Math 126, Fall 2015
Course description: This course covers series and sequences as well as integral calculus. We begin with a study of sequences and series, limits, convergence, and polynomial approximations. We will continue with a definition of the integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. We will cover several applications of integration to mathematics as well as other sciences and economics. See here for a tentative timeline and a day-to-day schedule.
Instructor: Barry Balof
Office: 220 Olin Hall
Location: 201 Olin Hall Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9-9:50 or 10-10:50
Textbook: Calculus by David Guichard. We will be covering chapters 11, 7,8,and 9
Homework: We will collect homework in two formats in this class. WeBWork will be assigned for each section and will consist of more routine exercises. Each period I will assign problems, then allow time for questions in the next period. They will be due before the start of the next class meeting. Written Homework will consist of more challenging exercises from the textbook or other sources. I will collect these exercises approximately once a week.
TURNING IN HOMEWORK LATE (without prior arrangements) WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. Your lowest two WeBWork and lowest written homework scores will be dropped.
Exams and Quizzes This class will have three midterms and a cumulative final. Exams will be on September 23, October 21, and November 18. The final exam will be set by the Registrars office (either Tuesday, Dec 13 in the afternoon, or Wednesday, December 14 in the morning) and cannot be rescheduled except in rare and extreme circumstances.
Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
15 % each
Homework & Class Participation
Academic Honesty: Students are allowed, and in fact, 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. I will give any special instructions regarding the use of calculators at the time of a quiz or exam.
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.