Math 135 course material

Fall 2001

List of Final exam locations.
This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in calculus, intended for students who are unlikely to take any math after this sequence. It is suitable for students who plan to major in biology (but not biochemistry!), pharmacy, or business, or who just want to take a little more math and investigate one of the major intellectual achievements of humanity. Students who think they might major in mathematics, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, or those who think they might want to take almost any mathematics course at the 200 level or higher should take Math 151 rather than Math 135.

Info for students interested in computer science, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and math as majors

The textbook is:

Applied Calculus, 5th Edition, by S.T. Tan

You are expected to read the assigned sections of the book IN DETAIL, preferably prior to attending the lecture on the topic. Lectures will NOT cover all the material you are expected to know. If you read the book before lecture, you will come prepared with questions.

  • Syllabus
  • Handout and one extra assignment concerning Theorem 4.1

    Exam studying material

    Review problems for the FIRST MIDTERM and corrected short answers

    Formula sheet for possible use on the first midterm.

    Review problems for the SECOND MIDTERM and DETAILED ANSWERS.

    Formula sheet for possible use on the second midterm.

    Review problems for the FINAL EXAM and DETAILED ANSWERS.

    Proposed Formula sheet for the final exam. Only the sheet distributed with the exam can be used on the exam. No essential changes from this version are expected, so this may be used when preparing for the exam.


    Just as you cannot develop muscles or endurance by watching sports, you cannot learn mathematics by watching lectures only. Doing all the homework is the only reliable way to learn mathematics. If you find it difficult, do MORE problems!

  • Homework Assignments for non-WeBWorK sections.
  • This semester many sections of math 135 will have part of the homework done through WeBWorK . Your lecturer will tell you whether your section will use WeBWorK. If so, it will count up to 80 points towards your total points. Students in non-WeBWorK sections can also use WeBWorK if they wish, as an additional source of practice problems, but their scores will not count towards their grades.
  • Webwork usage is delayed due to a hardware problem; fixing the hardware problem has been delayed by transport problems. The system is expected to be operational starting sometime late next week, September 17-23. Until webwork is available, all students should do the homework listed under "assignments for non-WeBWorK sections above. You can go immediately to WeBWorK and do Set 0 in order to familiarize yourself with the system. For an introduction, see the Introduction to WeBWorK for students.
  • Written Homework Assignments for WeBWorK sections (in addition to WeBWorK)

  • Calculator policy

    TI83 or equivalent: It will be assumed that all students have and know how to use a graphing calculator. Such calculators WILL be allowed on the common final exam. They will be allowed on most other quizzes and tests (but not all) as decided by individual lecturers.

    TI89 or equivalent (does symbolic manipulation, including differentiation and integration): This calculator will be allowed, but not required.

    QWERTY keyboard calculators or computers: None will be allowed on any exam or quiz, nor will any other electronic devices be allowed.

    Uniform grading policy: This is a coordinated course. There is a common final exam, and it will be graded uniformly across all sections. It is worth 200 points out of 520 to 620 total points for the course; the remaining points are determined (within bounds) by each lecturer. The course grade distributions for the various lectures will be similar to the score distributions of that lecturer's students on this common final exam.

    Information for specific sections:

    10,11,12 ,   16,17,18 ,   20,21,22   31,32,33   42,43,44,   52,53,54,   62,63,64.

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    Last updated: December 07, 2001