Calculus 1 - Spring 2021 - MTWHF 11-11:50am - Room 188 (zoom)

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:
   8- 8:50am MTWHF  Calculus 2       Room 228 (zoom)
  10-10:50am M W F  College Algebra  Room 228 (zoom)
  11-11:50am MTWHF  Calculus 1       Room 188 (zoom)
   6- 8:45pm   W    Statistics       Room 228 (zoom)

Office Hours in Room W217: (zoom)
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  9-10am   10-11am  9-10am     10-11am   9-10am

Course Syllabus:

Class materials will be online on D2L under Content. For easier recollection, you can find this course from this URL:

Zoom Class Meetings, Email, Videos

We are starting the semester with zoom classes and may continue using zoom through the semester. Install a zoom client on your computer with a microphone, speaker, and camera. There are zoom apps for iphone and android phones. Test zoom out between devices.

For zoom class sessions, login to D2L and note the zoom ID and password for zoom class meetings. These probably will not change for the course; I would let you know by email if there are changes.

Check your email daily! This is how I'll communicate with the entire class.

Some videos will be put online. You can check this one out to see how they play on your devices:


Make sure that you can view this. If you want to see closed captions (CC), they are in this video. Make sure that your video player can show CC if you want them.


Get to know your star ID and password for D2L and email, and check you email daily. Information will be online from D2L or on this website when you login to the course.


Calculus, by Thomas & Finney; pub Addison Wesley
9th: ISBN: 0201531747 , or
Alternate: ISBN 0-321-19363-6
(These two editions are page-for-page identical.)

This textbook is in the FDLTCC bookstore at a modest price.  You can also
usually find used copies online at very reasonable prices.


You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator. If you need to buy one, I recommend a cheap calculator like a TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need, and the bookstore sells them for under $20 . If you have a problem getting one, let me know. You need to have it available for all assignments. You do not need a more expensive graphing calculator, but, if you have one, it will be fine.

SageMath: SageMathCell

This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. A jupyter notebook with SageMath should be available later in this course; in the meanwhile, SageMathCell from the link above works well.

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
50 homework 2x50 =  100
                    700 total

90-100%   A
80-90%    B
70-80%    C
60-70%    D
0-60%     F

The Course

This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.

Tentative Schedule

Mon jan11  1 p1 reals                h1
Tue jan12  2 p2 plane, increments    h2
Wed jan13  3 p3 functions            h3
Thu jan14  4 p4 graphing             h4
Fri jan15  5 p5 trig defs            h5

Mon jan18  H Holiday       
Tue jan19  6 p5 trig graphs          h6
Wed jan20  7 p5 trig identities      h7
Thu jan21  8 1.1 rates of change     h8
Fri jan22  9 1.2 limits              h9

Mon jan25 10 1.3 formal limits       h10
Tue jan26 11 1.4 extension of limits h11
Wed jan27 12 1.5 continuity          h12
Thu jan28 13 1.6 tangent lines       h13
Fri jan29 14 T1

Mon feb01 15 2.1 the derivative      h14
Tue feb02 16 2.2 differentiation     h15
Wed feb03 17 2.2 review, 2.3 rates of change (some applications)
Thu feb04 18 2.4 trig derivatives    h16
Fri feb05 19 2.5 chain rule          h17

Mon feb08 20 2.5 chain rule
Tue feb09 21 2.6 implicit diff       h18
Wed feb10 22 2.6 implicit diff
Thu feb11 23 2.7 related rates       h19
Fri feb12 24 T2

Mon feb15  H Holiday
Tue feb16 25 3.1 extreme values       h20
Wed feb17 26 3.2 mean value theorem   h21
Thu feb18 27 3.3 1st derivative test  h22
Fri feb19 28 3.4 graph with y' and y" h23

Mon feb22 29 3.6 optimization                      h24
Tue feb23 30 3.6 optimization   
Wed feb24 31 3.6 optimization 
Thu feb25 32 3.7 differentials and linearization   h25
Fri feb26 33 3.8 Newton's method                   h26

Mon mar01 34 3.8 lab on Newton's method            h27
Tue mar02 35 3.5 infinite limits                   h28
Wed mar03 36 T3
Thu mar04 37 4.1 indefinite integral               h29
Fri mar05 38 4.2 differential notation             h30

Mon mar08 39 4.3 substitution                      h31
Tue mar09 40 4.3 substitution
Wed mar10 41 4.4 estimation with Riemann sums      h32
Thu mar11 42 4.5 Riemann sums                      h33
Fri mar12 43 4.6 mean value theorem                h34

Spring break

Mon mar22 44 4.7 fundamental theorem of calculus   h35
Tue mar23 45 4.8 sub in def integrals              h36
Wed mar24 46 4.9 numerical integration lab         h37
Thu mar25 47 5.1 area between curves               h38
Fri mar26 48 5.1

Mon mar29 49 5.2 volumes by slicing           h39
Tue mar30 50 5.3 solids of revolution         h40
Wed mar31 51 5.4 cylindrical shells           h41
Thu apr01 52 5.5 length of plane curves       h42
Fri apr02 53 5.7 moments and centers of mass  h43

Mon apr05 54 5.7
Tue apr06 55 5.8 Work          h44
Wed apr07 56 5.8
Thu apr08 57 5.9 fluid forces  h45
Fri apr09 58 5.9

Mon apr12 59 T4
Tue apr13 60 6.1; 6.2 natural log      h46
Wed apr14 61 6.1; 6.2 natural log
Thu apr15 62 6.3 exponential function  h47
Fri apr16 63 6.4 6.4 a^x and log_a(x)  h48

Mon apr19 64 6.5 growth and decay                          h49
Tue apr20 65 6.6  L-Hopital's rule                         h50
Wed apr21 66 6.7  Relative Rates of Growth                 H51 : text 6.7 # 1a-d, 3a-d, 5a-d, 7
Thu apr22 67 6.8  inverse trig functions; 6.9 derivatives  H52
Fri apr23 68 6.8

Mon apr26 69 6.10 hyperbolic trig functions         H53
Tue apr27 70 6.11 separable differential equations  H54
Wed apr28 71 6.11 1st order differential equations
Thu apr29 72 6.12 applications
Fri apr30 73 6.12 Euler's shooting methods

Mon may03 74 6.12 Euler's method (+ improvements)
Tue may04 75 Review for Final
Wed may05 T1 
Thu may06 T2 (Math2001 Final Exam 8-9:50am Room 228)
             (Math1010 Final Exam 10-11:50am Room 228)
Fri may07 T3 Math2001 Final Exam 11am-12:50pm Room 188

Mon may10 NC FDL memorial Day                    
Tue may11 T4 
Wed may12 NC
Thu may13 NC Commencement
Fri may14

Important Dates: Spring 2021
Mid-term Grade Reporting: March 1st – March 5th, 2021
Academic Progress Reporting: February 15th - 19th and April 5th - 9th, 2021
Last Day to Withdraw (from full-semester courses): April 14th, 2021
Summer and Fall 2021 Registration begins: March 15th, 2021

Plagiarism, or presenting the writing of another as your own (a.k.a. “copying”), results in an F for this course and is subject to any other disciplinary actions mandated by this institution and the Minnesota State system.

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