|Office Hours:||By appointment|
|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.|
|Calculator:||Each student is required to have a graphing calculator. My instructions will predominantly be for TI-83 which is the preferred calculator for this course.|
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.
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.
We will work through most of chapters 1 -- 5, and parts of chapter 6.
Attendance: You are expected to come to every class on time and stay until the end of class. If you miss one day of class during the summer session, it's almost as bad as missing an entire week during the fall or spring.
Work Load: A standard rule of thumb for math classes is that you should study 2-3 hours outside of class for each hour spent in class. We are scheduled to meet 9 hours per week in class. This leaves an additional 18-27 hours per week to study outside of class.
Grading: There will be daily reading and homework, but your grade will only be based upon your score on the 4 tests. No make-ups will be given for any of these tests. If you miss a test for any reason, you will get a 0 on that test. There will be an optional cumulative test on the last day of class which can replace the lowest of your 4 test scores. There will be no final exam.
|Test 1:||100 points||-- Monday, June 10|
|Test 2:||100 points||-- Monday, June 17|
|Test 3:||100 points||-- Monday, June 24|
|Test 4:||100 points||-- Monday, July 1|
|Optional cumulative test:||-- Tuesday, July 2 (may replace lowest test score)|
|A||360 - 400 points|
|B+||348 - 359 points|
|B||320 - 347 points|
|C+||308 - 319 points|
|C||280 - 307 points|
|D+||268 - 279 points|
|D||240 - 267 points|
|F||0 - 239 points|