Syllabus for Math 130, Section &E4

Text: Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals (4th ed.) 1999, Brooks/Cole.
Course topic: Second semester calculus (see also the Course Catalog Entry for Math 130).

Grading policy: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the total numerical score achieved on exams, quizzes, and homework. Relative weights are:
 

Final: 35% of grade
Hourly Exam 1: 15% of grade
Hourly Exam 2: 15% of grade
Hourly Exam 3: 15% of grade
Homework 10% of grade
Weekly Quizzes 10% of grade

Additionally, I will randomly and frequently ask students to do problems at the board.

  • Final exam: 1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, December 10.
  • Hourly exams: Monday September 10, Monday October 15, and Monday, November 26th. These exams will be given in class.
  • Weekly quizzes: There will be 12 surprise quizzes, each worth 10 points. The two lowest scores on these quizzes will be dropped.
  • Weekly homework: There will be several homework sets. This homework will contain questions which are more challenging than that of standard 130 sections (this is the honor component of the course). Final Note: This course moves quicker than we would like. You MUST stay on top of the material at all times.
  • Makeup work: Late homework will not be accepted. Missed quizzes will not be made up; this is the reason we have two extra quizzes. I will strenuously avoid (subject to University policies) makeup exams.

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    Outline: We will cover chapters 7 (techniques of integration), 11 (infinite sequences and series), 8 (arc length and area), and then 10 (parametric equations) of Stewart (in that order). In addition to the standard concepts of calculus; I will place special emphasis on asymptotic analyses. I contend that while much of elementary calculus can be done via computer packages, asymptotic analysis is much more delicate. Similarly, local asymptotic analyses are usually the key ingredients for building a global model.
     

    Provisional Schedule

    Week
    Dates
    Section of book
    M
    W
    F
    1
    8/22--8/24
     
    7.1
    7.2
    2
    8/27--8/31
    7.3
    7.4
    7.5
    3
    9/5--9/7
     
    7.8
    Review for E1
    4
    9/10--9/14
    Exam 1
    Return E1
    11.1--11.2
    5
    9/17--9/21
    11.3
    11.4
    11.4
    6
    9/24--9/28
    11.5
    11.6
    11.7
    7
    10/1--10/5
    11.8
    11.9
    11.10
    8
    10/8--10/12
    11.11
    11.12
    Review for E2
    9
    10/15--10/19
    Exam 2
    Return E2
    8.1
    10
    10/22--10/26
    8.1
    8.2
    10.1
    11
    10/29--11/2
    10.2
    10.2
    10.3
    12
    11/5--11/9
    10.4
    10.4
    10.5
    13
    11/12--11/16
    10.5
    Review
    Exam 3
    14
    11/26--11/30
    Review
    Review
    Review
    15
    12/3--12/7
    Review
    Review

    FINAL ON Monday, December 10, 1:30--4:30 P.M..



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