MATH 205-08, Fall 2009

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Instructor: Jake Wildstrom
Office: Natural Sciences Building 231
Primary office hours: Monday 12–13, Thursday 11–12
Secondary office hours: Tuesday 13–14, Wednesday 11–12
Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: MTR 2:30–3:45 PM in Natural Sciences Building 212E
Prerequisites: MATH 111-112, MATH/ENGR 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 or ENGR 101. 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 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 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.

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 Monday Tuesday Thursday
August 24
Section 1.1
August 25
Section 1.2
August 27
Section 1.3
August 31
Section 1.5
September 1
Section 1.6
September 3
Section 2.1
Quiz #1
September 7
Labor Day
September 8
Section 2.2
September 10
Section 2.3
September 14
Section 2.4
September 15
Section 2.5
September 17
Section 2.6
Quiz #2
September 21
Section 2.7
September 22
Section 2.8
September 24
Exam #1
September 28
Section 3.1
September 29
Section 3.2
October 1
Section 3.3
Quiz #3
October 5
Section 3.4
October 6
Section 3.4
October 8
Section 3.5
October 12–13
Midterm break
October 15
Section 3.6
Drop date
Quiz #4
October 19
Section 3.7
October 20
Section 3.8
October 22
Exam #2
October 26
Section 3.9
October 27
Section 3.10
October 29
Section 3.11
Quiz #5
November 2
Section 4.1
November 3
Section 4.2
November 5
Section 4.3
November 9
Section 4.4
November 10
Section 4.5
November 12
Section 4.7
Quiz #6
November 16
Section 4.8
November 17
Section 4.9
November 19
Section 5.1
November 23
Section 5.2
November 24
Exam #3
November 26
November 30
Section 5.3
December 1
Section 5.4
December 3
Section 5.5
Quiz #7
December 7
December 8
No class
Wednesday, December 9
Final exam, 11:30AM–2:00PM

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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