Course: MATH 220 (section AL1) • Calculus • Fall 2012
Class Times: Lecture: MWF, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM, 228 Natural History Building
Discussion-Recitation: choose section AD1, AD2, AD3, ADA, ADB, ADC, ADD, ADE, ADF, ADG, ADH, ADI, ADJ, ADK, ADL, ADM, ADN, ADO, ADP, ADQ, ADR, ADS, ADT or ADU – times and locations vary
Instructor: Bob Murphy
Office: 121/123 Altgeld Hall
Office Hours: MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, or by appointment.
Email:   (this is the best way to reach me)
Phone: 217-244-2506
Home Page:
Prerequisite: You must obtain a score of 70% or higher on the ALEKS math placement exam. This score must be earned between April 15, 2012 and August 31, 2012 or you will be automatically dropped from the course. For further information about ALEKS, see

Textbook: We will use the 7th edition of Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. At the bookstore this comes bundled with access codes for Enhanced WebAssign and the Student Solutions Manual.

WebAssign: WebAssign is an online homework system which includes a full electronic copy of the textbook.

  1. Login to WebAssign ( with your NetID and Active Directory password.
  2. If you have problems with your registration, then contact WebAssign Student Support (
Cost of Materials: Details about the cost of the textbook and WebAssign can be found at

Course Supplements: See available supplements at

Course Content: The course will cover Chapters 1–6 of the textbook. For the math department's suggested course syllabus, see For a day-by-day listing of the specific material covered, go to Daily Assignments on the course home page.

Attendance: You are expected to come to every lecture and every discussion-recitation on time and stay until the end of class. If an illness or other emergency prevents you from attending, then you should get notes from a classmate and check the course home page for the Daily Assignments.


Quizzes: You will be given 12 quizzes. Each quiz will be worth 10 points and given in your discussion-recitation section. No make-ups will be given for quizzes, but only the 10 best quiz scores will be counted toward your course grade.

Tests: You will be given three tests during your regular lecture period. You must bring your student ID to each test.

Missed Tests: No make-ups will be given for tests. However, if you must miss a test due to illness or other emergency, then within one week of the test date you must contact the Emergency Dean (300 Turner Student Services Building, 610 East John St., 333-0050), and ask them for a letter excusing your absence. In this case, the percentage earned on the relevant part of the final exam will count as the score for the missed test.

Final Exam: The final exam is cumulative. There will be no conflict exam given except for those few individuals who meet the official university criteria given in the Student Code. You must bring your student ID to the final exam.

Calculator Policy: No calculators are allowed on quizzes or tests.

Academic Integrity: Cheating on quizzes, tests, or the final exam is strictly prohibited and will result in serious consequences. In particular, cheating may result in an "F" for the course and be reported to both the student's college and the Senate Committee on Student Discipline.

Disabilities: Students with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in this class should see me and contact DRES ( as soon as possible. Any accommodation on tests must be made at least one week in advance and will require a letter from DRES.

Help Is Available: The TAs and I have set aside regular office hours which are listed at You do not need to make an appointment and you can see anybody on this list for help. Information about private tutors can also be found at this link.

Course Points And Important Dates:

Quizzes   10 best scores   100 points
Test 1:   Wednesday, September 26, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM, 228 Natural History Building   100 points
Test 2:   Wednesday, October 24, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM, 228 Natural History Building   100 points
Test 3:   Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM, 228 Natural History Building   100 points
Cumulative Final Exam:   Thursday, December 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 228 Natural History Building   150 points
TOTAL:       550 points

Course Grade: Course grades are determined using the following straight scale.

A+ [539, 550]
A [506, 539)
A- [495, 506)
B+ [484, 495)
B [451, 484)
B- [440, 451)
C+ [429, 440)
C [396, 429)
C- [385, 396)
D+ [374, 385)
D [341, 374)
D- [330, 341)
F [0, 330)  

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
273 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
Department Main Office Telephone: (217) 333-3350 Fax (217) 333-9576