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SM121 Calculus 1

On this page, you will find information for SM121, Calculus 1. Most resources will be posted to Google Classroom.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret, analyze, create, and communicate mathematical models involving derivatives.
  2. Carry out computations involving order of growth, limits and derivatives.
  3. Describe relations between geometry, formulas, and data.
  4. Recognize and apply mathematical procedures to solve applied problems, including related rates and optimization.
  5. Write simple proofs of mathematical results.


Textbook: "CALCULUS, Early Transcendentals", Eighth Edition, by James Stewart

Syllabus: Posted on Google Classroom.

Course Policies: Posted on Google Classroom.

Homework: Posted on Google Classroom.

Useful Information

  • The Midshipmen Group Study Program provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-led group study sessions. Each session is facilitated by an MGSP leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course, been recommended by the course instructor, and chosen by the Academic Center. MGSP sessions for this course are available Sunday - Thursday evenings, 2000-2200. No appointment is necessary.
  • The Theodore J. Benac Mathematics Lab (\Math Lab") will be located in Chauvenet 351 this semester. Math Lab is staed by Mathematics Department instructors and will provide homework help during periods 1, 2, 3, and 5, Monday through Friday.
  • The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence provides workshops on time management, test preparation, and other learning skills for all midshipmen. For Calculus I, they provide periodic extra review sessions (often before a test!), and they provide a one hour, non-credit Supplemental Instruction class for Calculus I (XS121). They also provide professional tutoring, both in evening walk-in sessions and in scheduled daytime one-on-one sessions. For more information visit their website (
  • The Math Department Website: Copies of old nal exams and other resources, including the most up-to-date version of this document, are available on the Mathematics Department website (
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