## Calculus 1B, Fall '11

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Syllabus

Class Time: Monday and Wednesday: 5:15 - 7:45 in SOC12

Instructor: Geoff Hagopian: Math 12

Instructor's Office: (760) 776-7223.

Phone: ghagopian@collegeofthedesert.edu

Office Hours: MTWR: 9:15-10:30

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course studies the meanings, algebraic/numerical computations and applications associated with differential and integral functions.

__TEXTBOOK__: *Calculus:* *Early Transcendentals*, 6e, by James Stewart. Emphasis in this text is on understanding the
definitions and theorems fundamental to calculus, as well as mastering routine
computations. It is critical that you read the text, make good notes, keep up with the
assigned problems and prepare questions about what you're learning for
participation in class. We may not cover every problem type or
every problems-solving approach during class, but you will be responsible for everything in
the assigned reading and problems from the text.

__EXAMS__: There will be five chapter tests
(see the calendar page) and a cumulative final exam. The point of the exams is to provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate
your understanding of the concepts covered. The in-class tests are timed so you need to really understand
the ideas before you start the exam and then be relaxed and confident enough in your work to be able to show what you know. If you are well prepared, you will have
enough time for the exams.

__HOMEWORK__: Problem solving in small groups or by yourself is essential practice for success in this course. If you complete
(and understand) the homework assignment for each section, you can expect to be well
prepared for quizzes and exams. To help you with that we have an on-line homework system, WebAssign, which gives you instant feedback when you answer a question. Many students find this a very effective learning tool. WebAssign homework will be assigned and you can get class credit for completing those assignments. To get started with WebAssign, go to WebAssign.net and click the "I have a class key" button. On the next page enter institution code **dccd.cc.ca and **class code **2578 3907**.

Bring your questions from the homework for discussion at the beginning of each class, when we will work through as many questions over the previous night's homework as time allows.

__GRADE__: Your grade in this class will
be a weighted average of your final exam, chapter test, homework scores.