Math 1220 - Calculus I-HC

Section 140, Control number 46277
Fall 2007
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University

Time and location:  Class meets 9 - 9:50 a.m., MTRF, in 3311 Sangren Hall.  Final exam is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Instructor:  Jay A. Wood, 3305 Everett Tower, 387-4542, email: jay(dot)wood(at)wmich(dot)edu .

Office hours:  10 - 11 a.m., TR, or by appointment.

Course description (from the undergraduate catalog):  The first of a two-semester sequence in differential and integral calculus. Functions, limits, continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation, integration, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 118, or at least 3-1/2 years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry and satisfactory score on the placement mechanism. ACT/SAT score of 27/610 or greater. Students who take more than one of MATH 1220, MATH 1700, or MATH 2000 will receive only 4 hours of credit toward graduation.

Credits: 4 hours

Textbook:  James Stewart, Single Variable Calculus Concepts & Contexts, 3rd edition, Thomson-Brooks/Cole, 2005.  We will cover at least through section 5.5 (maybe as far as 5.10).

Homework:  here is the list of homework assignments for the semester.  Due dates will be announced in class (usually two class days after being covered in class).  Homework will usually be graded on an attempted/not attempted basis.

Grades:  Course grades will be determined by an accumulation of points from homework (up to 150 pts), quizzes and written assignments (up to 300 pts), three in-class exams (up to 300 pts, 100 pts each), and a final exam (up to 250 pts).  I will be at least as generous as follows:  A-at least 900; BA-at least 850; B-at least 800; CB- at least 750; C-at least 700; DC-at least 650; D-at least 600.

Exam dates:  Friday, Oct. 5; Tuesday, Oct. 30; Tuesday, Nov. 20---all in class.  Final exam is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Collaboration:  You may work together on homework and written assigments, but not quizzes or exams.  If you do work together, or if you receive assistance from someone else, please say so on your paper (e.g., "I worked with Karen Uhlenbeck on problems 5 and 7, and with Ingrid Daubechies on problems 10 and 15.").  Each person is responsible for writing up his/her own version of the solution.

Accommodation for Disabilities:  Any student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who
needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact Ms. Beth Denhartigh at 387-2116 or at at the beginning of the semester. A disability determination must be made by this office before any accommodations are provided by the instructor.

Student Conduct and Academic Honesty:
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the academic policies and procedures
in the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalogs (found online, ) and from the Office of Student Conduct (at ) that pertain to student rights and responsibilities. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity, and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.