Math 8
Calculus of functions of one and several variables

Last updated January 18, 2017

General Information Syllabus HW Assignments Course Resources

General Information

Professor Mitsuo Kobayashi Professor Daryl R DeFord
Office: 334 Kemeny Hall Office: 219 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours:
MWF 10:15-11:15 Tu 11-12
Office Hours:
MWF 10-11 Th 12-1
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Scheduled Lectures
Section 1 (Kobayashi)Section 2 (DeFord)
MWF 11:30-12:35
(x-hour) Tu 12:15 - 1:05
MWF 2:10 - 3:15
(x-hour) Th 1:20 - 2:10
Kemeny 006Kemeny 008

Attendance Policy
We expect that you will attend class every day. Although it is not officially a part of the course grade, missing class could adversely affect your grade by impacting your understanding of the material. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain a copy of the notes from a classmate.

Calculus 8th ed. by James Stewart

Homework Policy
Daily written homework problems will be posted to the assignments page before every MWF class. These problems are due at the beginning of the next MWF class meeting.
Weekly written homework will be posted to the assignments page every Wednesday and collected weekly, due at the beginning of Monday's class.
Late homework will not be accepted without express, prior permission of the instructor. Starting assignments early will ensure you have at least some work to submit for grading.
Homework is to be written using only one side of 8.5 X 11 inch paper (you may use recycled paper if you wish to be frugal). You must write neatly (if the grader cannot read it, you will receive zero credit). If you use paper from a spiral notebook, please tear off the ragged edge. And staple all your papers together with the problems in the order assigned.
Use English. For the weekly assignments, if you can't read your solutions aloud as fluently as if you were reading your textbook, try using nouns and verbs in your write ups! Give references for theorems or propositions you use from the text and class.
Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course.

Tutorial assistance for this course, focused on helping you to deepen your understanding of the course materials, will be available in Kemeny 006, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 7 - 9pm. Your T.A. is Sarah Manski.

There will be two (evening) midterms and a final examination. The midterms are Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 from 5-7pm in Silsby 028.

The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exams, homework, and the final exam as follows:
Daily Homework 5%
Weekly Homework 15%
Midterm Exam 1 25%
Midterm Exam 2 25%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

The Honor Principle
On Homework: You are welcome to discuss your homework with your classmates, the instructors, and your tutors, but the final result should be your own work. While collaboration can be beneficial, you should not provide or receive complete solutions for problems. Calculators and other computing devices are also allowed, but remember that they will be unavailable on the exams!
On Exams: No help may be given or received on exams. They will be closed book and you may not use your notes, a calculator, or any other electronic device.

Disabilities, Religious Observances, etc.

Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability-related classroom and/or exam accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see your instructor before the end of the second week of the term. Students requiring disability-related accommodations must register with the Student Accessibility Service office (located in Collis Center). Once SAS has authorized accommodations, students must show the originally signed SAS Services and Consent Form and/or a letter on SAS letterhead to their professor. As a first step, if students have questions about whether they qualify to receive accommodations, they should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions about accommodations will remain confidential.

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during the 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. If further support is required, please contact Nancy Vogele (Nancy.Vogele at

Students who expect to need schedule adjustments for athletic or other extracurricular commitments are similarly encouraged to meet with their instructor as early as possible in the term. Such adjustments are not always possible but are more likely with advanced warning.

Students with other concerns or schedule conflicts are also encouraged to meet with their instructor.

Dartmouth Math Department
Last updated January 18, 2017