|Instructor:||Paul Goodey||Office hours:||Monday|
|Assistants:||Trisha Bergthold||Office hours:||Tuesday|
|Gabriel Matney||Office hours:||Monday|
Prolegomenon: The following notes describe the administrative
structure of the course and are provided to help you plan your
studies. We hope that this will prove to be an exciting and rewarding
class for all participants. Our objective is to provide you with
a good understanding of differential calculus. We will do our
best to help you at every opportunity. If you have difficulties
with any part of the course, do not wait until you are completely
lost before seeking help. Most problems can be sorted out quickly
if they are dealt with at an early stage.
Prerequisites: Math 1523 (Elementary functions) or an equivalent
course and a satisfactory placement test score. In particular,
you must currently have a good understanding of graphing equations
in the plane, equations for lines, the exponential, logarithmic
and trigonometric functions.
Materials: The text is CALCULUS by J. Stewart. We will cover the following topics:
Review and preview.
Chapter 1 Limits and rates of change.
Chapter 2 Derivatives.
Chapter 3 The mean value theorem and curve sketching.
You are expected to prepare for each class by reading the appropriate section before it is covered in class.
You are required to have a graphing calculator. We recommend that
you purchase the Texas Instruments TI-85, this is the one we will
use in class. Other calculators may be used, but you must make
sure you are adept in their use. We will use the calculator as
an aid to understanding important concepts, not as an alternative
Attendance: You are required to attend all classes. Absences
in excess of three will be penalized, no matter what the reason.
Withdrawal: You may withdraw with a W, regardless of your
standing in class, on or before Friday September 25. After
September 25, you may withdraw with a W only if you maintain a
Grading: You will be assessed on the basis of your performance in the final exam, 3 tests and a, yet to be determined, number of homework assignments. By far the most significant part of this assessment will be determined by the tests and final:
3 tests 57%
Nevertheless, you should take the homework very seriously since it will provide significant help in your preparation for the tests. Your course grade will be determined by the following scale:
Homework: Homework will be assigned each Friday and should
be turned in at the beginning of the next Friday class. This provides
your first opportunity to assess the depth of your understanding
of the concepts. You should expect at least 2 hours of homework
for each class period. The work you turn in should be clear and
legible with well reasoned explanations. Failure to meet these
standards will result in low grades. Late homework will not be
accepted under any circumstances.
Exams: The dates for the exams are:
Test 1 - Monday, September 21: Test 2 - Monday, October 19:
Test 3 - Monday, November 23: Final - Monday, December 7, 10:30
Note that the third test is on the Monday of Thanksgiving week.
You must bring a picture ID to each exam. Make up exams
will be given only in very rare, and well documented, circumstances.
They will usually be more difficult than the regular tests. The
use of calculators will be permitted on some but not all tests,
this will be announced in good time for each test.
Internet: We will make occasional use of the internet throughout
the course. For example, a copy of this document is available
on the internet. You are required to regularly peruse the appropriate
World Wide Web pages throughout the semester. The starting point
for such browsing is http://www.math.ou.edu/~pgoodey/classes/calc1.html.
Or, you may go to the faculty
link in the Mathematics Department home page http://www.math.ou.edu
Miscellany: If you have a disability, or if there are special circumstances that may prevent you from fully demonstrating your understanding of this course material, please let me know as soon as possible so that we may ensure your full participation.