Math 221 (Section EL1): Calculus I
Instructor: Florin Boca
Office: 362 Altgeld Hall
Phone: (217) 244 - 9928
E-mail: fboca at illinois dot edu
Textbook: James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 6th edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Prerequisites: Quant Reasoning I course.
Placement in this course requires a U of I Math Placement Exam score of at least 70%. For details see ALEKS.
Students must take ALEKS and pass with at least 70% (126/182) by August 27, or else will be dropped from Math 221.
Very important: Chapter I (Functions and Models) and Appendices A,B,C,D (Numbers, inequalities, and absolute values; Coordinate geometry and lines;
Graphs of second-degree equations; Trigonometry) in the textbook are assumed to have been covered in previous classes (such as Algebra II or Pre-Calculus).
This material will only be briefly reviewed in class.
WebAssign resources: Math Department and WebAssign site
Math Department tutoring.
Lectures: MW 12:00-12:50 pm, Room 100, Gregory Hall
Office hours: Mon 4-6 pm, Th 2-4 pm
Homework and quizzes: All 14 weekly
assignments will be submitted on WebAssign. The scores of assignments
#(2k-1), k=1,...,7, will be fully taken into account. The scores of
assignments #(2k), k=1,...,7, will not count. Instead, a quiz with
two exercises from each such assignment will be given in the discussion
section. Only the best 10 scores (out of 14) will be taken into account.
The lowest 4 scores will be dropped. Late homework is not allowed under
normal circumstances. Missed quizzes cannot be made up under
normal circumstances. Calculators are not allowed during quizzes.
Exams: There will be three hour (midterm) exams. The three hour
final exam will be comprehensive.
Grading: The total score is 500 points, computed
Homework + Quizzes (20%): 10 X 10 pts =100 pts
Hour exams (45%): 3 X 75 pts = 225 pts
Comprehensive Final Exam (35%): 175 pts
Academic Integrity Policy
Midterm 1: Tu Sep 21, 7-8:15 pm, GH 100.
Midterm 2: Wed Oct 20, 7-8:15 pm, AH 314.
Midterm 3: Tu Nov 30, 7-8:15 pm, MSEB 100.
Final exam: 7:00-10:00 pm, Tu Dec 14, Room 100, Gregory Hall.
Last modified: Aug 21, 2010