Calculus 1B, Spring '10
5:15 - 7:45 in SOC13 INSTRUCTOR: Geoff Hagopian, |
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Syllabus | Schedule | Tests | Links | Grades |
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Syllabus
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course studies the meanings, algebraic/numerical computations and applications associated with differential and integral functions.
TEXTBOOK: Calculus with Early Transcendentals, by James Stewart.
It is critical that you read the text, keep up with the assigned problems
and prepare questions about what you're learning for participation in class.
EXAMS: There will be at least four chapter tests (one after each chapter) and a cumulative final exam. It is very important to remember that the point of these exams is to provide an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts covered; that is, they will not necessarily consist of "old homework with the numbers changed." The in-class tests are timed: this means you need to really understand the ideas before you start the exam. If you are well prepared, you will have enough time for the exams.
HOMEWORK: We will be using Webassign in this class. You can expect to do your most productive learning doing the homework. If you complete (and understand) the homework assignment for each section, you should be well prepared for quizzes and exams. At the beginning of each class, I will answer as many questions over the previous night's homework as time allows. You are expected to have completed the assignment and to have prepared specific questions about these.
QUIZZES: There will be some (possibly unannounced) quizzes throughout the semester.
GRADE: Your grade in this class will be a weighted average of your final exam, chapter test, and quiz scores.