Spring 2010

Department of Mathematics

Michigan State University

**Textbook:** Thomas' Calculus, Eleventh edition.

**Course webpage:** http://www.math.msu.edu/~redden/234s10

**Instructor:** Dr. Corbett Redden. A318 Wells Hall. *redden [att] math.msu.edu*. Phone 517-353-4659. Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs 2-3p (or drop-in or by appointment)

**Class Times:** MWF 9:10 - 10:00. 132 Hubbard Hall.

**Recitations:**

Section | Time/Location | Instructor |

001 | Tu 9:10-10:00 in C111 Wells | Efe, Baris (A106 WH, efebaris [at] msu.edu) |

002 | Tu 9:10-10:00 in C108 Wells | Smith, Dan (A526 WH, smith478 [at] msu.edu) |

003 | Tu 10:20-11:10 in C216 Wells | Efe, Baris (A106 WH, efebaris [at] msu.edu) |

**Grading Scheme:**

Test 1, 2/2 | 15% |

Test 2, 3/2 | 15% |

Test 3, 3/30 | 15% |

Test 4, 4/27 | 15% |

Quizzes, Weekly | 10% |

Final Exam, 5/4 | 30% |

**Tests:** The tests will take place during regularly scheduled recitation times and will concern material covered since the previous exam. They are taken without the aid of books, notes, or calculators. The test dates are 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27.

**Review Material:**

Test 1 Review Sheet. Test 1 Solutions.

Test 2 Review Sheet. Test 2 Solutions.

Test 3 Review Sheet. Test 3 Solutions.

Test 4 Review Sheet (Solutions). Test 4 Solutions.

Old Final Exams

Notes on Integration

**Final Exam:** The final exam will take place on Tuesday, May 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. It is cumulative and designed to test the students' understanding of the entire course. It is also taken without the aid of books, notes, or calculators. Locations are below (see this sheet for all math final exam locations if necessary)

Section | Location |

001 | 1281 ANH (Anthony Hall) |

002 | 103 EH (Erickson Hall) |

003 | 1281 ANH (Anthony Hall) |

**Homework:** Working homework problems is the *most* important thing a student can do to do well in this course. Math is a skill which must be practiced repeatedly. Working the homework problems on the attached page is considered a minimal requirement for the course. However, the homework will not be turned in or graded. Instead, there will be weekly quizzes in recitation.

**Quizzes:** Each week (when there is no test), there will be a quiz at the beginning of recitation. The quiz will take 10-20 minutes and test the material from the previous week. Quiz problems will be very similar to problems listed in the homework. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped.

**Recitations:** After the quiz, the recitation instructors will go over material from the previous week. This will usually be in the form of working through homework problems. If you have questions on a specific problem or topic, let the instructor know and they will try to explain it.

**Makeup Policy:** Makeups will only be given in the case of a severe medical or family emergency. A written note from an appropriate person is required (e.g. doctor, father, etc.). In such a situation, you or someone else should contact Dr. Redden as soon as possible, preferably prior to the test or exam. A test missed for a non-valid reason will result in a score of 0.

**Calculators:** The use of calculators is not permitted on the midterm tests or final examination. Calculators may be used on homework, and they can be very useful for checking answers and further exploring concepts. However, students should be careful of becoming overly reliant on the calculator.

**Help:** Help is available from a number of places and people. You are welcome to see Dr. Redden or your recitation instructor in office hours, by appointment, or ask short questions via email. Also available is the Math Learning Center (MLC), located in the A-wing lobby of Wells Hall. For more information on the MLC, see
http://www.math.msu.edu/~mlc/. Finally, you are encouraged to work with others on homework. Explaining concepts and techniques to fellow classmates is an excellent way for you to better understand them yourself.

**Other links:** General Information

**Grades, part 2:** The final grades will be no worse than what is listed below. Any curve will be determined after the tests are administered.

90 - 100% | 4.0 | 70-74% | 2.0 | |

85 - 89% | 3.5 | 65 - 69% | 1.5 | |

80 - 84% | 3.0 | 60 - 64% | 1.0 | |

75 - 79% | 2.5 | 0 - 59% | 0.0 |

**Honor Policy:** All students are expected to adhere
to the University's policy concerning academic integrity. This is covered in the
Spartan Life booklet. According to the handbook "...no student shall claim or submit the work of another as one's own."