Calculus I

Spring Semester 1998
MATH 161.06 (4 credits), Tu_Th, 6:00PM-7:45PM, Wickersham 124
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 1PM-2PM (M_W_F), 1:30PM-2:30PM (Tu_Th), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Textbook:
Calculus, 6th edition, Swokowski, Olinick, and Pence PWS Publishing Company, 1994.
Coverage:
Prerequisites:
A grade of C- or better in MATH 160 (Precalculus) is a prerequisite for this course.
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. In the event you are absent from or late to class, you are still responsible for all assignments made, material covered, and handouts given. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. Periodically throughout the semester, some homework problems will be assigned to be handed in for grading. Students should submit all homework by the date due. Late homework without valid excuse will not be accepted. Discussion between students on homework assignments is encouraged, but homework submitted for grading should be written up separately.
Tests:
Four 50-minute tests (tentatively scheduled for 02/17/98, 03/17/98, 04/14/98, and 05/05/98) and a comprehensive exam (Tuesday, May 12, 6:00PM-8:00PM).

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of a test, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the test is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Tests 60%
Exam 25%
Homework 15%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Final Word:
Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

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