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MATH 150 Calculus I


SCHEDULE HOMEWORK GRADING
CLASS RULES WeBWorK Link FINAL EXAM
 EXAMS AND SOLUTIONS CALCULATORS CRASHING

NEW INFORMATION ON THE FINAL EXAM

Saturday May 13th at 8:00am in North Ed. 60

Crashing:
All crashers must show proof of satisfying the Prerequisites

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as demonstrated by either (1) satisfactory completion of Mathematics 141 with a grade of C (2.0) or above; or (2) satisfaction of the Entry-Level Mathematics requirement and qualification on the Mathematics Departmental Precalculus Proficiency Examination.  Proof of completion of prerequisites required.  [ see General Catalog ]

Instructors:

Professor Don Short, GMCS 523   dshort@sciences.sdsu.edu

Mr. Guillermo Alvarez, GMCS 528  coolmemin@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Tuesday 9-11 and Tuesday 12-2

Sect # Sch # Time Day Room Inst
3 20370 1100 1150  MWF BA-347 Short, DR
    0900 0950  TH GMCS-308 Alvarez, G
4 20381 1100 1150  MWF BA-347 Short, DR
    1000 1050  TH GMCS-308 Alvarez, G
7 20414 1300 1350  MWF BA-347 Short, DR
    1200 1250  TH P-147 Alvarez, G
8 20425 1300 1350  MWF BA-347 Short, DR
    1300 1350  TH P-147 Alvarez, G

Textbook:
Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5th Edition, James Stewart, Published by Brooks/Cole, 2003

Tutoring:
For extra help [on top of the Recitation classes (Tu/Th) and the office hours], you can attend to the tutor room BAM 247. For precise times please visit:

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/%7Ecmanches/tutoring/tutoring.spring06.BA247.xls


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Schedule of class meeting topics and exams:

Important dates:
February 7: Last day to drop classes.
Final exam: Saturday May 13 from 8:00-10:00am  

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
1     Introduction               1/18/2006 Homework Sys    1/19/2006 2.1                            1/20/2006
2 2.2                            1/23/2006 HW#1 Due       1/24/2006 2.3                            1/25/2006 Help                          1/26/2006 2.4 and 2.5        1/27/2006
3 2.6                      1/30/2006 HW#2 Due       1/31/2006 2.7                              2/1/2006 Help          2/2/2006 2.8                    2/3/2006
4 2.9                      2/6/2006 HW#3 Due       2/7/2006 Review                        2/8/2006 Exam #1                2/9/2006 3.1                    2/10/2006
5 3.2                      2/13/2006 HW#4 Due       2/14/2006 3.3                              2/15/2006 Trig Review          2/16/2006 3.4                   2/17/2006
6 3.5                      2/20/2006 HW#5 Due       2/21/2006 Inv Func Rev  2/22/2006 Exp Review       2/23/2006 3.6     2/24/2006
7 3.7                     2/27/2006 HW#6 Due       2/28/2006 3.8                            3/1/2006 Help                    3/2/2006 3.10                  3/3/2006
8 3.11                    3/6/2006 HW#7 Due       3/7/2006 Review                   3/8/2006 Exam #2               3/9/2006 4.1                   3/10/2006
  13-Mar 14-Mar 15-Mar 16-Mar 17-Mar
9 4.2                    3/20/2006 HW#8 Due       3/21/2006 4.3                           3/22/2006 Help                        3/23/2006 4.4                  3/24/2006
10 4.5                     3/27/2006 HW#9 Due       3/28/2006 4.7                           3/29/2006 Curve Sketching  3/30/2006  
11 4.9                     4/3/2006 HW#10 Due      4/4/2006 Review                       4/5/2006 Exam #3              4/6/2006 4.10                 4/7/2006
12 5.1                      4/10/2006 HW#11 Due      4/11/2006 5.2                           4/12/2006 Help                      4/13/2006 5.3                   4/14/2006
13 5.4                     4/17/2006 HW#12 Due      4/18/2006 5.5                           4/19/2006 Help                     4/20/2006 5.6                  4/21/2006
14 6.1                    4/24/2006 HW#13 Due      4/25/2006 Review                    4/26/2006 Exam #4                4/27/2006 Review           4/28/2006
15 Review               5/1/2006 5/2/2006 Review              5/3/2006 Exam #5               5/4/2006 Review              5/5/2006
16 Review              5/8/2006 9-May Review              5/10/2006    

