
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. Student Learning Objectives: • Analyze and synthesize the concepts of limits, continuity, and differentiation from a graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal approach, using correct notation and mathematical precision. • Evaluate the behavior or graphs in the context of limits, continuity, and differentiability. • Recognize, diagnose, and decide on the appropriate method for solving applied realworld problems in optimization, related rates, and numerical approximation. 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.) • There is a written assignment (to be turned in) based on Ch. 1 that is primarily a review of precalculus, that 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 this first assignment/review problems click on PreCalculus Review Problems. These problems will be available on the first day of class and 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

