Calculus, Sixth Edition, by James Stewart
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|Revision:||25 Jn 2010|
|Class Time:||Two or three lectures weekly.|
|You should set aside several definite times each week to work homework.|
|Instructor e-mail address:||email@example.com|
Great Basin College
Ely Branch Campus
2115 Bobcat Drive
Ely, NV 89301
|Phone:||(775) 289-3589 (office)|
(775) 289-3599 (college fax)
|Prerequisite: MATH 181 or equivalent, recently.|
A continuation of MATH 181. The course covers transcendental functions, methods of integration, conic sections and polar coordinates, sequences and series, and power series.
These topics correspond to chapters 6 - 9, 11, and 12 of our textbook.
This course is NOT "self-paced". It is considerably difficult, but if you succeed in keeping up and ask questions about material that you do not understand, you will succeed. Remember that you have a "live" instructor who will answer your questions -- this is not a correspondence course.
|The successful student will master all major concepts in
differential and integral calculus, including some theory.|
|Each week, there will be assigned readings from the book, which will be contained on
each course lecture. I will provide lectures on the central points in
each section that we cover. Portions of these lectures will be written with Microsoft
Word, using the Equation Editor.|
Feel free to ask questions on the phone, via e-mail, by fax, or by attaching MS Word files to e-mail. I plan to answer all questions within 24 hours.
|The successful student will be able to:
|In the list of outcomes, above, the superscripts indicate the exam that measures the outcome. In addition to that exam, the homework assignments are also used to measure apprehension of the material, and the final exam measures knowledge in all of the above areas.|
|If you don't do homework, it is unlikely that you will pass the course. However, homework will not normally be collected for a grade. The student is expected to do half of the problems from each section that we cover. Test problems will be similar but not identical to those in the book. Occasionally (see below), I will ask that you turn in your homework to be graded. When I do this, you should submit your homework as MS Word files, attached to an e-mail message.|
|NOTE about Spring Break:|
During Spring semesters, there is a one week break in "live" and IAV classes. This class ignores all holidays and continues straight through the break. Two lessons will appear during that week just as in any other week. This paragraph does not apply during Fall semesters.
|Never -- under any circumstances -- try to use WebCampus e-mail to contact the instructor. I have deactivated WebCampus mail for myself and have removed it from the course. If you try to contact me that way, I will not receive your e-mail. Please use only "regular" e-mail, and write to me to the address indicated above.|
|If you determine that you wish to drop the course prior to its conclusion,
it is necessary for you to officially drop, either online through the college's website, or by visiting one
of our college campuses and submitting a drop form. Any student who does not officially drop will
receive a grade at the conclusion of the course. These grades will be based on the number of points
that you have accumulated (see below).|
If you do not officially drop the course as described above, by taking this class you agree that your "last date of attendance" for official purposes will be the last day of this course. Since this may affect your financial aid, it behooves you to drop officially or to complete the entire course.
Measurements and Grading:
|In order to provide accurate assessment of the learning outcomes, students will be tested regularly
on the items documented above, as they are covered in the course. This testing includes howework, tests, and a final exam.
The class is graded on four tests and five assignments, as follows:|
4 tests, each worth 35 points. These will be sent by me via e-mail and must be completed without assistance in one weekend's time, due the Friday or Monday after they are assigned in the lessons. They will generally occur as we finish chapters and will be announced during the lessons that immediately precede them. Most test problems will be difficult enough that you cannot simply copy something from the book, although you should remember that the methods are generally the same. Consequently, each test will be no longer than 10 questions. You will mail your completed tests back to me as attached files or may fax them. After they have been graded (usually the Thursday following their due date), I will post a message indicating this, and you will e-mail me after that time for your test grade.
5 homework assignments, each worth 20 points. These will be assigned at various times during the semester and will include a subset of your normal homework assignment. As with the other material, you will write the homework in MS Word and attach the file to an e-mail message. Homework must be completed on time.
1 Final Exam, worth 60 points. The test will be cumulative, covering all of the course material. It will be mailed out to you as an attached MS Word file, and you will complete it within 2 days. It will contain no more than 26 questions. Special: If you have 216 points or better prior to the final, you do not have to take the final exam, but you must still hand in the final homework.
Therefore, the total number of points available for the semester is 300 points. The number of points required to obtain each grade is as follows:
The Nevada System of Higher Education Code (§6.2.2q) expressly forbids all forms of academic dishonesty, including (but not limited to) all forms of cheating, copying, and plagiarism. Students who are discovered cheating will be assigned zero points for the current assignment. If the cheating is believed to be widespread -- to involve other students and/or to cover more than one assignment or test -- then all students involved will receive "F" grades for the course and will be brought to the GBC Academic Officers for prosecution. I normally recommend that students found guilty in that instance be placed on one year disciplinary probation.