• The first x-hour of the course will be used for an algebra review session.

General Information

Course Description
This course is an introduction to single variable calculus for students who have not taken calculus before, or have seen some calculus but are not prepared to take Math 3. Math 1 reviews relevant techniques from algebra and pre-calculus, covers the manipulation and analysis of functions, including polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions, an introduction to convergence and limits, continuity, rates of change and derivatives, differentiation rules, and applications to approximation. Students wishing to continue their study of calculus after Math 1 take Math 3.

Calculus Volume 1 by Herman and Strang (ISBN: 978-1947172135)
This textbook is available for free at the link above. Click "Get This Book" and download the full PDF version.

Scheduled Lectures
Section 1 (Auli) MWF 10:10 - 11:15
(x-hour) Th 12:15 - 1:05
Kemeny 120
Section 2 (Tripp) MWF 11:30 - 12:35
(x-hour) Tu 12:15 - 1:05
Kemeny 120
Section 3 (Coscia) MWF 12:50 - 1:55
(x-hour) Tu 1:20 - 2:10
Kemeny 120
Section 4 (Hartman) MWF 2:10 - 3:15
(x-hour) Th 1:20 - 2:10
Haldeman 028

Instructors Office Office Hours Email
Juan Auli 216 Kemeny Hall M 2:00-3:20 pm
W 2:00-3:20 pm
F 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Elizabeth Tripp 241 Kemeny Hall M 3:30-5:00 pm
T 2:30-3:30 pm
F 9:00-10:00 am
Christopher Coscia 243 Kemeny Hall M 2:00-3:20 pm
W 3:00-4:00 pm
R 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Emma Hartman 216 Kemeny Hall M 11:30 am-12:30 pm
W 3:30-5:00 pm
R 2:15-3:15 pm

Exams and Other Important Dates
Beginning of Fall Term Classes Monday, September 11, 2017
Midterm Exam 1 Thursday, October 5, 2017; 4:30-6:30 pm Location: TBD
Midterm Exam 2 Thursday, October 26, 2017; 4:30-6:30 pm Location: TBD
Withdraw Deadline Tuesday, October 31, 2017
End of Fall Term Classes Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Final Exam Friday, November 17, 2017; 3:00-6:00 pm Location: TBD

Homework Policy

  • Written homework will be posted to the assignments page, and must be turned in at the collection box outside Kemeny 008 by 5:00pm on the due date. Homework assigned Monday is due Friday, homework assigned Wednesday is due the following Monday, and homework assigned Friday is due the following Wednesday.
  • Typically there will be 7-10 problems assigned from the textbook due every class. Each assignment grade will be based on complete and correct solutions to two of the problems (you won't be told which two in advance!) and completion of the rest of the assignment. Though the assignments may not always be graded out of the same number of points, each will ultimately be weighted equally.
  • In addition to the assigned problems, a number of additional practice problems will be posted with each lecture. The best way to become familiar with mathematical concepts is by doing a bunch of problems! As such, the problems should be considered mandatory, but we will not collect them or check that you have done them. The answers to these problems (and all other odd-numbered problems) are in the back of the book. Also, don't restrict yourself to the listed questions -- there are lots of great problems in each section of the book.
  • All homework should be stapled and clearly legible (if we can't read your writing, we can't grade the assignment). Every assignment must include your instructor's name and the assignment number. Problems must also be clearly numbered.
  • No unexcused late submissions will be accepted. The three lowest homework scores for the term will be dropped. This is not designed so that you may simply skip some of the assignments; our intention is that you use these drops if you are sick, injured, or otherwise unable to complete an assignment.
  • Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course.


  • Unless announced otherwise, each x-hour will be used for a 20-minute quiz.
  • The lowest quiz score will be dropped. This is not designed so that you may simply skip a quiz; our intention is that you use this drop if you are sick, injured, or otherwise unable to attend class.
  • If you know that you will have a conflict with one of the x-hours for a reason out of your control, please notify your instructor more than a week in advance to make alternative arrangements. If you do not do so, you will not be allowed to make up a quiz.
  • Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course. In particular, the use of calculators will not be permitted.


  • There will be three out-of class exams: two midterms and a final.
  • The exam dates are listed above. If you have a conflict with one or more of these exam times, please let your instructor know by Friday, September 15 so that we may plan accommodations accordingly.
  • Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course. In particular, the use of calculators will not be permitted.

The course grade will be based upon the scores on daily homework, weekly quizzes, two midterm exams, and the final exam. After final scores are calculated, we reserve the right to adjust borderline grades (always positively!) based on evidence of strong effort throughout the course. Each individual's score will be computed in two different ways, and the final grade in the course will be based upon the larger of these numbers. The two schemes are:
Homework 24% 24%
Quizzes 10% 10%
Midterm Exams (2) 22% (each) 17% (each)
Final Exam 22% 32%

The Honor Principle

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying! What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problems. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Academic Honor Code.
On Quizzes and Exams: Students may not receive assistance of any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of clarification are to be left to the professor.

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to your instructor, and we will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.

You can view the Academic Honor Principle in its entirety here.

Special Considerations
Students with disabilities who may need disability-related academic adjustments and services for this course are encouraged to see their instructor privately as early in the term as possible. Students requiring disability-related academic adjustments and services must consult the Student Accessibility Services office (Carson Hall, Suite 125, 646-9900). Once SAS has authorized services, students must show the originally signed SAS Services and Consent Form and/or a letter on SAS letterhead to their instructor. As a first step, if students have questions about whether they qualify to receive academic adjustments and services, they should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Auli, Coscia, Hartman, and Tripp
Last updated September 21, 2017