Math2A Syllabus

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2012 FALL
MWF (44095) LEC B 9:00 – 9:50 am HH178
Course Website:

Dr. Jacqueline Ward
Office Phone:949- 824-8352 (email preferred)
Office Hours:MW 1:00 – 1:50 pm, F 11:00 am – 11:50 am other times by appointment if necessary

Course Description:
Introduction to derivatives, calculation of derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; applications including curve sketching, related rates, and optimization. Exponential and logarithm functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2A placement via the Calculus Placement exam (fee required), or a grade of C or better in Mathematics 1B at UCI, or a score of 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam, or a score of 600 or higher on the Mathematics section of the SAT Reasoning Test. Course Textbook

MATH 2A: Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, 7th Edition or UCI Custom Edition Students have the option of purchasing the text in a variety of formats from the UCI Bookstore. You can purchase the book as (1) a custom paperback book just containing the Single Variable Calculus part of the book, (2) a hardback book containing the full Single and Multivariable Calculus text, or (3) an e-copy of the book accessible online or one time downloadable. If you will be taking Math 2D, 2E and/or 2J later, you should purchase options (2) or (3). All three options come with an access code for a complete online textbook, including interactive applets, plus an online student solution manual. *If you would like to purchase your Calculus book somewhere other than the bookstore, please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you purchase the correct text. Do not expect your instructor to assist you with trying to match up a different textbook. Course Evaluation

Your overall course grade will be weighted as follows:
Final Exam 40%
Midterm # 1 20%
Midterm # 2 20%
Quizzes 10%
WebWork 10%

Make-up Final Exam Policy:
It is expected that students will make every effort to take their final exam at the scheduled time. However, requests for make-up final exams will be considered under the following guidelines: A student will be granted a make-up if the Saturday final exam time violates the student’s religious creed. A student may be granted a make-up exam at the discretion of the course facilitator if the Saturday exam time would result in loss of wages constituting financial hardship, need for child care resulting in financial hardship, inability to procure transportation or loss of employment. A student may be granted a make-up exam at the discretion of the course facilitator if there is a verifiable emergency, which prevents the student from taking the final examination at the scheduled time. Such emergencies include, but are not limited to, serious illness, death of immediate family member, or serious accident. A student will be granted a make-up if they are enrolled in Math 2B at the same time they are re-taking Math 2A for a higher grade. In all cases, the petition for make-up final exam must be presented with verifiable evidence. Vacation plans will not constitute a legitimate excuse. Final Exam Information (including departmental make-up request form) Midterms

There are 2 midterms – see dates on the schedule below. Remember to bring your student ID. Students are expected to be present for all exams. There are no early exams. No make-up midterm exams will be offered. [In the event of a verifiable emergency, you must contact me as soon as possible, and in any case, prior to the next regularly scheduled class. Once verified, your Final Exam score will count for your missed midterm score. If your absence is not verified, your midterm score will remain 0.]

Quizzes will be given in your discussion section each week. Each quiz...
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