MAC 2311, Summer 2010

Calculus-Analytic Geometry 1

Instructor:

Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 297-0810, e-mail: hlong@fau.edu 

Course homepage: http://math.fau.edu/long/MAC2311S10.htm

 

Time and Place:

MWRF 2:15-3:20pm in SO 200.

 

Office Hours:

MWF 3:30-5:00pm in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.

 

Textbook:

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 6th Edition, by James Stewart,  published by Thomson Brooks/Cole.

 

Course Description and Objectives:

This is a first course in the Calculus sequence. It will cover most of the Chapters 2-5 from the textbook: Limits and Derivatives, Differentiation Rules, Application of Differentiation, and Integrals.

 

 

Prerequisites:

(Undergraduate level MAC 1140 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 1140 Minimum Grade of C ) and (Undergraduate level MAC 1114 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 1114 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level MAC 1147 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 1147 Minimum Grade of C) or ALEKS score 65 or better

 

 

Exams:

Midterm 1

Monday, June 14, 2:15-3:20 pm in class. Closed book exam.

Midterm 2

Monday, July 12, 2:15-3:20 pm in class. Closed book exam.

Final Exam

Thursday, August 5, 2:15-3:20 pm, Room: SO 200. Closed book exam.

 

 

 

Computer Assistance:

A supplemental online learning ststem, WebAssign, will be used through the semester. It can be accessed from: http://www.webassign.net  The class key for this class is fau 5368 3043. You will also need an individual access code to be able to utilize WebAssign. This is obtained from the Access Code Card that comes bundled with new textbooks at the campus bookstore. If you already have the textbook, or choose to purchase a copy that doe not have an Access Code Card bundled with it, you can buy an access code directly from the WebAssign website using a credit card. In addition, another online learning system, ALEKS, will be used during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure that you have command of the prerequisite material. It can be accessed from http://www.aleks.com  The course code for ALEKS is NQK4A-FHMEQ. You will also need an individual access code, which you purchase directly from the ALEKS website using a credit card (see the handout for more detailed instruction). Work on ALEKS has a substantial impact on your course grade for two reasons: (1) It counts as 10% of your grade; (2) It ensures you are prepared for calculus material. You are able to monitor your progress in ALEKS yourself.

 

Calculators:

Some of the suggested homework problems may require use of a calculator. Graphing calculators will be not permitted for quizzes or exams. You must show your work to receive credit on quizzes and exams (including final exam).

 

Homework and Quizzes:

Homework assignments will be given on WebAssign. You must follow the due dates for HW posted on WebAssign with the assignment. No extensions on homework assignments. Almost every week there will be a short quiz. The quiz will usually be on Friday. The quiz will last about 10 to 15 minutes.

 

Grading:

Grading will be based on the following weighting:

10% ALEKS

10% Homework

15% Quizzes

20% Midterm 1

20% Midterm 2

25% Final exam 

There will be no make-up for any midterm exam under any circumstances. If you miss a midterm exam for any reason, the weight of this exam will be shifted to the final. Make-up final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided

 

Grading Scale:

The grading scale will be A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%. You should try to meet the above scale to be assured of the grade you want.

 

Guide to Success:

Success in Calculus generally requires both adequate preparation and a willingness to work hard, and attend class regularly. Students should expect to spend a lot of time outside of class working on homework problems. Students are encouraged to read the section of the day before class, do the homework problems timely, and ask questions in class. If students have any questions about homework or course material, please do not hesitate to see me during my office hours or to seek help from tutoring service provided by the mathematics department.

 

Honor Code:

Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the University mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys an unfair advantage over any other. Academic dishonesty is also destructive of the University community, which is grounded in a system of mutual trust and places high values on personal integrity and individual responsibility. Harsh penalties are associated with academic dishonesty. For more information, see http://www.fau.edu/regulations/chapter4/4.001_Honor_Code.pdf.

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Students with Disabilities:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in Boca Raton-SU 133 (561-297-3880), in Davie-MOD I (954-236-1222), in Jupiter- SR 117 (561-799-8585), or at the Treasure Coast- CO 128 (772-873-3305), and follow all OSD procedures.

 

 


    

Tutoring Information:  http://www.math.fau.edu/tutoring/PS112.htm

Weekly Schedule (Subject to Change)

Date

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5/17-5/21

Chapter 1

2.1

2.2

2.2

5/24-5/28

2.3

2.5

2.6

Help Session & Quiz 1

5/31-6/4

Memorial Day

2.6

2.7

Help Session & Quiz 2

6/7-6/11

2.8

3.1

3.2

Midterm Review & Quiz 3

6/14-6/18

Midterm 1

3.3

3.4

3.5

6/21-6/25

3.5

3.6

3.7

Help Session & Quiz 4

6/28-7/2

3.8-3.9

3.10-3.11

4.1

Help Session & Quiz 5

7/5-7/9

Holiday No Class

4.1

4.2

Midterm Review & Quiz 6

7/12-7/16

Midterm 2

4.3

4.4

4.5

7/19-7/23

4.7

4.8-4.9

5.1

Help Session & Quiz 7

7/26-7/30

5.2

5.3

5.4

Help Session & Quiz 8

8/2-8/6

5.5

Final Review

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

Last modified: June 24, 2010.

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