(subject to change)
Introduction to Calculus
Dartmouth College, Department of Mathematics
Instructors: Susan Diesel, Megan Martinez
Textbook:The manuscript Principles of Calculus Modeling: An Interactive Approach, by Donald Kreider, Dwight Lahr, and Susan Diesel, is available at Wheelock Books. Each section of the book has a companion page on the Web, which can be accessed at the KLDbook site.
Class Meetings:Classes meet for three 65-minute lectures each week. In many weeks, X-hours will be used as "optional" problem sessions. You are encouraged to attend these, since they are held for your benefit.
Exams:There will be two hour-exams and a (three-hour) final examination. The final exam has been scheduled by the Registrar's office for Tuesday, March 11 at 3pm. 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 midterm exams and final:
- Midterm 1: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00-8:15pm in Wilder 104
- Midterm 2: Tuesday, February 25, 7:00-8:15pm in Wilder 104
- Final Exam: Tuesday, March 11, 3pm
Homework:All Math 3 homework will be done online using WeBWorK with the exception of two assignments - one before each midterm (see schedule). WeBWork 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 3:00 p.m. on the same day. Late homework will not be accepted without advance permission from your instructor. 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.
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 will be held in Kemeny Hall room 008.
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. Collaboration though 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 midterm exams, the final examination, and the homework, as follows:
- Hour-Exams: 200 points (100 points each)
- Final Exam: 150 points
- Homework: 50 points
- The total of 400 points will be the basis for final grades in the course.