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Northern Virginia Community College

Alexandria Campus
Spring 2013
Syllabus- MTH 173 (002A)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Room AA456
11:00 AM – 1:20 PM M, W

Instructor:Mrs. Vaughn

Office Hours:Monday and Wednesday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Mathlab- AA161)

By Appointment: Monday and Wednesday 9:45 am – 10:45 am; Tuesday 9:45 – 10:15 am, 5 – 6:30 pm

Office Location:Bisdorf AA352; AA161 (Math Lab)

E-mail:tvaughn@nvcc.edu (When sending emails always include the course and section number in the subject line: Ex. MTH173_002A)

Phone:703-933-5047

Required Materials

Text:Text required is Calculus, Early Transcendental Functions, 7th ed., by Stewart. The ISBN is 978- 0-538-49790-9. There are several ways to buy the book: from the bookstore, online at any of many discount booksellers, and online (ebook) from the publisher chapter by chapter or the whole book from coursesmart.com. Class key code for webassign is nvcc 0785 7304.

Calculator: For this course, a TI-83 graphing calculator or better is required. Please bring it to every class. Calculators may not be shared on quizzes or exams. If you don't bring a calculator, you may not borrow one from a classmate during the quiz or exam. CAS calculators may not be used.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites are MTH 166 - "Precalculus with Trigonometry" or MTH 164 - "Precalculus II" or (1) satisfactory score on an appropriate proficiency examination and (2) two units of algebra, one of geometry, one-half unit each of trigonometry and precalculus. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271.

Course Description:
Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and an introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Lecture 5 hours per week.

Attendance Policy
You may be withdrawn after missing the equivalent of three consecutive full class meetings without notifying the instructor up until March 25th .

Notify the instructor immediately via voicemail OR email if you will not be attending class. Please sit near an exit if you must leave early. Constant walking in the classroom can disrupt the learning environment. Please be respectful of those around you.

If you miss four classes or more you will not receive the full 5% for attendance. If you miss more than 50% of the course, you will receive a 0% for attendance.

Drop Dates
Last date to drop without a grade of W and refundFebruary 1st Last date to withdraw with a W grade and no refund March 25th

Classroom Behavior
As a courtesy to fellow students as well as the instructor, you should remain quiet during class time unless you are asking the instructor a question or answering a question posed by the instructor. If you are disrupting the class, you will be given only one warning. If you disrupt the class again, you will be excused from class for the remainder of the day. If you are excused from class, you will be considered absent for one full class meeting.

You should silence cellular phones and pagers before class begins. NO FORM OF SOCIAL MEDIA OR TECHNOLOGY DURING CLASS!

Accessibility

Please address with me any special problems or needs at the beginning of the semester. If you are seeking accommodations based on a disability, you must provide a disability data sheet, which can be obtained from the counselor for special needs, who is located in Bisdorf (AA) 193, with phone (703) 933-1840.

More information may be found at the following website:

http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/disability-services/index.html

Academic Support
There are 1-1/2 hours of free tutoring per week (1 hour by appt; 30 min drop in) offered by ACE (AA229) and the Math Department...
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