|Instructor:||Anton R. Schep|
|Office Hours:||M 9:00AM-10:00AM
or by appointment
|Prerequisite:||Qualification through placement, or a grade of C or better in Math 111 or 115.|
|Text:||Applied Calculus by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, Flath, et al. The Student's Solution Manual and Student Study Guide are optional.|
|Calculator:||Each student is required to have a graphing calculator. The TI-83 (or TI-83Plus) is preferred but a TI-82 is acceptable. Other calculators may have similar capabilities, but I can't promise to be able to help you with the operation of these calculators.|
Overview: The main goal of this course is to understand the basic concepts of calculus and to know when, how, and why to apply them in real-world situations and to be able to interpret and communicate the results. To achieve this goal will require practice of numerical, graphical, and algebraic methods. In particular, being proficient only with the mechanical manipulations is not sufficient for successful completion of this course. You will also be expected to develop and practice your verbal and written communication skills. You will be required to work in groups during class and will have opportunities to practice these skills. It is desirable that you try to find a group to work with outside of class.
The preface of the book provides additional details and insights into the methods you will encounter in this course. Page xii is particularly instructive but the entire preface is worth reading.
Work Load: There will be in-class group work, daily reading and homework, approximately 12 quizzes, 3 tests, and 1 final exam. You should expect to work at least 6-9 hours per week, outside of class.
Attendance: Absence from more than 10% of the scheduled class sessions (i.e. three or more absences), whether excused or unexcused, is excessive and I reserve the right to exact a grade penalty for such absences.
Grading/Tests: No make-ups will be given for quizzes and for tests only in the case of well-documented extenuating circumstances. However, your two lowest quiz scores and your lowest test score will be dropped. All students must take the final exam and the final exam score cannot be dropped. Note that the third test is on Tuesday November 23. Please plan your Thanksgiving travel so that you can take the test in class. No early exams will be given!
|Quizzes:||20%||(these will be based on the daily homework assignments)|
|Test 1:||25%||(Thursday, Sept. 23)|
|Test 2:||25%||(Thursday, Oct. 28)|
|Test 3:||25%||(Tuesday, Nov. 23)|
|Final Exam:||30%||(Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in LeConte 412)|
|TOTAL:||100% (after lowest test score dropped)|
Additional help is available: Working together on homework assignments is a great way to learn mathematics, so I encourage this. You may also wish to use the Math Lab's free tutoring service. There are three locations: LeConte 101 Math Lab is open MTWTh from 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM, and F from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Towers' Area Math Lab is open MTWTh from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Bates Area Math Lab is open MTWTh from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.