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(05/01 - 8:55pm) Office hours before the final:
(04/30 - 3:25pm) I have just written the (preliminary version of the) final exam. Here is some info about it:
(01/20 - 3:45pm) You will now turn in HW (or take quizzes) in lecture Friday, not in recitation anymore. Please note that the quizzes will take place at the beginning of the lecture and you will not have time to ask questions. You should then take your questions about the HW to recitation the day before. (This site and the syllabus have been updated to reflect this change.)
(01/06 - 5:00pm) Please, check this section often. I will put announcements and important info here.
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Instructor: Luís Finotti
Office: Ayres Hall 243
Phone: 974-1321 (please do not ask me to call back -- leave your e-mail)
Office Hours: MW 10am-11am or by appointment (subject to change!!)
TA: Craig Collins
Office: Ayres Hall 208
e-mail: craig.collins@math.utk.edu
Office Hours: T 10am-11am, 12pm-2pm at Ayres 208 (no appointment needed) and Th 9am-10:30am at the Starbucks of the Hodges Library by appointment
TA: Cody Lorton
Office: Ayres Hall 208
e-mail: lorton@math.utk.edu
Office Hours: T 8am-8:50am and 9:05am-9:55am and W 7:45am-8:45am and 9:05am-9:55am
Textbook: J. Stewart, ``Calculus -- Concepts and Contexts'', 3rd Edition. Brooks Cole, 2007.
Prerequisite: Math 130.
Class: MWF 11:15am-12:05pm at HSS 60. (Sections 15, 16, 17, 18.)
Recitation: Th 8am-8:50am (section 15 -- with Cody Lorton), 9:05am-9:55am (section 16 -- with Cody Lorton), 11:15am-12:05pm (section 17 -- with Craig Collins), 12:20pm-1:10pm (section 18 -- with Craig Collins).
Exams: Midterms: 02/21 (Mon) and 04/04 (Mon), in regular classroom and time; Final: 05/03 (Tue) from 2:45pm to 4:45pm, also in our regular classroom.
Grade: 25% for HW/quizzes + 20% for each Midterm + 35% for the Final. Note the weight of the HWs!
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Here is the Midterm I and the Midterm I with solutions.
The exams were graded and will be returned in recitation on Thursday (02/24). (You can check your grades in Blackboard.) If you are not in recitation that day, you have to contact your TA pick up yours. The results were very bad. Statistics are available at Blackboard.
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Here is the Make Up Midterm I and the Make Up Midterm I with solutions.
The exams were graded and will be returned in recitation on Thursday (03/03). (You can check your grades in Blackboard.) If you are not in recitation that day, you have to contact your TA pick up yours. The results were much better than the Midterm I and acceptable. On the other hand, the results were spread, with many very good grades and many very bad grades. Statistics are available at Blackboard, but the average was 62.25 and the median 61.
If I were to curve these grades, roughly speaking we would have A's above 90, B's above 77, C's above 60, and D's above 50. This is only to give you an idea of how I will curve the final grades. (In the end I will not even look at this curve, I will just curve all the final averages.)
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Here is the Midterm II and the Midterm II with solutions.
The exams were graded and will be returned in recitation on Thursday (04/07). (You can check your grades in Blackboard.) If you are not in recitation that day, you have to contact your TA pick up yours.
The results of the exam were just OK. We had lots of very good grades (above 90) and lots of very bad grades (below 60). The average was 62.49 and the median was 62. The highest score was 96. (You can see more statistics in Blackboard.)
If I were to curve these grades, roughly speaking we would have A's above 90, B's above 77, C's above 60, and D's above 50. This is only to give you an idea of how I will curve the final grades. (In the end I will not even look at this curve, I will just curve all the final averages.)
Note: This curve is just to give you an idea of how I curve. In the end I will not even look at this curve, I will just curve all the final averages.
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Here is the final: Final, Final Solution.
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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.
Note that this outline is subject to change slightly without prior notice.
Homeworks will be assigned after every class and the selected problems and due dates will be posted at the section Homework of this page. No paper copy of the HW assignments will be distributed in class. It is your responsibility to check the course's web page page often! Besides HW assignments, other important information will be posted there. (Check the section Important Notes often!)
If you like to do your HW early, you can do problems in the list of Problems Likely To Be Assigned below, even before I assigned them. I might change a problem or two for the actual assignment, but that is not very likely. I hope to be able to keep this list ahead of the class, so that you can always start early. It will also be useful if I, for some reason, delay to post problems.
