Spring Semester 2008

Department of Mathematics

Western Michigan University

Updated January 4, 2008.

Time and location: Class meets 10 - 10:50 a.m., MTRF, in 3307 Rood Hall. Final exam is Tuesday, Apr. 22, 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: 9 - 10 a.m., TF, or by appointment.

Course description (from the undergraduate catalog): A continuation of Calculus I. Techniques and applications of integration, trigonometric functions, sequences and series, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, applications to elementary differential equations.

Textbook: James Stewart, Single Variable Calculus Concepts & Contexts, 3rd edition, Thomson-Brooks/Cole, 2005. We will cover Sections 4.5, 5.6-5.10, 6.1-6.5, 7.1-7.5, 8.1-8.9, and Appendix G.

Calculator information: For departmental requirements and recommendations for calculators, please see http://www.wmich.edu/math-stat/Calculators.htm .

Basic Skills Test: The department requires a Basic Skills Test in all sections of Math 1230 and Math 1710. For information, please see http://www.wmich.edu/math-stat/calculus%20Basic%20Skills/Calculus%20Basic%20Skills.htm . Please be aware of this provision: "If a student does not pass this basic skills exam their final grade will be lowered by a half

letter grade at the end of the course."

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 100 pts), quizzes and written assignments (up to 150 pts), three in-class exams (up to 300 pts, 100 pts each), and a final exam (up to 250 pts). That is a total of 800 possible points. I will be at least as generous as follows: A-at least 720; BA-at least 680; B-at least 640; CB- at least 600; C-at least 560; DC-at least 520; D-at least 480. Please remember the provision regarding the Basic Skills Test: "If a student does not pass this basic skills exam their final grade will be lowered by a half letter grade at the end of the course."

Exam dates: Monday, Jan. 28; Monday, Feb. 25; Friday, Mar. 28---all in class. Final exam is Tuesday, Apr. 22, 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 beth.denhartigh@wmich.edu 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, http://catalog.wmich.edu ) and from the Office of Student Conduct (at http://www.osc.wmich.edu/ ) 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.