Calculus IV, MTH 235
Spring 2012 Syllabus
Lecture: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:20 - 11:10 am in
108 Ernst Bessey Hall.
Common Final Exam: Tuesday, May 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
All students are required to take the Common Final Exam. The university has strict requirements for exceptions. (See the third paragraph.)
Common Final Exam Places:
Sections 001, 005, 007: 1410 BPS (BioMed & Phys. Sciences)
Common Make-up Final Exam: Wednesday, May 2nd, 10:00am-12:00 noon. Place: B-119 WH.
Only students with either 2 math exams or 3 or more exams on May 1st, can apply for the Common Make-up Exam. Applications are received in A-212 Wells Halls no later than 12:00 noon Friday April 27th. Students must provide a recent copy of their schedule for documentation.
TA Emails and Office Hours.
Text Book: W. Boyce and R. DiPrima, Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems, 9th ed., Wiley (2009). ISBN: 978-0-470-38334-6.
Coverage: Sections 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.6, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1-6.6, 7.1-7.6, 7.8, 10.1-10.5.
There will be four 50-minutes exams and few short quizzes; see the schedule for the dates. No notes, no books, no calculators, no phones, no tablets, no computers will be allowed in the exams. Students are expected to take all exams.
Completing the assigned homework is vital to your understanding of the subject material. You should make every effort to complete the homework assignments and seek help with problems you have not been able to solve.
Optional WeBWorK assignments:
Additional homework problems and practice midterm exams will be available through the WeBWorK server at the Mathematics Department. More information will be available during the semester.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings and are responsible for all of the material covered in class. Any changes in this syllabus or in the scheduling of exams, WeBWorK, etc. will be announced during class meetings.
Your course grade will be based on the maximum of the following two decompositions:
In addition, you must take the final examination in order to pass the course. Since there are no makeup exams, if you miss an exam for any reason, your grade will be based on option 2.
Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale.
This scale may be curved to be more lenient, depending on the final grade distribution. However, such a curve is at the sole discretion of the instructor.
Academic dishonesty is considered a serious offense atMSU. Students caught cheating may face failure in the course and an administrative sanction which may include suspension or expulsion from the university. See the MSU Academic Integrity Policies.