MATH 205-75, Spring 2008

This class has completed. Information on this web page may not be applicable to future semesters.

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Instructor: Jake Wildstrom
Office: Natural Sciences Building 239
Primary office hours: Wednesday 12–1, Thursday 2–3
Secondary office hours: Tuesday 2:30–3:30, Wednesday 11–12
Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: TR 5:30–7:15 PM in Ernst Hall 110
Prerequisites: MATH 111-112, 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. Please take special note of the new edition being used starting this year.
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, to turn in assignments promptly, and to attend examinations.
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 case-by-case basis, with exceptions generally made only for documented emergencies.
Calculators: Calculators are unnecessary for any in-class 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 20% of your grade. The three midterm examinations will each be worth 15%, and the final examination is worth 35%. 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.

Course schedule

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 Tuesday Thursday
January 8
Section 1.1
January 10
Section 1.2, 1.3
January 15
Section 1.5, 1.6
January 17
Section 2.1
Quiz #1
January 22
Section 2.2, 2.3
January 24
Section 2.4
January 29
Section 2.5, 2.6
January 31
Section 2.7
Quiz #2
February 5
Section 2.8, 3.1
February 7
Exam #1
February 12
Section 3.2
February 14
Section 3.3
Quiz #3
February 19
Section 3.4
February 21
Section 3.4
February 26
Section 3.6, 3.7
February 28
Section 3.8, 3.9
Quiz #4
March 4
Exam #2
March 6
Section 3.10, 4.1
Spring break
March 18
Section 4.2, 4.3
March 20
Section 4.4, 4.5
March 25
Section 4.7
March 27
Section 4.8, 4.9
Quiz #5
April 1
Section 5.1
April 3
Exam #3
April 8
Section 5.2
April 10
Section 5.3, 5.4
April 15
Section 5.5
April 17
Thursday, April 24
Final exam, 5:30PM–8:00PM

Schedule of assignments

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

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