Syllabus for Math 1210-7, Spring 2017

Instructor: H.-Ping Huang, JWB 103
Office Hours: MWF 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Course Website:
Email: -- Most email inquiries will be answered within a few hours.

Lecture Time: MTWF 12:55-1:45PM
Room: NS 203
Text: Calculus, D. Varberg, E. J. Purcell and S. E. Rigdon.

Webwork: There will be weekly Webwork assignments posted on
No make-up, please. The WeBWork main page is

Exams: There will be 3 midterm exams and 1 final exam.
Location: NS 203, unless otherwise announced.
First Midterm: Friday, Feb 7, 12:55-1:45 PM
Second Midterm: Friday, Mar 7, 12:55-1:45 PM
Third Midterm: Friday, Apr 11, 12:55-1:45 AM
Final: Tuesday, Apr 29, 1:00-3:00 PM

Grading Policy: Grades are based on the following scheme: 20% for webwork, 16% for each midterm exam, and 32% for the final exam. No alternative scheme unless authorized by the instructor in advance.

Additional Resources: The Math Center offers free tutoring, a computer lab, and study areas for undergraduates. Math Center is adjacent to the LCB and JWB. For information on the hours of the lab or tutoring center, please check on the website:

Some Comments: The goal of this class is to have students learn calculus well and then to give them fair and accurate grades. To achieve this goal, the instructor believes in serious homework problems and hard exams. Serious problems make students learn more and better. Hard exams give a better evaluation of students' learning. In other words, if you are taking 1210 calculus just to get a grade and with no intention to learn, this class is not for you.

Tentative Schedule:
Week (beginning on Monday): Sections in text
Jan 6: 1.1-1.2
Jan 13: 1.3-1.4
Jan 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 1.5-1.6
Jan 27: 2.1-2.2
Feb 3: 2.3, Review, First Midterm (Feb 7)
Feb 10: 2.4-2.5
Feb 17: Presidents' Day, 2.6-2.7
Feb 24: 2.8-2.9
Mar 3: 3.1, Reveiw, Second Midterm (March 7)
Mar 10: Spring Break
Mar 17: 3.2-3.4
Mar 24: 4.1-4.2
Mar 31: 4.3-4.4
Apr 7: 5.1, Review, Third Midterm (Apr 11)
Apr 14: 5.2-5.3
Apr 21: 5.4, Classes End (April 23)
Apr 28: Final Exam (April 29)