First-Year Calculus: Math 009B

Fall 2002, TR 11:10-12:30 in Watkins 1000 Recital Hall




Professor: Michael Anshelevich, 250 Surge.
Office hours: M 2:30-3:30, T 10-11, R 12:30-1:30.
TAs: Jianjun Tian and Jeff Verschell.
Text: Larson, Hostetler and Edwards, Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 6th edition (not 7th), Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Prerequisites: Math 9A or equivalent. That is, the students should be familiar with differentiation and the basics of indefinite integration (antiderivatives). Later in the course we will also be using some trigonometry, so the students should refresh it in their memory.
Course outline: Exams: We will have an in-class midterm on October 29th. The final exam is on Thursday, December 12th, 8-11am. No make-up exams will be given. If, under completely exceptional circumstances, you need to miss the midterm, the weight of the final will be adjusted accordingly. If you miss the final, you automatically fail the course. The exams are closed book, closed notes, and calculators are not permitted.
Homework: weekly, due on Mondays in section. Homework problems will appear on the exams and quizzes.
Grading: Section 20%, midterm 35%, final 45%.
Other important dates: October 18 (last day to add or drop a course), November 1 (last day to withdraw from a course).
Students with disabilities: Come talk to me no later than the first week of classes.
Keys to success: Solve all the homework problems, well before the exams. Spend more than seven hours per week doing so. Form study groups to discuss the course material and homework problems. Read ahead in the text.