Math 126, Spring 2010
Course description: The course will begin with a discussion of infinte series and sequences, and their pertinence to calculus of functions. We will discuss integration, its techniques, and its many, many applications. See here for a tentative timeline and a day-to-day schedule.
Instructor: Barry Balof
Office: 236 Olin Hall
Location: 221 Olin Hall Time: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10-10:50
Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 6th ed. by James Stewart
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.
TURNING IN HOMEWORK LATE (without prior arrangements) WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.
Exams and Quizzes This class will have one midterm and a cumulative final, as well as a quiz every other week (starting next Thursday). These quizzes will be approximately 35 minutes in length and will mirror those problems seen on the homework. I will 'halve' your lowest quiz.
The Midterm is Thursday, March 11. The final is Thursday, May 13, 9-11 AM.
DO NOT PLAN TO LEAVE CAMPUS BEFORE THE MIDTERM OR THE FINAL. YOU WILL BE PENALIZED (EITHER BY MYSELF OR THE AIRLINES).
Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
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.
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.