Department of Mathematics and Statistics
MATH140 Calculus I
Dr. Jerome Fortier, Burnside Hall 1126 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rebecca Patrias, Burnside Hall email: email@example.com
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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.
A high school course in functions.
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.
Limits, continuity and derivatives. Differentiation of elementary functions.
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.
There will be Webwork assignments. These are web-based assignments graded by the
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