MATH 152 =
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Calculus!&nbs=
p; Spring 2005
First of all, congratulations on =
making
it through the first semester of calculus. That in itself is qui=
te an
accomplishment, and you now understand the basic ideas that
Class Phi=
losophy:
One learns math by doing it, not by =
watching
other people do it. Consequen=
tly,
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 t=
his
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: r=
ead
the section we will cover before coming to class, try some of the homework
problems ahead of time, answer the Textbook Question that you’ll get =
on
email, 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 survey at some point=
, but
if at any time you have something to share with me,
just let me know (anonymous note, phone, email, egreeting, etc). This semester, you’ll also be
asked to fill out a questionnaire about me – as part of my tenure
decision next year. Please ta=
ke
your responsibility seriously.
Where to =
go for
help: You have three main resources =
to
draw on when you need help in this class.&=
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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 outsid=
e of
class early in the semester. =
The
second is me. Your third reso=
urce
will be your TA,
Dave Kung 
x4433 
175 Schaefer 



x4726 
QA 218 
AIM: woolfismybeach 
Office Ho=
urs: Here
are my official office hours. In
addition to these, I am in my office most of the time. If you’d like to meet, stop =
by or
drop me an email.
Monday 
2:403:40 
Wednesday 
10:4011:40 
Thursday 
12:001:00 
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Problem S=
essions:
On Tuesday evenings when we don't ha=
ve
exams (see below), there will be a problem session. These will be run by Karina, and w=
ill
largely consist of finishing the worksheets that we start in class on Monda=
y.
Grading:<=
span
style=3D'msospacerun:yes'> 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:
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Exam I =
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February
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Exam II =
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Exam III =
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April
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Group Project &=
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April 18^{th} &=
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Homework &n=
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Class Participation &n=
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; all
semester =
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Textbook Questions &=
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Final Exam &=
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May 6^{th}, 7pm &n=
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Total =
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The exams are in the evening starting at 6pm and are
essentially untimed. Be sure to mark these on your cale=
ndar
now. Information about the Gr=
oup
Project will be distributed later in the semester. Roughly 24 hours before most class=
es, I
will email you all a question or two regarding the reading (a Textbook
Question). After doing the re=
ading,
you should reply to the message, answering as best you can. Grades for the emails will be base=
d on
participation – although if your answer makes it clear that you
didn’t read the section at all, it will not count.
Learning in this class is considered to be everyone's
shared responsibility. Part o=
f 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 Mondays); how
well you work with others will also factor into the Class Participation por=
tion
of your grade.
Extra Cre=
dit: You can earn a 1% increase in your grade by attendi=
ng and
writing a one page report on any NSM Colloquium talk or MathCS
Club talk. This can be repeated up to three times for a total of 3% extra
before calculating your final grade. Talks are for a general audience of
science majors in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology,
Chemistry and Physics. The NSM lectures are in Room 106SH every Wednesday at
4:40. Ma=
thCS
Club talks are posted several days in advance on the walls of Schaefer.
I would love to give everyone an A this semester!
Let's all work toward that goal!