 12a, 14
4.1 Related Rates 11-14
4.2 Max and Min Values 4, 6, 24, 26
4.3 Derivatives and Shapes of Curves 8, 12, 22, 24
4.5 Indeterminate forms and L’Hopital’s Rule 5, 8, 31, 34
4.6 Optimization Problems 10, 14, 18, 40
4.8 Antiderivatives  
5.1 Areas and Distances  1-2
5.2 The Definite Integrals 5
5.3-5.4 Evaluating  Definite Integrals 5.3 -4,10,14,24: 5.4 – 8, 24

Updated by Professor I. Peltekov - 5/21/2018
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Summer 2018