MATH 2423 - FALL 1997

Prolegomenon: The major objective of this course is to understand integral calculus. Hopefully we will learn how, why and when to integrate various mathematical functions. As befits an Honors course, we will emphasize the need to understand the ideas behind integration at the expense of the mechanics of calculating integrals. We will use graphing calculators in order to carry out these investigations. You should make sure that you bring your calculator to each class and that you are reasonably adept in its use.

Materials: The text is Calculus (3rd Edition) by James Stewart. We will cover the material in Chapters 4 to 8.

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. There will also be some assigned project work. This will usually involve some open ended problems of a rather deeper nature than those in the homework. By far the most significant part of this assessment will be determined by the tests and final:

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 Tuesday and should be turned in at the beginning of the following Thursday class. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Withdrawal: You may withdraw with a W, regardless of your standing in class, on or before Friday, October 3. After October 3, you may withdraw with a W only if you maintain a passing grade.

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.

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/honscalc2.html. Alternately, you may start at the Mathematics Department home page http://www.math.ou.edu and go to the people link.

Questions or comments should be sent to Paul Goodey

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