Math 1251 Syllabus Spring 1997 Lecture 3

Location: MWF 1:25-2:10 FordH 55, TTh 12:20-1:10 Nich 207,216, 2:30-3:20 SciCB 125,175

Lecturer: Professor Dennis Stanton, Vincent Hall 253, 624-7544

Office Hours: 3:35-4:25 MWF and by appointment

Recitation Instructors: Yi Ouyang, ElecE 320 6-0741, Hyek Yoo, ElecE 321 6-0742

Text: Stewart, 3rd edition, Single variable calculus, early transcendentals

Topics: This is the first quarter of the introductory calculus sequence. The main topic is the derivative.

Grading: Your grade will be determined by the following weights:

The gateway exam will be a closed book, no notes, no calculator exam of 4 questions taking 15 minutes. You must answer all 4 questions completely correctly to pass this exam. You have five opportunities to pass the the gateway exam. If you do not pass this exam, then you automatically fail the course. You may bring any books, notes, calculators, computers you wish to the other exams.

You are expected to attend lectures and respond correctly to questions during lecture. I may call you to the board during lecture. If you miss class, and I call on you that day, I will record an F for your lecture participation. I also will have short oral quizzes during my office hours, and will choose you randomly on that day in lecture.

If you have a borderline grade, the final exam takes precedent.

Absence from exams: Missing a mid-term exam is permitted only for the most compelling reasons. You should obtain my permission in advance to miss an exam. Otherwise you will be given a 0. If you are excused from taking an exam, extra weight will be given to the final exam. Except in extraordinary situations, all students missing the final exam will fail the course.

Incompletes: The grade ``I" is assigned only when a student has satisfactorily (a C grade or better) completed all but a small portion of the work for the course, and has made prior arrangements to complete the work. This means, for example, if you quit attending class after the first exam, and then request an ``I" in the eighth week, your request will be denied. You will fail the course.

Scholastic Conduct: Each student should read his/her college bulletin for the definitions and possible penalties for cheating. During the exams you must do your own work. Students suspected of cheating will be reported to the Scholastic Conduct Committee for appropriate action.

Course reading and homework problems: