General Information 
The Text. Arnold Ostebee and Paul Zorn, CALCULUS from Graphical, Numerical, and Symbolic Points of View (Second Edition), Harcourt, Inc., 2002  
Software. There will be a considerable amount of work done with the aid of the computer algebra system, Maple. The Maple program is available for your use in Peirce 001, RBH 311 (evenings only), and in other public network sites. I will assume no prior knowledge of Maple, so you will learn what you need to know as we go.  
Daily Homework. As with any math class, homework is the most important aspect of the course. Homework exercises will be collected and graded regularly (typically about 1 or 2 assignments per week.) The homework may involve computer exercises as well as handwritten computations and explanations. Your homework should be legible, with problem number and final answer clearly indicated. Explanations should be written in complete sentences. Random math expressions floating in space will receive no credit.  
HOMEWORK POLICY


Academic Honesty. In general, the rules set forth in the 20022003 Course of Study apply. Presenting the work of others as your own is strictly prohibited. In the case of homework, you may collaborate with others in discussing how a problem may be solved, but your writeup must be your own. If you submit work that contains the ideas or words of someone else, then you must provide proper citation. Assistance can not be given nor received (other than by the instructor) on any quiz, or exam associated with this course, except where explicitly allowed by the instructor. In the case of a group assignment, all members of the group should contribute equally to writing the final product. And every member of the group is responsible for the content of the entire paper, not just the section(s) that are written by that person. Don't put your name on a paper written by others. For further information, consult your instructor.  
Daily Reading. Reading the textbook before each lesson is a necessity. Come to class prepared with questions and comments for discussion. There will not be enough time to cover all aspects of each topic during class. You will still be held responsible for the material.  
Exams. There will be three exams and a comprehensive final exam. Their dates are given below.


The Gateway Exam. The Gateway Exam will consist of seven
problems that will test a student's ability to apply differentiation rules correctly without the aid of technology.
To pass the Gateway Exam, a student must present flawless solutions to all seven problems on the exam. By "flawless",
we mean that a solution must be 100% correct in terms of computation AND presentation. A misplaced equal sign (mathematical
verb) or an omitted parenthesis would make a problem incorrect. The Gateway Exam is worth 10% of the final course
grade.


Grades. Your grade will be based on the daily homework, projects, 3 exams, and the final exam. Each will be weighted as follows.
The Gateway is worth 10% and the Takehome is worth 5%. Class participation will be used to help make borderline decisions. 

Learning Disabilities. If you have a disability which requires an accommodation in this class, please feel free to discuss your concerns with me, but you should also consult Ms. Erin Salva, (Coordinator of Disability Services; Office of the Dean for Academic Advising, PBX 5453) as soon as possible. Ms. Salva, in consultation with the L.E.A.R.N. committee, has the authority and the expertise to decide on the accommodations that are proper for your disability. Though I am happy to help you in any way I can, I cannot make any accommodations for learning (or other) disabilities without proper authorization from Ms. Salva. 
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