Summer 2012, 640:135 Calculus 1 Section F6

Course: Math 135, Section F6
Location: FH-B6 College Ave.
Dates: MWF 6:00-8:40pm, June 25th through August 15th, EXCEPT July 4th!

Instructor: Glen Wilson
Office: Hill Center, Room 603
Office Hours: T and R, 3:00–4:00pm
Email: wilson47 @ math

Midterm Solution: Midterm1 Midterm2 Midterm3 Midterm4 Midterm5 Midterm6

Textbook: Briggs, Cochran; "Calculus, Early Transcendentals". A copy will be provided for you free of charge!

MyMathLab: MyMathLab is an online homework system—similar to WeBWork—that we will be using for this course. All quizzes and homework assignments will be given through MyMathLab.
I am assigning you homework to give you a reason to think about what we're covering in class every day and to help keep you from falling behind. It also lets me know how effectively I am teaching. The homework problems you receive will be different from the other students, so please be sure to solve the problems yourself. Often, though, the problems will be fairly simple and you should use the homework as a sort of test of your handle on the material before you look in the book or ask a friend. You will be given two or three chances to submit an answer to MyMathLab. Please be careful!
You will be able to register for MyMathLab here. The course ID needed to register for MyMathLab is located on the course sakai page. The course ID number will also be given to you on the first day of class.

In-Class Work: Each lecture will have an in-class assignment. This may involve solving problems at the board, working in small groups and presenting your results, or working through a problem set in small groups. You will be graded on participation and your work. The important thing with these assignments is the interaction, not so much always being right.

Midterm: Scheduled for July 20th, and will cover all material up to that point. It will be held in the usual classroom.

Final: Scheduled for August 15th, and will cover all material from the course. The final exam will be held in ???.

An important note about make-up work: Late homework will not be accepted and make-up quizzes and exams will not be given without prior arrangement. This is of course excepting well documented emergencies (like hospitalization, etc.). Your lowest quiz grade, your lowest homework grade, and your lowest in-class assignment grade will be dropped. Late MyMathLab assignments will also not be accepted! Please see me if you have any questions about this.

Extra help: In addition to our usual meetings, please come to my office hours if you have specific questions about the course material or course details. I am also available via e-mail. Additionally, the Rutgers Learning Centers offer tutoring in many mathematics classes, including Math 135. The tutoring is provided by undergraduate peer tutors. The Math & Science Learning Center holds review sessions for math 135.

Grading Policy

Your grade will be calculated according to the following:
10% - Quizzes (on MyMathLab)
10% - In-class assignments and participation
25% - Homework (on MyMathLab)
20% - Midterm
35% - Final

Topics of Individual Lectures (Tentative)

Last revised: 6/14/2012


6/25	A.A, 1.1		The real number line, distance, Cartesian coordinate system, distance 
                                in the plane, circles, equations of lines,  functions, domain and range, 
                                composition of functions, graphs of functions, different kinds of 
                                functions and their properties

6/27    1.2, 1.3		Inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions

6/29	1.4, 2.1, 2.2		Trigonometric functions, the idea of limits, definition of limits, 
                                what do limits mean

7/2	2.3			Limit rules, techniques for computing limits,
				one sided limits, squeeze theorem, limits for nice functions

7/4	Independence Day—No Class!—Independence Day—No Class!—Independence Day—No Class! 

7/6	2.4, 2.5         	Infinite limits, limits at infinity, more computing with limits 

7/9	2.6, 3.1		Continuity, intermediate value theorem, finding  roots,
				idea of a derivative

7/11	3.1, 3.2         	Geometric properties of derivative, rules of differentiation

7/13	3.3, 3.4   		Higher order derivatives, product and quotient rules, derivatives of 
				trig functions, exponential growth, radioactive decay

7/16	3.5, 3.6   		Derivatives as rates of change, chain rule

7/18	3.7, 3.8 		Implicit differentiation, derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions

7/20 	Catch up		Review for midterm, 

7/23	Review, Midterm—Midterm—Midterm—Midterm—Midterm—Midterm—Midterm—Midterm

7/25	3.10, 4.1 		Related rates, maxima and minima

7/27	4.2, 4.3		What derivatives tell us, graphing functions

7/30	4.4, 4.5		Optimization problems, linear approximation and differentials

8/1	4.6, 4.7   		Mean Value Theorem, L'Hospital's rule

8/3  	4.8, 5.1		Antiderivatives, approximating the area under a curve

8/6	5.1, 5.2		Definite Integrals, physics interpretation

8/8	5.3			Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

8/10	5.4, 5.5		M.V.T. for integrals, substitution rule

8/13	Review 			

8/15	Final Exam—Final Exam—Final Exam—Final Exam—Final Exam—Final Exam—Final Exam