MATH 1210, Section 7, Fall 2009
MTWF 8:35-9:25am, HEB 2006 (Henry Eyring Building)
Office: LCB 313 (LeRoy Cowles Building)
(I am also available right after lecture,
or by appointment via email.)
At least a C grade in Math1050 (College Algebra) and Math1060 (Trigonometry)
OR an ACT score of at least 23 plus a B or better
in your high school Algebra and Trigonometry
(a.k.a. Pre-Calculus) courses.
Calculus, 9th edition, by Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon.
- Chapter N (N.1-N.4) Polynomial Calculus
- Chapter 0 (0.7) Trigonometric Functions
- Chapter 1 (1.1, 1.3-1.6) Limits and Continuity
- Chapter 2 (2.1-2.9) The Derivative
- Chapter 3 (3.1-3.9) Applications of the Derivative
- Chapter 4 (4.1-4.6) The Integral
- Chapter 5 (5.1-5.6) Applications of the Integral
- Day-by-Day Outline
||Homework Problems / Handouts
|First day of class
|| Mon, Aug 24
Homework Cover Sheet.pdf
|| Mon, Aug 31
||Polynomial Calculus Notes
N1 # 1-25 odd
N2 # 1-14 all
N3 # 1-14 all
N4 # 1-10 all
|| Tue, Sept 8
||1.1 # 1-17 odd, 29-33 odd
1.3 # 1-31 odd, 41, 43
1.5 # 1-39 odd
1.6 # 1-37 odd, 49
|| Mon, Sept 14
||2.1 # 1-17 odd
2.2 # 1-33 odd, 37-43 odd, 61
2.3 # 1-51 odd
|| Mon, Sept 21
||0.7 # 1-33 odd
1.4 # 1-15 odd
2.4 # 1-21 odd, 27
|Midterm 1 (in class)
||Tue, Sept 22
|| Practice problems
|| Mon, Sept 28
||2.5 # 1-59 odd
2.6 # 1-29 odd, 33, 35
|| Mon, Oct 5
||2.7 # 1-35 odd
2.8 #1-13 odd, 17, 21, 27
2.9 #1-9 odd, 17, 21, 27, 35
|| Mon, Oct 19
||3.1 # 1-23 odd, 27, 29, 31
3.2 #1-35 odd, 47
3.3 #1-27 odd, 31-37 odd
|Midterm 2 (in class)
||Wed, Oct 21
|| Practice problems
|| Mon, Oct 26
||3.4 # 1-19 odd, 23-29 odd, 35, 39, 43
3.5 # 1-25 odd, 29-33 odd
|| Mon, Nov 2
||3.6 # 1-19 odd
3.7 # 1-17 odd, 31
|| Mon, Nov 9
||3.8 #1-41 odd
3.9 #1-21 odd
4.1 #1-23 odd, 43-57 odd
|| Mon, Nov 16
||4.2 # 5, 7-19 odd
4.3 # 1-27 odd
4.4 # 1-57 odd
4.5 # 1-27 odd, 35-45 odd
|Midterm 3 (in class)
||Fri, Nov 20
|| Practice problems
|| Mon, Nov 30
||5.1 # 1-29 odd
5.2 #1-23 odd, 33
|| Mon, Dec 7
||5.3 # 1-17 odd, 23
5.4 #1-15 odd, 23-29 odd
5.5 #1-11 odd, 19
|| Fri, Dec 11
||5.6 # 1-5 odd, 9-17 odd
4.6 #1-13 odd
Location: HEB 2006 (usual classroom)
|Wed, Dec 16
|| Practice problems
The grades will be calculated as follows:
(There will be 3 midterms. Your lowest midterm score will count
for 10% of your grade
- Weekly Homework 15%
- Midterm 25%
- Midterm 25%
- Midterm 10%
- Final Exam 25%
and your top two midterm scores will each count for
25% of your final grade.)
Department Tutoring Center has tutors available if you want to drop
in for help.
