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:
A graphing calculator is required. (TI – 83/84 is advised) Connect® software is required 
Book: SMITH and MINTON, Calculus Early Transcendental Functions, 4th Ed.ISBN:0077864417 (Is NOT required.) 
Instructor:
Email: porterr@mccc.edu 
Office: LA 129 
Office Hours: See Web Page 
Web Page: http://www.mccc.edu/~porterr 
Extension 3826 
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 
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. All exams/midterm/final require worksheets showing all work including calculator steps, and failure to do so will result in lost credit. Homework is weighted, redoable, and help is available on Connect More important problems are given more value. Grades are not counted. Quizzes are weighted, redoable, but help is not available on Connect Test Reviews are optional culmination of quiz questions. Practice Tests are redoable and counted with quizzes but weighted heavier Tests are weighted, not redoable, and help is not available on Connect 
Topics:
Week 
Dates 
Topics 
Projectwork/ Discussions 
HW 
Quiz /Test 

1 
13Jan 
Review of Functions 
Personal Introductions 
Day 1 
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Computing Limits 
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Day 2 
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Quiz1 

2 
20Jan 
End Behavior 
Rates of Change 
Day 3 
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Quiz 2 
Definition of Limits 
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R1 
PT1 
Test 1 

3 
27Jan 
Continuity 
Limits and Continuity 
Day 4(6) 
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Slopes and the Derivative 
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Day 4(6) 
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Quiz 3 

4 
3Feb 
Techniques of Differentiation 
Derivative Rules 
Day 7 
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Quotient Rule / Transcendental 
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Day 8 
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Quiz 4 

5 
10Feb 
Chain Rule 
More Derivative Rules 
Day 9 
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Limits of Trig Functions 
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Day 10 
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Quiz 5 

6 
17Feb 
Implicit Diff., Hyperbolics, MVT 
Mean Value Theorem 
Day 11 
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Inverse, Log and Exponential 
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Day 12 
R2 
PT2 
Quiz 6 

7 
24Feb 
Differential ,Newton’s Method, 
Error 
Day 13 
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Related Rates 
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Day 14 
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Quiz 7 

Test 2 on ProctorU® 
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Test 2 

8 
3Mar 
L’Hopital’s Rule 
Analysis of Functions 
Day 15 
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Analysis of Functions 
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Day 16 
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Quiz 8 

9 
17Mar 
Optimization 
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Day 17 
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Area, Definite/ indefinite integrals 
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Day 18 
RM 
PM 
Quiz 9 

10 
24Mar 
MIDTERM on ProctorU® 
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11 
31Mar 
Average Value 
Area and Ave. Value 
Day 1922 
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Quiz 10 
Sigma Notation, 
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12 
7Apr 
Area as a Limit 
Area Approx. and FTC 
Day 23 
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Fundamental Theorem 
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Day 24 
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Quiz 12 

13 
14Apr 
Integration by Substitution 
Poster and Review 
Day 25 
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Evaluating Definite Integrals 
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Day 26 
R3 
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Quiz 13 

14 
21Apr 
Project Presentations 
Final Presentations 
PT3 
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REVIEW 
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Test 3 

15 
28Apr 
Final Review 
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Final Review 
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1May 
FINAL EXAM on ProctorU® 
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