Math 1700 - Calculus I, Science & Engineering
Control number 10748
Spring Semester 2012
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University
Updated January 7, 2012.
Time and location:
meets 12 - 12:50 p.m., MTRF, in 1360 Schneider Hall. Final
is Tuesday, April 24, 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Instructor: Jay A.
6617 Everett Tower, 387-4812, email: jay(dot)wood(at)wmich(dot)edu .
Office hours: 2 - 3
MTR, or by appointment.
Course description (from the
undergraduate catalog): "The first of a two-semester sequence
differential and integral calculus which emphasizes applications and
preparation for science and engineering (particularly physics).
Vectors, functions, limits, continuity, techniques of
integration, and trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential
Prerequisites & Corequisites:
Prerequisite: MATH 1180 or by placement into the course. Placement
be determined by completing at least 3 1/2 years of college
mathematics, including trigonometry, by ACT/SAT scores and/or by a
Department of Mathematics placement mechanism.
Edward E. Slaminka, Donald Thaxton,
Calculus with Early Vectors,
Prentice Hall, 1999.
department requires a TI-89 (or higher) calculator for this
course. See http://www.wmich.edu/math/academics/calculators.html
Homework: Here is the
list of homework
the semester. Due dates will be announced 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 (up to 100 pts), three
in-class exams (up to 300 pts, 100 pts each), and a final exam (up
300 pts). That is a total of 800 possible points. I
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.
Exam dates: Friday,
February 3; Thursday, March 1; and Friday, April 6---all in
class. Final exam is Tuesday, April 24, 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Collaboration: You may
work together on homework, but not quizzes or
exams. If you do work together, or if you receive assistance
someone else, please say so on your paper (e.g., "I worked with
Augustin-Louis Cauchy on problems 5 and 7, and with Bernhard Riemann
10 and 15"). Each person is responsible for writing up his/her
own version of the solution.
Accommodation for Disabilities:
with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning,
psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable
accommodations must contact Disability Services for Students at
387-2116 at the beginning of the semester. A disability
made by that office before any accommodations are provided by the
Student Conduct and Academic
of the WMU Faculty Senate's Professional Concerns Committeee):
"You are responsible
for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and
the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic
policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery,
submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The
found at http://catalog.wmich.edu
under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If
reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty,
referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the
review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you
opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor
uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the
assignment or test."
to access the Code of Honor
policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance,