|Office Hours:||MW, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM|
|WWW:||This course has its own web page. You can find it at http://www.math.sc.edu/~murphy/teaching/|
|Prerequisite:||Qualification through placement, or a grade of C or better in Math 111 or 115.|
|Text:||Applied Calculus by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, Flath, et al. The Student Solution Manual and Student Study Guide are optional.|
|Calculator:||Each student is required to have a graphing calculator. The TI-83 is preferred but a TI-82 is acceptable. Although other calculators may have similar capabilities, I can't promise to be able to help with the operation of every calculator.|
Overview: One of the main objectives of this course is for you to understand the basic concepts of calculus well enough to know when, how, and why to apply them in real-world situations and to be able to interpret and communicate the results. To achieve this goal will require practice at a variety of numerical, graphical, and algebraic methods. You will also be expected to develop and practice your verbal and written communication skills. You will at times be expected to work in groups during class and will have ample opportunities to practice these skills. It is hoped that you will also find a group to work with outside of class.
The preface of the book provides additional detail and insight into the methods you will encounter in this course. Page xii is particularly well-written but the entire preface is worth reading.
Work Load: There will be in-class group work, daily reading and homework, 10-12 quizzes, 3 tests, and 1 final exam. You should expect to work at least 6-9 hours per week, outside of class.
Grading: No make-ups will be given for any part of this course. However, your lowest test score and your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped. All students must take the final exam and the final exam score cannot be dropped.
|Quizzes:||20%||(these will be based on the daily homework assignments)|
|Test 1:||25%||(Thursday, Feb. 15)|
|Test 2:||25%||(Thursday, Mar. 22)|
|Test 3:||25%||(Thursday, Apr. 19)|
|Final Exam:||30%||(Tuesday, May 8, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in LeConte 412)|
|TOTAL:||100% (after lowest test score dropped)|
Final Grade: (I will round off to the nearest whole number percentage)
|A||90% - 100%|
|B+||87% - 89%|
|B||80% - 86%|
|C+||77% - 79%|
|C||70% - 76%|
|D+||67% - 69%|
|D||60% - 66%|
|F||0% - 59%|
Help is available: Working together on homework assignments is a great way to learn mathematics so I encourage this. You may also wish to use the Math Lab's free tutoring service. There are three locations: LeConte 101 Math Lab is open MTWTh from 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM, and F from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Towers Area Math Lab is open MTWTh from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Bates Area Math Lab is open MTWTh from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.