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** Instructor:** Luís Finotti

** Office:** Ayres Hall 251

** Phone:** 974-1321 (don't leave messages!
-- e-mail me if I don't
answer!)

** e-mail:** lfinotti@utk.edu

** Office Hours:** MW 9-10 or by appointment.

** TA/Section:** James Scott (009)

** Time and Location:** Th 2:10pm-3:25pm at Ayres Hall 123.

** Office:**Ayres Hall 109

**
e-mail:** jscott66@vols.utk

** Office Hours:** MW 11am-12pm

** TA/Section:** Margaret Wieczorek (010)

** Time and Location:** Th 2:10pm-3:25pm at Ayres Hall 110

** Office:** Ayres Hall 109

** e-mail:** mwieczor@vols.utk

** Office Hours:** Tu 2pm-3:30pm and Th 3:30pm-5pm.

** TA/Section:** Andrew Starnes (011)

** Time and Location:** Th 3:40pm-4:55pm at Ayres Hall 120.

** Office:** Ayres Hall 234

** e-mail:** starnes@math.utk.edu

** Office Hours:** MWF 1:45-2:15pm or by appointment.

** TA/Section:** John Cummings (012)

** Time and Location:** Th 3:40pm-4:55pm at Humanities and
Social Sciences 113 .

** Office:** Ayres Hall 314

** e-mail:** starnes@math.utk.edu

** Office Hours:** TBA.

** Textbook:** J. Rogawski,
``Calculus: Early Transcendentals'', 2nd
Edition. W.H. Freeman, 2011. (You can also buy an electronic copy
from WebAssign.)

** Prerequisite:** Math 130.

** Class:** MWF 2:30pm-3:20pm at
Dabney-Buehler Hall 300. (Sections 009, 010, 011, 012.)

- Th 2:10pm-3:25pm (section 009 -- with James Scott) at Ayres 123
- Th 2:10pm-3:25pm (section 010 -- with Margaret Wieczorek) at Ayres 110
- Th 3:40pm-4:55pm (section 011 -- with Andrew Starnes) at Ayres 120
- Th 3:40pm-4:55pm (section 012 -- with John Cummings) at Humanities and Social Sciences 113.

** Exams:** Midterms: 09/26 (Friday) and
11/07 (Friday); Final:
12/08 (Monday) from 2:45pm to 4:45pm.

** Grade:** 25% for HW (lowest score
dropped) + 20% for each Midterm + 35% for the Final. **Note the
weight of the HWs!**

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This is a course in *Differential Calculus*. Calculus is a very
important subject with applications in many areas and fundamental to
physics and engineering.

In this semester we will study limits, derivatives, and applications
to physics and in optimizations. The second semester deals with
*Integral Calculus*, but it is strongly related to the content of
the first semester.

We will likely cover the following: Chapters 2 to 4 (except Section 4.9) and Sections 11.1 and 11.3.

Note that this outline is subject to change slightly without prior notice.

Homework on this course will be mostly done through WebAssign. (You should login to WebAssign via Blackboard.) Note that WebAssign recommends that you use Firefox as a browser.

Here are a couple of files to help you with WebAssign (also available on Blackboard):

- First Day of Class (sort of a Quick Start guide);
- Student Guide.
- eBook Access.
This is
**only for those who have already previously bought the ebook for our course**! If this is the first time you are taking this course, you won't need this.

You can check due dates from WebAssign (or Blackboard, but if they
differ for some reason, trust WebAssign), but you will have HWs
mostly due on Mondays, so that you can ask for help on recitation on
Thursday and work during the weekend. *I strongly recommend you
start working on it early!* It will give you more time and will
help you keep up with the lectures!

You have 10 attempts to submit an answer (in WebAssign), but *after
the third attempt, you are penalized with 20% of the value of the
question or part!* (The point is that you should not guess!)

You can save an answer instead of submitting it. This will not
count as an attempt. **But, do not forget to later actually submit
your answer! Saved answers are not graded!!**

You can turn in late HWs. A request for extension in WebAssign will be automatically granted:

- The cut off date (to ask for extension
*and*finish the late HW) is 10 days after the HW is due.*The only exception is the last HW, for which the cut off date will be the day before the final!* - You can get up to three automatic extensions (within the 10 days after the due date).
*Each*automatic extension granted will incur an*extra*penalty of 10% of the remaining value of the question. (Parts you've already answered on time and submitted will not be penalized!)- Each automatic extension gives you two extra days from the date of your request, as long as it stays within the cut off date (10 days after the due date). So, if you ask for an extension after, say, 5 days of the due date, you will get another 2 days. If you ask for an extension after 9 days and 23 hours from the due date, you will get only one hour.

** If you are having trouble with WebAssign, contact them
first!** You

In the past, there were a few problems that caused assignments to
be postponed due to technical problems with WebAssign, but keep in
mind that you should not leave things for the last minute.
Also, ** I strongly recommend you get a print out of the
assignment early**. That way, you can work on the HW even if
WebAssign is down (and later just enter your results).

All HW assignments for the whole course are already
available, **but the dates are still tentative**! (You can start
at anytime.) So, watch the calendar on WebAssign for changes.

