McGill University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

MATH140 Calculus I

COURSE OUTLINE

Instructors:

Dr. Jerome Fortier, Burnside Hall 1126 email: jerome.fortier@mcgill.ca

Dr. Rebecca Patrias, Burnside Hall email: rebecca.patrias@mcgill.ca

Teaching Assistants:

Please see list on myCourses.

Restriction

Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 120, MATH 122, MATH 130,

MATH 131, MATH 139, CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent, except by special

permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students who have not seen

Calculus before may instead be allowed to take MATH 139.

Pre requisites

A high school course in functions.

Textbook

The designated textbook for this course is “Calculus” (8th edition, Single Variable

Calculus Early Transcendentals) by James Stewart. That being said, if you possess any

other text covering all the material, you may not wish to buy the required text. In

particular, any prior edition is more than satisfactory.

Syllabus

Limits, continuity and derivatives. Differentiation of elementary functions.

Antiderivatives. Applications.

Course Content, as covered in Stewart.

1. Functions (Chapter 1) (You should review this on your own, need be.)

2. Limits and derivatives (Chapter 2)

3. Differentiation rules (Chapter 3)

4. Applications (Chapter 4)

5. Possibly more, time permitting.

Tutorials and Helpdesk

The course has weekly tutorials, which you are already signed up for. You are expected

to attend. The Departmental Helpdesk, located in BH911, is also available to you, as

well as FrezCa, located in RVC.

Assignments

There will be Webwork assignments. These are web-based assignments graded by the

computer.

Exams

No calculators. There will be a Midterm examination, scheduled for Wednesday

November 7th from 7pm to 9pm, as well as a 3 hour final exam during the final exam

period. Please note that both the midterm and final exams will have a multiple choice

component. In accord with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in

this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be

graded.