Honors Calculus I

Call No. 2696

August 31, 1998

TIME OF MEETING: Mon, Wed, & Fri  11:15 - 12:10
Thurs  10:10 - 11:05
PLACE: Earth Science 146
INSTRUCTOR: Karin Reinhold,  ES 128A,  phone 442-4641
Office hours:   Mon -- Wed 10:00 - 11:00  or by appt.,  or by e-mail.
TEXT: G. B. Thomas, Jr. and R. L. Finney, Calculus and Analytic Geometry,
9th Edition,  Addison-Wesley,  Reading, MA  1996.
PRE-REQUISITE: High school mathematics through trigonometry


MAT 118 explores the topics of the MAT 112 syllabus in greater depth by reducing the amount of time spent reviewing topics from high school mathematics.

MAT 112 is the standard introduction to the differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable. Topics covered include the concepts of derivative and integral, the mean value theorems, the fundamental theorem of calculus, the calculus of elementary functions, applications, and the relation of calculus to analytic geometry.

The objective is to understand calculus and to be able not just to know how to solve problems but to figure out how to solve problems. The content of the course will be largely defined by the methods used to solve the collection of problems in the assignments.


Event Weight   Date
Final examination  100  Thurs., Dec 17 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Midterm test 50  TBA, perhaps Oct. 19, in class
Weekly tests (20 @ 5 each) 100  usually by surprise
Projects (2 @ 25) 50  TBA - Take home
Total weight 300


Attendance at class meetings is a requirement for passing the course unless the student has been granted a special exception. Unexcused absence may result in failure or grade reduction. There will be no excused absences from tests except for compelling emergencies and religious holidays.


E. Artin, A Freshman Honors Course in Calculus and Analytic Geometry.

R. Courant, Differential and Integral Calculus, vol. 1.

G. H. Hardy, Pure Mathematics.

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