Calculus 1A 2011/2012
Note: If you are interested in Calculus 1B go to: Calculus 1B
Text: University Calculus, by Hass, Weir, and Thomas / Pearson © 2010. The publisher is producing a special version of this book, just for UMASS Lowell, which includes Chapters 1-3 of a precalculus text by Dugopolski. Be sure to purchase this version of the text (Blue cover).
The Calculus 1A/1B Survival Guide contains extremely valuable information that can make the difference
between you passing or failing this course. Read it as if your life in this calculus course depends upon it.
If you know your algebra skills need a tune up, print out and study this Basic Algebra Guide. You must be able
to carry out algebraic operations involving fractions, exponents, and radicals/roots without error if you are to succeed in calculus.
After you attempt the problems in this handout, you can check your solutions here: Solutions. You may also find this
one-page Summary of the Rules of Algebraic Manipulation (not including the Laws of Exponents) useful.
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