Math 1: Fall 2008

Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry

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Course Information

Course Goals & Attack Plan

Course Structure

The Honor Principle

Attendance

Textbook

Disabilities

Quizzes

Exams

Timetable of Meetings

Instructors

Tutors and Study Groups

Course Goals & Attack Plan

Concrete Goals (you can tell they're concrete because they are in bullet form):

• Use algebra skills for calculus and other mathematics

• Be able to compute derivatives of a variety of functions

• Communicate mathematics

• Understand the applications of calculus

• Be ready for further studies of calculus

Abstract Goals/Attack Plan (you can tell they're abstract because they are in paragraph form in italics):

In addition to the concrete goals listed above, here are a few more words about our (more abstract) plan of attack for this course. These words were written by Dr. Frank Swenton, Middlebury College, and since it is doubtful they can be paraphrased to achieve any greater clarity, they are quoted here as motivation for the course ahead.

Course Meeting Structure

 Monday lecture Tuesday x-period for quiz and lecture Wednesday lecture Friday lecture

The Honor Principle

On Exams and Quizzes: No help given or received. All exams and quizzes will be closed book. No calculators or computers are allowed--please let this guide your use of them elsewhere in the course.

On Homework: Working together is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING.   You are welcome to work in groups to discuss the ideas and specific problems (also feel free to talk with your instructors, tutors, and anyone else you may find). However, each student is expected to produce the final written homework set individually and independently. This means you cannot simply copy down the solution arrived at by the group, even if you were a member of the group. Computing devices are allowed on homework.

Attendance

• Class meets four times per week, and you will be expected to attend; excessive absences will affect your course grade.

Assignment

Points Each

Total Points

Quizzes

15

90

Webwork

3

approx. 48

Written Work

10

90

Midterms

100

200

Final

150

Total

approx. 578

Textbook

Title: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 6th Edition
Author: James Stewart
ISBN: 978-0495-38559-2

The book is available at Wheelock Books.

Some solutions for problems in this textbook are available at www.hotmath.com. For password information, please email your instructor.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see me before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested.

Whether or not you have a disability, the Academic Skills Center is an excellent place to visit. Take some time to look at their videos and other resources. Would you benefit from some of the planning tools? Do you think you could improve your note-taking skills? Is stress eating your life? You're the only one who knows what might benefit you, and it doesn't hurt to look.

Quizzes

Quizzes will be held weekly during the x-period, in clear reference to the homework material. Calculators and notes are not permitted on quizzes.

See quizzes and exams for more details.

Exams

There will be two midterm exams and one final. Midterms will be held on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM. Review sessions will be held during the x-hours preceding the exams. The final will be held on Saturday December 6, 2008. Calculators and notes are not permitted on exams.

See quizzes and exams for more details.

Timetable of Meetings

 Section 1 Instructor: Paige Rinker Phone: 603-646-9814 E-mail: MWF 11:15 – 12:20 PMTu 12:00 – 12:50 PM (x-period) Classroom: Dartmouth 109 Office: 221 Kemeny HallOffice Hours: MWF 2-3 and Tuesday from 1-2. Section 2 Instructor: Greg Petrics Phone: (603) 646-9809 E-mail: MWF 12:30 – 1:35 PMTu 1:00 – 1:50 PM (x-period) Classroom: Kemeny 006 Office: 214 Kemeny HallOffice Hours: M 2-3pm, Tu 12-1pm, W 2-3pm, F 2-2:45pm

Instructors

Instructors for this course are Paige Rinker and Greg Petrics. Both instructors would be happy to meet with you to discuss anything pertaining to the course. If you cannot drop in during the scheduled office hours, please email us to set up an appointment.

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Tutors and Study Groups

Study groups, organized by the Academic Skills Center and the First Year Office, will be led by experienced tutors: Shun Aonuma, Hayley Jones and Amma Serwaah-Panin. In addition to group meetings on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the tutors will hold drop-in tutoring on Monday evenings. If you have any questions regarding study groups, you may contact Dean Leigh Remy (ext. 62681).

The meeting times and places are:

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Goldstein Hall, 2nd Floor Seminar Room

Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Russell Sage Hall, Basement Lounge

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m
Brown Hall, Basement Lounge