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Calculus I

MTWRF 3,4, G221
John Rickert, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: G-215A, Crapo Hall
Phone: (812) 877-8473
Campus mail: CM 141
e-mail: rickert@rose-hulman.edu
Office hours: MTRF 6, or stop by and see if I'm in. My schedule
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We will have daily quizzes. These generally cannot be made up if you miss the class.
Attendance at the Seminar Sunday, December 7 4:00PM-6:00PM in O-157,O-159,O-167,O-169 will replace your lowest quiz grade with a perfect score.


Today's homework (for tomorrow's class)

For Tuesday, December 2: Section 1.1 #7,8,27,29,33,37,42,48,56,59,62,63,64. Turn in these exercises on Wednesday.
For Wednesday, December 3: Section 1.2 #5,9,11a,14,19,21,25,32,36,46,55,63,64,67. Turn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Thursday, December 4: Section 1.3 #1,3,5,7,11,13,17,24,36,44,48,52,62,65. Turn in these exercises on Friday.
For Friday, December 5: Section 1.4 #4,10,18,21,25,34,36. Turn in these exercises on Monday.
Sunday, December 7: Success Seminar at 4:00PM in O-157,O-159,O-167,O-169.
For Monday, December 8: Section 1.5 #1,5,9,13,14,18,19,22,29,31,32,34,35,36. Turn in these exercises on Tuesday.
For Tuesday, December 9: Read pages 41-47 of Section 1.6 in the book. Section 1.6 #1-6,11,13,15,19,25,32,41,55,57.
For Wednesday, December 10: Section 1.6 #44,63,65,67,81,82,83,84. Turn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Thursday, December 11: Section 2.1 #1,5,7,15,17,21,22. Turn in these exercises on Friday.
For Friday, December 12: The Section 2.2 worksheet. Turn in these exercises on Monday.

For Monday, December 15: The Section 2.3 worksheet. Turn in these exercises on Tuesday.
For Tuesday, December 16: The Section 2.4 worksheet. Turn in these exercises on Wednesday.
For Wednesday, December 17: The Section 2.5 worksheet. Thurn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Thursday, December 18: The Section 2.6 worksheet. Turn in these exercises on Monday, January 5.
Friday, December 19: Exam #1.

Monday, January 5: The Section 3.1 worksheet.
Friday, January 16: Exam #2.

Friday, January 30: Exam #3.

Friday, February 13: Exam #4.


Maple review worksheet. Today's notes

During the first few weeks we will be reviewing some pre-calculus material. One reason for this is to solidify your knowledge of the material before diving into the calculus. Another reason is to allow you to get comfortable with Maple before we study the more advanced material. Don't waste the opportunity that this scheduling gives to you. Learn how to use Maple to solve the simpler problems even if you know how to use your calculator to solve that particular problem. We will eventually run into problems for which Maple will be necessary - don't put off learning Maple until then.

Course Policy

Material added since the beginning of class will be in purple
This class will have four in-class exams - on Friday of the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th weeks.
Note: I don't set grades using a 93/86/77/70 "straight scale" system. I plan to challenge you to excel. This means that the exam averages will generally be lower than what you are used to.
The final exam will be given during finals week. If you are making arrangements for travel home, you should make sure that they will not conflict with the final exam schedule. If your parents will be purchasing airline tickets for you, you should contact them and remind them not to schedule you on a flight that might cause you fail a class.
There will be two parts to the final exam. For the first part, you will be allowed the use of only a writing utensil. For the second part, you may use clean Maple worksheets.
The weights for the grade are given below.
You will be expected to pass some "basic skills" quizzes during the term. These will count as part of your quiz grades. There may be two other types of quizzes given in class: announced and unannounced.
Exams and quizzes will cover everything up to recent material. The focus will usually beon recent sections, but all earlier material, from pre-school to the material immediately before those sections of concentration, is considered known, and you will be responsible for it.

Homework should have your name, campus mailbox number, and class at the top of the page. A stapler is probably a good investment for most of you. Multi-page homeworks should be stapled together, not mutilated.
Homework will typically be due at the beginning of class on the due date. Homework may be turned in later but will be penalized based on just how late it is - typically 10% off per day. i.e. 10 days later, it's too late to get a makeup homework turned in. Homework turned in late during class will be subject to a 1 point penalty. Homework turned in late the day that it is due, a 5% penalty.
When writing up homework, you should circle (or otherwise clearly indicate) your answers. If the homework is on a worksheet that is passed out to the class, you will generally be expected to write your answers on a separate sheet of paper, in a well-organized fashion. Answers should be written on the worksheet only if answer blanks have been specifically provided.
If you have any questions while I'm not around, you may e-mail me at rickert@rose-hulman.edu and I will reply as soon as I can.

You should come to class prepared. This means that I expect you to have done the homework, brought your book to class and launched Maple at the beginning of class. Silence cell phones, pagers, and similar devices during class. Do not text or hold phone conversations during class - they can leave a message.

I will assign some `group' projects in this class. Groups will consist of either three or four members. Write-ups from smaller or larger groups will not be accepted unless prior approval has been given.
Write-ups should be neatly presented. Write-ups returned on the information sheet handed out to the groups will not be accepted. Write-ups handed in at the end of class may be hand-written. Write-ups for work outside of class should be typed. Maple code may be included as part of an appendix or in figures, but should not be considered as a formal write-up. Similarly, scratch-work is unacceptable. Neatly written partial results may be turned in, but scribbles will reduce your grade.

A summary of the grade weights

There will be four in-class exams worth 12.5% each
The final exam will be worth 25%
Quizzes and homework will be worth 25%
Extra credit that is earned will be added on to your grade after the curve has been determined.

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