**Math 1142 Short Calculus Fall Semester 2011
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350 Vincent Hall, 625 3491, webb@math.umn.edu,

Math 1142 fulfills the Mathematical Thinking component of the Liberal Education requirements at the University of Minnesota. An important part of any liberal education is learning to use abstract thinking and symbolic language to solve practical problems. Calculus is one of the pillars of modern mathematical thought, and has diverse applications essential to our complex world. In this course, students will be exposed to theoretical concepts at the heart of calculus and to numerous examples of real-world applications.

There will be three full-period mid-term exams, to be held on

Homework problems are assigned for each section of the book in the table attached to this sheet and also available on the course site. Homework on material from the previous week is due on Tuesday each week, at the start of class. Aside from this arrangements to do with homework will be handled entirely by the TA in recitations and these arrangements will be announced by the TA. Your TA will announce exactly which questions you should do from the list. In fact, the policy regarding what homework is handed in, how it is assessed, what happens if homework is missed or handed in late, whether lowest scores are dropped, and all such questions are a decision for your TA, not the course instructor. For example, it may be that the TA will only grade certain of the work done, or assess performance on homework by setting a quiz in recitation on similar material, or do something else. Your TA will announce this. This means also that if you ask Prof. Webb something to do with homework arrangements, such as whether homework can be handed in late, he will reply that he does not know because that is a matter for your TA.

Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations. Attendance may be checked and included in the grade line.

In a number of cases in the homework problems and the questions in the exams you will not get full credit if you simply write down the correct answer. To get full credit you will need to write an explanation of how you got your answer. Where explanations need to be given, these should be written out in sentences i.e. with verbs, capital letters at the beginning, periods at the end, etc. and not in an abbreviated form.

I encourage you to form study groups. However everything to be handed in must be written up in your own words. If two students hand in identical assignments, they will both receive no credit.

Only scientific (cheap!) calculators (not graphing calculators) are allowed on exams, as per department policy. (See the link on the course web page to the official department policy.) Also

These will only be given in exceptional circumstances. A student must have satisfactorily completed all but a small portion of the work in the course, have a compelling reason for the incomplete, and must make prior arrangements with the

The University requires the following be on all syllabi.

University Grading Standards

A achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.

B achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.

C achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.

D achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements

S The minimal standard for S is to be no lower than C-. The instructor or department must

inform the class of this minimal standard at the beginning of the course.

F (or N) Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but

at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no

agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I.

I (Incomplete) Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary

circumstances, e.g. hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the

course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student.

Academic Dishonesty. Academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall

be grounds for awarding a grade of F or N for the entire course.

Credits and Workload Expectations. For undergraduate courses, one credit is defined as equivalent

to an average of three hours of learning effort per week (over a full semester) necessary for an

average student to achieve an average grade in the course. For example, a student taking a

three credit course that meets for three hours a week should expect to spend an additional six

hours a week on course work outside the classroom.

Date of this version of the schedule: 8/31/2011