Because of the high correlation between poor attendance and low grades, you are expected to attend every class meeting. Class attendance means that you come to class on time and stay for the entire class period. Each unexcused absence takes away 10% from your attendance score and thus lowers your final grade according to the grading scheme. An absence may be excused if you advise me in advance of the reason for your absence. Independed of your class attendence, it is your responsibility to learn the material covered in class, and that from the corresponding sections in your textbook.
Homework will be assigned and submitted in the online system WebAssign. To get started, follow the instructions in http://www.math.okstate.edu/~mschulze/teaching/11S-MATH2144/self-enrollment.pdf using the Class Key, received by email or at the first class meeting, and the Access Code that comes with your textbook. You can find some useful tips for using WebAssign in http://www.math.okstate.edu/~mschulze/teaching/11S-MATH2144/webassign-tips.pdf. For any problems with WebAssign, go to https://www.webassign.net/user_support/student for guides, FAQs, or to contact tech support.
There will be 3 midterm exams and a final exam which contribute to your final grade. Date and time for each exam will be announced in class and appear online in the course schedule. Make-up exams will be given only under exceptional circumstances and if you contact me in advance. Books, notes, electronic devices, and any kind of headwear that covers part of your face are not permitted during exams. To gain credit your answers must be clearly presented. Your work must show how you proceeded to find the answer or why your answer is correct. Scratch work should be clearly separated from what is to be graded and the final result should be marked by drawing a rectangle around it.
The contributions to your total score will be weighted as follows.
|Contribution||Attendance||Homework||3 Midterm Exams||Final Exam||Extra Problems|
|Weight (final grade)||5%||20%||3 x 15%||30%||1% each|
|Weight (6-weeks grade)||10%||40%||1 x 50%||NA||NA|
Your total score will be truncated to an integer percentage and determines your final grade as follows.
Curving may be applied in form of a linear adjustment to all scores on a particular exam. I reserve the right to decide borderline cases based on class attendance and subjective impressions such as effort and conscientiousness.
Your starting points are the textbook and the lecture. It is easier to follow the lecture if you have seen the material before and presented from a slightly different point of view. I strongly recommend that you read each section in your textbook at home before it is covered in class. Try to isolate what you do not understand and be prepared to ask questions during the lecture.
Do not hesitate to ask questions. If something is unclear to you in class, just ask. You can be sure that many of the other students have the same question but do not dare to ask. If you let me know what your problems are, I can adapt the lecture and make it easier for you to follow. There are no stupid questions. On the contrary, asking the right question is often an important step in the process of solving a problem.
The importance of working on example problems can not be overemphasized. Try to work on the homework problems intensively and pick additional similar problems from the exercises sections of your textbook.
Discussion is crucial to understand mathematics. I strongly encourage you to discuss both the material covered in class and your solutions of the homework problems with other students in your section. The best way to check your own understanding of a subject is to explain it to someone else.
Ideally you solve the homework problems on your own or working with other students in your section. If you realize that you do not understand the homework problems, seek help immediately. With a backlog of not understood material it extremely difficult to catch up with the class again.
Free tutoring and other services for this and similar mathematics courses are provided by the Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC). The MLRC is located on the 4th floor of the classroom building and you need to check in for tutoring in room CLB 420. For more information, see http://www.math.okstate.edu/mlrc.
You are always welcome to see me in my office hour or contact me by email if you have any questions or problems. If my office hours do not fit your schedule, please contact me by email for an appointment.
The following course schedule is preliminary.
|1||01/10||1.1||Four Ways to Represent a Function|
|3||01/12||1.3||New Functions from Old|
Inverse Functions and Logs
The Tangent and Velocity Problems
|7||01/21||2.2||The Limit of a Function|
|8||01/24||2.3||Calculating Limits using the Limit Laws|
|11||01/28||2.6||Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes|
|15||02/04||2.7||Derivatives and Rates of Change|
|16||02/07||2.8||The Derivative as a Function|
|17||02/08||1.1-2.8||Review for Exam 1||Review Problems: 2.3:11-30; 2.5:15-20,37-39,41-43; 2.6:15-36,39-44; 2.7:5-8,21-24,25-36; 2.8:19-29,35-38,41-44.|
|20||02/14||3.1||Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions|
|21||02/15||3.2||The Product and Quotient Rules|
|22||02/16||3.3||Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions|
|23||02/18||3.4||The Chain Rule|
|25||02/22||3.6||Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions|
|26||02/23||3.8||Exponential Growth and Decay|
|29||03/01||3.10||Linear Approximations and Differentials|
|31||03/04||4.1||Maximum and Minimum Problems|
|33||03/08||4.2||The Mean Value Theorem|
|34||03/09||4.3,4.5||How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph, Curve Sketching|
|36||03/21||4.4||Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Rule|
|40||03/28||3.1-4.9||Review for Exam 2||
Differentiation: 3.1:23-36; 3.2:19-30; 3.3:1-16; 3.4:21-46,75-76;
Applications: 3.5:5-20,25-30; 3.6:2-10,41-48; 3.9:12,14,28,38; 3.10:34-37; 4.1:47-62; 4.4:7-12,39-44,47-58; 4.7:9-15,21-29.
|42||03/30||5.1||Areas and Distances|
|44||04/04||5.2||The Definite Integral|
|46||04/06||5.3||The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus|
|48||04/11||5.4||Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem|
|48||04/12||5.5||The Substitution Rule|
|50||04/13||6.1||Area between Curves|
|54||04/20||5.1-6.1||Review for Exam 3||Review Problems: 5.2:35-41; 5.3:7-18,19-40,54-56; 5.4:5-18; 5.5:7-46,51-70; 6.1:5-28.|
|56||04/25||6.3||Volumes and Shells|
Average Value of a Function
|58||04/27||1.1-6.5||Review for Final Exam||Review Problems: Review Problems for Exams 2 and 3; 6.2:1-18; 6.3:3-7,9-14,37-42.|
|59||04/29||1.1-6.5||Review for Final Exam|
You can gain extra credit by solving extra problems assigned in class. The due date for these problems is 04/29/2011 and each of them adds 1% to your final grade.
I will respect OSU's commitment to academic integrity and uphold the values of honesty and responsibility that preserve our academic community. For more information, see http://academicintegrity.okstate.edu.
This syllabus may be subject to future changes and it is your responsibility to be informed. Any change of the syllabus will be announced in class and appear online.