MATH141 Calculus I Fall 2019

Course Information

Instructor Dr. Changhui Tan
Lectures M W 3:55pm - 5:10pm at LeConte 412 (sections 30, 31, 48, 49)
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Office LeConte 422
Office Hours Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment (subject to change)
Teaching Assistants Xiaofei Yi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (sections 30,31,48,49)
Recitation Tuesdays, time varies by sections.
Lab Thursdays, time varies by sections.
TA Office Hours Tuesday 4:00pm-5:30pm, Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm, at LC 314A.
Supplementary Instructor (SI) Sooyeon Oh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SI Sessions Sundays 5:00-5:50pm, Tuesdays 5:00-5:50pm, Thursdays 6:00-6:50pm, at MEZZ 3.
Tutoring Center Monday through Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, at LeConte 105, see HERE for schedules.
Textbook George B. Thomas, Jr., Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals (USC Edition) Pearson, 2014.
Syllabus Click Here


Homework Assignments

  • Homework will be assigned for each section covered in class via MyMathLab. It will be due one week after the lecture. The first homework is due on September 2.
  • You can access MyMathLab from Blackboard. See here and here for setup instructions.
  • Written homework will also be assigned on Wednesdays, and will be collected on Tuesdays recitation sessions.
  • Homework assignments are not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss these problems amongst each other, but the final write-up must be your own. Problems must be written up in a self-contained way and the write up must contain all crucial steps and not just the final answer. The use of calculators or mathematical software is prohibited unless explicitly specified.
  • Last update 10/9: Written homework 1 is now available. It is due on 10/15 in the recitation session.
  •  Download Written Homework Assignments.


  • At the end of each recitation session, there will be a quiz, unless otherwise indicated. It will last 15 minutes and consist of two problems. Partial credit is possible but proper explanations and solid reasoning are just as important as the correct final answer. You will be allowed to drop your lowest quiz score.
  •  Download Quizzes.


  • There will be three midterm exams and a final exam. The schedules for the midterms will be announced at least one week before the exam. Each exam will be 50 minutes in length, and will be given in the recitation/lab sessions.
  • Midterm 1 Thursday, September 26th, in lab session.
    Midterm 2 Thursday, October 31st, in lab session.
    Midterm 3 Thursday, November 21st, in lab session.
  • The final exam will be on Monday Dec 9, 4:00pm. The location of the exam is the same as the lecture room.
  • Books, notes, and calculators will not be allowed on exams. Make-up exams will be allowed only in the case of a documented medical emergency.
  • Last update 11/14: the midterm 3 sample exam is available.
  •  Download Exams and Solutions.


  • Your grade will be based distributed as follows:
  • Homework » 25%, with 20% in MyMathLab, and 5% in written.
  • Quizzes » 15%, drop lowest.
  • Midterms » 30%, with 10% each.
  • Final » 25%
  • Attendance » 5%
  • You can monitor your grades via Blackboard.

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