Here are my online notes for my Calculus I course that I
teach here at Lamar University. Despite the fact that these are my ďclass
notesĒ they should be accessible to anyone wanting to learn Calculus I or
needing a refresher in some of the early topics in calculus.
Iíve tried to make these notes as self contained as
possible and so all the information needed to read through them is either from
an Algebra or Trig class or contained in other sections of the notes.
Here are a couple of warnings to my students who may be
here to get a copy of what happened on a day that you missed.
Because I wanted to make this a fairly complete set of
notes for anyone wanting to learn calculus I have included some material
that I do not usually have time to cover in class and because this changes
from semester to semester it is not noted here. You will need to find one
of your fellow class mates to see if there is something in these notes that
wasnít covered in class.
Because I want these notes to provide some more
examples for you to read through, I donít always work the same problems in
class as those given in the notes. Likewise, even if I do work some of the
problems in here I may work fewer problems in class than are presented here.
Sometimes questions in class will lead down paths that
are not covered here. I try to anticipate as many of the questions as
possible when writing these up, but the reality is that I canít anticipate
all the questions. Sometimes a very good question gets asked in class that
leads to insights that Iíve not included here. You should always talk to
someone who was in class on the day you missed and compare these notes to
their notes and see what the differences are.
This is somewhat related to the previous three items,
but is important enough to merit its own item. THESE NOTES ARE NOT A
SUBSTITUTE FOR ATTENDING CLASS!! Using these notes as a substitute for
class is liable to get you in trouble. As already noted not everything in
these notes is covered in class and often material or insights not in these
notes is covered in class.
Here is a listing and brief description of the material in this set of notes.