MAT 131 (CALCULUS I)-Fall 2019


The Final exam is on 12/11 from 2:15-5PM in Javits 100. Our practice final can be found at


Special Announcement to students: If your final exam score is higher than exactly one of your midterm scores, that midterm score will be replaced by the final exam score. If your final exam score is higher than both midterm grades, the final exam score will replace the lowest midterm grade.


Course Description: This is a course in differential calculus and integral calculus where you will learn about derivatives and integrals and their applications as well as the amazing connections that exist between them! Calculators will not be used this semester. By the end of the course, students will be able to compute limits, derivatives, and antiderivatives and apply them to a variety of situations in and outside mathematics. There will be a focus on concepts and theory as well as computations and applications. Topics will be addressed numerically, algebraically, and graphically. This is an exciting 4 credit course which will require a great deal of your attention! A grade of C or higher in this course may be used to satisfy the Quantitative Problem Solving requirement of the Stony Brook Curriculum. 


Course Coordinator: Bill Bernhard (

The meeting time of all lectures and recitations with instructor names can be found under MAT 131 at

Tentative Weekly Schedule (Syllabus)

Required materials: Single Variable calculus 4th edition(stony brook edition) and webassign.

Grading: Exam #1 (20%) Wednesday, 10/2 at 8:45 PM covering 2.5, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.5

Exam #2 (20%) Thursday, 10/31 at 8:45 PM covering 4.1, 2.8, 4.3, 4.2, and 4.6

Final Exam (40%)  Wednesday, 12/11 at 2:15 PM covering 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.4 and all sections covered on previous exams.

Recitation Participation (10%) Attending recitation with your homework is considered mandatory! Here are the homework problems from our textbook for the course. Please consult your TA for his/her policy regarding this 10% of the course grade.


WebAssign (10%) Students will be assigned web-based exercises using an online system. You can purchase both the text and your access code at If you are continuing calculus after this semester, you might consider purchasing a multi-term access code. Your class key is sunysb 9048 0122. The first assignment is due Sunday, 9/8 by 11:59PM, and every two weeks thereafter until the end of the term. There are no make-ups, no drops, and no extensions! New assignments will be posted by 11:59PM beginning on 8/25, and every two weeks thereafter.


DSS advisory: If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical, or learning disability could adversely affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, we urge you to contact the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Educational Communications Center (ECC) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and that documentation is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site:

Disruptive Behavior: Stony Brook University expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals  of the institution; to observe national, state, and local laws and University regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people.  Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, and/or inhibits students' ability to learn.