Prof. Ilya KofmanEmail: ikofmanmath.csi.cuny.eduCourse website: http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/~ikofman/math231.html 
Textbook: You can rent or buy, new or used, from any store. You can use either the 3rd or 4th edition of this textbook:
Homework: Answers to oddnumbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students. The homework problems in bold on the syllabus have matching Webwork problems, which must be submitted online. To pass this course, the Webwork problems are the minimum requirement; to earn an excellent grade, you will have to do the other assigned problems in your textbook.
Webwork: Webwork is a free online system that provides individualized homework problems, gives immediate feedback, and allows you to correct mistakes until the due date. Later, you can see detailed solutions online. Webwork is required in this course, and it is a major part of your grade. Webwork website
Quizzes and Exams: See the schedule of quizzes and exams below. No electronic devices, such as phones or calculators will be allowed during quizzes and exams.
Grading: The course grade will be determined (subject to change announced in class) by your scores on Webwork, quizzes, exams and final exam. Without exception, you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the college.
Help: My office hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30  5:45pm in my office, 1S209. Also, free math tutoring is available.
How to Study: (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory). (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. Leave time to think about it! (4.) Come to my office hours or the help room with any remaining questions. (5.) To study for a math exam, you must DO MORE PROBLEMS from sample quizzes and exams, homework and textbook.
Date  Topic  Reading 

Mon Aug 28  Review of functions  Chapter 1, 3Blue1Brown Essence of Calculus 
Wed Aug 30  Limits, rates of changes  2.1, 2.2 
Wed Sep 6  Limit Laws, Continuity  2.3, 2.4, cw1 
Mon Sep 11  Algebraic & trigonometric limits  2.5, 2.6 
Wed Sep 13  Limits at Infinity, IVT  2.7, 2.8, cw2 
Mon Sep 18  Quiz 1: 2.12.8  Exam 1 F07 Exam 1 F07 Solutions, Sample Problems 19 Solutions 
Wed Sep 20  Derivatives  3.1 
Wed Sep 27  Derivative as function, Product and Quotient Rules  3.2, 3.3 
Mon Oct 2  Rates of change  3.4 
Wed Oct 4  Higher derivatives, trigonometric derivatives  3.5, 3.6 
Tues Oct 10  Review  Sample Problems Solutions 
Wed Oct 11  Exam 1 

Mon Oct 16  Chain Rule  3.7, Practice Problems 
Wed Oct 18  Implicit Differentiation, Log functions  3.8, 3.9 
Mon Oct 23  Related rates  3.10 
Wed Oct 25  Linear Approximations, Extreme Values  4.1, 4.2 
Mon Oct 30  Quiz 2: 3.64.2  
Wed Nov 1  First Derivative Test, Concavity  4.3, 4.4 
Mon Nov 6  L'Hopital's Rule, Curve Sketching  4.5, 4.6, Handout 
Wed Nov 8  Optimization  4.7 
Mon Nov 13  Review  Sample Problems Solutions 
Wed Nov 15  Exam 2  
Mon Nov 20  Area Approximation, Definite Integral  5.1, 5.2 
Mon Nov 27  Indefinite Integrals  5.3 
Wed Nov 29  Fundamental Theorems of Calculus  5.4, 5.5 
Mon Dec 4  Substitution Rule  5.7, 5.8 
Wed Dec 6  Final Exam Review  Chapter 5 
Mon Dec 11  Final Exam Review  Ch 25, Sample Problems Solutions, Final exam F07 Final exam F07 Solutions 
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Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences from three or more classes will result in a course grade of WU (Withdrew Unofficially).
Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from OAS, which is located in 1P101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the OAS staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.
Integrity policy: No electronic devices, such as phones or calculators will be allowed during quizzes and exams. Any cheating during quizzes or exams will result in your failing the course and the matter being reported to the dean, following CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy, which is available online at https://www2.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legalaffairs/policiesprocedures/academicintegritypolicy.
Important Dates: www.csi.cuny.edu/currentstudents/academiccalendars