John Adamski, PhD

Fordham Math 1206-R01: Calculus I, Fall 2020

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Course Documents


08/27/2020Welcome, 1.1 Four Ways to Represent a FunctionNotesVideo
08/31/20201.1 continued, 1.3 New Functions From Old Functions, 1.4 The Tangent and Velocity ProblemNotesVideo
09/01/2020Recitation: Algebra and Trig ReviewNotesVideo
09/03/20201.4 continued, 1.5 The Limit of a FunctionNotesVideo
09/08/2020Recitation: 1.5 continuedNotesVideo
09/10/20201.6 Calculating Limits Using the Limit LawsNotesVideo
09/14/20201.8 ContinuityNotesVideo
09/15/2020Recitation: 1.7 The Precise Definition of the LimitNotesVideo
09/17/20202.1 Derivatives and Rates of ChangeNotesVideo
09/21/20202.2 The Derivative as a Function, 2.3 Differentiation FormulasNotesVideo
09/22/2020Recitation: 2.3 continuedNotesVideo
09/24/20202.4 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions, 2.5 The Chain RuleNotesVideo
09/28/20202.6 Implicit DifferentiationNotesVideo
10/01/20202.8 Related RatesNotesVideo
10/05/20202.9 Linear Approximation and DifferentialsNotesVideo
10/08/20203.1 Maximum and Minimum ValuesNotesVideo
10/13/2020Recitation: 3.1 continuedNotesVideo
10/14/2020(Wednesday) Review for Midterm ExamNotesVideo
10/15/2020Midterm Exam, Instructions
10/19/20203.2 The Mean Value Theorem, 3.3 How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a GraphNotesVideo
10/20/2020Recitation: Exam 1 debriefingNotesVideo
10/22/20203.3 continuedNotesVideo
10/26/20203.4 Limits at Infinity, Horizontal AsymptotesNotesVideo
10/27/2020Recitation: 3.5 Summary of Curve SketchingNotesVideo
10/29/20203.7 Optimization ProblemsNotesVideo
11/02/20203.9 AntiderivativesNotesVideo
11/05/20204.1 Areas and DistancesNotesVideo
11/09/20204.2 The Definite IntegralNotesVideo
11/10/2020Recitation: 4.3 The Fundamental Theorem of CalculusNotesVideo
11/12/20204.2 continued, 4.3 continuedNotesVideo
11/16/20204.4 Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem, 4.5 The Substitution RuleNotesVideo
11/17/2020Recitation: 4.5 continuedNotesVideo
11/19/20206.1 Inverse FunctionsNotesVideo
11/23/20206.2* The Natural Logarithmic FunctionNotesVideo
11/30/20206.3* The Natural Exponential FunctionNotesVideo
12/03/20206.4* General Logarithmic and Exponential FunctionsNotesVideo
12/07/2020Review for Final Exam (all sections above)NotesVideo
12/14/20201:30-3:30pm, Final Exam (all sections above), Instructions