Math 151 (Sections 816-818) -- Fall 2008

Engineering Mathematics I

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30-12:20
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Recitation Schedule, Y. Li

Section Tuesday Thursday
816 2:20-3:10, BLOC 130 2:20-3:10, BLOC 125
817 3:55-4:45, BLOC 130 3:55-4:45, CE 223
818 5:30-6:20, BLOC 125 5:30-6:20, CE 136

Math 151 Main Web Page

Help Session Schedule

Weekly Review Session Schedule

Calclab Home Page

Calclab Help Sessions

Course Description:

This is a first semseter course in calculus. Topics include functions of one variable, vectors and curves in the plane, limits, derivatives, related rates, optimization problems, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. A complete schedule of topics is available here.

Course Information:

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Papanikolas

Office Hours: Mon. 3:00-5:00, Fri. 2:00-3:00; also by appointment.

Office: 321 Milner

Office Phone: 845-1615


Textbook: The required textbook is Calclus, Early Vectors, by James Stewart, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 1999, ISBN 0-534-49348-3. The computer lab will also use Matlab; An Introduction, 3rd. ed., Wiley.

Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters 1-6. For a complete schedule of topics, click here.

Exams: There will be 3 common Exams (in the evenings) and a Final Exam. See schedule below.

Homework: On-line homework will be assigned weekly through CengageNOW. Additional suggested homework problems are also available here.

Quizzes: There will be a quiz during recitation sections approximately every week.

Matlab: There will be weekly Matlab assignments given during recitation sections. For a schedule, click here.

Calculators: Use of calculators on homework is perfectly acceptable. However, calculators will not be permitted on quizzes and exams.

Prerequisite: Math 150 (pre-calculus) or equivalent.

Course Webpage:

Department Webpage: The department's page on Math 151 is available here.

Exam Schedule:

There will be 3 evening exams during the semester that are common among Math 151 sections, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Final Exam


Sept. 25 (Th)
7:30-9:30 PM

Oct. 23 (Th)
7:30-9:30 PM

Nov. 25 (Tu)
7:30-9:30 PM

Dec. 10 (Wed)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM





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Your final grade will be determined by your performance on exams, quizzes, computer assignments, and on-line homework. The contributions of the graded parts of the course are weighted as follows:



On-line Homework




Matlab Assignments


Exam 1


Exam 2


Exam 3


Final Exam


The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:


Percentage of Total Points











Course Policies:

Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to University policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work.

Academic Dishonesty: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do." It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies. Please see the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web at

Disability Assistance: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Disability Services in Cain Hall, Room B118, or call 845-1637. Students seeking speical considerations for an exam must contact this office several weeks in advance of the exam. For more information, visit

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