Calculus I - Math 140- Fall 2009

General description: This course is an introduction to calculus, which will cover the following topics: functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of the derivative, sketching of graphs of functions, introduction to definite and indefinite integrals, and calculation of area.
Calculus is a central pillar of scientific education, and is a principal language and problem-solving tool for science and engineering, as well as mathematics. At the University of Maryland, Math 140-141 is the first-year sequence of calculus courses designed for physical science, engineering and mathematics students.

Lectures:      MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Room:           ARM 0126
Instructor:     Dr. S. Ulusoy
Office :           4123 CSIC Building;
Office Phone:  301-405-0459;
email:               SUlusoy(at)cscamm(dot)umd(dot)edu
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 12 - 1, or by appointment

Text::   Robert Ellis and Denny Gulick; Calculus, 6th Edition, Thomson Custom Publishing, 2003.
We shall cover: Chapter 2 concerns limits; Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the derivative and applications of the derivative; Chapter 5 introduces the integral. The text is written to be read by you. If you have questions while reading it, then please jot down the questions and ask them.
Course web page:
Calculators : Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. The preferred types are Texas Instruments (especially the TI-83 plus or the TI-84). We will furnish information about the use of these calculators. NOTE: Neither calculators nor computers are allowed during tests.

Format:: Math 140 meets 5 times a week: MWF in large lecture, and TTh in 25-student sections for 80 minutes. Your attendance is requested each day. Normally the first 15-20-minute portion of each TTh session is for questions about homework problems; the remainder of the session is devoted to a worksheet prepared especially for that session. You will work in a group of about 4 or 5 students; the group's task is not only to produce solutions to the worksheet problems but also to make certain that each group member participates and in the end understands how to solve the problems.

Homework: Graded homework uses the online WebAssign system, with deadlines at 11:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The WebAssign exercises are normally close relatives of corresponding problems in the text. In order to log into WebAssign, go to At that point you will need to key in your UMD username/password. For a detailed description of the features you would need to use for WebAssign homework, click on Student Guide on the WebAssign webpage. For technical problems contact the webassign technical support; DO NOT send me e-mail. 
                                                 Preparation for Final Exam   
A good source for preparation is the previous exam questions, which are in the exam bank below. Also going over the 4 exams is a good way to recall things. Come and ask questions if there is any unclear issues to be ready for the final exam...Good luck...
                                         Final Exam Locations (assigned according to your TA)  
          If you  missed the final exam with  a valid excuse then here is the information about the alternate final exam...
Tuesday, Dec 15:  10:30 - 12:30     Room:  Math 0305.
                            If you missed the exam 4 with  a valid excuse here is the make-up exam information...

                 Make-up Exam 4, Wednesday, November 9, Times: 12-12.50 pm in CSCAMM Library(in front of my office) or 3.10-4 pm  in CSCAMM Library

                                                                                      Preparation for Exam 4            

                                                                                        Practice Exam 4          Solutions

                                                                                             Suggested Problems from the textbook

                                                                                             Section 5.1: 6, 9, 15, 18, 25, 31, 34

                                                                                             Section 5.2: 2, 8, 10, 12, 23, 26, 36, 42

                                                                                             Section 5.3: 2, 10, 15, 19, 24, 25

                                                                                            Section 5.4: 5, 10, 16, 28, 37, 46, 57, 63, 66, 72

                                                                                            Section 5.5:  6, 14, 20, 31, 32, 34, 46, 53

                                                                                            Section 5.6:  3, 9, 16, 23, 30, 38, 44, 49, 56, 66;

                                                                                            Section 5.7:  3, 9, 17, 25, 32, 33, 38, 51, 54

                                                                                            Section 5.8: 4, 6, 9, 16, 20, 27, 33, 39, 40   

                                                                         Additional practice problems can be found in the TEST BANK below.      


                                          The programs on the TI for Riemann sums are


Tests and Quizzes: There will be Precalculus test; four 50-minute tests: after Section 3.1, and after each of Chapters 3, 4, and 5. The final examination is cumulative, including all material of the course. There will be about 8 unannounced quizzes (normally one every two weeks), usually on material since the previous hour test or quiz or on new material. The quizzes will be given either during the MWF lectures or during the TTh classes.
                                       TEST BANK (Click to visit the Mathematics Department's online bank of past examinations.)
              Here is a   Practice Exam 3     with      Solutions    
  Additional practice problems can be found in the TEST BANK above. Moreover, one can practice by solving the suggested homework problems given in the schedule page below.                                          
                           If you missed Exam 1 with a VALID excuse, you can have a make-up exam

Make-up Exam 1 : Friday, September, 25, 2009, 4.10-5.00 PM in CSIC Building, Room 4122

If you missed the precalculus test with a VALID excuse please let me know immediately (send me your UID number). Here is the information about the make up precalculus exam.

