MAT123 - Introduction to Calculus

Summer 2011

Marcelo Mendes Disconzi, PhD Candidate

Department of Mathmatics of SUNY - Stony Brook University

Summer 2011

Marcelo Mendes Disconzi, PhD Candidate

Department of Mathmatics of SUNY - Stony Brook University

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General information.

Time and location: the course will meet from July 11th to July 29th, Mondays thru Fidays, in Physics P-116 from 9:45am to 12:45pm (click here for a map).

Textbook: Precalculus Essentials, 3rd edition, by Blitzer.

Instructor's office: 2-114 (2nd floor of the Mathematics Building).

Instructor's e-mail: disconzi@math.sunysb.edu

Course policy: please see the syllabus.

Webpage: new updates will be posted on the webpage on a regular basis, make sure to check it every day.

Time and location: the course will meet from July 11th to July 29th, Mondays thru Fidays, in Physics P-116 from 9:45am to 12:45pm (click here for a map).

Textbook: Precalculus Essentials, 3rd edition, by Blitzer.

Instructor's office: 2-114 (2nd floor of the Mathematics Building).

Instructor's e-mail: disconzi@math.sunysb.edu

Course policy: please see the syllabus.

Webpage: new updates will be posted on the webpage on a regular basis, make sure to check it every day.

Grading policy.

Quizzes |
10% |
there will be a 10-15 minutes quiz every class. |

Homework |
25% |
see table below for the homework schedule, and check the syllabus for the homework grading policy. |

Midterm |
25% |
Wednesday,
July 20th, at 11:15am, covering sections 1.1 to 3.5 (notice that
sections which are not covered in HW will not be on the test). |

Final |
30% |
Friday, July 29th, 9:45am. Cumulative but with emphasis on sections 4.1 to 5.5 (notice that sections which are not covered in HW will not be on the test). |

Class participation |
10% |
by
class participation we mean willingness to engage in meaninful class
discussions and interactions with both the instructor and other
students. |

Office hours.

My office hours are on Mondays from 3pm to 5pm at the MLC and on Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm at my office (2-114, second floor of the Math Building; don't you know where the Math Bld is? Click here for a map). Recall, however, that the MLC is a place for helping students; hence, you may come to the MLC any time you want and certainly you will find a tutor there to help you.

If this schedule does not work for you, send me an email (disconzi@math.sunysb.edu) to set up an appointment.

My office hours are on Mondays from 3pm to 5pm at the MLC and on Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm at my office (2-114, second floor of the Math Building; don't you know where the Math Bld is? Click here for a map). Recall, however, that the MLC is a place for helping students; hence, you may come to the MLC any time you want and certainly you will find a tutor there to help you.

If this schedule does not work for you, send me an email (disconzi@math.sunysb.edu) to set up an appointment.

Schedule and homework assignments.

Exams:

Midterm: Wednesday, July 20th, at 11:15am.

Final: Friday, July 29th, 9:45am.

Homowork assignments:

Below are the homework assignments together with the dates they are due. Bold numbers indicate the section of the textbook. Late howework will not be accepted. You should also try the suggested problems, even though these will not count as part of final grade. Please read the syllabus for details on the HW policy.

Exams:

Midterm: Wednesday, July 20th, at 11:15am.

Final: Friday, July 29th, 9:45am.

Homowork assignments:

Below are the homework assignments together with the dates they are due. Bold numbers indicate the section of the textbook. Late howework will not be accepted. You should also try the suggested problems, even though these will not count as part of final grade. Please read the syllabus for details on the HW policy.

