Fall 2015

Calculus I - Honors

Math 1220


Professor Niloufer Mackey (nil.mackey AT wmich DOT edu )


Office 6618 Everett; Phone (269) 387-4594.
Office Hours MWF 11am - noon; TR 3 - 4 p.m.; Other times by appointment. Right before class is definitely not a good time to see me.
Class Time MTRF 1 - 1:50p.m., Rood 3395. Please turn beepers and cell phones off during class. Regular attendance is required.
Prerequisite Satisfactory score on an appropriate placement exam (ACT. SAT, WMU math placement exam) or the completion of Math 1180 (or an equivalent college level precalculus course) with a grade of C or better.
Text Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Thomas, Weir, Hass. 13th Edition. Addison Wesley. Please bring this text with you to every class.

Math Tutor Lab

Free help available in Rood 3378, M -- F.  Check http://www.wmich.edu/math/computer-tutor-labs for hours.
Other Resources Student Solutions Manual contains solutions to the odd-numbered problems. If the bookstore does not have it, look for it on-line.
Schaum's Outlines Series: 3000 solved problems in Calculus.   Low-priced, with oodles of solved practise problems, used by generations of calculus students. Look for it on-line.
Another low-priced resource is How to Ace Calculus: A Streetwise Guide by Adams, Hass and Thompson. Summarizes the important ideas, gives frank advice with generous helpings of humor.
Finally, a no-cost resource is Calculus  by Gilbert Strang, available on-line through the MIT Open Courseware project.

*Course Policies, Class Handout

*How to Stay on Course

*Homework & Boardwork

*Some Limit Problems

*Tutorial on The Exponential Function. Read it with care, learn it perfectly.

*Exam I:   Fri Oct 2.

*Differentiation Test: Tues Oct 27.

*Exam II:   Tue Nov 24.

*The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: Learn this perfectly! 

*Which of these integrals can be done by the substitution method?:  

*Final Exam: Wed Dec 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rood 3395.

*What Can I Do With a Math Degree?

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