TEXTBOOK: Calculus by Stewart, Edition 7 or NIU edition
MATERIAL COVERED: Chapters 1 through 4, except 3.6, plus the material on partial derivatives
PREREQUISITE: Math Placement Exam or Math 155
WITHDRAWAL: The last day to withdraw is Friday, October 18, 2013
GRADING SYSTEM: Your grade will be based on 650 points as follows:
|3 one-hour examinations||300 points|
|Final Examination||200 points|
FINAL EXAM: The comprehensive departmental final exam is scheduled for 8:00 - 9:50 A.M., Friday December 13, 2013. Your instructor will announce the room location.
CALCULATORS: A graphing calculator is required for the course. We recommend the TI-83 (or TI-83 plus) calculator, or one with similar capabilities. Most assignments will include some problems for which the calculator is intended to be used. Scientific Calculators or Graphing Calculators less than or equal to TI86 will be allowed on the final exam. More powerful calculators, such as TI89 or TI92, are not permitted on exams. Nor are calculators with communication abilities, such as the calculator on your cell phone. Be advised that most, if not all, questions on the final will not require a calculator. Your instructor will determine the calculator policy for the three hour exams.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: You are expected to acquire not only computational facility with the topics introduced, but also a good understanding of the concepts and theory of calculus. Mathematics is a truly universal language; we want you to become more fluent in reading, writing, and using this precise language.
ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect means being on time for class and not leaving early, being prepared to give full attention to class work, not reading newspapers or other material in class, not using cell phones or pagers during class time, and not looking at another student's work during exams. Academic misconduct, as defined by the Student Judicial Code, will not be treated lightly.
DRC STATEMENT: If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let your instructor know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the DRC (Disability Resource Center)located in the Health Services Building, 4th floor.
ADVICE: Perhaps the single most important factor in your success in this course is your study habits . Think of learning math as "working out" in the gym. Study at least 3 times per week; do not wait until the day before the exam. Learn mathematics like you would learn a language. Work on the concepts until they make sense. Don't just memorize facts and then forget them a few weeks later. You will need to know this stuff for Calc II and other courses. Master each homework problem---beyond just getting a correct answer. Be aware of your mistakes in algebra and trigonometry Always come to class! While you're there, listen, think, and ask questions.