**Math 1572H Honors Calculus Spring Semester 2002
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350 Vincent Hall, 625 3491, webb@math.umn.edu,

http://www.math.umn.edu/~webb

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

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.

Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations. Attendance may be checked and included in the grade line.

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.

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

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