**Course introduction**

- Get organized for the course
- Welcome, introductions, and class description
- What’s calculus?
- What’s a function? A family of functions?
- Why use computers?

**Resources**

- Read Macalester’s document Which Calculus Class Should You Take?
- Try to login to piazza. If successful, reply to the post “Introduce yourself” with your own self-introduction
- Download Mathematica here for use throughout the semester
- Wolfram Alpha
- Textbook: 1.2-1.6
- Suggested problems: 1.2: 15, 29; 1.3: 1; 1.4: 15, 35; 1.5: 43; 1.6: 45.

**In class**

- Welcome, introductions, and class description
- Answer questions about the course, including placement in calculus
- Review useful families of functions: linear, exponential, power, trigonometric

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