You will also turn in some extra problems directly to your TA every
once in a while. (Mostly problems that cannot be graded by the
computer.) You will be properly notified when these come
up. **These cannot be turned in late**, unless you get
permission from your TA *in very special circumstances*.

Note that I will drop the lowest HW score, so this should help with any unexpected problem you might have to complete one of your HWs.

**Calculators will not be allowed in exams!** Thus, you should
try to avoid using it in your HW too! You should only use it if
numbers get ``messy'', which I will make sure it will not happen in
the exam. This is a difficult decision as computer experimentation
can be quite useful. But I believe one should understand well the
process before delegating it to computers/calculators.

In my opinion, doing the HW is one of the most important parts of the learning process, so the weight for them is greater than the weight of a single midterm, and I will assume that you will work very hard on them.

Also, you should try to come to my office hours (or your TA's) if
you are having difficulties with the course. We will do our best to
help you. Please try to come during my *scheduled* office hours,
but feel free to make an appointment if that would be impossible.

Finally, **it is your responsibility to keep all your graded
Exams**! It is very important to have them in case there is any
problem with your grade. You can check all your scores
at Blackboard.

There will be no make-up exams. If you miss an exam
**and have a properly documented reason**, your final will be used
to make-up your score.

The way this works is as follows: the points from the problems on the final involving the sections of the corresponding midterm will make your midterm grade. For example: let's say that you missed Midterm 1, which, say, involved Sections 2.1-9 and 3.1-4. If questions 1 to 3 of the final (which is comprehensive!) are the questions from those sections and you get 24 out of 30 in those questions, your Midterm 1 grade will 80 out of 100 (as 24 is 80% of 30).

**I will assume you check your e-mail at least once a day.** I
will use your e-mail (given to me by the registrar's office) to make
announcements. (If that is not your preferred address, please make
sure
to forward
your university e-mail to it!) I will assume that any message that I
sent via e-mail will be read in less than twenty four hours, and it
will be considered an *official* communication.

Also, communications on Blackboard's forums (see item below) are considered official communication. Please subscribe to them or check them at least once a day.

In Blackboard you will be able to ask questions, answer surveys and send me feedback.

There are forums where you can post questions about math, the
course structure or Blackboard/WebAssign. (I've created a different
forum for each. Please use the appropriate one!) All other
students will also be able to read these and offer help. **I
strongly recommend you subscribed to all, to receive email updates
when a new post appears!** Things of interest to all might
appear there.

Lastly, there is also a link for (general) Feedback. (Please, also
subscribe to it.) Please, post all comments and suggestions there
as often as you want. (I really appreciate your input.) *These
can be posted anonymously (or not).* Just make sure to check the
option before posting! **Others students and myself will be able
to respond and comment.** If you prefer to keep the conversation
private (between us), you can send me
an e-mail, but then, of
course, it won't be anonymous.

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All students should be familiar and maintain their
*Academic Integrity*:
from Hilltopics,
pg. 46:

**Academic Integrity**

The university expects that all academic work will provide an honest reflection of the knowledge and abilities of both students and faculty. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of data, providing unauthorized help, and other acts of academic dishonesty are abhorrent to the purposes for which the university exists. In support of its commitment to academic integrity, the university has adopted an Honor Statement.

All students should follow the *Honor Statement*: from Hilltopics, pg. 16:

**Honor Statement**

*``An essential feature of The University of Tennessee is a
commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and
academic honesty. As a student of the University, I pledge that I will
neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in
academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and
integrity.''
*

You should also be familiar with the Classroom Behavior Expectations.

*We are in a honor system in this course!*

Students with disabilities that need special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services and bring me the appropriate letter/forms.

For Sexual Harassment and Discrimination information, please visit the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Please, see also the Campus Syllabus.

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Calculus is a very important mathematical tool, with important applications in Physics, Engineering and Statistics, among others. Virtually all sciences use calculus, although some more visibly than others. Students in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering should expect to use it through out their studies.

- develop analytic and critical thinking;
- broaden their problem solving techniques;
- learn new mathematical tools which will be important in their later studies.

- compute limits and derivatives;
- apply derivatives in concrete examples, such as optimization, graph sketching and physics problems.

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- My Spring 2011 Math 141 Page, My Spring 2012 Math 141 Page, My Fall 2013 Math 141 Page. There you will find old (solved) exams.
- UT Knoxville Home
- UTK's Math Department.
- Blackboard.
- Services for Current Students and MyUTK (registration, view your grades, etc.).
- Office of the Registrar
- Academic Calendars, including dates for add and drops, other deadlines, final exam dates, etc.
- Hilltopics.
- Office of Disability Services
- Office of Equity and Diversity (includes sexual harassment and discrimination).
- Undergraduate Catalog and Course Descriptions.
- Student Success Center.
- Math Tutorial Center.
- My homepage

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- Worksheet on Infinite Limits.
- Campus Syllabus.
- WebAssign First Day of Class (sort of a Quick Start guide).
- WebAssign Student Guide.
- WebAssign eBook Access for previously purchased textbook.
- Slides for the first lecture. (Better viewed in full screen or zoomed to fit a page.).
- Midterm 1 and Solutions.
- Midterm 2 and Solutions.

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