Math 125, Spring 2004

Calculus 1


Course description: The course will begin with a brief review of some precalculus topics, and will then will introduce limits, and continuity. We will spend the bulk of the class discussing the derivative of a function, numerically, algebraically, and graphically. We will also explore several important applications of the derivative. Click here for a more detailed schedule

Instructor: Barry Balof

Office: 236 Olin Hall

Location: 245 Olin Hall Time: Monday 8-8:50, Wednesday & Friday 9-9:50

Textbook: Calculus Concentrate by Russell Gordon

Homework: Homework will be posted here . Homework will be assigned daily and collected weekly. It is recommended that you attempt all problems assigned, not just those that will be collected.

In addition, there will be daily writing assignments. These assignments are due over email no later than one hour before class time. You are to read the section that will be discussed and answer short questions on it. Assignments can be found here

There will also be occasional 'miniprojects' that will count as multiple homework assignments. Details will follow as the semester goes on.

TURNING IN HOMEWORK LATE WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.

Tests: This class will have three exams, as well as the final exam

First exam: February 13th

Second exam: March 10th

Third exam: April 23rd

Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
Midterm Examinations 20 % Each
Final Examination  25 %
Homework & Writing Assignments 15 %

Academic Honesty: Students are allowed, and in fact, strongly encouraged, to collaborate on homework assignments. However, the work that you turn in must be your own. No copying from any source! Exams will be closed book, closed notes, and closed colleague.

Special Needs: Any student with a disability for whom special accommodations would be helpful is encouraged to discuss this with the professor as soon as possible.

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