Math 142 Fall 2014

Section 10 MWF at 9:05 - 9:55 AM in HSS 217 and T at 11:10 - noon in Ayres 110
Section 7 MWF at 11:15 - 12:05 AM in Ayres 124 and T at 9:40 - 10:30 AM in Ayres 110
Section 11 MWF at 1:25 - 2:15 AM in Ayres 123 and T at 2:10 - 3:00 PM in Ayres 110

Please remember to do the SAIS evaluations. You may do either of the 2 classes listed MWF or Tuesday. They should be automatically combined. I am especially interested in whether the Webassign material was useful.

Final Exams

You may bring the series notes from test 4. Write on the backs of the paper too, if you want.

Homework Grades - The homework grade will be based on a total of 675 points. There will be a total of over 820 points. The maximum possible however, will be 100%. I recently uploaded 2 sets of scores from the assignments submitted in in class. 'Hand in 1-8' was out of 48 and 'hand in 9-15' was out of 89. Let me know if these are incorrect. The homework grade counts like a test (16%).

The fourth test is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18. It will cover the material through section 10.6

You may bring the series notes to the test. Here is a practice test. and a series review. (pdf)

The third test is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28. It will cover the material through section 8.3 Here is a practice test. and a general review. (pdf)

The second test is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. It will cover the material through section 7.4

Course Policies

Text: Calculus, by Jon Rogowski. (2nd edition - early transcendentals version). Textbook Options We will cover section 4.9, chapters 5, 6, 7 and 10. If you do not have this book from Math 141, but have some other calculus text book, it may be possible to get by with another book. The ideas and the notation are very standard. (Assuming the book was published after 1900.) See me if you have any questions.

Tests: There will be four hour tests, plus a comprehensive final exam.

Homework: Homework problems will be done using webassign. Homework will be assigned every class day. It is important to keep up with the assignments. The best way to learn math is to struggle with lots of problems. The homework will count as much as a test (16%).

Grades: The 4 tests and the homework will count for 80% of the grade and the final exam 20% of the grade. Neither tests nor the homework will be dropped. On the homework, I will not count all of the available points, so anyone who works faithfully at it will get a good homework grade. Grades will be computed on a scale no more stringent than the standard university scale of 90-100% A, 87 - 89% A-, 83 - 86 B+, 80-82% B, 77 - 79% B-, etc. Some consideration will be given to steady improvement throughout the term; of course consideration will also be given to a steady decline throughout the term.

Calculator: You should have a graphing calculator for this course. The Math Dept recommends the TI-84, But you are not required to have this particular model. For example, any TI graphing calculator (the TI - 81 or 82) or Sharp or Casio is fine. You will always be allowed to use a calculator on tests, but you may only use a calculator that does not have symbolic algebraic routines, so no TI-89's, Ti-92's or the like.

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