The majority of students in this course are planning to major in biology, pharmacy, or business, all of which require at least one semester of calculus. Other students from such majors as psychology who think they may need "more" mathematics also take Math 135. Calculus is a wonderful intellectual achievement - there are even some students who take the course to see how beautiful the subject is! Here's the official course description:
01:640:135-136. CALCULUS I, II (4,4)For liberal arts majors. Prerequisite for 135: 01:640:112 or 115 or appropriate performance on the placement test in mathematics. Prerequisite for 136: CALC1. Credit restrictions: CR1, CR2.Math 135: Analytic geometry, differential calculus, applications, and introduction to integral calculus. Math 136: Transcendental functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, and series. |
html (a web page) | Postscript | TeX |
The html version is easy to view. The Postscript version can be printed on one page. The plain TeX version is useful for those who may wish to edit it.
Here are review problems for the exams. Please realize that the problems are only designed to be suggestions for student study. The exams during the semester will be written by individual lecturers, and different teaching emphasis may well lead to exams with somewhat different problems. The "gif" alternative in the table is the simplest, but look below for further information.
Review problems for exam #1 | gif | Postscript | TeX | A joke | Answers |
Review problems for exam #2 | gif | Postscript | TeX | Another joke | Answers |
Review problems for the final exam | gif | Postscript | TeX | A final joke | Answers |
This is the first semester we are attempting substantial
coordination in our large lecture sections of Math 135. Most of the
students will be taking versions of a final exam written by one
person, with grading substantially directed by that person. Students
may want to see how exams are formatted and the way questions are
phrased and graded. So here are versions of the first and second exams
written by "the management" as they were actually given, along with
answers and detailed grading guidelines. The cover sheets for the
exams are shown here last although they appear first in
the physical exams. The paragraph above discusses some differences
between gif and Postscript formats.
Now also presented here are the following: one version of the
The exam as given | Answers to the exam | Grading guidelines | |||
Exam #1 | gif | Postscript | gif | Postscript | html (a web page) |
Exam #2 | gif | Postscript | gif | Postscript | html (a web page) |
Final exam | gif | Postscript | Not available | html (a web page) |
The syllabus remarks that "Graphing calculators may be used on exams but calculators and computers with QWERTY keyboards or symbolic differentiation and integration programs are not allowed." We strongly recommend that students own and be able to use a graphing calculator. One suitable graphing calculator which is most familiar to the instructional staff is the TI-82. We certainly won't use all the power of this instrument, but will concentrate on straightforward applications such as those described in this nice tutorial.
Here are the dates and titles of the entries, suitably linked: