SYLLABUS FOR MATH 111 Section 001 Emory University, Spring

Section 001
Emory University, Spring 2013
Course Title: Calculus I
Lecture Room: W302 MSC
Lecture Time: MWF 10:40 am - 11:30 am
Final Exam: May 8, 08:30 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Larry Rolen
Office: N406 MSC
Email: [email protected]
Text: Single Variable Calculus, Stewart, 7E
Office Hours: T: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, or by appointment
Course Website:
Please check this website regularly for course announcements and updates,
as well as weekly assignments.
Rough course plan This course will serve as an introduction to basic differential
and integral calculus. More specifically, we will cover roughly the following sections in
the book (note that the actual pace of the course may be adjusted accordingly).
• Pre-calculus review §1.1 − 1.3 (3 classes)
• The tangent and velocity problems §1.4 (1 class)
• Limits and continuity §1.5, 1.6, 1.8 (3 classes)
• The derivative §2.1 − 2.2 (3 classes)
• Differentiation formulas, trigonometric formulas §2.3 − 2.4 (3 classes)
• The chain rule, implicit differentiation §2.5 − 2.6 (3 classes)
Applications to the natural and social sciences, §2.7 (1 class)
Related rates, §2.8 (1 class)
Applications of the derivative §3.1 − 3.5, 3.7 (7 classes)
Antiderivatives §3.9 (1 class)
The integral §4.1 − 4.5 (6 classes)
Applications of the integral §5.1 − 5.3 (4 classes)
Prerequisites: Although there are no formal prerequisites for the course, students
are expected to have a basic knowledge of elementary algebra and trigonometric functions (i.e. the standard “precalculus” material). These topics will be freely assumed
throughout the course. If you have any questions about background material, let me
know ASAP. If you need a refresher, there are numerous good resources on the internet
and you can ask me at office hours or go to the Calculus Help Sessions.
Grading Policy:
There will be three midterm exams. Each of the midterm exams is worth 20 percent, for a total of 60 percent of the final grade. The final exam will
be comprehensive and will count for 30 percent. Homework is worth 0 percent. Although
the homework will not be collected, it is essential to do all of the exercises to make sure
you are not falling behind. As mathematics is a cumulative subject, having a strong
grasp of the material is critical before moving forward. There will be a short in-class
quiz each week on Wednesdays on the homework; together they are worth 10 percent.
The lowest two quizzes will be dropped, and there will be no make-up quizzes. That
is, whether you are sick, on vacation, or not there for any reason, the first two quizzes
will not be counted and any additional missed quizzes will count as a zero, barring any
extraordinary personal issues which must be discussed with me ASAP.
The quiz and midterm dates below are tentative (and may be adjusted if the pace of
the course is adjusted). There will be no make-up midterms. if you miss a midterm for
any reason whatsoever, the other two midterms will be weighted for the entire midterm
score and the missed score will be dropped. The date of the final exam is nonnegotiable and there will be no make-ups without a doctor’s note or other
exam conflict; make your summer travel plans accordingly. If you have a
conflict with the final exam (e.g., another final) please let me know ASAP.
Calculators, notes, and textbooks are not allowed in exams or quizzes. If
you need to use the restroom during an exam, you must leave your cell
phone in the classroom.
Midterm 1: February 13.
Midterm 2: March 8.
Midterm 3: April 17.
Grading Scale: The following cutoffs (given as percentages) will be used in determining your grade. If you attain these percentages, you are guaranteed the corresponding
grade, but I reserve the right to increase your grade based on significant improvement
through the course of the semester, etc.
100-93: A
92-90: A89-87: B+
86-83: B
82-80: B79-77: C+
76-73: C
72-70: C69-67: D+
66-63: D
62-60: D59 and lower: F
Electronics Policy: Cell phone use during class is unacceptable. All in-class laptop use must be approved by the instructor and may be revoked if abused. If you need
to use the restroom, I will ask you to leave your cell phones in the classroom before you
Honor Code: Remember that copying another student’s work is a violation of the
Honor Code and will be treated as such. Details of the honor code which you have signed
may be found at:
Additional Resources: Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Calculus Help
sessions run by our department for general questions and help solving homework problems. For additional help, students can utilize the EPASS tutor program. Contact the
instructor with any further questions.
Students with disabilities: Students with Disabilities must consult the Office of
Disability Services for accommodations as soon as practicable. ODS will then provide a
statement of your eligible accommodations to me.
Ken Mandelberg handles all overloads for the department. To request
an overload you must send an email to Dr. Mandelberg ([email protected]) with
your request. He is the only person who can approve an overload request.
Add/Drop Deadline: Please note that the add/drop deadline is January 22. If
you are unsure if you have a solid background or can keep up with the course, please
contact me before this date.