Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 161

James Stewart. Calculus, Early Transcendentals (WebAssign eBook) 8th ed. Cengage Learning

Instructions for students to obtain the e-book and to use WebAssign:Once your instructor has uploaded the class roster to WebAssign, your personal class page will be activated. You will access it with your Loyola ID and password as detailed below. 

 

1.    Go to www.webassign.net/luc/login.html(Note the change in URL from previous semesters.)

2.    Use the LOG IN @ LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGObutton in the center of the page. The LOG IN button in the upper right-hand corner should NOTbe used.

3.    Selecting the Loyola login button will bring you to a standard Loyola login page, where you will enter your Loyola ID and password.

4.    Successful login should bring you to a WebAssign home screen from which you can access any of your courses having a WebAssign component.

5.    Select the desired course. If you have not already registered an access code for the course, a notice will be displayed with three choices:

o    Enter an access code (purchased at the Loyola Bookstore or from the Acadiem website),

o    Purchase an access code (online from WebAssign), or

o    Continue the free trial.

Select the appropriate choice to access the e-book and homework assignments.

6.    If you purchased an access code for the Larson text in a previous semester, you do not need to purchase another code.

7.    If at any time you run into technical difficulty using WebAssign, you can contact WebAssign directly by email or phone. Visit https://webassign.com/support/student-support/to get started.

Chapter 1: Functions and Models
  1.1 Four Ways to Represent a Function
  1.2 Mathematical Models: A Catalog of Essential Functions
  1.3 New Functions from Old Functions
  1.4 Exponential Functions and Logarithms
  1.5 Inverse Functions and Logarithms 
    Optional: Graphing with calculators, Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha (pp. xxiv-xxv)

Chapter 2: Limits and Derivatives
  2.1 The Tangent and Velocity Problems
  2.2 The Limit of a Function
  2.3 Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws
  2.4 The Precise Definition of a Limit
  2.5 Continuity
  2.6 Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes
  2.7 Derivatives and Rates of Change
  2.8 The Derivative as a Function

Chapter 3: Differentiation Rules
  3.1 Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions
  3.2  The Product and Quotient Rules
  3.3 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
  3.4 The Chain Rule
  3.5 Implicit Differentiation
  3.6 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
  3.7 Rates of Change in Natural and Social Sciences
  3.8 Exponential Growth and Decay
  3.9 Related Rates
  3.10 Linear Approximations and Differentials 
  3.11 Optional: Hyperbolic Functions

Chapter 4: Applications of Derivatives
  4.1 Maximum and Minimum Values
  4.2 The Mean Value Theorem
  4.3 How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph
  4.4 Indeterminate Forms and l'Hospital's Rule
  4.5 Summary of Curve Sketching
  4.6 Optional: Graphing with Calculus and Calculators 
  4.7 Optimization Problems
  4.8 Optional: Newton's Method
  4.9 Antiderivatives

Chapter 5: Integrals
  5.1 Areas and Distances
  5.2 The Definite Integral
  5.3 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  5.4 Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem
  5.5 The Substitution Rule

Should you choose Math 161/162 or Math 131/132?

Any questions about placement in calculus or other 100-level courses that remain after reading that section should be directed to John Houlihan, Mathematics Placement Director. Please e-mail him to set up an appointment.

Math 161/162 (Calculus I, Calculus II) is a traditional calculus sequence covering all the basic topics of one-variable calculus. This sequence is a prerequisite for Multivariable Calculus (Math 263) as well as for almost all higher-level math courses. It is required for all students majoring in Chemistry, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. It is highly recommended, although not required, for students majoring in Biology, Computer Science and Economics.

Math 131/132 (Applied Calculus I, Applied Calculus II) is more of a survey sequence covering many of the basic topics in one-variable calculus as well as some topics in multivariable calculus and differential equations. It is a terminal sequence in that it does not satisfy the prerequisites of upper-level mathematics and statistics courses. Students who enjoyed mathematics in high school and earned ACT math scores of 28 and higher or SAT math scores of 610 and higher are encouraged to choose the Math 161/162 sequence.

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Loyola Math Club Tutoring

The Loyola Math Club offers free tutoring to students in 100-level MATH courses (and others). 

Math Club tutoring for Spring 2017 will take place Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in Dumbach 120. please contact Michael Serwetnyk (mserwetnyk@luc.edu) with any questions about tutoring.