Math 1311 Accelerated Engineering Calculus I

Fall Semester 2012

Instructor: David C. Dobson
LCB 210
Office hours:
MTWF 9:30-10:30 or by appointment (5-7660 or by email).

Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB score of 4, or AP Calculus BC score of 3.

Text: Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Fourth Edition, by James Stewart, ISBN 9780495557425
The Study Guide is optional.  It is not necessary to purchase.

Course description: 4 credits.  Math 1311 and 1321 together are equivalent to the three semester sequence Math 1210, Math 1220, and Math 2210. This sequence is intended for engineering majors. Review of introductory calculus, applications of differential and integral calculus, introduction to differential equations, conic sections and polar coordinates, numerical approximation, sequences and series.

Labs: Each student will be enrolled in one of two Thursday lab sections.  Labs will provide opportunities for reviews, help on homework, group work, presentations, and projects.  A quiz will be given in the lab each week.  Cumulative scores from the lab will count toward your final grade.

Homework: Problems will be assigned weekly, and listed below.  A random subset of problems from each assignment will be graded. Late homework cannot be accepted.  Students may consult one another and discuss homework problems, however the assignments you turn in must represent your own work.  Time and effort spent on homework is invariably reflected in exam scores.

HW number
 Due date
 Homework assignment

Reading and lectures:  Prior to class meetings, students are expected to read, and to be prepared to discuss, course material in the text.

Exams: Dates are fixed.  Plan your life around these dates now.

Grades: Your grade will be determined by your scores on the midterm exams (30%), the final exam (25%), lab score (25%), and
homework assignments (20%).

Computers: You are encouraged to use computers to help learn and enhance the course material, as well as to solve and check homework problems.  Keep in mind however that your goal is to understand the material and that you will not have a computer with you during exams.

Students with disabilities may contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss special accommodations for the course.

Copyright notice: All printed and electronic materials provided to you in this course are protected by copyright laws.