Final Saturday May 13th 8:00 - 10:00am in NE60


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Grading:

Weights:

Homework

 

 

15%

Midterms (5)

 

 

60% (12% each)

Final Exam

 

 

25%

 

 

 

 


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Midterms:
The Midterms are 50 minutes long and are held in the Thursday recitation class.
All Midterm exams will be comprehensive (that is they will cover all material to that date)
No electronic devices of any type will be allowed during the exam.  (Calculators, cell phones, etc)
Make-up examinations will not be given.
If you are too ill to write a midterm (medical documentation must be presented), discuss the situation with the course instructor as soon as possible.

EXAM  SOLUTIONS: 
EXAM #1:  BLUE FORM     GREEN FORM
EXAM #2:  WHITE FORM   GREEN FORM   BLUE FORM   GOLD FORM  WHITE FORM II  BLUE FORM II
EXAM #3:  WHITE FORM   YELLOW FORM   BLUE FORM  SALMON FORM
EXAM #4:  WHITE FORM   GREEN FORM   BLUE FORM    SALMON FORM


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Homework:
There will be one homework assignment per week using our WeBWorK system (your username is your Last Name and the password is your red id number).
The homework is due before Tuesday at midnight.  After that time you will no longer be able to submit answers to WeBWorK.
The system will generate the new weekly assignment on Wednesday morning at 8:am.
You are responsible for login into the Webwork system and changing your password and entering your email address as soon as possible.
You should printout the following documents Introduction to WeBWorK and WeBWorKs Syntax Guide.


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Final Exam:
Early or late final examinations will not be given.
Conflicting Finals will be resolved according to the Mathematics Department Policy.  POLICY  Read this link.
This is a comprehensive test: ALL course material will be covered.
No electronic devices of any type will be allowed during the exam.  (Calculators, cell phones, etc)
The Final Exam is 2 hours long and it is scheduled for Saturday May 13th, 8:00-10:00am. in NE60

Study Guide and Past Finals:

 

Study Guide for Group Finals: Fall 2005
Old Group Final Exams: Sp2001, Sp2002, F2003, Sp2004, F2004, F2005

Sample Final F2005


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Calculator Policy:

While calculators and computers are an important part of any mathematics environment, students in the Introductory Calculus Course must be able to perform the basic operations of limits, derivatives and integrals without such assistance.  Once these basic operations are understood and can be used on routine problems, then the modern computing environment can assist in the solution of Calculus based problems.  Thus, calculators and other electronic devices will not be allowed on any Math 150 exam.


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General Class Rules:

Rescheduling:
WebWorks Homework system does not accept late homework.
No make-up tests.

Personal Conflicts:
No special arrangements will be made for personal conflicts such as:
    Family related issues (weddings, visiting relatives, etc.).
    Work related conflicts: schedule, traveling, traffic, etc.
    Vacations planned during regular class meetings.
    Personal problems with roommates.
    Etc...
Special arrangements can be made, however, only in the most compelling and verifiable circumstances such as disabilities.

Disabilities:
Students needing special accommodations for testing must work with Disabled Student Services to arrange for the most appropriate accommodation.

Attendance:
Attendance will not be recorded. It is your responsibility, however, to be up to date in the progress of the course, dates for: homework, exams, and any possible changes made to this syllabus.
Please visit regularly this webpage since class information will be posted throughout the semester.  Lateness or leaving class early is unacceptable.

Academic Integrity:
All work that you complete in this class should be your own.
Any form of cheating will result in an "F" and a referral to the University Judicial Officer for further action.

General:
Disrespectful behavior such as eating or reading material not related to the course will not be tolerated.
Any behavior considered a distraction to those around you, including the instructor, will not be tolerated.
Cell phones should be powered off before entering the classroom.

Participation:
Participation in class is encouraged. If you have a question, ask it! If you do not understand something, say so! Any question that will help you to better understand the material is not stupid. Because of this, I expect you to be patient and respectful of others who ask questions in an effort to do well.

Addenda:
The instructor reserves the right to make modifications to the syllabus. Any addendum will be announced in class (you are responsible for attending class during such announcements).


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Revised 04/29/06
By Don Short, dshort@sciences.sdsu.edu