Also, some times I might get too ambitious in posting problems, i.e., I might think we will cover a section during the week, put exercises from it in the next assignment, and then end up not being able to finish it. In this case I might have to take a few problems off the assignment. The bottom line is the following: the assignment is not final until I remove the "More to come" from it. (If you've done problems which were removed, just saved them for the following week.)
Finally, if there is still a "More to come" in an assignment on a Monday or Tuesday, please write me right away so that I can update it. If I only realize on Wednesday that an assignment was not complete (with the "More to come" still there) and nobody tried to contact me, I may add new problems just then, giving you little time to finish the assignment. (If I delay in replying, you can proceed with the Problems Likely To Be Assigned.)
The HWs will be due in lecture Friday, when you will either turn in your HW or take a quiz on problems taken directly from the HW set due on that day. In the former case, two or three problems will be graded and count the same as a quiz. In the the latter, the HW will not be collected at all. You will not know in advance if the HW will be collected or if there will be a quiz, and hence you should be prepared for either one.
The quizzes will take place at the beginning of the lecture. You will not have time to ask questions before the quiz, so you should take your questions to recitation of the previous day. You also won't have extra time if you arrive late. Moreover, you will have only ten or fifteen minutes to take a quiz, and so if you hadn't already solved the HW problems, you might not have enough time to come up with a solutions.
Points will be taken from messy solutions in all assignments, and you need to show work in all questions (unless stated otherwise)! This applies to quizzes, HWs, exams and all graded work!
Calculators will not be allowed! This includes HW (unless stated otherwise), quizzes, and exams! 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. Moreover, the power of small devices these days might give unfair advantages to some over others who don't have as advanced equipment.
I will do my best to post solutions to the most difficult problems. If I do, they will be posted in the course page.
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. I will do my 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 Quizzes and Midterms! It is very important to have them in case there is any problem with your grade. You can check all your scores at Blackboard. (Blackboard will be used only for scores. The official course page is this one.)
There will be no make-up quizzes or exams. If you miss a quiz or exam and have a properly documented reason, your final will be used to make-up your score.
You will have to check your e-mail at least once a week, preferably daily. 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 a week or less, and it will be considered an official communication.
I have an On-line Feedback Form where you can anonymously send me your comments and suggestions. I will consider your comments and try to do whatever I can to resolve possible problems before it is too late. So, please, feel free to use it whenever you have any constructive comment or suggestion. (In fact, I would greatly appreciate it.) If you don't want you comments to be anonymous, just send me an e-mail or come by my office and we can discuss the problem.
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Academic Integrity
Study, preparation and presentation should involve at all times the student's own work, unless it has been clearly specified that work is to be a team effort. Academic honesty requires that the student present his or her own work in all academic projects, including tests, papers, homework, and class presentation. When incorporating the work of other scholars and writers into a project, the student must accurately cite the source of that work.
All students should follow the Honor Statement: from Hilltopics 2008/2009, pg. 11:
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.
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.
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Wednesday, January 12 - Classes begin.
Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (No class.)
Friday, January 21 - Last day to add, change grade options, or drop a full semester course without a "W".
Monday, February 21 - Midterm I.
Monday-Friday, March 14-18 - Spring Break. (No class.)
Tuesday, March 21 - Last day to drop a full term course with a "W".
Monday, April 4 - Midterm II.
Tuesday, April 5 - Last day to drop with a WP/WF.
Friday, April 22 - Spring Recess. (No class.)
Friday, April 29 - Last Class Day.
Tuesday, May 03 - Final.
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This list is subject to change without prior notice. The official assignments will be posted below. On the other hand, if there are any changes at all, they are likely to be small.
Section 2.1: 1(a), (b), 4(a), (b), (c), 8. (Take a look at 9, but you don't have to turn it in.)
Section 2.2: 3, 6, 8, 16.
Section 2.3: 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37.
Section 2.4: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35.
Section 2.5: 4, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33.
Section 2.6: 3, 6(a), (b), 7, 9, 13, 15, 18.
Section 2.7: 3, 6, 8, 9, 16, 18, 24, 26.
Section 2.8: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 23, 24, 32, 34, 40.
Section 2.9: 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 18, 21, 28.
Chapter 2 Review (on pg. 176): 1 to 16, 19, 21, 27, 28(a), (b), 34, 35(a), (b), 37, 38, 43, 46.
Section 3.1: 4, 8, 14, 16, 20, 26, 41, 43, 48.
Section 3.2: 4, 6, 10, 18, 22, 30, 32, 36, 40, 42.
Section 3.3: 2, 8, 10, 16, 18, 24, 31.
