Calculus I (Math 221), Sections 11 and 17 (Zaslavsky)

Fall 2007

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Instructor: Tom Zaslavsky
Office: LN 2231
Office phone: 777-2201

Office hours (no appointment necessary):

M 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Note the late hour!)
W 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
F 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you need to see me at another time, please make an appointment. I will usually have time to see you.

REVIEW SESSION: Tues. 12/11, 2:00 - 4:00 (changed!), in LN-1402 (opposite the library).
Open office hours Wednesday afternoon 12/12 (after lunch, before dinner).

FINAL EXAM: Wed. 12/12, 7:00 - 9:00, in LH-1.

Textbook and syllabus: See the main Calc I course page.
Basic formulas to know ("The Need-to-Know List").

Grading System:
Tests (Tuesdays 9/25, 10/23, 11/20): 16% each (100 points each)
Final Exam (Wed. 12/12): 40%
Quizzes (may be unannounced),
homework (for handing in assignments),
class participation

The class tests are held in class on Tuesdays: Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20. Each test will cover the topics that we covered up to the time of the test and since the last test. The final exam is on Wed., Dec. 12, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. It is comprehensive but with extra attention to topics covered after the last class test. There will be no early finals.

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Attendance: We meet M, T, W, F. Attendance is expected every day. Discussion and questions are a big part of the course. Tuesdays are not optional, no kidding!

Special days: No classes or office hours on 9/14, 9/21, and 11/21, that is, the three short pre-holidays before the Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. However, attendance is essential on the days before those short days. (I will take attendance and it will affect your grade.)

Homework: Most problems will be collected but not graded; they will be discussed in class. Bring your questions to class! Of course you can also drop by my office (see office hours).

Homework, quiz, and test rules:

Test Policy: You are responsible for everything covered in class and for all assigned readings and problems. NO MAKEUPS will normally be allowed on class tests, but I will use my discretion. If you miss a test be prepared to document the reason. No makeups on quizzes. No early finals under any circumstances. If you have a question about any grade, you must see me before the next test. There may or may not be quizzes, and they may or may not be announced in advance.

Advice about tests (and good for homework too): Often there are several ways to solve a problem. Some may be faster than others. Your ability to find efficient solutions will be a factor in taking tests. If you find inefficient, long solutions to some problems, you may not have enough time to finish a test. This is not speed, it is knowing how to find good ways of solving problems. You develop this by practice. Keep it in mind!