Math 181 requires a textbook. You can purchase the textbook at the UIC Bookstore.
The textbook is Calculus: Early Transcendentals by William Briggs and Lyle Cochran, published by Addison-Wesley.
No MyMathLab Code is needed for this course unless otherwise specified by your instructor.
The design of the textbook's cover will depend on where you purchase it (the UIC bookstore has a "UIC version" with a special cover), but the contents of the book are the same.
We will cover chapters 6 through 10 in Math 181. A brief description of the material covered each week is given in the weekly schedule below.
You are expected to read the textbook before the classroom discussion of each topic, as indicated on the schedule of homework and reading assignments.
Please spend a few minutes taking the ALEKS survey:
Math 181 includes both written homework and online homework. Problem assignments from the textbook to be written and turned in are listed on the homework page. Online homework is handled through the web-based homework system MyMathLab.
Your instructor may assign additional problems (either online, written, or both).
MATH LEARNING CENTER
The Math Learning Center (MSLC) is located in SEO 430. It is a spacious and comfortable place to study. Staff will be available during its hours of operation to assist students with Math 181. You should visit the center and get to know different TAs and peer tutors that can provide you with instant help.
The course grade is based on the total number of points from hour exams, homework, quizzes, and the final exam. Students are expected to be present for all exams. Makeup exams will only be given in case of a verifiable emergency or a formal request by the UIC atheletic department. Do not schedule travel on an exam date.
|Homework and quizzes||100 points total||Details determined by your instructor|
|Two Hour Exams||100 points each||Fri Oct 5 and Fri Nov 9|
|Final Exam||200 points||Thursday, December 13, 3:30-5:30 pm|
Here is a brief overview of the material we will cover each week. (See also: detailed schedule and homework list)
|1||5.3, 5.5, 6.2||Review of the FTC and substitution method, regions between curves|
|2||6.3-6.4||Volume by slicing|
|3||6.4-6.6||Volume by shells, length of curves|
|4||7.1-7.3||Integration by parts, by substitutions|
|6||7.6||Numerical integration (+ review, exam 1)|
|7||7.6,7.7||Numerical integration, improper integrals|
|8||8.1-8.2||Introduction to sequences and series|
|9||8.3-8.4||Divergence and Integral tests|
|10||8.4-8.5||Ratio, root, and comparison tests|
|11||8.6||Alternating series (+ review, exam 2)|
|12||9.1-9.2||Taylor polynomials and properties of power series|
|14||10.1-10.3||Parametric equations, polar coordinates|
|15||10.3||Calculus in polar coordinates (+ review)|
- Calculators are not allowed at the midterm or final exams
- A basic calculator is needed for some homework problems
- A graphing calculator is not required
- A few homework problems have parts that explicitly instruct students to use a graphing calculator or graphing utility; these parts are optional.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Students with disabilities who require special accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Students who need exam accommodations must contact ODS in the first week of the term to arrange a meeting with a Disability Specialist.
Please contact ODS at 312/413-2183 (voice) or 312/413-0123 (TTY).