Lecture Notes & Schedule

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Week Topic Notes
Jan. 2-4 Areas and simple sums
Jan. 7-11 Areas and Riemannian sums
Jan. 14-18 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Jan. 21-25 Applications of the definite integral
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 Volumes and Length
Feb. 4-8 Techniques of Integration
Feb. 11-15 Techniques of Integration, Improper Integrals
Feb. 18-22 Reading break
Feb. 25 - March 1 Continuous probability distributions
March 4-8 Differential Equations
March 11-15 Sequences
March 18-22 Series
March 25-29 Series, Taylor polynomials
April 2-5 Taylor Polynomials, Review

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Lecture notes

The course notes were written by professor Leah Keshet and are based on material taught in Math 103 over several years and are constantly being updated.

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  1. Areas, Volumes, and Simple Sums
  2. Areas, Riemann Sums
  3. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Definite Integral
  4. Applications of the Definite Integral to Velocities, and Rates
  5. Applications of the Definite Integral to Mass, Volume and Arc Length
  6. Techniques of integration
  7. Improper Integrals
  8. Continuous probability distributions
  9. Differential equations
  10. Sequences
  11. Series
  12. Taylor Series

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Course Notes

  • p.69: Table 3.1, the last column with anti-derivatives should include an integration constant.
  • p.195 bottom: The solution includes repetitive information for finding an upper bound: "by noting that for all \(x>0\)

\[0 \leq\frac{x}{1+x^3}\leq\frac{x}{x^3}=\frac1{x^2}."\]

can be deleted. Identical information is provided in the following sentence.
  • p.213: In the integral immediately following Figure 8.2, a factor of \(\pi/12\) is missing in front of the integral.
  • p.229 middle: Note, the statement "If the distribution is non-symmetric, a long tail in one direction will shift the mean toward that direction more strongly than the median." is a very useful rule of thumb to visually assess features of a (probability) distribution. However, it is just a rule of thumb and is not mathematically rigorous.


  • p.368: Solution 2.14 (d) should be 81/4 (not 182.25).
  • p.368: Solution 10.4 (d) should read monotonically increasing, bounded (and not monotonically decreasing, bounded).