
Math 1A Differential CalculusThis is the first of a fourcourse sequence. The same text is used in all four courses. Make sure you read the General Information.Note: When it comes to the calculus sequence, you should complete your calculus courses at the same school where you started Math 1A. The reason for this is because De Anza is on a quarter system, and many upper level colleges/universities are on a semester system; thus, if you transfer in the middle of the calculus sequence (say after Math 1A), you may miss out on some information (from Math 1B) when you enroll in the second semester of calculus at another (semester) school. You should already be familiar with the material in Chapter 1 of the Stewart text; if not, read it now. We'll be using the Stewart: CalculusEarly Transcendentals 8th Ed. textbook. (It's big, it's costly, but it is used in 4 courses, which means about $50 per course; not so expensive after all.) â€¢There will be an assignment based on Ch. 1 that is primarily a review of precalculus, which is due by the end of this first week of class. Failure to turn in this first assignment may result in your being dropped from the class. To download the first assignment / review problems click on PreCalculus Review Problems. These problems (which will be available on the first day of class) are due at the beginning of the last class of the first week of the term. If you need assistance with some material covered in some prior math classes (such as basic algebra), click on OnLine Tutorials. If you need assistance with material in this course, click on Calculus Math 1A. To download the syllabus for this course, click on the link Math 1A Syllabus You can then either print it or save it to your desktop. In Chapter 2 we will be learning the definition of a limit; this Formal Limit Definition is needed in Sec. 2.3

