Welcome to MA123 (A2), Summer 1, 2017!
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 18:00-20:30 (May 23 - June 29) (except holidays, see full plan below)
Location: SCI 115
Lecturer: Alex J. Best
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: 5-6pm Mondays and 2-3pm Wednesdays in MCS B46B
Textbook: Calculus Early Transcendentals (Single Variable). Briggs, Cochran, Gillett, Second edition.
Course webpage: https://alexjbest.github.io/teaching/ma123s117/
We will cover limits, continuity, derivatives (product, chain and quotient rules, implicit differentiation, L’Hôpitals rule), optimisation (maxima, minima, concavity), integration (the fundamental theorem of calculus, substitution).
You will be graded on in class quizzes, homework, midterms and the final.
There will be:
- 10 in class mini-quizzes worth 1% each, total 10%.
- 5 homeworks, your lowest homework grade will be dropped and the remaining 4 will be worth 5% each, total 20%.
- 2 midterms, worth 20% each, total 40%.
- a mandatory final exam on the last day, worth 30%.
Late homework will not be accepted.
Lecture plan and useful dates
(Exact topics to be added as we come to them.)
|Date||Info||In class (+topics covered)|
|Tue 5/23||First class||Introduction (sections 2.1, 2.2, started 2.3)|
|Thu 5/25||Class||Mini-quiz 1, Hwk 1 out (sections 2.3, 2.4)|
|Mon 5/29||NO CLASS (Memorial day), moved to Fri 6/2||N/A|
|Tue 5/30||Class. Last day to add/drop/audit classes||Mini-quiz 2 (sections 2.5, 2.6)|
|Thu 6/01||Class||Mini-quiz 3|
|Fri 6/02||Class (Replacement for Mon 5/29)||Mini-quiz 4, Hwk 2 out, Hwk 1 due|
|Mon 6/05||Class||Midterm 1|
|Tue 6/06||Class||Mini-quiz 5|
|Thu 6/08||Class||Hwk 3 out, Hwk 2 due|
|Mon 6/12||Class||Mini-quiz 6|
|Tue 6/13||Class||Mini-quiz 7|
|Thu 6/15||Class. Last day to drop with a “W” grade||Midterm 2, Hwk 4 out, Hwk 3 due|
|Mon 6/19||Class||Mini-quiz 8|
|Tue 6/20||Class||Mini-quiz 9|
|Thu 6/22||Class||Hwk 5 out, Hwk 4 due|
|Mon 6/26||Class||Mini-quiz 10|
|Thu 6/29||Last class||Final exam, Hwk 5 due|
Boston University’s policies on cheating and plagiarism are outlined and detailed in the CAS Academic Conduct Code. That code of conduct will be followed in this class.
- Homework 1 out 05/25, due 06/02 in class.