David M. McClendon Professor
Department of Mathematics
Ferris State University
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 MATH 220 (Calculus I)

 Recent syllabi and course calendars
          Spring 2022 syllabus and calendar (non-honors) [pdf]
          Spring 2022 syllabus (honors) [pdf]

          Fall 2021 syllabus and calendar [pdf]

 Course documents

          Lecture notes (2021-22 version) [pdf]
          Old exams (with solutions) [pdf]

 Mathematica information and files

          Students:  obtain your copy of Mathematica by clicking here.
          Some general information about Mathematica [pdf]
          Calculus 1/2 quick reference guide for Mathematica [pdf]

          Specialized Mathematica commands:
                     Functions, plots and graphics in Mathematica [nb - right-click and save to your machine]
                     Handout on Mathematica code for Riemann sums [pdf]
                     Mathematica code for Riemann sums [nb]

                     Handout on commands for producing vector fields in Mathematica [pdf]
                     Mathematica code for vector fields [nb]
          Mathematica files to accompany lectures:
                     Graphics from lecture on tangent lines [nb]
                     Graphics from lecture on the second derivative [nb]
                     Graphics accompanying the lecture on Newton's method [nb]
                     Mathematica file for Riemann sums discussed in lecture [nb]
                     Figures related to error analysis in Riemann sum approximations [nb]

 Getting help outside of class

          Academic Support Center (information about tutoring at FSU)
          TutorTrac (online scheduling of tutoring appointments at FSU)
          Educational Counseling and Disability Services
          Khan Academy (online math videos)

 Other links

           FSU Math and Actuarial Science Club
           National site of Gamma Iota Sigma (risk management and actuarial science fraternity)

           FSU chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma