The text is "Calculus and its Applications," twelfth edition, by Goldstein, Lay, Schneider, and Asmar.
Your grade will be determined from the following. If your final total is at least 90% (resp. 80, 70, 60), you are guaranteed of getting at least an A- (resp. B-, C-, D-).
Two types of problems are assigned. The "Suggested problems" are not to be handed in. You can find the answers to them in the back of the book to check your work. You are strongly encouraged to work these problems. Many exam and quiz problems will be almost identical to some of the suggested problems.
The "Hand-in problems" are to be handed in on the indicated date. They will be graded on a 20-point basis. Depending on the length of the assignment, it is possible that some of the problems might not be graded. The solutions to the Hand-in Problems will be posted on Course Site at 3 PM the day they are due. Late homework will not be accepted. If you must miss class on the day HW is due, have someone else hand it in for you.
You may work together as much as you wish on the Suggested Problems. However, on the Hand-in Problems, you may not collaborate, except for preliminary discussion. Students found to be copying on hand-in homework may be taken before the Disciplinary Committee.
10-minute quizzes will take place at the end of lecture on the dates indicated on the schedule below. Quizzes will be composed of problems extremely similar to Suggested Problems based on the indicated sections. If you miss a quiz for a reason which the professor considers excusable, you will receive a score of 17 out of 20. Quizzes will be graded on a 20-point basis. Half-credit (10 points) is given just for handing in the paper; this is to reward attendance. The quizzes and homeworks will comprise one category. The three lowest scores in this category will be dropped, and the rest averaged.
Since there are no recitation sections, some lectures (the same day as quizzes) will be used for "review." You will have an opportunity to ask questions about Suggested and Hand-in problems on those occasions.
The hour exams will be during class on Feb 18 and Apr 1. In order to be considered for a makeup of an hour exam, you must notify the professor in advance with ample documentation. If your excuse is deemed acceptable, you will be given a makeup exam at a convenient time. The final exam will cover material from the entire semester, with a heavy emphasis on material subsequent to the second hour exam.
Attendance is required. A Section 3 report will be filed with the Dean of Students for a student who misses three lectures within a short period of time. A second Section 3 report can result in removal from the course.
Turn off and put away cell phones. No texting during class is allowed. Laptops may be used only with prior approval by the professor.
In addition to the office hours of the professor and TA for this course, there are several ways in which students can receive help. Most highly recommended is the drop-in Math Help Center in the basement of Christmas-Saucon. Its hours and staff will be posted. Also available are the Writing and Math Center in Drown Hall, for which a student must schedule regular appointments, and the peer tutoring services organized through the University Center.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting accommodations, please contact both your instructor and the Office of Academic Support Services, University Center 212 (610-758-4152) as early as possible in the semester. You must have documentation from the Academic Support Services office before accommodations can be granted.
Schedule of lectures, Suggested Problems, and Hand-in Problems.