MATH 205-03 (Honors Calculus I), Fall 2013

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Instructor: Jake Wildstrom
Office: Natural Sciences Building 113
Primary office hours: Modday 12:15–13:45, Thursday 14:00–15:00
Secondary office hours: Tuesday 11:00–12:30, Wednesday 15:30–16:30, or by appointment
Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: MWF 11:00–12:15 in Natural Sciences Building 130
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, attend assessments, and to revise returned assessments when appropriate. 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 simple arithmetic, 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 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 30% 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
August 26
August 28
August 30
Chapter 1 review
September 2
Labor Day
September 4
Section 2.1
September 6
Section 2.2
Quiz #1
September 9
Section 2.3
September 11
Section 2.3/2.4
September 13
Section 2.4
September 16
Section 2.5
September 18
Section 2.6
September 20
Section 2.7
Quiz #2
September 23
Section 2.7
September 25
Section 2.8
September 27
Exam #1
September 30
Section 3.1
October 2
Section 3.2
October 4
Section 3.3
Quiz #3
October 7
Midterm break
October 9
Section 3.4
October 11
Section 3.4/3.5
October 14
Section 3.5
October 16
Section 3.6
October 18
Section 3.9
Quiz #4
October 21
Section 3.9
October 23
Section 3.10
October 25
Exam #2
October 28
Section 4.1
October 30
Section 4.2
November 1
Section 4.3
Quiz #5
November 4
Section 4.3
November 6
Section 4.4
November 8
Section 4.4/4.5
November 11
Section 4.7
November 13
Section 4.7
November 15
Section 4.8
Quiz #6
November 18
Section 4.9
November 20
Section 5.1
November 22
Section 5.2
November 25
Exam #3
November 27–29
December 2
Section 5.3
December 4
Section 5.4
December 6
Section 5.5
Quiz #7
December 9
December 7
No class
December 9
No class
Monday, December 16
Final exam, 11:30–14:00

Schedule of assignments (through Quiz #3)

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

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