Due Date | HW Problems |
Additional suggested problems. |

July 12 |
1.1: 2, 4, 13, 49, 55, 64. 65, 69, 70, 74 | 1.1: 6, 13, 16, 47 |

July 13 |
1.2: 2, 3, 13, 14, 15, 28, 30, 38, 110, 114 |
1.2: 7-10, 16-19, 39-42, 118 |

July 14 | 1.10: 1, 7, 10, 20, 21, 25, 56, 64, 67, 70 |
1.10: 27, 30, 31, 32,
43 |

July 15 | 2.6: 8, 31, 51, 53, 59, 67, 70, 103, 109, 118 |
2.6: 9-14, 23, 120-123 |

July 18 |
3.1: 28, 35, 41, 42, 53, 54, 65, 83, 85, 91 3.2: 21, 24, 27, 33, 43, 78, 80, 120, 135, 137 3.3: 5, 14, 25, 34, 40, 48, 54, 89, 103, 121 |
3.1: 21-24, 61, 63, 77-80 3.2: 38, 50, 89, 95, 102, 120, 122, 124, 126 3.3: 27, 33, 42, 70, 94, 97, 99, 103, 123, 138 |

July 19 |
3.4: 2, 8, 14, 26, 32, 41,
44, 62, 104, 117 |
3.4: 67, 72, 78, 84, 91, 97, 101, 102, 118, 120 |

July 20 |
3.5: 9, 13, 14, 31, 32, 60, 62, 67, 75, 78 |
3.5: 79-83 |

July 21 | 4.1: 1, 2, 35, 36, 42, 44, 46, 101, 102, 112 | 4.1: 22, 29, 54, 70, 87, 119 |

July 22 | 4.3: 8, 13, 18, 20, 32, 43, 54, 58, 64, 70 | 4.3: 15, 17, 18, 19, 44, 49, 50, 85, 86, 89 |

July 25 | 4.4: 9, 14, 15, 68,
70, 84, 92, 93, 105, 106 4.5: 7, 9, 19, 45, 62, 84, 88, 90, 118, 122 |
4.4: 13, 67, 87 4.5: 12, 16, 47, 59, 63, 89, 95 |

July 26 | 4.6: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 67, 68 |
4.6: 6, 8, 12 |

July 27 | 1.8: 1, 4, 7, 19, 24, 29, 32, 33, 87, 88 |
1.8: 2, 3, 6, 20-23, 35-38, 72 |

July 28 | 4.7: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 99, 122 | 4.7: 17, 47, 55, 101 |

July 29 | 5.5: 11, 12, 16, 18, 22, 34, 52, 56, 138, 141 | 5.5: 25, 29, 33, 39, 41, 43, 45, 137 |

Announcements and extra material.

Here you can find a list of common mistakes done by students in MAT123. Even though this seems very simple, make sure you understand the math involved in order to avoid such mistakes.

Midterm announcements:

Here you can find a practice midterm. Be aware that I may request you to hand in this practice midterm as an extra credit assignment on the day of the midterm. Due to the midterm, I will hold my office hours on Tuesday, 19th, instead of Thursday 21th.

Final exam announcements:

Here you can find a practice final. Be aware that I may request you to hand in this practice final as an extra credit assignment on the day of the final. Due to the final, I will hold my office hours on Wednesday, 27th, instead of Thursday 28th.

Here you can find a list of common mistakes done by students in MAT123. Even though this seems very simple, make sure you understand the math involved in order to avoid such mistakes.

Midterm announcements:

Here you can find a practice midterm. Be aware that I may request you to hand in this practice midterm as an extra credit assignment on the day of the midterm. Due to the midterm, I will hold my office hours on Tuesday, 19th, instead of Thursday 21th.

Final exam announcements:

Here you can find a practice final. Be aware that I may request you to hand in this practice final as an extra credit assignment on the day of the final. Due to the final, I will hold my office hours on Wednesday, 27th, instead of Thursday 28th.

Anonymous feedback.

Students are encouraged to bring suggestions and to discuss with me any concerns they may have. But if you don't feel comfortable about seeing me to discuss anything you think is not being properly handled in the course, here you have the opportunity to send me some anonymous feedback.

Students are encouraged to bring suggestions and to discuss with me any concerns they may have. But if you don't feel comfortable about seeing me to discuss anything you think is not being properly handled in the course, here you have the opportunity to send me some anonymous feedback.