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**Grade**: Depending on which total grade is higher, your
grade will be determined either as
homework (10% of your grade),
2 midterms exam (30% of your grade each),
and a final exam (the remaining 30% of your grade)

**Exam Times:** Two exams will be held on the evenings of
October 14 and November 11
from 6-8 p.m.. Our final will be on Tuesday December
7th at 11:30 a.m. (Joint Math Exam).
You are expect to be free at these times and must discuss
any legitimate conflicts with one of us ** during the first week of class**.

**Class Log:** The homework assignments and exam dates can be
found in the class log.
Your homework will only be graded if
we can find your name and the assignment's number on it. If you intend to turn in
multiple pages, then these pages

**Honor Principle**:
On the exams, no help is to be given or received.
On the homework, collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING . In other
words, you should feel free to talk to other students while you are in the process
of thinking about a problem. However, when it comes time to write up your solutions,
you must do this by yourself without outside assistance.

**Students with disabilities**: We encourage students with
disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities like chronic diseases and
learning disabilities, to discuss with us any
appropriate accommodations that
might be helpful.

** Tutorial Sessions **:
There is a tutorial session every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 where you can
receive advice on the course material (except during Thanksgiving break).

** Study Group **: Study group
are available for this course through the academic skills center.

**X-Session**: We will be scheduling 2 X-Hours in order to make room
for three (optional) review lectures, one for each of the three exam
(see the syllabus).

**Rough Syllabus** ( Detailed Syllabus ):
This course is a sequel to Mathematics 3 and is appropriate for students who have
successfully completed an AB calculus curriculum in secondary school. Roughly half of
the course is devoted to topics in one-variable calculus: techniques of integrations,
areas, volumes, trigonometric integrals and substitutions,
sequences and series including Taylor series.

The second half of the course generally studies scalar valued functions of several variables. It begins with the study of vector geometry, equations of lines and planes, and space curves (velocity, acceleration, arc-length). The rest of the course is devoted to studying the differential calculus of functions of several variables. Topics include limits and continuity, partial derivatives, tangent planes and differentials, the Chain Rule, directional derivatives and applications, and optimization problems including the use of Lagrange multipliers.

**Alternatives: ** There are several alternate ways to satisfy the
Math 8 requirement that may better suit your needs. You should consider
them. They are:

Math 11: Math 11 is a course designed for students who find that through October 20th of our course syllabus that our course looks entirely like review (the equivalent of two terms of AP credit based upon the BC exam or the permission of a Math 11 instructor is required).

Math 15.1: Math 15 is a course fine tuned to the needs of the Physics 15 and 13 student (this course has the same prerequisites as Math 8).

Math 9: Math 9 is an honors version of Math 8 with an emphasis on proof (This course can be taken by invitation of the Department Chair or with the permission of a Math 9 instructor).