Text: Bradley and Smith, Calculus.
Professor: W. Farr, 105A Stratton, X5496, E-mail - bfarr.
Office Hours: MTRF 9-11:30, or by appointment.
IAs: Christine Palmer, SH 205, E-mail - cpalmer and Jane Bouchard, SH 205,
TA: Yan Huang, SH 104, E-mail - hy.
The main goal of this course is to provide students with an
understanding of both the theory and the applications of calculus.
This course is designed to provide students in science and engineering
with the fundamentals of calculus and also to provide experience with
how it is used to solve problems. Students will also gain experience
in working in teams on the laboratories that are an
important part of this course. Students will also become familiar
with software tools available on the workstations in the laboratory,
particularly the Computer Algebra System, Maple.
Each section will meet in the lab on Monday where you will work in
pairs on lab exercises designed to
help you explore the calculus concepts we are struggling with. Short
written reports will be required; there will be 3 labs during the
term, totaling 24% of your final grade. Due dates for lab reports are
described below. Late labs will not be accepted without prior
arrangement with the instructor.
This term the labs and writeups will be split up over two weeks. The
first part of each lab will cover the background material and basic
Maple commands. The second part of each lab will deal with more
A separate writeup will be required for each part of the lab. Details
on the writeup format will be provided separately, but here is a
general schedule we will follow for each of the three labs.
- Monday - week 1
First lab period.
- Thursday - week 1
First part of writeup due in lecture.
- Monday - week 2
First part of writeup returned with comments,
continue work on lab.
- Friday - week 2
Second part of writeup due in lecture.
There will be five quizzes and two hour exams. The lowest quiz
grade will be dropped, the other four quiz grades will each count 8%
of your final grade, for a total of 32%.
Tentative quiz dates are 1-16, 1-23, 2-6, 2-13, and 2-20.
The two hour exams will each count as 18% of your final
grade. Tentative exam dates are 1-30 and 2-26.
Problems from the text will be assigned once or twice weekly to give you
practice with basic manipulation and to prepare you for the labs and
exams. Doing these problems regularly is essential to your
understanding of the material. Homework will be collected in your
conference sections and selected problems will be graded. Homework
scores will count as 8% of your final grade.
- Week 1
- Definite and indefinite integral, FTOC
- Week 2
- MVT, substitution, applications
- Week 3
- Numerical integration, exponentials and logarithms
- Week 4
- More on exponentials and logarithms
- Week 5
- Integrals of logs and exponentials, inverse trig functions
- Week 6
- Applications of the integral
- Week 7
- Techniques of integration
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