Math 1271, Calculus I, Lecture 20/50, Fall 2019

Instructor Information:

Shiwen Zhang
Office: Vincent Hall 531
Office Hours: Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm and 4:00pm-5:00pm; Wed 5:00pm-6:00pm or By appointment

Lecture Information:

Lec 20: M,W,F 09:05 AM - 09:55 AM Willey Hall 125

Lec 50: M,W,F 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Fraser Hall 102


Office Hours in the final week:

Dec 9, Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm, 4:00pm-6:00pm;

Dec 10, Tue 4:30pm-6:00pm;

Dec 11, Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm;

Dec 12, Thu 1:00pm-6:00pm (VH531 or VH206);

Common Final: Friday, December 13, 12:00 - 03:00pm. ACCUMULATIVE.


Disc 21, 22, 26,27 Tate Hall B50

Disc 23,25 Tate Hall B20

Disc 24 Tate Hall 110

Disc 51,53 Tate Hall 101

Disc 52,55 Tate Hall 105

(The full room assignments can be found at

Final Review list.

Practice Final Part 1 (Sec 4.8-Sec 6.2). solution

Practice Final Part 2 (Sec 2.1-Sec 4.7). solution



Mid 3: November 21; Midterm 3 covers all the sections listed above after midterm 2 (Sec 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4) and the related homework problems. Selected Practices Problems for Mid 3; Solution

Mid 2: October 31; Selected Practices Problems for Mid 2; Solution

Mid 1: Oct 3rd.

Midterm exams are NON-ACCUMULATIVE. They are tentatively scheduled as above on Thursdays, in discussion session (50 minutes).

Draft Lecture Notes on Microsoft OneNote

Suggested Homework and Tentative Schedule

Course Syllabus, Last updated, Oct 3rd, 2019

Textbook:Calculus: Early Transcendentals - Vol 1, Custom, 8th W/calc Card. Author: Stewart. ISBN: 9781337054720

Grading Policy: Quizzes: 25%; Midterms: 45% (15% each); Final: 30%.

Quizzes: From Oct 17th (quiz 5) on, quizzes will be moved to Thu discussion. There will be a 10-15 minutes quiz most weeks during discussion section (usually on Tuesday). There will be 2-3 problems based on suggested homework problems of the previous week in each quiz. Quizzes will begin during the second week of classes. The first quiz is scheduled on Tue, Sep 10th. There will be totally around 10 quizzes. Two lowest scores will be dropped. NO MAKE-UP for quizzes in general. Missed quizzes will count as 0 points. Only under rare circumstances (such as illness with a doctor's written excuse) will a make-up quiz be given.

No Make-Up Policy: There are NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES. TWO lowest quizzes will be dropped. NO MAKE-UP for EXAMS in general. Exceptional request has to be approved no later than one weeek before the test.

Calculators: Only basic scientific calculators are allowed on exams and quizzes. These are inexpensive, can evaluate trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, have one-line displays and cannot display graphs, perform symbolic manipulations or store text in memory. Cell phones and internet connected devices are not allowed on exams and quizzes.

TA and Discussion Information:

NOTE: Discussion sections are mandatory and you MUST go to the section and take the quizzes in the section that you are enrolled in.

From Oct 17th (quiz 5) on, quizzes will be moved to Thu discussion.

Lecture 20

Lecture 50

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