#
21-115: Differential Calculus

## Description

This course is an introduction to the world of Calculus. It will cover most
of the first four chapters of Stewart's *Calculus: Early Transcendentals*.
Chapter 1 lays the ground work, with a discussion of functions and some
properties that a function may possess.

Chapter 2 introduces one of the most
fundamental ideas of advanced mathematics - the notion of a limit. The
derivative of a function is then defined in terms of this limit.

In Chapter 3
we determine the derivatives of some common functions, and discusses the
rules for computing derivatives of more complicated functions.

FInally, Chapter 4
gives a deeper understanding of the meaning of the derivative, and shows its
use in some physical applications.

##
Textbook

The text for this course is *Calculus: Early Transcendentals*, Fourth
Edition by James Stewart.

## Instructor

Dr. David Handron
(8:30 MWF, WEH 5403)
Office:WEH 6102
e-mail:handron@andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 268-3546
Office Hours: 1:30-2:30 F, or by appointment.