MATH 131 -------- CALCULUS I FALL 2013 Section B
Lectures: MWF 10:00 – 11:20 in Comp/Math 100C
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Catone
Office: Comp/Math 119
Phone: (610) 921-7850
Office Hours: M3:30-5:30, W5-6 and by appointment.
Tentative Exam Dates:
• 20 Sept (in class)
Covers: Chapter 1
• 11 Oct (in class)
Covers: Chapter 2
• 8 Nov (in class)
Covers: Chapter 3
• Final Exam: 9-13 Dec
Homework Assignments: Homework will be assigned for every section and posted on moodle. The assignments are designed to familiarize you with the material and help you plan for the quizzes and exams. It is important that each assignment is done before the next assignment is covered in class. This course will be intense and move quickly, so it will be very easy to fall behind, past the point of catching up. The importance of keeping up with the homework can not be overemphasized. Be prepared to spend a lot of time working on the homework. This will reinforce all the ideas taught in class and will be where you develop your skills.
Quizzes: We will have short quizzes approximately once a week. These will be given at the end of class and will last 15 or 20 minutes. There will be no make-up quizzes (even for a valid reason). Your lowest two quizzes will be dropped. If you are sick or for any other reason cannot make a quiz, you may count it as one of your drops. All quizzes will be announced in class or via email. All quizzes will be based on the homework.
Text: Larson, and Edwards, Calculus. (10th ed.), (Brooks/Cole 2013)
Prerequisites: High school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry: Pre-Calculus or equivalent.
Learning Objectives: To understand the ideas of Calculus. To be able to take limits, derivative and Integrals. To learn how to apply the ideas of calculus to problems in other disciplines and the ‘real world’. To solidify...
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