They meet in the T. Benny Rushing Center (between JWB and LCB), Rm 155.
Check the website for hours.
The ASUU Tutoring Center (330 SSB) also offers inexpensive private tutoring.
A list of tutors is available at the Math Department office (JWB233).
- I will collect homework in class on the date that it is due.
- Each section of homework will be worth ten points. For example,
if you have three sections of homework assigned for one week, then
that homework set is worth a total of 30 points.
- Eight points of each section will be awarded if you DO every
problem AND show your work. (If you do not show all your work,
you will not get any of those 8 points.) The grader will only
grade one problem (at random) per section for correctness. It is
your responsibility to make sure you understand the problems and
their solutions. This homework portion of your grade is basically
motivation for you to do the homework because it is the only way to
survive a math class and actually learn the material. (Please notice
that there is no way to get an A in this course if you choose not to
do any of the homework. On the other hand, turning in all of the
homework can help your grade substantially.)
- The homework is to be turned in according to the following
You are responsible for knowing these policies. Please take it
- The homework set MUST be stapled together with the
corresponding cover sheet as the first page. (I will
provide the cover sheets in class.) A homework set turned
in without being stapled together or without a cover sheet
will not be counted!! Please do not come to class hoping
that I or someone else will have a stapler. Be prepared
when you arrive.
- I will accept 10 late homework sections, up to two weeks
late, throughout the semester for full credit.
No homework will be accepted after the final exam.
I will not accept homework more than two weeks late. I
accept these late homework sections to allow for illness,
oversleeping, hectic schedules, etc. Do not ask for special
favors with regard to the homework policy, unless the
circumstances are extraordinarily severe, because my
response will not be in your favor.
seriously because the flexibility listed here is literally all there is.
WebCT: I will put your grades online on WebCT.
You can also get there from the University of Utah website
To log in, you use the same student ID and password that you use for
Campus Information System. I do my best to update the grades on a regular
basis and keep everything accurate. However, I advise you to check your
grades often to make sure there were no data entry mistakes. I'm always
happy to correct any mistakes I've made. You just need to let me know.
Grading Scale: Although I'm not philosophically opposed to curving
grades, I find it's rarely necessary. The grade scale will be the usual:
A (93-100), A- (90-92), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79),
C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), E (0-59).
If I do need to curve the grades, I will simply shift everything down
by a few points (whatever is necessary).
Other Policies: Due to experience, I have decided to make some
additional policies regarding my classroom administration and grading.
- There will be no retakes of exams…ever. Your score is
what you get.
- You may take an alternative exam if you talk to me about it first
and explain the extenuating circumstances that make it necessary.
Needing to work, babysitting your siblings, oversleeping, or needing
more time to study do not pass as acceptable reasons.
Getting in a car crash or your mother’s death, on the other
hand, is sufficient reason to request to take an alternative exam. But,
it is 100% your responsibility to communicate with me as soon as is
possible, before the exam occurs (or as soon as possible).
Talking to me after the problem will be sufficient reason
for me to allow you to get a zero on that test. I reserve the right
to make alternative exams more difficult than the scheduled exam.
- I will demand respectful behavior in my classroom. Examples of
disrespect include reading a newspaper or magazine in class, social
chatting with your friend in class, text-messaging your buddies during
class or cuddling with your girl/boyfriend in class. If you choose to
be disrespectful during my class, I can guarantee I will take action
to terminate your disruptive behavior.
- There will be no cursing nor negative ranting (for example,
“math sucks”) on any written work turned in. The penalty
for such things on your written work will be a zero score on that
assignment or test!
- You need to have a valid email address registered with Campus
Information System. I will regularly send emails to the class and expect
you to be responsible for receiving that information.
- If you have crisis-level extenuating circumstances which require
flexibility, it is completely your responsibility to communicate with me
as soon as possible. The longer you wait to communicate with me, the
less I can and am willing to do to help.