Text: Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon, Calculus.
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.
Lab reports will be due the same day the lab is introduced. Attendance at the lab sessions is required. No excuses will be accepted without prior arrangement with me. Labs will go up on the web on the Friday before the lab period.
Tentative dates for the exams are March 24, April 14, and the final exam will be on April 28 and 29. All exams will be during our normal class time. Make-ups for missed exams will not be given without prior arrangement with me.
Homework papers must include your name and section number on the first page. Homework papers should be stapled. Each problem must include the steps you used to get to your answer as well as a brief explanation of your logic. Answers without supporting work will not be graded.
In addition, one problem per assignment will be selected for a more complete write-up. The idea here is to write up the problem as if you were explaining your solution to another student in the class. Examples and more details will be handed out separately.
William W. Farr