Section 3.4: 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 40, 41.
Section 3.5: 7, 10, 11, 16, 19, 21, 24, 28, 34, 36, 42, 43(a), 44(b), 45, 54, 64, 69, 70, 73(a), (b).
Section 1.7: 1, 2 (calculator use is OK for 1 and 2), 5, 7, 10, 12, 20, 22, 24.
Section 3.6: 1, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28, 30, 32, 44, 46.
Section 3.7: 2, 8, 14, 15, 18, 22, 32, 36, 38.
Section 3.8: 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 (you can use calculators in the previous four), 15, 16, 19, 26(a), (b), 28, 30.
Chapter 3 Review (on pg. 255): 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 34, 39, 41, 59, 60, 61, 68, 71(a), 72, 73, 75.
Section 4.1: 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23, 38.
Section 4.2: 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 18, 19, 22, 28, 32, 41, 43, 46, 47.
Section 4.3: 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 37.
Section 4.5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 40.
Section 4.4: Handout.
Section 4.6: 4, 5, 12, 16, 22, 32, 38, 40, 42.
Section 4.8: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15.
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HW1 - Due on Thursday 01/20:
Section 2.1: 1(a), (b), 4(a), (b), (c), 8. (Take a look at 9, but you don't have to turn it in.)
Section 2.2: 3, 6, 8, 16.
HW2 - Due on Friday 01/28:
Section 2.3: 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37.
Section 2.4: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35.
HW3 - Due on Friday 02/04:
Section 2.5: 4, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33.
Section 2.6: 3, 6(a), (b), 7, 9, 13, 15, 18.
HW4 - Due on Friday 02/11:
Section 2.7: 3, 6, 8, 9, 16, 18, 24, 26.
Section 2.8: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 23, 24, 32, 34, 40.
HW5 - Not to turn in! You should do this problems to prepare for the exam:
Section 2.9: 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 18, 21, 28.
Section 3.1: 4, 8, 14, 16, 20, 26, 41, 43, 48.
Section 3.2: 4, 6, 10, 18, 22, 30, 32, 36, 40, 42.
Chapter 2 Review (on pg. 176): 1 to 16, 19, 21, 27, 28(a), (b), 34, 35(a), (b), 37, 38, 43, 46.
HW6 - Not to turn in! You should do this problems to prepare for the make-up exam:
Section 3.3: 2, 8, 10, 16, 18, 24, 31.
Section 3.4: 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 40, 41.
HW7 - Due on Friday 03/11 (no HW due on 03/04):
Section 3.5: 7, 10, 11, 16, 19, 21, 24, 28, 34, 36, 42, 43(a), 44(b), 45, 54, 64, 69, 70, 73(a), (b).
Section 1.7: 1, 2 (calculator use is OK for 1 and 2), 5, 7, 10, 12, 20, 22, 24.
Section 3.6: 1, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28.
HW8 - Due on Friday 03/25:
Section 3.6: 30, 32, 44, 46.
Section 3.7: 2, 8, 14, 15, 18, 22, 32, 36, 38.
HW9 -Not to turn in! You should do this problems to prepare for the exam:
Section 3.8: 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 (you can use calculators in the previous four), 15, 16, 19, 26(a), (b), 28, 30.
Section 4.1: 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23, 38.
Chapter 3 Review (on pg. 255): 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 34, 39, 41, 59, 60, 61, 68, 71(a), 72, 73, 75.
HW10 - Due on Friday 04/15:
Section 4.2: 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 18, 19, 22, 28, 32, 41, 43, 46, 47.
HW11 - Due on Monday 04/25:
Section 4.3: 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 37.
Section 4.5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 40.
HW12 -Not to turn in! You should do this problems to prepare for the final:
Section 4.4: Handout.
Section 4.6: 4, 5, 12, 16, 22, 32, 38, 40, 42.
Section 4.8: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15.
Chapter 4 Review (on pg. 336): 3, 4, 10, 12, 25, 29, 31, 33, 36, 44, 45, 47.
And that's all!
PLEASE, HIT ``REFRESH'' (OR ``RELOAD'') IN YOUR BROWSER WHEN VISITING THIS PAGE!!!!!!! I usually get messages asking for the update in the HW when it has already been updated. Since I change this page often, some times the browser don't see the changes. But, if you hit refresh and there is still problems missing, feel free to write me.
If it is already Monday afternoon and there still is a ``More to come'' after the HW assignment due on the coming Thursday, write me an e-mail at lfinotti@utk.edu, and I'll update it and let you know.
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