Calculus 1


Course Objective

At the end of this course the student is able to
a) calculate limits, using several methods like l'Hopitals rule or the
squeeze theorem
b) calculate derivatives and to find local extreme values
c) calculate integrals, using several methods like the substitution
method, integration by parts, partial fraction expansion
d) verify if a function is continuous, differentiable,
e) calulate and apply a Taylor polynomial
f) formulate and apply several important theorems for continuous and/or
differentiable functions, like the Intermediate Value Theorem, the Mean
Value Theorem and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Course Content

Real functions of one variable. Topics that will be treated are:
1) Preliminaries, Real functions, Trigonometric functions
2) Limits, Continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem
3) Transcendental Functions, Inverse Functions
4) Differentiation, Chain Rule, Mean Value Theorem
5) Applications of Differentiation, Extreme Values, l'Hôpital's Rule,
Taylor Polynomial
6) Integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Improper Integrals

Teaching Methods

Lectures (3 x 2 hours per week) and seminars (2 x 2 hours per week).
Attendance for at least 10 out of a total of 14 seminars is mandatory.

Method of Assessment

There is a midterm exam and a final exam. The final grade (G) for
Calculus 1 is a weighted average of the midterm exam (M) and final exam
(F): G=(2M+3F)/5. There is one retake which covers all topics for the
midterm exam and the final exam. Midterm exam or final exam cannot be
retaken separately! More details can be found in the manual on Canvas.


Adams en Essex, Calculus: A Complete Course, 9th edition, Pearson 2018,
ISBN-10: 0134154363 • ISBN-13: 9780134154367.

Target Audience

1 BA

Additional Information

Attendance for at least 10 out of a total of 14 seminars is mandatory!

General Information

Course Code X_400635
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. O. Fabert
Examiner dr. O. Fabert
Teaching Staff dr. O. Fabert

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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