Instructor:  Prof. Nikolai Saveliev

Office: 409 Ungar Building
Phone: (305) 284-2418

Office hours:  Wednesday 2 pm 4 pm or by appointment




Essential Calculus, Second Edition, by James Stewart

Course content

This course covers most topics in Chapters 5, 6 and 8 of the textbook, and some topics in Chapters 7 and 9.  Most of the material will be presented in a manner consistent with the presentation in the text; however, some may not. 


Completion of the homework is a course requirement. The homework will generally be collected on Fridays in the lab. Your solutions must be written neatly and must show your work. No late homework will be accepted. Homework assignments can be found at


Quizzes will occur once a week on Fridays in the lab, except for the weeks when we have an exam. The quizzes will generally be based on problems assigned for homework or discussed in class and the lab or similar to those. Quizzes can be made up only if you have a good excuse and you notify me about it before the quiz is given.


There will be three tests and the final. The dates of the tests will be announced at least one week in advance. The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 


The lowest quiz score and the lowest homework score will be dropped. The remaining scores will be weighted as follows: quizzes 10%, homeworks 15%, each of the three tests 15%, and the final exam 30%. For the final grade the following scheme will be used: overall scores of 90% and above will definitely be an A, above 80% definitely a B, above 70% a C. If this scale is adjusted at all, it will only be to lower the thresholds for the letter grades (i.e. in your favor).