Rice University Math 101 Homework

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MATH101 Single Variable Calculus Summer 2016

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Course Information

InstructorDr. Changhui Tan
LecturesM Tu W Th F 10:30am - 12:00pm, at RZR 310
OfficeHBH 328
Office HoursTu Th 2:00pm - 2:50pm, or by appointment
Textbooks (Required)Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart (8th edition)

Course Description

  • The official course description on MATH 101.
  • This course is intended to introduce students to the concepts and methods of calculus. We will cover chapters 1-6 plus part of chapter 7 of the textbook. In particular, we will try to build an understanding of functions and operations on functions like differentiation and integration. We will focus on mathematical understanding of calculus concepts and the techniques of calculus, as well as modelling and the applications of these techniques. The course should prepare students for further study, and should provide the background necessary for Math 102.

Homework Assignments

  • Homework will be given in daily basis, and will be collected everyday before class (starting Thursday June 30). They will be assigned through WebAssign website. Each student is responsible for obtaining a WebAssign account and becoming familiar with the WebAssign system as soon as possible. These online problems are quite similar to the textbook exercises. The WebAssign.net key for this course is rice 9995 4535.
  • Due to the nature of online assignments, it is tempting to not write very much down. It is strongly recommended that you maintain a notebook in which you write down complete problems and solutions to the online homework problems as you work through them. Such a notebook will be very helpful when you are studying for exams!
  • Additional written homework will be assigned, with problems which can not be handled by online systems. They should be submitted at the beginning of the class.


  • There will be a midterm exam and a final exam, which will both occur outside of class time. The exact time will be determined in the first week of class. Exams are pledged by Rice University Honor Code.
  • The midterm exam is available HERE.


  • Your grade are distributed as below:
  • In class performance »10%
    Homeworks »30%
    Midterm exam »20%
    Final exam »40%

Contact Information

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MATH101 Single Variable Calculus Summer 2016
Calculus I, Spring 2005

Instructor: Barbara Chervenka Paier
Office: Herman Brown 50
Phone: 348-2841
Website:  www.chervenka.com/math101_admin.html

LecturesMWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.GRB 211W
Office HoursM 10:00 - 12:00p.m.
W  1:00 - 3:00p.m.
Th  2:00 - 3:30p.m.
By appointment
HB 50

Textbook:Single Variable Calculus 6e, Early Transcendentals, 6th edition, Edwards & Penney

Course Description:

Math 101 introduces the concepts of differentiation and integration and is the main first-semester Calculus course at Rice. The course includes techniques for finding slope, tangent line, maximum and minimum points, area, and volume. Math 101 also reviews trigonometric functions, logarithms, and exponential functions.

Math 101 is intended for students who have had no prior experience with Calculus. Students who have already learned about derivatives and elementary integrals are encouraged to skip to Math 102 (second-semester Calculus). Students who have completed a high school AP or Honors Calculus class should consider going directly to a 200-level Math course (e.g., Math 211, 212, 221, or 222).

Note: Any student with a documented disability, needing academic adjustments or accomodations, is requested to speak with the instructor during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities will also need to contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.


Homework will be assigned during every class, and will be due in class at the beginning of the second class after it has been assigned, unless otherwise noted. Homework solutions should be legible and easy to read, and each problem should be worked in detail with the final answer clearly indicated. Please staple your homework, and write your name on each page along with the homework assignment, instructor name, and date.

The homework is not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss the homework and to work together on the problems. Please use whatever resources aid you in learning the material, including tutorials, office hours, math books, and other students. However, you must write up your own solutions, and you are ultimately responsible for your own understanding of the material. 

Late Policy: To receive credit, homework must be handed in on time. If you have a legitimate conflict you must tell me ahead of time. Otherwise, no late homework will be accepted. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.


There will be two midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam. All exams are closed-book and closed-notes and are subject to the university honor code. Please note that the dates for the exams have already been scheduled; please make travel plans accordingly.

Midterm Exam 1Friday, February 18, 2005
In class
Midterm Exam 2Wednesday, April 6, 2005
In class
Final ExamWednesday, May 11, 2005
9:00am - 12:00pm
SS 106


Your grade for the course will be based on:

  • daily homework (25%),
  • two midterm exams (20% each), and a
  • comprehensive final exam (35%).

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