Course Information







Math 3 - Calculus

Information About Math 3, Fall 2009

In the following paragraphs, we describe the most important facts that you will want to know about the course: for example, when and where it meets, the names and office hours of the instructors, the course requirements, dates and times of the exams, and the Academic Honor Principle as it applies to the course.

The three sections of the course behave as one: That is, all of the required work is the same, as is the material that is covered. The grades are assigned as if all students were attending the same class. So, you should feel free to talk to any of us, even though you probably should seek out your own instructor first, primarily because we want to get to know as many of you as possible.

Textbook: The manuscript Principles of Calculus Modeling: An Interactive Approach, by Donald Kreider, Dwight Lahr, and Susan Diesel, is available at the College Copy Center in Thayer. Each section of the book has a companion page on the Web which can be accessed at the KLDbook site (see left sidebar).

Section 1: (9L) MWF 8:45–9:50 [x-period: Th 9:00-9:50] in 008 Kemeny
Dwight Lahr
341 Kemeny Hall, 646-2672
Office Hours: MW: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (and by appt.)

Section 2: (11) MWF 11:15 - 12:20 [x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50] in 008 Kemeny
Carl Pomerance
339 Kemeny Hall, 646-2635
Office hours: TuWTh 9:00am - 10:00am (and by appt.)

Section 3: (11) MWF 11:15 - 12:20 [x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50] in 007 Kemeny
Andrew Yang
316 Kemeny Hall, 646-2960
Office hours: MWF 1:30pm - 2:30pm (and by appt.)

Student Course Assistants:
Graduate Students:
Seth Harris, 220 Kemeny, 6-
Zachary Hamaker, 222 Kemeny, 6-
Michael Wijaya, 239 Kemeny, 6-

Undergraduate Tutors:
Ignacio Rueda, Zach Stolzenberg, Yang Lu, Alex Borland

Class Meetings: Class meetings consist of three 65-minute lectures. Normally, we will not meet in the x-hours; however, you must keep the time slots open because they may occasionally be used. The lectures introduce new material and provide the course structure.

Examinations: There will be two hour-exams and a (three-hour) final examination. The final exam has been scheduled by the Registrar's office for Monday, December 7 at 11:30am. Don't make any travel plans that might conflict with this time because all Math 3 students must be there. Here is the schedule of the two hour-exams and final:

  • Hour-Exam 1: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3:30–4:45 p.m. [Alternate time for students with labs or team practice-- 6:30-7:45 p.m. Notify your instructor if you are in this group.]
  • Hour-Exam 2: Monday, Nov. 9, 3:30–4:45 p.m. [Alternate time for students with labs or team practice-- 6:30-7:45 p.m. Notify your instructor if you are in this group.]
  • Final Exam: Monday, December 7 at 11:30am
Regular time: 10/21 and 11/9, 3:30-4:45--Lahr's class: A through N in the alphabet will take the exam in 008 Kemeny; O through Z (Lahr), and all students in Pomerance's or Yang's sections will take it in the Murdough Center, Cook Auditorium
Alternate time: 10/21 and 11/9: 6:30pm to 7:45pm--008 Kemeny for all students
Final Exam: Monday, December 7, 2009 at 11:30am-- Hopkins Spaulding
Each of the two hour-exams will consist of two parts—-a multiple-choice part and a non multiple-choice part where partial credit can be earned. The final exam will be multiple-choice. No calculators or computers will be needed or allowed in these sit-down exams.

Daily Homework Problem Sets: You will get and turn in all Math 3 homework over the World Wide Web using WeBWorK (see left sidebar for login). Homework due-dates will be shown on the WeBWorK assignments, which will generally be due at 8:00 a.m. on the second class day after the class in which the material is covered. Answers will be available at 1:00 p.m. on the same day. Late homework will not be accepted without advance permission from your instructor, obtained well before the assignment is due. There will normally be at least one class-day between the day homework is assigned and the day it is due, thereby providing plenty of opportunity for you to get your questions answered.

Academic Honor Principle: On the two hour-exams and the final examination you will work individually, guided by the Dartmouth Academic Honor Principle. On the daily homework exercises, you will each have different numbers and you will turn in assignments individually, although you are encouraged to work collaboratively. However, collaboration does not include copying someone else's work——a clear violation of the Honor Principle. Feel free to talk with other students about the material. You may even decide to form a study group for that purpose. You also may seek assistance from a tutor or your instructor(s). When it comes to writing up the homework, however, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance. In this regard, it is a violation of the Honor Principle to share electronic files, or to type answers into someone else's WeBWorK account.

Grades: The course grade will be based upon the scores of the two hour-exams, the final examination, and the homework, as follows:

Hour-Exams: 200 points (100 points each)
Final Exam: 150 points (multiple-choice)
Homework: 50 points
The total of 400 points will be the basis for final grades in the course.

Tutorials: Assistance on the daily homework can be obtained in tutorials staffed by graduate Course Assistants and undergraduate student tutors. All tutorials are scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings and are held in 008 Kemeny. They begin Thursday September 24.

Students' Religious Observances: Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Disabilities: We encourage students with documented disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities, to discuss possible accommodations with one of your instructors. Students might want to consult as well Student Accessibility Services, 301 Collis Center, ext. 6-2014. In addition to providing information and services, the office can assist with determining appropriate accomodations and registering them.

H1N1 or Another Serious Illness: If you contract H1N1 or another serious illness, please contact your professor by email. We will be happy to make arrangements for you to make up late work, or exams if you provide us with a note from Dick's house. Please do not come to class if you have H1N1 or an influenza-like illness. The Math 3 website contains the complete class schedule, so you will know what you've missed. For more information on what to do if you believe you have H1N1 or the flu, see the Dartmouth web page devoted to this topic.

Math 3 Website: We have set up a website to organize the materials of the course. The address is

Have a good term. We look forward to working with you.

Dwight Lahr   Carl Pomerance   Andrew Yang

6188 Kemeny Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3551
FAX: (603) 646-1312