MATH 152 More
Calculus! Spring 2004
First of all, congratulations on making
it through the first semester of calculus. That in itself is quite an
accomplishment, and you now understand the basic ideas that
Class Philosophy:
One learns math by doing it, not by watching
other people do it. Consequently, you
will be required to participate actively during class, and work very hard outside of it. The payoff is big: Calculus is one of the
truly monumental achievements of the human species, and by the end of this
class, you will understand it better.
Throughout the semester, I will be giving each of you ideas
about what you need to do to improve your understanding of Calculus. Some of these apply to everyone: read the
section we will cover before coming to class, try some of the homework problems
ahead of time, do lots and lots of homework problems (more than I assign to
hand in), don't fall asleep in class, etc.
Others will be more directed, and probably suggested to you when you
come to my office hours (see below). The
flip side of this is that you need to give me ideas about the course, and how
to make sure you get the most out of it.
I will give a few surveys, but if at any time you have something to
share with me, just let me know (anonymous note,
phone, email, egreeting, etc).
Where to go for
help: You have three main resources to
draw on when you need help in this class.
The first and most important is your fellow classmates. Calculus will go much smoother for all of us if
you start getting to know them and start studying with them outside of class
early in the semester. The second is
me. Your third resource will be your TA,
Kristine Roinestad. We can be reached
at:
Dave Kung 
x4433 
175 Schaefer Hall 

Kristine Roinestad 


Office Hours: Monday
Wednesday
Friday
and by appointment (email me)
Problem Sessions:
On Wednesday evenings when we don't have
exams (see below), there will be a problem session (possibly in SH165). These will be run by Kristine, and will
largely consist of finishing the worksheets that we start in class on
Wednesdays.
Grading: Calculus
can be learned at two levels. At the
basic, mechanical level, you will learn how
to do calculus (e.g. techniques of integration, proving convergence of a
sequence, finding
There will be a variety of ways to show that you are
learning Calculus. They will contribute
to your final grade as follows:
Assessment Date Percent
Exam I Feb. 11th 13
Exam II March 10th 13
Exam III April 14^{th} 13
Group Project Due April 21th 16
Homework all
semester 10
Class Participation all
semester 10
Daily Emails all semester 5
Final Exam Friday, May
6 (
Total 100
The exams are in the evening starting at
Learning in this class is considered to be everyone's
shared responsibility. Part of that
responsibility is attendance; when you are not here, not only do you miss
important work, but the entire class misses out on your contribution. The Class Participation portion of your grade
will reflect that. In addition, we will
be working in groups roughly once a week (on Wednesdays); how well you work
with others will also factor into the Class Participation portion of your
grade.
I would love to give everyone an A this semester.
Let's all work toward that goal.