Summer 2019 - MATH 150 D100

Calculus I with Review (4)

Class Number: 1953

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

    Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 8, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit.



Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Quantitative.


Chapter 1 - Functions and Models  
1.1 Four ways to represent a function  
1.2 Mathematical Models: A Catalogue of Essential functions  
1.3 New Functions from Old Functions  
1.4 Exponential Functions  
1.5 Inverse Functions and Logarithms    

Chapter 2 - Limits and Derivatives  
2.1 Tangent and Velocity Problems  
2.2 Limit of a Function  
2.3 Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws  
2.5 Continuity  
2.6 Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes  
2.7 Derivatives and Rates of Change  
2.8 The Derivative as a Function    

Chapter 3 - Differentiation Rules  
3.1 Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions  
3.2 Product and Quotient Rules  
3.3 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions  
3.4 The Chain Rule  
3.5 Implicit Differentiation  
3.6 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions  
3.7 Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences  
3.8 Exponential Growth and Decay
3.8 Newton's Law of Cooling 
3.9 Related Rates  
3.10 Linear Approximations and Differentials  
3.11 Hyperbolic Functions (Optional)

Chapter 4 - Applications of Differentiation  
4.1 Maximum and Minimum Values  
4.2 The Mean Value Theorem  
4.3 How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph  
4.4 Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Rule  
4.5 Summary of Curve Sketching  
4.7 Optimization Problems  
4.8 Newton's Method  

Chapter 10 - Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates  
10.1 Curves Defined by Parametric Equations  
10.2 Calculus with Parametric Curves  
10.3 Polar Coordinates


  • Assignments Quizzes 10%
  • Midterm 1 17.5%
  • Midterm 2 17.5%
  • Final Exam 50%
  • Online Assignments 5%


Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks.
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.



Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition Textbook, by James Stewart, packaged with Multi-term Enhanced WebAssign [Text + EWA/eBook]

*Please Note: If you have purchased the above package within the last 5 years, do not purchase again!

ISBN: 9781305597624

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