Recitation Instructors (click on names for email):
Miles Couchman, office: 2333C
Kristin Kurianski, office: 2333C
Yu Pan, office: 2238C
Jiewon Park, office: 2340C
Siddharth Venkatesh (Course Administrator), office: 2333B
Jake Wellens, office: 2342
Prerequisites: High school algebra and trigonometry
Textbook: Calculus with Analytic Geometry (2nd edition), by George Simmons
Basic Information

Please read through this entire webpage; it contains important information.

Click here for a link to the basic couse policies.

Course updates will often be posted at the bottom of this webpage in the "Recent Updates" section.

Recitations meet on the first day of class, which is Wednesday, September 6. The first lecture is on Thursday, September 7.

We will be using the Piazza platform to encourage interactive participation outside of class. Participation in Piazza is entirely optional. If you join, you will be able to post questions and comments (anonymously if you prefer), and your fellow classmates and the instructors can respond. The forum will be moderated by the instructors. This is an excellent resource for homework questions, questions about the course material, etc. In order to use this resource, you will have to join the MIT 18.01 Fall 2017 section that has been created at the Piazza.com webpage. Instructions on how to join will be provided in recitation.

You can view your course grades and your recitation section by visiting our Stellar webpage. Here is a shortcut link to the Membership module from our Stellar webpage, where you can change your recitation section and receive messages pertaining to the course and your section. Here is a shortcut link to the Gradebook module from our Stellar webpage, where you can view your course grades.

In addition to the textbook listed above, you will also need to download (for free) the Supplementary Notes. These notes were written by David Jerison and Arthur Mattuck and were designed to supplement the text. They are also available for PrintOnDemand from CopyTech for around $13.

There is an exellent resource available: the math learning center. It is staffed by people who can answer questions about the course material, homework, and math in general. You can either walkin or set up a oneonone appointment. You can obtain similar help from the Talented Scholars Resource Room, which is sponsored by the Office for Minority Education but is open to all MIT undergraduates.

There is a version of this course available on OCW Scholar. It was designed for selfstudy and covers slightly different material. You should view it as an alternate, optional resource that is available if you are interested.
Who should I contact? (see above for names and email)

For issues with the homework, contact your recitation instructor.

For issues with midterm exams, contact your recitation instructor.

For issues with the final exam or final grades, contact Professor Speck.

For mathematical issues, contact any of us.
Syllabus

This course covers differential and integral calculus for a function of a single variable including some applications. This roughly corresponds to the first 13 chapters of the text.

For a detailed syllabus, see the "Syllabus" link at the top of the page. The detailed syllabus will most likely evolve as the semester progresses. You are encouraged to do the reading listed on the syllabus before class.
Grades

Your final grade will be determined by a weighted average of your homework, 4 midterms, and a final.

The homework is worth 25%, each midterm is worth 10%, and the final is worth 35%.

There will be no "curve," but I can't tell you what the letter grades will be until after the final.

First year students' final grades appear on their transcripts as either "Pass" or "No Record." The definition of "Pass" is C or better. For MIT's official grading policy, go here.
Homework

The homework problem sets will be posted in the "Problem Sets" section; the link is at the top of this page. Paper copies will not be distributed.

Your homework is due every Friday 15 minutes before the start of class. The homework should be turned in at the Pset boxes outside of room 4174. This is the only valid method of turning in homework for this course.

There are absolutely no deadline extensions for homework. If you have any problems, then talk to your recitation instructor. They may offer to fill in any missing grades with the average of your other homework scores. They may offer other remedies. You are responsible for trying to make such arrangements; if you don't make any arrangements, then any missing scores will count as a 0 in the calculuation of your final course grade. You will receive an official email from your recitation instructor confirming any arrangements.

Collaboration is permitted, but your final version must be written in your own words and you must fully understand everything you have written.

It is illegal to consult any sources for the homework. This includes solutions from previous years, the internet, textbooks, journal articles, etc. The only exception to this rule is the Supplemenatary Notes, which you are encouraged to use.
Exams

There will be four written midterm exams: September 28, October 20, November 16, and December 8. Each midterm will last 50 minutes.

There will be a 3hour written final exam. The final will be scheduled by the Registrar.

The midterms will take place at the usual class time, but in a different location. The location will be announced in the future. It will most likely be Walker Memorial.

Midterm policies: If you fail a midterm, you will be notified, and you can take the makeup midterm to increase your score. If you fail, then you can sign up for a makeup midterm by clicking here. The makeup midterm is offered only once for each exam, and only at a specified date and time. Taking the makeup cannot decrease your given score, but can only increase it to the minimum passing level (any points beyond the minimum passing score will be discarded). Usually, the same policy holds if you did not attend the midterm and do not have a valid reason. The course policy is that you cannot take any midterm, or any makeup midterm, at a date besides the official date and time.

If you have any problems with midterms or midterm scheduling, contact your recitation instructor and CC Professor Speck. It is your responsibility to do so if there are any problems.You will receive an official email from the recitation instructor confirming any arrangements.
Recent Updates
[09.07.2017] Welcome to the semester! Our first lecture falls on this date.
[09.08.2017] Problem Set #1 has been posted.
[09.15.2017] Problem Set #2 has been posted.
[09.18.2017] Midterm #1 review materials have been posted (click on the "Exams" link at the top).
[09.18.2017] Announcement: Midterm #1 review on Tuesday Sept. 26 from 79pm in 2190.
[09.21.2017] Problem Set #3A has been posted.
[09.22.2017] Solutions to Problem Sets #1 and #2 have been posted (see the "Problem Sets" link at the top).
[09.27.2017] Announcement: Midterm #1 is tomorrow (9.28.17) at 1PM in Walker Memorial, room 50340.
[09.28.2017] Problem Set #3B has been posted (turn in with 3A).
[10.05.2017] Problem Set #4 has been posted.
[10.12.2017] Problem Set #5 has been posted.
[10.12.2017] Midterm #2 review materials have been posted (click on the "Exams" link at the top).
[10.13.2017] Announcement: Midterm #2 review on Thursday Oct. 19 from 79pm in 2190.
[10.15.2017] Solutions to Problem Sets #3A, #3B, and #4 have been posted (see the "Problem Sets" link at the top).
[10.26.2017] Problem Set #6 has been posted.
[11.01.2017] Problem Set #7 has been posted.
[11.06.2017] Announcement: Midterm #3 review on Wednesday Nov. 15 from 79pm in 2190.
[11.09.2017] Midterm #3 review materials have been posted (click on the "Exams" link at the top).
[11.11.2017] Solutions to Problem Sets #5, #6, and #7 have been posted (see the "Problem Sets" link at the top).
[11.15.2017] Problem Set #8 has been posted.
[11.30.2017] Midterm #4 review materials have been posted (click on the "Exams" link at the top).
[12.01.2017] Problem Set #9 has been posted. It is due on Wednesday 12.06.
[12.01.2017] Solutions to Problem Set #8 have been posted (see the "Problem Sets" link at the top).
[12.01.2017] Announcement: Midterm #4 review on Thursday Dec. 7 from 79pm in 2190.