21-115: Differential Calculus


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.


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


Dr. David Handron (8:30 MWF, WEH 5403)
Office:WEH 6102
Telephone: 268-3546
Office Hours: 1:30-2:30 F, or by appointment.

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