Survey of Calculus
Spring Semester, 2008
General information about the course
Prof. Karin Reinhold
Office: ES 123 A
Office Hours: M-W 10:30 - 11:30, or by appointment.
Brief Calculus and its Applications
11th ed., by Goldstein, Lay, Schneider and Asmar
This course as its name indicates is a survey of Calculus of one and several
variables. We will learn basic properties of functions, and some special
functions like the exponential and the
logarithms, and trigonometric functions like $\sin$ and $\cos$. We will
learn about the derivative and its properties, the
integral and its properties and applications to real life problems. And
lastly, we will learn about functions of several varialbes and their partial
derivaties and multiple integrals.
The program is ambitious but with dedication and some good disposition, we'll get
The book comes with an on--line homework and quizzes system. We will be
using it extensively. There is going to be homework for each unit and
on--line quizzes every week.
Grading: Your grade will be based on 4 in-class exams (20\%
quizzes (10 %), and on--line homework (10 %).
Attendance is mandatory. You can miss up to 3 classes without consecuences.
After missing 4 classes your grade will decrease by 20% and after the 5th
absence you fail the class.
It is your responsibility to be aware of the
dates of the exams and the content and due date of assignments.
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to be aware of the topics
discussed during that class, the assigned homework and the and the
possibly given assignment.
There is no reason to miss an exam
other than getting sick (bring note from doctor), being on a
team that has a game at the same time an exam is given (bring
a note from your coach), or a death or serious illness in your
family. In the event you can not attend an exam,
I require you to let me know in advance. You
can call me at my office at 442-4641 (leave a message if I'm not in),
send me e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), stop by my office (leave a not if
I' not in). There is no reason why you can not communicate with me through
one of these methods. If you miss an exam and you don't notify me in advance,
you'll receive the grade of 0 for that test.
Exam 1: Feb 13 - Chapter 0 and 1
Exam 2: Mar 10 - Chapter 2 and 3
Exam 3: April 11 - Chapter 4 and 5
Exam 4: May 5 - Chapters 7 and 8
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