This is a different text from the one by Stewart being used by all of
the other Fall 2009 Math 1271 lectures. Therefore if you are in my lecture,
you should not buy any book, and just use the above link.
We will be taking the same common final exam as the other
Math 1271 lectures. I will do my best to ensure that we cover exactly the
same topics.
Here is a rough correspondence
between sections in Whitman calculus versus those in Stewart's Calculus: early
transcendentals, Vol. 1.
A syllabus for the lecture given by the
Math 1271 course coordinator, Prof. Willard Miller is
here.
Prerequisites:
Lecture or discussion section | Time | Location | Lecturer or teaching assistant | E-mail, office, phone, office hours |
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Lecture 060 | 10:10 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , Mon,Wed,Fri | 100 Rapson Hall | Vic Reiner | reiner@math.umn.edu 256 Vincent Hall, (612) 625-6682 Office hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri 11:15am-12:05pm, or by appt. |
Discussion section 061 | 08:00 A.M. - 08:50 A.M. , Tues,Thur | 317 Akerman Hall | Yifei Zhu | zyf@math.umn.edu 320 Vincent Hall (612) 625-0072 Office hours: Tues, Thurs 10:10am-12 noon, or by appt. |
Discussion section 062 | 08:00 A.M. - 08:50 A.M. , Tues,Thur | 240 Amundson Hall | Adil Ali | alix0114@math.umn.edu 550 Vincent Hall (612) 624-2838 Office hours: Monday 4:40-5:30, Tuesday 2:30-4:25, Thursday 10:10-11:00 |
Discussion section 063 | 09:05 A.M. - 09:55 A.M. , Tues,Thur | 120 Amundson Hall | Adil Ali | see info above |
Discussion section 064 | 09:05 A.M. - 09:55 A.M. , Tues,Thur | 212 Civil Engineering | Yifei Zhu | see info above |
Discussion section 065 | 08:00 A.M. - 08:50 A.M. , Tues,Thur | 16 Vincent Hall | Hsin-Yuan Huang | huan0368@math.umn.edu 420 Vincent Hall (612) 625-5099 |
Exam or homework | Date | Material emphasized | Course grade contribution |
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Midterm Exam 1 | Thursday, Oct. 1, in section | Chapters 1,2 of Whitman Calculus/td> | 15% |
Midterm Exam 2 | Thursday, Oct. 29, in section | Chapters (1,2), 3,4, and Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 | 15% |
Midterm Exam 3 | Tuesday, Nov. 24, in section | Chapters (1,2,3,4),5,6,7 | 15% |
Final Exam | Thursday, Dec. 17, 1:30-4:30pm, room to be announced | The whole course | 35% |
Quizzes, homework | Quizzes administered and homeworks handed in during discussion sections | That week's material | 20% |
There will be no make-up exams for any of the midterms nor for the final exam.
Calculators and electronic devices: If you don't already have one here is a nice online basic scientific calculator, that might be useful for homework problems, although no calculators or computers will be allowed on the midterm exams or the final. As a companion to the above calculator, here is a nice online, grapher. No electronic devices may be accessible to any student during an exam. This includes cell phones and sufficiently sophisticated watches in addition to calculators and other machines. The instructor or proctor reserves the right to require, at the instructor's or proctor's discretion, that any electronic device be put away. Failure to comply is considered cheating by Institute of Technology policy.
Homework: The weekly homework assignments and due dates are given below, to be handed in at the beginning of discussion sections on Tuesdays. Beyond the homework problems assigned, it is strongly encouraged that you get further practice by trying non-assigned problems from the book, or from some of the other source materials listed far below.
Collaboration on the homework is encouraged. However, each student must understand the solutions, write them up in their own handwriting, and also write down with whom they have collaborated on the homework sheet.
The recitation grade is determined in equal parts (half-and-half) by
Incompletes: The grade I ("incomplete") shall be assigned at the lecturer's discretion when, due to extraordinary circumstances, the student was prevented from completing the entire course. It is my policy to assign incompletes only rarely, and only when almost all of the course has already been completed in a satisfactory fashion prior to the extraordinary circumstances. See me (Vic) if something occurs which makes you think you should receive an incomplete.
