MATHEMATICS 1426

Calculus I

Spring 2004

General Course Guidelines

Instructor:           Dr. Cordero

Office:                  425 Pickard Hall

Telephone:          817-272-5062

Office hours:      Tuesday/Wednesday 2:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

E-mail:                  cordero@uta.edu

Website:

Textbook:      Calculus by Strauss, Bradley and Smith, 3rd Edition

About the course:  We will cover the following chapters from the book:

§       Chapter 1: Functions and Graphs (review of Precalculus)

§       Chapter 2: Limits and Continuity

§       Chapter 3: Differentiation

§       Chapter 4: Applications of the Derivative

§       Chapter 5: Integration

Evaluation:

 Midterm Exam 1 Friday February 20th 6:00-8:00 p.m. Covers Sections 1.1-3.2 20% Midterm Exam 2 Friday April 2nd 6:00-8:00 p.m. Covers Sections 1.1-4.4 25% Lab grade Weekly quizzes Lab worksheets 10%                        10% Final examination Saturday May 8th 3:00-5:30 p.m. Comprehensive coverage 35%

80-89            B

70-79            C

60-69            D

0-59             F

Homework/Quizzes/Lab worksheets/Examinations Policies:

Ř     Homework will be assigned every time the class meets. If you miss a class, please see  my website   for assignments.

Ř     Instructions for turn-in problems

o      Work should be done in pencil and erasures should be clean and complete.

o      Problems should be written in order and include the page number and the problem number, i.e. p26 # 5, if appropriate.

o      Write on one side of the paper only.

o      If you tear the page from a spiral notebook, trim the curly edges.

o      Papers must be stapled together (upper left hand corner) and folded in half lengthwise.

o      On the outside write your name, date and assigned problems.

o      If these guidelines are not followed, your paper will not be graded and you will receive 0 points on that assignment.

Ř     Quizzes problems will be taken from the homework.

Ř     CALCULATORS: You will be allowed to use any handheld calculator (with the exceptions listed below) for the midterms and final as well as for most assignments and quizzes. However, if a problem is labeled show-your-work, then supporting work is required for any step that cannot be done in your head. The following machines will not be allowed: powerbooks, portable computers, pocket organizers, electronic writing pads or pen input devices, palm-top computers with QWERTY keyboards, or any device with internet or e-mail capabilities. If you have any doubt about your calculator, ask during the first week of class.

Ř     MIDTERMS AND FINAL: These exams are departmental, i.e., all sections of Math 1426 will take the same exam and the grades will have the same weight in each section. All of these exams are comprehensive. The format of each exam will be approximately half multiple choice problems and half show-your-work problems.

If you have a conflict with either midterm or final, you must contact the course coordinator no later than Census Date (Feb. 4). The course coordinator is Dr. Carole Krueger, 448 PKH, telephone 817-272-7163, email krueger@uta.edu.

The final exam has a grade weight of 35%; however, you cannot pass the course unless you receive a passing score on the final.

Tentative Course Schedule Math 1426

Spring  2004

 Tuesday Thursday 1/20  1.1-1.3 1/22  1.4 1/27   2.1 1/29    2.2 2/1   2.3 2/5   2.4 2/10  Review Chapter 2 and  3.1 2/12   3.1 2/17   3.2 2/19    3.2, Review Midterm Examination 1 Friday February 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 2/24   3.3 2/26   3.4, 3.5 3/2    3.6 3/4     3.7 3/9    3.8 3/11    4.1, 4.2 SPRING BREAK 3/23    4.3 3/25   4.3, 4.4 3/30   4.4 4/1   4.4, review Midterm Examination 2 Friday April 2nd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 4/6   4.5 4/8  4.6, 4.7 4/13  5.1 4/15   5.2 4/20   5.3 4/22    5.4 4/27   5.5 4/29   5.8 12/2   Review Final exam 12/4 Review Final exam Final Examination Saturday May 8th, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

University Information

Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 93112 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act   (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide “reasonable accommodation” to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels.

Academic Dishonesty: It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. “Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.” (Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter IV, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22)

Student Disruption: The University reserves the right to impose disciplinary action for an infraction of University policies. For example, engagement in conduct, alone or with others, intended to obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with, or which in fact obstructs, disrupts, or interferes with, any function or activity sponsored, authorized by or participated in by the University.

Drop for Non-Payment of Tuition: If you are dropped from this class for non-payment of tuition, you may secure an Enrollment Loan through the Bursar’s Office.

Important Dates:

 Monday February  4                      Census Date Friday, March 5                                             Last day to drop with an automatic W          ***for this class only – ask your other instructors about the last drop date for their classes March 15-19                                                    Spring Break Friday, April 16               Last day to drop Friday, May 7                 Last day of classes