MATH 205-03 (Calculus I), Spring 2012

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 231
Primary office hours: Wednesday 13:00–14:00, Thursday 11:00–12:00
Secondary office hours: Monday 10:00–11:00, Tuesday 9:00–10:00, or by appointment
Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: MWF 11:00–12:15 in Natural Sciences Building 212C
Prerequisites: MATH 111-112, MATH 190 or an appropriate score on a placement exam.
Special notes: Credit may not be received for both MATH 205 and MATH 180 or ENGR 101.
Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, seventh edition.
Learning Outcomes: Students who complete this course will be expected to describe the concept of the limit of a function and calculate limits both graphically and analyticalls; recognize the definition of the derivative as a limit and identify the relationship between derivatives and graphs of functions; describe the definition of the definite integral as a limit of Riemann sums and interpret the definition as an area; demonstrate understanding of the relationship between the definite integral and antiderivatives via the fundamental theorem of calculus; master the standard formulas for computing derivatives and antiderivatives of functions.
General Education Content: MATH 205 is a general education course and may not be taken pass/fail. This course satisfies the university general education requirement in the mathematics content area. Students who satisfy this requirement will demonstrate that they are able to do all of the following: represent mathematical informaiton symbolically, visually, and numerically; use arithmetic and geometric models to solve problems; interpet mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, and tables; estimate and check answers to mathematical problems, determining reasonableness and correctness of solutions.
Responsibilities: You are responsible for attending class on a regular basis and maintaining comprehension of the scheduled class objectives. You are expected to be participants in class, do WebAssign assignments, attend assessments, and to revise returned assessments. Non-WebAssign assignments are provided for your benefit and you are expected to work on them as necessary.
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 simple 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 and cooperation with other students. It is important, however, that all work 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: Most homework assignments are ungraded and are provided for study purposes. WebAssign assignments, however, will account for 5\% of your grade. 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 comprehensive final examination is worth 25%. A 90% overall guarantees a grade of A–, 80% guarantees a B–, and 70% guarantees a C–. All in-class assessments except for the final exam may be revised to recover up to a quarter of the lost credit; refer to the revision instructions on page 2 of the syllabus when revising.
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 Wednesday Friday
January 9
Review concepts
January 11
Review concepts
January 13
Section 2.1
January 16
MLK Jr. holiday
January 18
Section 2.2
January 20
Section 2.3
Quiz #1
January 23
Section 2.3
January 25
Section 2.4
January 27
Section 2.5
January 30
Section 2.6
February 1
Section 2.7
February 3
Section 2.8
Quiz #2
February 6
Section 3.1
February 8
Section 3.2
February 10
Exam #1
February 13
Section 3.3
February 15
Section 3.4
February 17
Section 3.4
Quiz #3
February 20
Section 3.5
February 22
Section 3.5
February 24
Section 3.6
February 27
Section 3.7
February 29
Section 3.8
March 2
Section 3.9
Quiz #4
March 5
Section 3.9
March 7
Section 3.10
March 9
Exam #2
March 12–16
Spring break
March 19
Section 4.1
March 21
Section 4.3
March 23
Section 4.3
Quiz #5
March 26
Section 4.4
March 28
Section 4.5
March 30
Section 4.7
April 2
Section 4.7
April 4
Section 4.8
April 6
Section 4.9
Quiz #6
April 9
Section 5.1
April 11
Section 5.2
April 13
Exam #3
April 16
Section 5.3
April 18
Section 5.4
April 20
Section 5.5
Quiz #7
April 23
Monday, April 30
Final exam, 11:30–14:00

Schedule of assignments (through Exam #1)

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

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