Math 1431
Section 15825
MWF 10:00-11:00, 100 SEC

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Morgan, 651 PGH,

Office Hours: 11:00 - Noon MWF or by appointment.

Course Homepage:

Course Learning Materials: The textbook, online quizzes, EMCF assignments, and additional help materials will be made available by logging into CourseWare at These first portion of these materials are freely available for the first two weeks of class. All students must purchase a Course Access Code and enter it on CourseWare by the first day of the third week of class to continue accessing the course learning materials. A Course Access Code can be purchased for $47.35 from the University Bookstore. If you want a physical copy of the text for the course, then purchase CALCULUS, 9th edition. Authors: Salas/Hille/Etgen. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Note: You do not need to purchase a physical copy of this text. You will have access to the text electronically on CourseWare once you enter your Course Access Code. Also, even if you purchase a physical copy of the text, you will still need the Course Access Code to access the additional learning materials, including the online electronic quizzes and EMCF assignments.

The material covered in the course is listed below:

Section 2.1 The Idea of Limit
Section 2.2 Definition of Limit
Section 2.3 Some Limit Theorems
Section 2.4 Continuity
Section 2.5 The Pinching Theorem; Trigonometric Limits
Section 2.6 Two Basic Theorems

Section 3.1 The Derivative
Section 3.2 Some Differentiation Formulas
Section 3.3 The d/dx Notation; Derivatives of Higher Order
Section 3.4 The Derivative as a Rate of change
Section 3.5 The Chain Rule
Section 3.6 Differentiating the Trigonometric Functions
Section 3.7 Implicit Differentiation; Rational Powers
Section 3.8 Rates of Change Per Unit Time
Section 3.9 Differentials; Newton-Raphson Approximation

Section 4.1 The Mean-Value Theorem
Section 4.2 Increasing and Decreasing Functions
Section 4.3 Local Extreme Values
Section 4.4 Endpoint and Absolute Extreme Values
Section 4.5 Some Max-Min Problems
Section 4.6 Concavity and Points of Inflection
Section 4.7 Vertical and Horizontal Asymptotes
Section 4.8 Some Curve Sketching


Section 5.1 An Area Problem; A Speed-Distance Problem
Section 5.2 The Definite Integral of a Continuous Function
Section 5.3 The Function Description: area integral
Section 5.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus
Section 5.5 Some Area Problems
Section 5.6 Indefinite Integrals
Section 5.7 The u -Substitution; Change of Variables
Section 5.8 Additional Properties of the Definite Integral
Section 5.9 Mean-Value Theorem for Integral; Average Values

Section 6.1 More on Area
Section 6.2 Volume by Parallel Cross Section; Discs and Washers
Section 6.3 Volume by the Shell Method
Section 6.4 The Centroid of a Region; Pappus's Theorem on Volumes
Section 6.5 The Notion of Work

Weekly Homework: Homework will be collected on Monday in recitation, starting the second week of class, except on weeks when recitation does not meet. In these cases, additional information will be given. A list of problems will be posted from the course home page along with instructions. Many of the homework sets will come in part from  the URL

Daily Poppers: Daily grades will be given in lecture beginning the first day of the third week of class. You need to purchase a course packet of Popper Forms for Math 1431 section 15825 from the BOOK STORE.  You must bring one of these forms to class every day beginning week 3. No other form will be accepted. Questions will be asked in lecture at random times. You will mark your answers on your form and drop the form in a box at the end of class. Your forms will not be returned.

EMCF: "EMCF" stands for "Electronic Multiple Choice Form". EMCF assignments are answered on CourseWare using the EMCF tab. The EMCF assignment questions will be posted on the course calendar page. EMCF assignments will typically be due each Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the semester. Please see the course calendar page for more information.

Written Quizzes: Written quizzes will be given every Friday in recitation. Quizzes will be returned in recitation. If you do not attempt all of the questions on the written homework that is due the following week, or you do not follow the instructions, then your grade on the written quiz will automatically become a 0.

Online Quizzes: At least one online quiz will be given each week. You can attempt these quizzes up to 20 times, and the highest grade will be used for your score. If you fail to reach 70% during three weeks of the semester, I have the option to drop you from the course. You can access the quizzes by logging into CourseWare at

Exams: All sections of Math 1431 take common exams. Four regular exams will be given during the semester. The first exam is an online exam that will be available by the first day of class at The other three exams will be given in CASA (located on the second floor of Garrison). You can access the scheduler for these exams by logging into CourseWare at The exams given in CASA will consist of both multiple choice and written questions. The multiple choice questions will be machine graded. The written questions will be graded by the instructors and teaching assistants for all sections of Math 1431, and they will be returned in lab. The scheduler will be available 2 weeks prior to the start of the exam cycle.

Final Exam: A comprehensive final exam will be given in CASA. You can access the scheduler for this exam by logging into CourseWare at


400 points determined by exams 1, 2, 3 and 4 (100 points each)
100 points determined by weekly written quizzes and online quizzes (equally weighted).
100 points determined by Daily Grades and Daily EMCF (equally weighted).
200 points determined by the final exam
800 points total

Note: The percentage grade on the final exam can be used to replace your lowest test score.

90% and above - A
at least 80% and below 90%- B
at least 70% and below 80% - C
at least 60% and below 70% - D
below 60% - F

Attendance is Mandatory!! Attendance will be taken in lab, and the daily poppers will be used to determine your attendance in lecture. I will allow you a total of 3 unexcused absences from lecture and lab (total). You will lose 1% of your grade for every unexcused absence from lecture or lab after the third. Documented University of Houston excused absences will be permitted.

Whenever possible, and in accordance with 504/ADA guidelines, we will attempt to provide reasonable academic accommodations to students who request and require them.