Course: MATH 220 (section AL1) • Calculus • Spring 2011
Class Times: Lecture: MWF, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, 314 Altgeld Hall
Discussion-Recitation: choose section AD1, AD2, AD4, AD5, AD7, AD8 or AD9 – times and locations vary
Instructor: Bob Murphy
Office: 222A Illini Hall
Office Hours: MW, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, or by appointment.
Email:   (this is the best way to reach me)
Phone: 217-244-2506
Home Page:
Prerequisite: MATH 016 or MATH 115; and a score of 70% or higher on the ALEKS math placement exam. This score must be earned between September 15, 2010 and January 24, 2011 or you will be automatically dropped from the course. For further information about ALEKS, see .
Required Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, 6th ed.
Optional Materials: The textbook publisher provides numerous supplements such as Enhanced WebAssign and Tools for Enriching Calculus (TEC). These are all optional materials which may further a student's understanding. However the only item required is the textbook.

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.

Homework: Reading and homework problems will be assigned each lecture to be completed before your next class meeting. Homework is not turned in.

Quizzes: You will be given 10–13 quizzes which will be based upon the homework assignments. 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.

Grading Corrections: If you think there may be a grading error on a test you should give a detailed explanation of the situation in writing, staple it to the front of your test paper, and give it to Mr. Murphy. The deadline for all such requests is the lecture period immediately following the TA's test return date.

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.

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 grade on the corresponding part of the final exam will count as the grade for the missed test.

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 TA's 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. Additional resources are your many classmates who are all working on the same material, so you are encouraged to work together on the homework.

Course Points And Important Dates:

Quizzes   10 best scores   100 points
Test 1:   Wednesday, February 16, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, 314 Altgeld Hall   100 points
Test 2:   Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, 314 Altgeld Hall   100 points
Test 3:   Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, 314 Altgeld Hall   100 points
Cumulative Final Exam:   Monday, May 9, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, 314 Altgeld Hall   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