MA141—Spring 2010

Meeting Times

Lectures: MWF 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM LeConte 113
Problem Sessions: Sect 07. T 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM LeConte 121
Sect 08. T 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM LeConte 121
Computer Labs: Sect 07. Th 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM LeConte 102
Sect 08. Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM LeConte 102

Office Hours

M 10:00 AM — 11.00 AM, TTh 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM, in LeConte 418C, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistant

Andrew Dove
Office Hours: WF 9.30 AM–11.00 AM in LC103A
Phone: 777-2846
e-maildoveap at mailbox dot sc dot edu

Prerequisites

Qualifications through placement or a grade of C or better in MATH 112 or MATH 115. The deadline to drop without a WF being recorded is Monday, February 22nd.

Text

Calculus. Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. Thompson Brooks/Cole 2008 (sixth edition)



[Calculus: Early Transcendentals (Stewart’s Calculus Series) (See all Calculus Books)]

Course Structure and Grading Policies

Homework problems will be assigned at the end of each lecture. They might be collected and graded. In  that case, the grade will count as a quiz.  Your final score for the course will be computed as follows:

  • Computer Labs: 15% of the course grade.[http://www.math.sc.edu/calclab/141L-S10/]
  • Quizzes: 15% of the course grade. Only the 10 best scores are counted.A ten-minute quiz will be given during the problem session. There will be no make-up quizzes, since only the best 10 grades count towards the course grade.
  • Midterms: each test counts 15%, for a total of 45% of the course grade.There will be three in-class midterm exams scheduled as follows:
    Test # Date
    1 Monday Feb 08
    2 Friday  Mar 05
    3 Wednesday Apr 07

    No make-up tests will be given. Only medical, death in the family, religious or official USC business reasons are valid excuses for missing a test and must be verified by letter from a doctor, guardian or supervisor to the instructor.

  • Final exam: 25% of the course grade.The final exam is scheduled on Tuesday, May 4th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The course grade will be determined as follows:

GRADE RANGE
A 90%-100%
B+ 85%-89%
B 80%-84%
C+ 75%-79%
C 70%-74%
D+ 65%-69%
D 60%-64%
F below 60%

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is mandatory. Penalties to your final grade apply as follows:

  • Students missing four sessions without a valid excuse will have their final grade lowered by half a letter grade (e.g. from C to D+).
  • Students missing six sessions without a valid excuse will have their final grade lowered by a full letter grade (e.g. from B to C)
  • Students missing eight sessions without a valid excuse will have their final grade lowered by a letter-and-a-half (e.g. from A to C+)

Introduction Material. Further Information

Some useful information:

  • Remember to change your e-mail address on Blackboard if necessary [blackboard.sc.edu]
  • ADA: If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Dissabilities Act and need any assistance, please notify the instructor immediately.
  • The Math Tutoring Center is a free tutoring service for MATH 111, 115, 122, 141, 142, 170, 221, 222, and 241. The center also maintains a list of private tutors for math and statistics. The center is located in LeConte, room 105, and the schedule is available at the Department of Mathematics website (www.math.sc.edu). No appointment is necessary.
  • The Student Success Center and one of four Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE) are on the mezzanine level of the Thomas Cooper Library and can be reached by phone at (803) 777-0684 or by going online at www.sc.edu/academicsuccess Other ACE locations around campus make access to these resources easy (Sims Hall, Bates House, Columbia Hall). The centers are at the crossroads of services and information about many special resources for stucents, including advice on developing successful study habits, time management, and effective learning strategies as well as availability of tutoring.
  • The Supplemental Instructor for this course is Jake Kirsch. He will be holding three sessions a week in the Student Success Center (SSC) located in the top floor of the library.

HW Assignments, Quizzes, Exams

  • Jan 11: pp.20–22 [1abcde, 2abcef, 5, 6, 7, 27, 28, 30, 38, 41, 42]
  • Jan 12: [Quiz #1]
  • Jan 13: pp.43–44 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42]
  • Jan 15: p.58 [3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18] p.71 [33–39, 47–52]
  • Jan 19: [Quiz #2]
  • Jan 20: p.97 [4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34a] p.106 [1, 3–9, 11–27]
  • Jan 22: pp.128 [3a, 4, 10–13, 16–18, 20, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42]
  • Jan 25: p.141 [15–26, 29–33, 39–43]
  • Jan 26: [Quiz #3]
  • Jan 27: p.150 [4ab, 5–8, 10ab, 21, 25–30] (due Tuesday Feb 2)
  • Jan 29: No HW today
  • Feb 01: p.180 [3–30, 33, 34, 45, 52, 53, 54]
  • Feb 02: Review Session. HW from Jan 27 due today. This counts as [Quiz #4]
  • Feb 03: p.187 [1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 29, 31, 52]
  • Feb 05: p.195 [1–6, 9–14, 21, 23, 24, 25a, 34]
  • Feb 08: EXAM #1. There will be 10–15 questions from the following sections in the book: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2.
  • Feb 09: Review Trigonometry (Attendance is mandatory, and will be recorded)
  • Feb 10: p.203 [1—21, 23, 25–30, 32–34, 36, 37, 51–54, 62](due Feb 16)
  • Feb 12: p.213 [1–30, 63, 64a, 65, 66]
  • Feb 15: p.220 [2–22, 27–30, 33, 34, 37–50]
  • Feb 16: [Quiz #5] (HW from Feb 10 due today) This counts as [Quiz #6]
  • Feb 17: p.245 [1–33] (due Feb 23)
  • Feb 19: No HW today
  • Feb 22: No HW today
  • Feb 23(HW from Feb 17 due today) This counts as [Quiz #7]
  • Feb 24: p.277 [6, 8, 10, 29–44, 47–62]
  • Feb 26: Section 4.7. Optimization Problems. [print-out] will be due on Mar 2nd
  • Mar 01: No HW today
  • Mar 02: Review Session. HW from Feb 26 due today . (it counts as [Quiz #8])
  • Mar 03: p.295 [5, 6, 7, 9–22, 33–50]
  • Mar 05: EXAM #2. There will be 10 questions from the following sections in the book: 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.9, 4.1 and 4.7.
  • Mar 15: p.304 [5–64]
  • Mar 16: HW from Mar 3rd due today (it counts as [Quiz#9])
  • Mar 17: p.314 [1–27]
  • Mar 19: No HW today
  • Mar 22: p.345 [1–15, 18, 18, 21]
  • Mar 23: (take home from Mar 19 counts as [Quiz #10])
  • Mar 24: [print-out] (due Mar 30)
  • Mar 26: [print-out]
  • Mar 29: p.388 [7–12, 19–33, 35, 36, 39, 40, 65, 66, 68, 74] (due Apr 6)
  • Mar 30: [Quiz #11] (HW from Mar 24 due today, counts as [Quiz#12])
  • Mar 31: No HW today
  • Apr 02: p.397 [5–18], p.406 [1–46]
  • Apr 05: No HW today
  • Apr 06: Review Session
  • Apr 07: EXAM #3.
  • Apr 09: p.420 [5–9, 12–18, 22, 23, 24]
  • Apr 12: [print-out]
  • Apr 13: [Quiz #10]
  • Apr 14: No HW today
  • Apr 16: No HW today
  • Apr 19: p.430 [1–10, 49–55]
  • Apr 20: no quiz today
  • Apr 21: p.430 [11–18]
  • Apr 23: Review Session (1/2)
  • Apr 26: Review Session (2/2)
  • May 04: FINAL EXAM. 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
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