Math 1210-008
Calculus I

Mathematica Commands

                        (3rd FLOOR LCB BEGINNING AT 7:00 PM) 

FINAL EXAM  Thursday, December 16     3:30 - 5:30 PM   JTB 310
Preparing for the Final

Course Information

Instructor:           Aaron McDonald

Office:                LCB 305

:     - please allow a 48-hour response time
                            Office:  585-1648   

Office Help:       2:00 - 3:00 PM on Wednesdays in LCB loft Group Study Room

Class Meets:        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:10-5 PM in JTB 310


Text:                    Calculus, 8th Edition, written by Varberg, Purcell, Rigdon
                            ISBN:  0-13-081137-8

Prerequisite:        Math ACT score of 28 or Math 1050 & 1060.  I expect you to have a
                            reasonable understanding of algebra.

Grading:             Grades will be based on homework, three in-class exams, and one            
                            comprehensive final exam.  There will be no extra credit.  Dates of exams
                            will be given in class at least one week prior to the exam.  A missed exam
                            will simply be awarded zero points.  Make-up exams will only be given
                            extenuating circumstances, and only if I am notified before the testing
                            date.  All information will be posted on the course website.  It is your
                            responsibility to keep yourself informed on exam dates and homework

                            Letter grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
                                        A    93-100                A-    90-93
                                        B+   85-90                 B      80-85                   B-    75-80
                                        C+   70-75                 C      65-70                   C-    60-65
                                        D+   55-60                 D     50-55                    D-   45-50
                                        E         < 45

:        Homework will be assigned during class every day.  You are responsible  
                            to hand in homework every Wednesday when class begins.  Late
                            homework will not be accepted.  Should you plan to be absent on a day      
                            homework is due, you are responsible to make the necessary arrangements
                            to turn in your work before your absence.  In consideration of those           
                            grading your work, please be legible and clear.  The course website will   
                            have an up-to-date listing of homework assignments.  At the end of the  
                            semester, I will drop your two lowest homework scores.

Final Exam:        Thursday, December 16, 2004
                            3:30 - 5:30 PM


Mathematics Tutoring Center
The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers free, drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in Math 1210, among others.  They will also arrange group tutoring sessions.  The tutoring center opens September 1, and the hourse are 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday.  The tutoring center is closed on weekends, University holidays, and for finals.  The Mathematics Tutoring Center is located in the basement of LCB.  For more help, the University Tutoring Services office in SSB 330 offers inexpensive private tutoring, and a list of private tutors are available from the math department office.

Drop-in Computer Lab:
All students enrolled in a math class have access to the undergraduate computer lab next to the Tutoring Center.  The lab opens August 25, and will be open the same hours as the Tutoring Center.  You are strongly encouraged to use computers to help learn and enhance the material, as well as to solve anc check the problems of the course.  Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab have many capabilities, such as performing the basic operations of algebra and calculus, and are particularly well suited to visualization and graphics.

Cell Phones & Pagers:
Noise pollution during class is a growing problem and is very disruptive and disrespectful to both me and your fellow students.  Please be sure to turn your devices to silent when in the classroom.

ADA Statement
The Americancs with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, cognitive, systemic, learning, and psychiatric disabilities.  Please contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such accomodation you may require for the course.

Polocies stated within this syllabus are subject to change, following verbal announcement in class.  Students are responsible for knowing the current version, always to be found on the course website.