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Mathematics 2

Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry

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This section contains some links to webpages and documents we find interesting, helpful, fun, and maybe somewhat relevant to the course. It will be updated as the term progresses. If you find something you would like to share with the entire class, a great explanation of a concept, an online reference, etc. just let one of the instructors know.

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Mathematics 2

Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry

General Information

Goals | Text | Meetings | Instructors |

Homework | Quizzes | Exams | Grades |

Study Groups | Honor Code | Disabilities | Links |

Course Goals |
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According
to the Office of the Registrar, in Math 2 "the study
of calculus will be continued so that by the end of the sequence the
students
will have been introduced to the algebra and calculus of the
exponential and
logarithm functions and the trigonometric functions and to differential
equations." We will continue where Math 1 left off last term.
We hope to cover integrals and antiderivatives,
techniques of integration, and some applications all while continuing
to review algebra and trigonometry ideas that are helpful and often
forgotten. Some other goals include:

- Writing math efficiently and effectively
- Extending basic concepts to solve more challenging problems
- Working with peers to solve problems
- HAVING FUN!!!!!

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Course Textbook |
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Title:
Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 6^{th}
EditionAuthor: 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. |

Class Meetings |
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Section 1 (Sarah) | MWF 8:45 - 9:50 X-Hour Thursday 9 - 9:50 | Kemeny 007 |
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Section 2 (Paul) | MWF 11:15 - 12:20 X- Hour Tuesday 12 - 12:50 | Kemeny 008 |

Instructors |
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Sarah Wright | Paul Kinlaw |
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Office: 221 Kemeny Hall | Office: 245 Kemeny Hall |

Office Hours: Mon 1-2, Tues 2-3, Thurs 11-12, 1-2, and by appointment | Office Hours: Mon 12:30 - 2:30, Thurs 1 - 2:30 and by appointment |

Phone: 646 - 9814 | Phone: 646 - 9819 |

Homework |
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There will be two
different types of homework for Math 2: almost daily textbook
assignments and weekly written assignments.

Textbook problems will be assigned any time a lecture introduces a new section of material and will be due before the following class, with some exceptions. Some sections are more difficult and will require more class time. You will be given more time to complete problems for these sections. Problems will be chosen to help you practice the basic concepts covered in lecture and the text.

Textbook problems will be assigned any time a lecture introduces a new section of material and will be due before the following class, with some exceptions. Some sections are more difficult and will require more class time. You will be given more time to complete problems for these sections. Problems will be chosen to help you practice the basic concepts covered in lecture and the text.

The
weekly written homework will be assigned on Mondays and due the
following Friday, with exceptions because of "no class days."
This
homework will consist of one or two problems. The focus of
these
assignments should be a clear presentation of the solution. These
problems will vary from week to week. Some will be more
challenging problems then the daily homework, combining a few topics
you have already practiced. Some may be problems where the
calculus involved is fairly straightforward, or even a problem you have
already solved, but it will be presented in a different, more
"real-world" way. Some may ask you to explain a particularly
difficult concept in a clear and well thought out way. Whatever
the form of the question is, your write up should be clear, and you
should be keeping in mind who is "asking" the question; your math
instructor, a fellow student, someone who knows no cacluclus at all,
etc. Guidelines and examples of good
solutions will
be discussed in class. These assignments will be turned in at
the
start of class on Friday, or earlier to your instructor's
office or mailbox. Late
homework will be given only half credit.

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Quizzes |
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Quizzes
will be given weekly, usually on Fridays, except during exam weeks.
See the calendar for exact dates. Quizzes are intended to
check your understanding of the basic concepts and help keep everyone up to speed. You may be asked
to give a definition, explain the fundamentals of a process, or solve a
straightforward problem similar to those solved in class or daily homework problems.
Quizzes will cover material you have already completed problem
sets for. If you are going to miss a quiz, you must contact
your
instructor before the quiz to arrange an alternate time to take it.

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Exams |
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This
course will have two midterm exams and one final. These exams
will be more challanging than weekly quizzes. You will be asked
more in depth questions, expected to be able to work with mulitple
concepts together, and apply your knowledge to new forms of problems.
Don't let this scare you. There will be time in class for
review, study group sessions, and practice exams/problems. More
information on the structure of the exams and what will be covered on
each, including the final will be available as we get closer to exam
time. As with quizzes, if you are going to miss a midterm exam,
you must work something out with your instructor before the exam.

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Exam 1 | Thursday, January 31, 2008 | 6-8pm | Moore B03 |
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Exam 2 | Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 6-8pm | Moore B03 |

Final | Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | 3-6 pm | Kemeny 007 |

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Grades |
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| This is an approximate breakdown of the grade scheme. It may be changed slightly as the term progresses. At the end of the term the total points from every student in both classes will be ordered and grades will be appropriately assigned. Grades may be adjusted depending on the median class score, but if you have at least 90 percent of the points you will get no lower than an A, 80 percent now lower than a B, and so on. If you have any questions about your current standing see your instructor. |

Study Groups |
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The IAS Program in the First Year Office is running study groups for
this course. Study
groups are designed to clarify more difficult topics, give you extra
practice, give you a chance to work together
with your peers and learn from one another, and prepare for quizzes and
exams. They are not intended as a time to work on your
homework under the supervision of a tutor. Attendance at
these sessions is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. You
will receive more information about your assigned group and tutor
during the first week of classes.

Honor Code |
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**On Exams and Quizzes**: No help given or
received. All exams and quizzes will be closed book. *No
calculators or computers are allowed*. **On Homework**:
Working together is permitted and encouraged, but no copying. You are welcome to work in
groups to discuss 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. If you do work in a group or
receive help from a tutor or friend state that on your homeowrk and
include their names if they are in the class. Computing devices *are* allowed
on homework.

Disablilities |
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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.

Interesting Links |
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This section contains some links to webpages and documents we find interesting, helpful, fun, and maybe somewhat relevant to the course. It will be updated as the term progresses. If you find something you would like to share with the entire class, a great explanation of a concept, an online reference, etc. just let one of the instructors know.