Math 1572H Honors Calculus Spring Semester 2002
Text: G.F. Simmons, Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill
Instructor: Peter Webb
350 Vincent Hall, 625 3491, email@example.com,
Office Hours: 11:15-12:05 MWF and very often 3:35-4:25 MWF or by appointment.
TA: Ryan Berndt, 552 Vincent Hall, 624 5552, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start by covering Chapters 8 - 10, 12 - 14 and 16 and 17 of Simmons.
Chapter 8 is about logarithmic and exponential functions. I expect the basic properties of these functions will be familiar, but some of the more technical aspects might not be. Much of this chapter will probably be review for you.
In Chapter 9 we will go straight to 9.4, 9.5 and 9.7. Section 9.6 is about simple harmonic motion, which you may do in physics. I will not lecture this section, but it may be available as a project.
Chapter 10 is about the range of different techniques for evaluating integrals. Although calculators and computers can now perform these operations, I think it is still important to see them.
Chapters 11 and 12 clear out of the way some remaining aspects of integration.
This brings us on to Chapters 13 and 14 about sequences and series, which explore the idea of a limit in greater detail and have less to do with integration and differentiation.
Chapter 16 will give us some familiarity with polar coordinates and Chapter 17 introduces curvature and some vector notions.
The final set of topics we will cover has to do with vector calculus. The topics we need to know are treated in Chapters 19, 20 and 21, although the treatment here is brief. It may be that we do not get to do very much of this material in the time available.
There will be three full-period mid-term exams, to be held on Monday February 18, Monday April 1 and Monday April 29. The final exam will be held at the scheduled time as announced in the Class Schedules, which is Monday May 13, 1:30-4:30. The final exam will be held in a room to be announced later, not in our regular classroom.
You will also have homework and quizzes organized by the TA in recitations.
A new feature this semester is that you will be required to work on a project, but I have not yet quite decided how this will work.
Your final grade will be made up of homework and quizzes 18%, project 4%, mid-term exams 14% each, final exam 36%.
Assignments will usually be handed out on Monday or Wednesday. Some of the problems are to be handed in on Thursdays of the following week at the beginning of your recitation period (8-10 days after it is assigned). Late homework will receive a very reduced grade (no credit for problems already solved in class). If it is handed in after the assignment has been graded, there will be no credit given.
There will be a short quiz at the beginning of most of the Thursday recitation periods covering homework due that day.
Absence from exams
Missing a midterm is permitted only for the most compelling reasons. Except in extraordinary situations, you should obtain permission from the professor to miss an exam in advance; otherwise you will be awarded a 0. If you are excused from taking a midterm, your course grade will be determined by giving extra weight to the final exam. No make-up exams or quizzes will be given. Except in extremely exceptional situations, all students missing the final exam will fail the course.Don't bother to obtain permission to miss a quiz: your lowest quiz score will be dropped.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations. Attendance may be checked and included in the grade line.
Expectations of written work
In a number of cases in the homework problems and the questions in the exams you will not get full credit if you simply write down the correct answer. To get full credit you will need to write an explanation of how you got your answer. Where explanations need to be given, these should be written out in sentences i.e. with verbs, capital letters at the beginning, periods at the end, etc. and not in an abbreviated form.
I encourage you to form study groups. However everything to be handed in must be written up in your own words. If two students hand in identical assignments, they will both receive no credit.
Computers and Calculators
Everyone should have a graphing calculator. Computers may not be used on quizzes and exams. Calculators will be allowed on some quizzes and exams.
These will only be given in exceptional circumstances. A student must have satisfactorily completed all but a small portion of the work in the course, have a compelling reason for the incomplete, and must make prior arrangements with the professor for how the incomplete will be removed, well before the end of the quarter.
The University requires the following be on all syllabi.
University Grading Standards
A achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.
B achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.
C achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.
D achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements
S The minimal standard for S is to be no lower than C-. The instructor or department must
inform the class of this minimal standard at the beginning of the course.
F (or N) Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but
at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no
agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I.
I (Incomplete) Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary
circumstances, e.g. hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the
course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student.
Academic Dishonesty. Academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall
be grounds for awarding a grade of F or N for the entire course.
Credits and Workload Expectations. For undergraduate courses, one credit is defined as equivalent
to an average of three hours of learning effort per week (over a full semester) necessary for an
average student to achieve an average grade in the course. For example, a student taking a
three credit course that meets for three hours a week should expect to spend an additional six
hours a week on course work outside the classroom.
Date of this version of the schedule: 1/18/2002