Class Meeting Time: Sec 36 1:25-2:15
MTWF 167 Willard
Text: 'Calculus' by Thomas and Finney. 9th Edition. There is a customized Penn state edition of the same book available at the bookstore for a price of $76. This version contains last spring's exams for both 140 and 141, both syllabi for Fall 2001 and a study guide. There is no change in the text of thebook.
Math140 Information center
Grading: There will be two midterm exams worth 100 points each and a final exam worth 150 points. There will also be weekly quizzes and homework assignments worth 100 points each, making the total possible score of 550 points for the course.(Note: This grading scheme is different from what is mentioned in the Math140 syllabus.)
Homework: Homework problems will be assigned in class after every section and you will given (typically) two days to finish the homework problems. The problems and the deadline for each homework will be announced in the class and will also be posted on the homework web page . You are expected to do all the assigned homework problems, however only selected problems will be graded in detail. Late homework will not be accepted. Each homework will be graded for 10 points and the lowest two scores will be dropped. Each class will begin with discussion of homework problems for the week, prompted by your questions. So please come prepared for the class.
There will also be a couple of "Applied Problem sets" assigned throughout the semester. This problem set will have problems (relatively hard) with engineering and scientific applications. The applied problem sets will be due in a week and will carry greater weightage than the regular homework sets.
Quizzes: The quizzes will be held every Friday throughout the semester. The quizzes will typically test you on the material covered in the previous week. The lowest quiz score will be dropped for the quizzes. No make up quizzes will be given for any reason. So if you miss a quiz for some reason, then that would count as a zero score. Calculators are not allowed during the quizzes and the exams.
Attendance and Class Participation: The material covered in the course is fairly difficult. So your presence during each class is strongly encouraged. If you miss a class for some reason, please do read the relevant material from the book before you come to the class the next day. Please feel free to ask any questions (however simple or trivial it might seem to you) during the class. There might be others in the class who have the same questions. Class participation will be taken in to account while deciding the final grades.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or problems relating
any aspect of this course, or just to discuss the material covered in class
or the text. I hope that you will have a productive semester.