Calculus I – Fall 2012


Welcome to the course web page for the Fall 2012 manifestation of MAT 136: Calculus I (Sections 6 and 9) at Northern Arizona University.

What is this course all about?

This course is a first calculus course concentrating on limits, continuity, the derivative, and integration. Applications are made to classical problems in physics and other sciences. For more details, see the syllabus.

Instructor Information

Instructor: Dr. Dana C. Ernst
Office: AMB 119
Office Phone: 928.523.6852
Office Hours: MWThF at 11:30-12:30PM and M at 3:00-4:00PM (or by appointment)


Our textbook will consist of a course pack called Calculus I Lecture Notes by J. Neuberger, N. Sieben, and J. Swift. The course pack is available for purchase at Alphagraphics (12 N. Beaver Street) for less than $10. In addition, you will occasionally be provided with other course materials. You are welcome to utilize other books covering first semester calculus.

I expect you to be reading the textbook. I will not be covering every detail of the textbook and the only way to achieve a sufficient understanding of the material is to be digesting the reading in a meaningful way. You should be seeking clarification about the material in the textbook whenever necessary by asking questions in class or posting questions to the course forum on Bb Learn.

Getting Help

There are many resources available to get help. First, I recommend that you work on homework in groups as much as possible. Second, you are strongly encouraged to ask questions in the course forum on Bb Learn, as I (and hopefully other members of the class) will post comments there for all to benefit from. You can also encouraged to stop by during my office hours and you can always email me. Lastly, free tutoring is available in AMB 137 through the Math Achievement Program.