Due date (handed in at beginning of section) | Homework problems from Whitman Calculus |
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Tues Sept. 15 | Section 1.1: 8,12,14 Section 1.2: 2(d) Section 1.3: 3,6,14 Section 1.4: 3,14,16 |
Tues Sept. 22 | Section 2.3: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,18,19,20 Section 2.4: 2,4,6,7 |
Tues Sept. 29 | Section 2.1: 3,4,5 Section 2.2: 2,3 Section 2.4: 1,3 Section 2.5: 1,2,3,5,6,7 + Problems 2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 from my handout on horizontal asymptotes |
Thur Oct. 1 | Here was Midterm Exam 1 with brief solutions, covering Chapters 1,2 |
Tues Oct. 6 |
Section 3.1: 1,3,5 Section 3.2: 2,3,9,12,13 Section 3.3: 1,5 Section 3.4: 1,8 |
Tues Oct. 13 |
Section 3.5: 3,6,8,15,21 Section 4.1: 1,9 Section 4.4: 1,3 Section 4.5: 1,2,6,8,11,13 |
Tues Oct. 20 |
Section 4.6: 1,3,9,10,12 Section 4.7: 1,2,5,7,12,16,17 Section 4.9: 1,4,7,11 Section 4.10: 1,5 |
Tues Oct. 27 |
Section 9.11: 16 Section 6.2: 1,3,5,10,14,16 Section 6.4: 2,4 Section 6.1: 3,9,12,19 |
Thur Oct. 29 | Here was Midterm Exam 2 with brief solutions, covering Chapters (1,2,) 3,4, and Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 |
Tues Nov. 3 |
Section 6.3: 1,3 Section 6.1: 1 Section 6.5: 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,10 |
Tues Nov. 10 |
Section 4.8: 1,2,3,4,6 Section 5.1: 1,8,14 Section 5.2: 1,8,14 Section 5.3: 1,8,12 Section 5.4: 1,8,12 Section 5.5: 1,14 |
Tues Nov. 17 |
Section 7.1: 2,3,7 Section 7.2: 1,2,4,7,11,12,14,17,18 Section 7.3: 1,5 |
Tues Nov. 24 | Here was Midterm Exam 3 with brief solutions covering Chapters (1,2,3,4),5,6,7 |
Tues Dec. 1 |
Section 7.3: 2,4,6 Section 9.2: 3,6,10 Section 8.1: 1,3,4,7,10,11,16,19 |
Tues Dec. 8 |
Section 9.1: 3,7,11 Section 9.3: 5,6,7,10,11 |
Tues Dec. 15 | Section 9.4: 1,2,3,4,5 |
Thur Dec. 17 | Final Exam 1:20pm - 4:30pm, room to be announced, covering whole course |
Further sources of practice problems: Whitman calculus does not contain as many routine practice calculus problems as some other standard calculus texts. Here are some potential sources of more problems, both with and without solutions, that you might try if you feel like you need more practice. None of these are required for the course.
Some video and other resources for calculus
(for U of M Students Currently Enrolled in Day or Evening Math Classes)
As of Fall Semester 2009, the SMART Learning Commons smart.umn.edu will be the only source of free tutoring for Mathematics courses. The SMART Commons offers both workshop and tutorial options for students. Tutorials are available for most lower division Math courses (1xxx-2xxx level) plus a selected few upper division (4xxx, 5xxx level) Math courses - see SMART Commons Consultant Schedules.The SMART Commons is not only offering tutorials at
its three regular locations - Walter Library (East Bank), Wilson
Library (West Bank), and the Magrath Library (St. Paul campus) - but
also in selected dorms during selected evening and weekend time slots!
Tutoring at the four SMART Learning Commons locations began Monday,
September 14, 2009. Please check smart.umn.edu for
specific details.