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Instructor:  Jake Wildstrom Office: Natural Sciences Building 231 Primary office hours: Wednesday 11–12, Thursday 12–13 Secondary office hours: Wednesday 10–11, Thursday 13–14 Phone number: (502)8525845 (x5845) Email: dwildstr@erdos.math.louisville.edu 
Lecture:  MTR 4:00–5:15 PM in Natural Sciences Building 317 
Prerequisites:  MATH 111112, MATH 190 or an appropriate score on a placement exam. 
Description:  First course in differential and integral calculus of single variable functions. 
Special notes:  Credit may not be received for both MATH 205 and MATH 180. MATH 205 is a general education course and may not be taken pass/fail. 
Textbook:  Calculus, Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, sixth edition. 
Objectives:  In this class, we will review the commonly encountered transcendental functions, including trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. We will learn to identify continuity and take limits of functions, as well as developing the tools to take derivatives and integrals of functions. 
Responsibilities:  You are responsible for attending class on a regular basis and maintaining comprehension of the scheduled class objectives for each day. You are expected to be active participants in class, and to attend examinations. Assignments are provided for your benefit and you are expected to work on them as necessary to grasp concepts for the course. 
Special needs:  Any scheduled absence during a quiz or examination, or any other special needs, must be brought to my attention during the first week of class. Unscheduled absences will be handled on a casebycase basis, with exceptions generally made only for documented emergencies. 
Calculators:  Calculators are unnecessary for any inclass work, and may not be used on quizzes or examinations. Calculators will also be unnecessary for most homework problems, but may be used at your discretion. For any calculation more complicated than the evaluation of functions, you are expected to show your work. 
Honesty:  There are many resources available to help you succeed in this class, including consultation during office hours, secondary textbooks, and cooperation with other students. It is important, however, that all papers handed in be the result of your individual comprehension of the course material. Duplication of others' work is both a disservice to your own education and a serious violation of the university's academic honesty policy. 
Grades:  Homework is ungraded and is provided for study purposes. Quizzes will be based on the homework problems, and will account for 25% of your grade. The three midterm examinations will each be worth 15%, and the final examination is worth 30%. A 90% overall guarantees a grade of A–, 80% guarantees a B–, and 70% guarantees a C–. 
Changes:  The syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be announced in class and updated online. 
This schedule is tentative and may not reflect our progress at any particular time in the class; treat this as a rough guide only.
Week  Monday  Tuesday  Thursday 

1 
August 25
Section 1.1

August 26
Section 1.2

August 28
Section 1.3

2 
September 1
Labor Day

September 2
Section 1.5

September 4
Section 1.6
Quiz #1

3 
September 8
Section 2.1

September 9
Section 2.2

September 11
Section 2.3

4 
September 15
Section 2.4

September 16
Section 2.5

September 18
Section 2.6
Quiz #2

5 
September 22
Section 2.7

September 23
Section 2.8

September 25
Exam #1

6 
September 29
Section 3.1

September 30
Section 3.2

October 2
Section 3.3
Quiz #3

7 
October 6
Section 3.4

October 7
Section 3.4

October 9
Section 3.5

8 
October 13–14
Midterm break

October 16
Section 3.6
Drop date
Quiz #4


9 
October 20
Section 3.7

October 21
Section 3.8

October 23
Exam #2

10 
October 27
Section 3.9

October 28
Section 3.10

October 30
Section 3.11
Quiz #5

11 
November 3
Section 4.1

November 4
Section 4.2

November 6
Section 4.3

12 
November 10
Section 4.4

November 11
Section 4.5

November 13
Section 4.7
Quiz #6

13 
November 17
Section 4.8

November 18
Section 4.9

November 20
Section 5.1

14 
November 24
Section 5.2

November 25
Exam #3

November 27
Thankgiving

15 
December 1
Section 5.3

December 2
Section 5.4

December 4
Section 5.5
Quiz #7

16 
December 8
Review

December 9
Review

December 11
No class

17 
Saturday, December 13
Final exam, 2:00PM–4:30PM

Boldface problems are particularly advanced and will test problemsolving skills beyond the core of the course material.