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Calculus I

Code: M1001     Acronym: M1001     Level: 100

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Mathematics

Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Mathematics
Course/CS Responsible: First Degree in Computer Science

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
L:B 0 study plan from 2016/17 3 - 6 56 162
L:CC 81 Plano de estudos a partir de 2014 1 - 6 56 162
L:F 0 study plan from 2017/18 2 - 6 56 162
L:G 0 study plan from 2017/18 2 - 6 56 162
L:Q 0 study plan from 2016/17 3 - 6 56 162
MI:ERS 110 Plano Oficial desde ano letivo 2014 1 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Jorge Manuel Meneses Guimarães de Almeida
Manuel Augusto Fernandes Delgado

Teaching language



To become acquainted with the basic concepts and techniques of calculus, at the level of real-valued functions of a single real variable, as well as sequences and series.


Learning outcomes and competences

Capacity of solving calculus problems. Autonomy on the solution of exercises.


Working method



0. Generalities on functions: 

Polynomial functions. Trigonometric functions. Exponential functions.

1. Limits and continuity:

Sequences of real numbers. Basic results on sequences. Real-valued functions of a real variable. Limits. Continuity. Intermediate Value Theorem and Weierstrass Extreme Value Theorem.

2. Derivatives and antiderivatives:

Derivatives. Geometric and physical interpretation of derivatives. Differentiation rules. Derivative of the inverse. Inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. Theorems of Rolle, Lagrange and Cauchy, L ́Hôpital’s Rule. Applications to the study of the behaviour of a function and computation of minima and maxima. Antiderivatives and antiderivatives of elementary functions. Computing antiderivatives by substitution and by parts. Antiderivatives of rational functions.

3. Integration:

Riemann’s integral. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Integration by substitution and integration by parts. Computation of areas. Improper integrals.

4. Polynomial approximation and series:

Taylor polynomials. Numerical series. Basic properties. Convergence tests: Leibniz, ratio and integral.


Mandatory literature

Stewart James; Calculus. ISBN: 978-0-495-38273-7

Complementary Bibliography

Stewart James; Precalculus. ISBN: 978-0-495-55497-4
Spivak Michael; Calculus. ISBN: 0-914098-77-2
Joseph W. Kitchen Jr.; Calculus
Chaves Gabriela; Cálculo Infinitesimal, Universidade do Porto

Teaching methods and learning activities

Presentation of the course material by the teacher, discussion of exercises.



Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Teste 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 106,00
Frequência das aulas 52,00
Total: 158,00

Eligibility for exams

No requisites.

Calculation formula of final grade

The student evaluation wil be done in two parts. During the semester, it will consist of two tests, equally vallued. The students that obtain a grade of at least 10 on the average of the two tests are exempt from taking the final exam but may, nevertheless, choose to take it.

All students are admitted to the final exam. Both the final exam and the makeup exam will also be divided in two parts, roughly corresponding to the material covered by each test, with the exception of material covered after the second test which will. also be covered by the second parts of the exams.

In each part of the exams, the grade will be the best grade obtained for that part of the course material in any test or exam taken up to that point during the academic year. In particular, a student who is already happy with the grade obtained for a part of the course material may choose to take an exam only on the other part, a rule that applies also to students exempted from the final exam.

All grade values are obtained by truncation to centesimals and successive rounding to decimals and units.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Any extraordinary evaluation may be complemented or preceded by an oral exam.
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