Calculus I

Spring Semester 1999
MATH 161.02 (4 credits), MTu_ThF, 10:00AM-10:50AM, Wickersham 124
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 9AM-10AM (MTu_ThF), 1PM-2PM (W), or by appointment
Calculus, 6th edition, Swokowski, Olinick, and Pence PWS Publishing Company, 1994.
A grade of C- or better in MATH 160 (Precalculus) is a prerequisite for this course.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (for example, tests) 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.
Tests will be in several different formats. There will be a comprehensive mid-semester exam (Tuesday, March 9, 1999) and a comprehensive final exam (Wednesday, May 12, 1999 2:45PM-4:45PM). The mid-semester exam will consist of an in-class portion and a take home portion which will be distributed one week prior to the in-class portion. The final exam will be totally in-class. There will also be two other in-class tests (not comprehensive) which are tentatively scheduled for 02/12/99 and 04/13/99.

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.

Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Mid-semester Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Other Tests 40%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
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.
Though homework will be assigned daily, it will not be collected for grading. However, students who neglect their homework assignments will severely handicap their course performance, since the test and exam problems will be selected at random from the assigned homework problems. Discussion between students on homework assignments is encouraged.

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