Lecture Time: 9:00am – 9:50am (MTWR) Location: Sturm Hall 186

Recitation Time: 9:00am – 9:50am (F) Location: Sturm Hall 186

Monday through Thursday sessions will be led by instructor, Friday session will be led by TA

Instructor: Mei Yin

Office and Office Hours: Zoom, 11:00am – 12:30pm (TR), or by appointment

TA: Xiao Zhuang

Office and Office Hours: Knudson Hall 200A, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MW), or by appointment

Topics of study will include limits, continuity, differentiation of functions of one variable, and applications of the derivative. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World requirement.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

· Have an intuitive understanding of limits and continuity of functions.

· Understand the derivative of a function, both as an abstract limit and as a rate of change.

· Be able to differentiate functions via the product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule.

· Be able to use derivatives to solve various types of problems, such as graphing, optimization, and related rates.

Your grades will be a weighted average of the following components.

Component |
Points |
Percentage |

WebAssign Homework |
45 |
12% |

Written Assignments |
45 |
6% |

Quizzes |
60 |
12% |

Midterm 1 |
100 |
20% |

Midterm 2 |
100 |
20% |

Final Exam |
150 |
30% |

Total |
500 |
100% |

Note that the final exam will be comprehensive (covering the entire quarter).

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Point
Range |
Percentage |
Grade |

465-500 |
93-100% |
A |

450-464 |
90-92.9% |
A- |

435-449 |
87-89.9% |
B+ |

415-434 |
83-86.9% |
B |

400-414 |
80-82.9% |
B- |

385-399 |
77-79.9% |
C+ |

365-384 |
73-76.9% |
C |

350-364 |
70-72.9% |
C- |

335-349 |
67-69.9% |
D+ |

315-334 |
63-66.9% |
D |

300-314 |
60-62.9% |
D- |

0-299 |
0-59.9% |
F |

Week |
Sections Covered |

Sep 13 – Sep 17 |
2.1 – The Tangent and Velocity Problems 2.2 – The Limit of a Function 2.3 – Calculating Limits Using Limit Laws |

Sep 20 – Sep 24 |
2.5 – Continuity 2.6 – Limits at Infinity (Asymptotes) |

Sep 27 – Oct 1 |
2.8 – The Derivative as a Function 3.1 – Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions |

Oct 4 – Oct 8 |
3.2 – The Product and Quotient Rules 3.3 – Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions MIDTERM 1 |

Oct 11 – Oct 15 |
3.5 – Implicit Differentiation 3.6 – Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions |

Oct 18 – Oct 22 |
3.7 – Applications of Rates of Change |

Oct 25 – Oct 29 |
4.1 – Maximum and Minimum Values |

Nov 1 – Nov 5 |
4.3 – How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph MIDTERM 2 |

Nov 8 – Nov 12 |
4.5 – Curve Sketching |

Nov 15 – Nov 19 |
Review |

Nov 21 |
FINAL EXAM |

Students are encouraged to come to office hours or go to the Math Center. A great deal of learning mathematics comes outside of the classroom and your professor enjoys having students come to office hours to talk about the material.

The Math Center

If you have a disability/medical issue protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and need to request accommodations, please visit the Disability Services Program website at http://www.du.edu/disability/dsp. You may also call (303) 871-2372, or visit in person on the 4th floor of Ruffatto Hall; 1999 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO.

In this class, we will work together to develop a learning community that is inclusive and respectful. Our diversity may be reflected by differences in race, culture, age, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and myriad other social identities and life experiences. The goal of inclusiveness, in a diverse community, encourages and appreciates expressions of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs, so that conversations and interactions that could potentially be divisive turn instead into opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment.

A dedication to inclusiveness requires respecting what others say, their right to say it, and the thoughtful consideration of others' communication. Both speaking up and listening are valuable tools for furthering thoughtful, enlightening dialogue. Respecting one another's individual differences is critical in transforming a collection of diverse individuals into an inclusive, collaborative and excellent learning community. Our core commitment shapes our core expectation for behavior inside and outside of the classroom.

All work submitted in this course must be your own. You are encouraged to work together on homework, but make sure that working together does not turn into copying another student's answer. For consequences of violating the Academic Misconduct policy, refer to the University of Denver website on the Honor Code (

As you go through this course, it is common for questions to arise about how you will use these concepts in a potential career. Feel free to ask faculty members about their career paths and research areas, and also know the University of Denver offers a number of resources to help you on your career development journey. Career & Professional Development can help you explore your interests, develop your job and internship search skills, and connect you with individuals in the field of your choice. Learn more, schedule an appointment, and see upcoming events at du.edu/career.