Jimmy Peterson

Summer 2003

Instructor: Jimmy
Peterson

Classes: MWF 1:30
pm-3:30 pm

Room: Humanities 227
(campus map)
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to work in Internet Explorer but not in Netscape)

Office: 45, Herman Brown
Hall (in the basement)

Office Hours: MWF 3:30-4:30pm or by
appointment

Phone: 713-348-2785
**E-mail:**
petersje@math.rice.edu

Course Web Page: http://math.rice.edu/~petersje/math101.html

Syllabus

*Please Note: Any student with a disability requiring
accommodations is encouraged to contact me after class or during office
hours. Additionally, students are encouraged to contact Disabled Student
Services in the Ley Student Center.*

**Description:**

Differentiation,
extrema, Newton's method, integration, fundamental theorem of
calculus, area, volume, natural logarithm, and exponential.

**Course Textbook:**

Edwards and Penney, Single Variable Calculus, Early
Transcendentals, Sixth
Edition.

**Homework:**

Homework will be assigned each
class (except for exam days) and will be due at the start of the second
class after that one. That is, homework assigned Monday will be due at
the beginning of Friday's class, and so on. Although this gives you
several days to work on the problems, it is preferable to start them the
night they are assigned.

The homework is not pledged. You are
encouraged to discuss the homework, and to work together on the problems.
Please use whatever resources aid you in learning the material, including
computer assistance, help sessions, office hours, other students,
professors,
math books, etc. However, each student is responsible for the final
preparation
of his or her own homework papers. While the method of solution for a
particular
problem may be similar to that of other students, each student's
presentation
of the solution should be in his or her own words.

I am willing to discuss several homework problems each day in
class.

I will also have in-class review examples
before each exam to help students prepare.

**Grading:** All assessment will be
based on your ability to communicate a correct solution and
explain your
reasoning. It is your responsibility to write in a way that
tells me that
you understand the problem and its solution. Your grade will be
determined as follows:

Homework | 30% |

Exam 1 (~ June 25) | 20% |

Exam 2 (~ July 9) | 20% |

Final Exam (~ July 20) | 30% |

**Late
Policy:**

To
receive credit, homework sets must be handed in on time at the beginning
of the class period. Failure to do so will result in a score of at most
50%. If you
have a legitimate conflict you must tell me
ahead of time. However, you may turn in two homework sets late without
penalty.

**Exams:**

There will be 2 midterm exams,
and a three hour scheduled final exam.

**Calculators:**

You do not need to purchase an expensive
calculator for
this course; a basic or scientific calculator will suffice for the few
homework problems that require computation. Graphing calculators, when
used
appropriately, can serve as a wonderful visual aid to a calculus course.
However, avoid relying upon them too much. No calculators will
be allowed, or
necessary, on exams.