Instructor: Tom Zaslavsky
Office: LN 2231
Office phone: x2201
Office hours (no appointment is necessary to see me at these times):
MW 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
MWF 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Textbook: Stewart, Single Variable Calculus, 3rd edition (1995). We will cover almost all of chapters 6-10.
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
12% Test II
40% Final Exam
16% Quizzes, homework, and attendance
Grades will be assigned according to the following scheme:
90-100 A 83-86 B+ 70-74 C+ 50-54 D 87-89 A- 79-82 B 65-69 C 0-49 F 75-78 B- 55-64 C-If you take the course Pass/Fail, you need 50% to pass.
Attendance: We meet M, Tu, W, F. Attendance is required every day. You are expected to be on time; otherwise you may be marked absent. Attendance at the last class before a holiday will count double.
Class structure: Each class will have a lecture on new material, followed by discussion of previously assigned HW problems.
Readings: You are expected 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 the schedule for the dates.) Also occasional quizzes, not always announced beforehand.
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). No graphing calculators or laptops are allowed at tests.
No makeup tests will normally be allowed, but I will use my discretion. If you miss a test be prepared to document the reason. No early finals under any circumstances. If you have a question about any grade, you must see me before the next test.
Homework: Problems will be discussed in class (as time allows) and selected 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. Dept.'s help room (LN 2216) or tutoring at the Center for Academic Excellence in the CIW Library. Also, I strongly recommend that you form a study group and that you consult classmates when you get stuck.