CALCULUS I   MA 1021   A03 - FEHRIBACH

SPECIFIC POLICIES

TIME / PLACE
        MTThF   A07: 10:00 - 10:50 PM / HL 202
Lab: A07: Thursday, 9:00 - 9:50PM / SH 306
Conference: A07: Monday, 9:00 - 9:50PM / SH 106

WEB PAGE
http://www.math.WPI.edu/Course_Materials/MA1021A03/

TEXT
Varberg, Purcell & Rigdon, Calculus, 8th ed., Prentice Hall, 2000. Consider buying a used copy. Please bring the text to class.

INSTRUCTOR
Joseph D. Fehribach ( 201C Stratton Hall,  831-5069,   bach@wpi.edu )

OFFICE HOURS
11:00 - 11:30 PM, MTTh, and by appointment. Please see me after class, call or send e-mail for an appointment.

HOMEWORK
Recommended homework problems are listed on the syllabus. Symbiotic student interactions are encouraged; parasitic interactions are discouraged. In this section, no homework will be collected.

QUIZZES
On six Fridays (5 September, 12 September, 19 September, 26 September 3 October and 10 October), a short (approximately fifteen/twenty-minute) quiz will be given at the beginning of lecture. Each quiz will be worth 40 points. On each quiz, at least half of the points will be taken verbatim from the recommended homework.

EXAM
The Final Exam is 7-9 PM, Wednesday 15 October 2003. In general, the exam will be graduated---the first question being easiest, the last, hardest. The exam will be worth 200 points.

MAPLE LABS
There will be six Maple labs. Labs for section A07 meet 9am Thursdays in SH 306. Each graded Maple lab will be worth 25 points (the first lab is ungraded). For this section, your physical participation in Maple Labs is required. You will not be given credit for a lab report if you did not attend the lab.

GRADING
Of the six quizzes given, the five highest grades will count. Hence the total value of the quizzes is 200 points. The four highest Maple lab grades will count, so the total value of the Maple labs is also 100 points. A grand total of 500 points is available in the term. Grades are based on a floating scale; the scale is based on the difficulty of the questions/assignments. The maximum number of points required for an A is 450; for a B, 400; for a C, 350. Final letter grades will be assigned based on the total number of points earned, with some consideration given to consistency, progress in the course, etc.

MISSED QUIZZES, MAPLE LABS AND EXAMS
In general no make-up quizzes or tests will be given, and late Maple labs will not be accepted. A grade of zero will be recorded for all missed work. Rare and unusual circumstances, however, will be considered.

NOTICE
The management reserves the right to change the above policies. Such changes (if any) will be announced at a regular class meeting or by e-mail.