Instructor — Max Forester (mf at ou.edu)
Office — PHSC 1110, 405-325-2396
Meeting — M 9:30-10:20 am, PHSC 102 and TR 1:30-2:45 pm, PHSC 114
Discussion Section — W 9:30-10:20 am, PHSC 117 with instructor Ling Jin
Office Hours — M 10:30-11:20 am, W 11:30-12:20, and by appointment
Textbook — Calculus (8th edition), by James Stewart, Cengage Learning, 2016, ISBN-13: 9781285740621. We will cover chapters 1-5.
Syllabus — A tentative day-by-day syllabus can be found here (http://www.math.ou.edu/~forester/1914F16/syllabus.html).
Attendance — You are expected to attend all classes and participate fully. You are responsible for being aware of any announcements made in class. You are expected to attend the discussion section as well. If your attendance is not good, I will take this into account when assigning final grades (say, if your score falls on the borderline).
Grading — Your grades will be posted regularly on Canvas (http://oucanvas.com). Please monitor your grades for accuracy. Any mistake should be reported to me right away so it can be remedied. Your final grade will be computed from homework assignments, webwork, quizzes, three midterm exams, and a comprehensive final exam, weighted as follows:
Homework | 15% or 12% | due in class, weekly |
Webwork/Gateway Tests | 3% or 6% | online, details to be announced |
Quizzes | 2% | given during Discussion Section |
Three midterms | 55% | lowest 15%, other two 20% each |
Final | 25% | comprehensive |
Final letter grades will be given according to the following scale:
A | B | C | D | F |
100-90 | 89-75 | 74-60 | 59-45 | 44-0 |
Homework — Homework will be assigned regularly, and due (usually) on Thursdays at the beginning of class. It will be graded and returned to you in your discussion section. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances. However, I will drop your two lowest homework scores.
You are allowed to work with each other in small groups. However, you will need to prepare individual written solutions.
Your homework must be neat and legible, with your full name written clearly on the top. The pages must be stapled, and all spiral notebook fringes must be removed. Otherwise, the homework will not be accepted.
The assignments will be posted here (http://www.math.ou.edu/~forester/1914F16/homework.html).
Webwork — This is an online system for doing problems and getting immediate feedback. Some of your homework assignments will include problems to be done using this system. There will also be two gateway tests during the course, done through Webwork. I will provide more details about this aspect of the course later on. The website is located here (https://webwork.math.ou.edu/webwork2/forester_math1914_040_fall2016/).
Quizzes — There will be a short quiz given during the discussion section each week (except the first).
Exams — There will be three exams during the course, given during the regular lecture time. All exams must be taken at the scheduled times, unless you have a university sanctioned excuse, which must be brought to my attention well in advance. Please do not arrange travel plans that conflict with these dates.
The uniform final exam will be held together with the other sections of 1914 on Friday December 16, 7:30-9:30 pm. The location is PHSC 102.
Three exams | Tues 9/20, Tues 10/25, and Tues 11/22 |
Final Exam, | Friday 12/16, 7:30-9:30 pm, PHSC 102 |
Calculators — Calculators will not be needed, or allowed, during exams or quizzes. Otherwise, you are welcome to use them as you see fit when studying for the class or working on problems.
Math Center — The Math Center (http://www.ou.edu/content/cas/mathcenter.html) provides free help for students of Math 1914. I recommend giving them a try if you have questions on your homework.
Withdrawl and Incomplete grades — Please review the University's grading regulations (http://www.ou.edu/content/recordsandtranscripts/grading_policy.html) governing the grades of Withdrawl (W) and Incomplete (I). Add/drop deadlines can be found at the university's academic calendar (http://www.ou.edu/content/admissions/academic_calendar/fall-2016.html).
Academic honesty — All cases of suspected academic misconduct will be referred to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for prosecution under the University's Academic Misconduct Code. See here (http://integrity.ou.edu/students_guide.html) for more details on the University's policies concerning academic misconduct.
Disability Services — The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require accommodations in this course are requested to speak with me as early in the semester as possible. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations in this course. The Office of Disability Services is located in Goddard Health Center, Suite 166: phone (405) 325-3852 or TDD (only (405) 325-4173. Check their website (http://www.ou.edu/drc/home.html) for more information.