Math 51, Fall 2022

Survey of Calculus I


The text is "Calculus and its Applications," fourteenth edition, by Goldstein, Lay, Schneider, and Asmar.

Your grade will be determined from the following. If your final total is at least 90% (resp. 80, 70, 60), you are guaranteed of getting at least an A- (resp. B-, C-, D-).

If it helps your grade, the lowest score on a midterm only counts half (so then your total would be out of 450).

Two types of problems are assigned. The "Suggested problems" are not to be handed in. You can find the answers to them in the back of the book to check your work. You are strongly encouraged to work these problems. Many exam and quiz problems will be almost identical to some of the suggested problems.

The "Hand-in problems" are to be handed in on the indicated date. They will be posted on CourseSite at the beginning of the semester. They will be graded on a 20-point basis. The solutions to the Hand-in Problems will be posted on Course Site at 2 PM the day they are due. Late homework will not be accepted. If you must miss class on the day HW is due, have someone else hand it in for you.

You may work together as much as you wish on the Suggested Problems. However, on the Hand-in Problems, you may not collaborate, except for preliminary discussion. Students found to be copying on hand-in homework may be taken before the Disciplinary Committee.

10-minute quizzes will usually take place in recitation. Quizzes will be composed of problems similar to Suggested Problems based on a recent previous lecture. If you miss a quiz for a reason which your TA considers excusable, you will receive a score of 16 out of 20. Quizzes will be graded on a 20-point basis. Half-credit (10 points) is given just for handing in the paper; this is to reward attendance. The quizzes and homeworks will comprise one category. The two lowest scores in this category will be dropped, and the rest averaged.

The hour exams will be at 4:25 PM on Sept 22 and Oct 27. In order to be considered for a makeup of an hour exam, you must notify the professor in advance with ample documentation. If your excuse is deemed acceptable and more than one person needs a makeup, you will be given a makeup exam during the following week. The final exam will cover material from the entire semester, with a heavy emphasis on material subsequent to the second hour exam.

Attendance is required. A Section 3 report will be filed with the Dean of Students for a student who misses three lectures within a short period of time. A second Section 3 report can result in removal from the course.

Turn off and put away cell phones. No texting during class is allowed. Laptops may be used only with prior approval by the professor.

In addition to the office hours of the professor and TA for this course, there are several ways in which students can receive help. Most highly recommended is the drop-in Math Help Center on the third floor of Chandler-Ullman. Its hours and staff will be posted. Also available are the Writing and Math Center in Drown Hall, for which a student must schedule regular appointments, and the peer tutoring services organized through the University Center.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Lehigh University is committed to maintaining an equitable and inclusive community and welcomes students with disabilities into all of the University’s educational programs. In order to receive consideration for reasonable accommodations, a student with a disability must contact Disability Support Services (DSS), provide documentation, and participate in an interactive review process. If the documentation supports a request for reasonable accommodations, DSS will provide students with a Letter of Accommodations. Students who are approved for accommodations at Lehigh should share this letter and discuss their accommodations and learning needs with instructors as early in the semester as possible. For more information or to request services, please contact Disability Support Services in person in Williams Hall, Suite 301, via phone at 610-758-4152, via email at, or online at

The Principles of Our Equitable Community: Lehigh University endorses The Principles of Our Equitable Community . We expect each member of this class to acknowledge and practice these Principles. Respect for each other and for differing viewpoints is a vital component of the learning environment inside and outside the classroom.

Statement regarding learning outcomes.

Tentative schedule of lectures, Suggested Problems, and Hand-in Problems, which will be listed on CourseSite.