Math 151, Section 37: Calculus I
Time and Place: MWF 10:30 - 11:20 in Cobb 214
Problem Session: Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 in Eckhart 312 (attendance optional)
Instructor: Nathan Dunfield
Web page: http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~nathand (copy of this handout availble)
Office: Math-Stat 302 (see office hours, below)
Office hours: Wed 1:30 - 2:20, Thur 11:00 - 12:30, Friday 1:30 - 2:20, and by appointment (see office hours, below)
Office Phone: 2-6046 (This phone is shared by everyone on my floor, so it's easier to get in touch with me via e-mail.)
Text: Salas and Hille's Calculus
The goal is to give a rigorous introduction to single variable
calculus. The theoretical part of calculus (definitions, theorems,
and proofs) will be covered along with mere computational techniques.
This quarter we will cover the all important concept of limit, and
then turn to the derivative. We will cover chapters 1 - 3 and part of
chapter 4 in the text.
There will be two in-class midterm exams and a final. The first
midterm will be on Friday, October 25. The second is
tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 15. The final
will be Friday, December 13 from 10:30 - 12:30. Makeup exams
will only be given in cases of extreme human tragedy.
There will be two homework sets per week. The first set will be
given out on Monday and due Friday of the same week. The second will
be given out on Wednesday and collected the following Monday. You may
turn in one assignment as much as one week late. Further late
assignments will not be accepted. You are allowed, nay encouraged, to
work together on homework problems. However, you must write up your
I will not follow a rigid predetermined formula for
determining grades. However, as a first approximation, homework will
be worth about 20% of the final grade, each midterm 20% and the final
There will be a problem session for this class, at a time and place
to be announced. Attendance is optional, but encouraged. The session
will be run either by myself, or David Fisher (instructor for yet another
151 section), depending on the week.
My office hours will be:
and by appointment. For an appointment, talk to me after class,
send me e-mail, or stop by my office. My office is in Math-Stat which
is a three story brick building located at 5727 S. University Ave., on
the east side of the street across from Mandel Hall. The entrance is
on the north side of the building. My office, number 302, is within
sight of the top of the stairs, with lots of comics on the door.
- Wednesday: 3:30 - 4:30
- Thursday: 11:00 - 12:30
- Friday: 1:30 - 2:20
College Academic Tutors:
In addition to problem sessions and my office hours, there is another
place you can go for help. The College Academic Tutors (I'll tell you
their schedules as soon as I know) are available for help in the
evening. You are welcome to visit the tutors for assistance with
difficulties in the course or with homework.