PROF PORTER  HONORS CALCULUS  at Mercer County Community College 
MAT 151 : Calculus 1  The Study of Change  COURSE OUTLINE 
Catalog Description:
This is the first course in the standard integrated calculus sequence. Topics covered include differentiation and integration of algebraic and
trigonometric functions. Applications include curve sketching, related rates, maxima and minima, and approximations, and calculation of areas
and volumes of revolution. There is an emphasis on the theory of limits and continuity.
Prerequisites: MAT146 or MAT116 with minimum C grade
Required Materials:
Pilot Book: SMITH and MINTON, Calculus Early Transcendental Functions, 4th Ed. ISBN:0077864417 – Smith/Minton with connect plus and aleks prep or 007723586x – connect plus 
A graphing calculator is required. TI – 83/84 is strongly recommended 
Instructor: Richard Porter
Email: porterr@mccc.edu 
Office: LA 129 
Office Hours: See Web Page 
Web Page: http://www.mccc.edu/~porterr 
Extension 5703826 
Phone: 60961 MATH 1 
Grading:
*Must Receive a 50% on Final to pass course 
93%100%........A 90%92%..........A 87%89%..........B+ 83%86%..........B 80%83%..........B 77%79%..........C+ 70%76%..........C 60%69.5%.......D <59.5%.............F 
Topics:
Day 
Dates  Topics 
1 
1/20 
Review of Functions 
2 
1/22 
Computing Limits 
3 
1/27 
End Behavior 
4 
1/29 
Definition of Limits 
5 
2/3 
Continuity 
6 
2/5 
Slopes and the Derivative 
7 
2/10 
Techniques of Differentiation 
8 
2/12 
Quotient Rule / Derivatves of Trig 
9 
2/17 
Chain Rule 
10 
2/19 
Limits of Trig Functions , Derivatives of Logs and Exponents 
11 
2/24 
Implicit Differentiation, Hyperbolic Trig, MVT 
12 
2/26 
Inverse, Log and Exponential Functions Trig Functions and Derivatives 
13 
3/3 
Local Approximation, Differentials,Newton’s Method, 
14 
3/5 
Related Rates 
15 
3/10 
L’HopitalsRule 
16 
3/12 
Analysis of Functions 
17 
3/24 
Review 
18 
3/26 
Review or Midterm 
19 
3/31 
Midterm 
20  4/2 
Analysis of Functions 
21 
4/7 
Graphing and the Calculator,Max/ Min, 
22 
4/9 
Area, Indefinitie Integral 
23 
4/14 
Sigma Notation, Area as a Limit 
24 
4/16 
Definite Integral 
25 
4/21 
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 
26 
4/23 
Average Value 
27 
4/28 
Project Presenttions 
28 
4/30 
Integration by Substition 
29 
5/5 
Evaluating Definite Integrals 
30 
5/7 
Review 
5/14 
HONORS FINAL EXAM 25 PM in SC211

Mercer County Community College is in compliance with both the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If you have, or believe you have, a differing ability that is protected under the law please see Arlene Stinson
in LB 216{5703525{stinsona@mccc.edu} for information regarding support services.
Makeups: No makeups are given for any reason. When valid excuses are produced in writing, work may be replaced
by equivalent work from the final exam.
Exams: Showing all work is required even for calculator problems.