|Office Hours:||T, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
W, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Assistants:||Brian Carnes||Pavel Grigoriev|
|Office:||LeConte 300K||LeConte B004|
|Office Hours:||M, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
T, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
W, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|M, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
F, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Prerequisite:||A grade of C or better in Math 141, section 200, 201, or 202.|
|Text:||Calculus by Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, et al. We will cover selected sections in chapters 6 though 10. The answer manual which accompanies the text is optional.|
|Calculator:||All students are required to purchase either an HP48G or an HP48GX|
|Meeting Time:||MW, 9:05 am - 9:55 am, Humanities 201
TTh, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Gambrell 005
Overview: You may find that this course is very different from other math courses that you have taken. Although I fully expect you to learn the computational aspects of calculus, we will be more concerned with understanding calculus and how it applies to real-world problems. We will form a mathematical model of a changing real world situation, use calculus to analyze it, and then interpret our calculated results in the context of the original problem. We will find that a blend of numerical, graphical, and algebraic methods (manipulation of formulas) will help us solve problems and understand concepts. Finally, in the real world, problems and solutions must be communicated effectively, both in writing and orally, and you will get lots of practice doing this. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups, and you may discover that math can be a social activity! For those students who are new to this textbook, the text preface, especially page vii, and pages xiii - xiv, gives the authors' perspective and is well worth reading. I also encourage you to speak with me as soon as possible to determine whether you have the necessary background for this course.
Work Load: Homework will be assigned nearly every day. You should complete all homework assignments but I will only ask you to submit approximately one assignment per week. Quizzes will also be given about once per week. There will be 2 group projects, 3 exams, and one final exam. You should expect to work at least 8-10 hours per week, outside of class.
Grade Info: No make-ups will be given for any part of this course (i.e. quizzes, homeworks, group projects, exams, final exam.) However, your two lowest quiz scores and your two lowest homework scores will be dropped. In addition to this, if it helps your grade, then your two highest exam scores will be added to your final exam score and this sum will be divided by 4 to give you a new score which will replace your lowest exam score.
|Group Projects:||50||dates for 2 group projects will be announced in class|
|Homework:||100||about once per week|
|Quizzes:||100||about once per week|
|Exam 1:||150||Thursday, February 5|
|Exam 2:||150||Thursday, March 5|
|Exam 3:||150||Thursday, April 16|
|Cumulative Final Exam:||300||Wednesday, April 29, 9 am - noon, Humanities 201|
|A||920 - 1000 points|
|B+||870 - 919 points|
|B||810 - 869 points|
|C+||760 - 809 points|
|C||710 - 759 points|
|D+||670 - 709 points|
|D||600 - 669 points|
|F||0 - 599 points|
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. The main location of the Math Lab is in LeConte 101 and is open MTWTh, 1 pm - 8 pm, and F, 1 pm - 3 pm. The other location for the Math Lab is in the Towers' Conference Center and will be open mostly in the evenings - hours have not yet been determined. In addition to this, you are encouraged to register for the Calculus Excellence Workshop (Math 152, section 2). This course was designed to deepen your mastery of Calculus II concepts and skills. It carries two credit hours and meets from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm TTh in LeConte 115.