Make -Up Precalculus Test: Wednesday, Sept 30,  3:30 to 5:00pm(Each half an hour starting at 3.30 pm) in MTH0201.

 Here is a   Practice Exam 2     with      Solutions  

                                                       Further Practice Problems for Exam2 from the textbook

                                                        Section 3.2: 9, 17, 20, 30, 33b, 37, 41a, 46
                                                        Section 3.3: 9, 17, 22, 27, 32, 40, 48, 53, 58, 61, 68

                                                        Section 3.4: 5, 13, 27, 34, 42, 49, 55, 60, 70, 76
                                                        Section 3.5: 13, 23, 41, 50, 55, 65, 69, 76

                                                        Section 3.6: 4, 11, 20, 28, 31, 36, 39, 50a                                                          

                                                        Section 3.7: 4, 9, 13, 21, 25, 29, 31, 32, 33; 3.8: 25, 39, 49, 59, 64

                                                        Section 3.8: 5, 11, 36, 42, 45, 50, 52                                                          

                                           If you missed Exam 2 with a VALID excuse, you can have a make-up exam

        Make-up Exam 2 : Friday, October, 16, 2009, 11.15 am-12.05 PM in CSCAMM Library (i.e. in front of my office )

Grading:   The final grade will be based on 800 points: Precalculus test 50 points, four hour exams at 100 points each (the lowest exam score will be dropped) , Webassign 100 points(3 lowest webassign grades will be dropped), Worksheets 100 points, quizzes 50 points (the three lowest quiz scores will be dropped) , and final exam 200 points. Tentatively letter grade will be assigned according to the following scheme: A: 90% - 100%; B: 80% - 89%; etc.

Tentative Schedule: Classes, Homework, Quizzes: Schedule

If you need accommodations because of a disability please inform me immediately.

Section 0311 0312 0313 0321 0322 0323 0331 0332
Meeting Time TuTh
11:00am - 12:20pm
11:00am - 12:20pm
11:00am - 12:20pm
12:30pm - 1:50pm
12:30pm - 1:50pm
12:30pm - 1:50pm
2:00pm - 3:20pm
2:00pm - 3:20pm
Room EGL 1204 MTH 0403 MTH 0104 MTH 0307 MTH 0403 MTH 0102 MTH 0407 MTH 0403
Teaching Assistant Daniel Weinberg Clarence BaneyMichael Richman Daniel WeinbergClarence Baney David Aulicino Michael Richman David Aulicino
Contact MATH 3303; daerwe(at)math
Martin Hall 2160; baneycv(at)math
PHY 3103B; richman(at) (dot)umd(dot)edu MATH 3303; daerwe(at)math
Martin Hall 2160; baneycv(at)math
MATH 2117; aulicino(at)math
PHY 3103B; richman(at)
MATH 2117; aulicino(at)math
Office Hours Monday 3-4

Wednesday 12-1 and 3-4

Monday and Wednesday 3.30-5Monday 12.15-1.15

Wednesday 1-3

Monday 3-4

Wednesday 12-1 and 3-4

Monday and Wednesday 3.30-5 Monday 11-12 and 2-3

Thursday 11.30-12.30

Monday 12.15-1.15

Wednesday 1-3

Monday 11-12 and 2-3

Thursday 11.30-12.30


Exam Schedule:
Exam Date Room Material Covered
Precalculus test

Make-Up Precalculus test

Tuesday, September 8


Wednesday, Sept 30,  3:30 to 5:00pm(Each half an hour starting at 3.30 pm).


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Exam 1       Solutions

Make-Up Exam 1

Friday, September 18

Friday, September 25(4.10-5.00 PM)

ARM 0126; (in class)

CSIC(the building where my office is),  Room 4122

2.1-2.5, 3.1

2.1-2.5, 3.1

Exam 2   Solutions (Thanks to Mike Richman)


Make-up Exam 2

Friday, October 9


Friday,  October 16, 11:15 am-12:05 pm in CSCAMM library (that is in front of my office!)

ARM 0126; (in class)

CSCAMM library (that is in front of my office!)

Chapter 3
Exam 3

Make-up Exam 3

Friday, November 6

Wednesday, November 11, 11.00-11.50 a.m.  in CSCAMM library (that is in front of my office!) (also possible to have it during my office hour that day(12.10-1 pm) or at 3.10-4 pm)

ARM 0126; (in class) Chapter 4
Exam 4

Make-up Exam 4

Friday, December 4

Wednesday, December 9, 12-12.50 in CSCAMM library (that is in front of my office!) (also possible to have it between 3.10-4 pm in the same place)

ARM 0126; (in class) Chapter 5
Final Exam Monday, Dec 14; 1:30pm - 3:30pm Check this PDF file for locations or go to www.math.umd.eduComprehensive
Alternate Final Exam Tuesday , Dec 15:  10:30 - 12:30Math 0305Comprehensive

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Student Conduct Code The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit the Student Honors Council web site.