Instructor: Tom Zaslavsky
Office: LN 2231
Office Hours: W,F 1:30-3:30 p.m.
I will also be willing to make appointments for other times.
Text: Stewart, "Single Variable Calculus," 4th edition (1999).
We will cover almost all of chapters 7-12.
Grading system: Your grade will be based on your test total, quiz grades, homework grades, attendance, and class participation. Your semester score will be determined as follows:
|12%||Test 1||Monday evening, Sept. 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in LH 2|
|20%||Midterm||Monday evening, Oct. 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in LH 2|
|12%||Test 2||Monday evening, Nov. 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in LH 2|
|40%||Final Exam||Friday, Dec. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Early finals are not possible.)|
|16%||Attendance, quizzes, and homework|
Grades will be assigned according to the following scheme:
If you take the course Pass/Fail, you need 50% to pass.
Attendance: Attendance is required every day. You are expected to be on time and stay to the end of class; otherwise you may be marked absent. Attendance at the last class before or after a holiday and on the day after a test will count double.
Class structure: Generally, each class will have a lecture on new material, followed by discussion of previously assigned HW problems.
Readings: I expect you to read the section before the lecture on it. This is so that you will learn more from the lecture. You should do the assigned HW problems promptly after the lecture on that section. Keep up to date. Calculus is not easy to cram.
Tests and quizzes: There will be two class tests plus a midterm and
a final exam. (See above for the dates.) Also frequent quizzes, not always
You are responsible for everything covered in class and for all assigned readings and problems. You will need a scientific calculator (one with trig and exponential functions). Click here for general instructions for tests and quizzes.
NO EARLY FINALS under any circumstances.
If you have a question about any grade, you must see me before the next test.
Problems will be discussed in class (as time allows) and some homework will be collected. Any problem may be discussed. The homework assigned is a minimum. It is a sample of the various types of problems. I suggest that you try to do all assigned problems without a graphing calculator (no matter what the book says). You could use a graphing calculator, if you have one, to check your work.
Extra help: Besides asking questions in class and seeing me in my office, you can go to the Math Department's help room (LN 2216) or tutoring at the Center for Academic Excellence in CIW. Also, I strongly recommend that you form a study group and that you consult classmates when you get stuck.
Additional web places to visit:
The math forum - various math resources (check out the topics on calculus!)
The world of mathematics - more math resources
Mathnerds - get hints on your math questions
Calculus On the Web - an online tutorial
Binghamton University Math Club
Bamdads math cartoons
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