| Spring 2005
|Instructor: Richard Hammack||Office hours:|
|Office: 238 Copley||Monday, 9:45--10:45|
|Work: 752-7210 (and voice mail)||Wednesday, 9:45--10:45; 1:30 -- 2:30|
|Home: 353-8572 (before 9:30 p.m., please)||Friday, 9:45--10:45|
|Fax: 752-4724||and by appointment|
|Texts:||Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by Howard Anton, Seventh edition|
|Student's Resource Manual (optional)|
|Prerequisite:||Math 131 or 141|
|Test #1||Friday, March 4||Chapter 6|
|Test #2||Friday, March 18||Chapter 7|
|Test #3||Friday, April 15||Chapter 8|
Make-up Tests and Quizzes: I will drop your lowest test grade and several
of your lowest quiz and homework grades. If you miss a test or a quiz, that
is one of the grades that will be dropped. As was noted above, a make-up final
can be given only with the consent of the Dean's office.
The 10-point grading scale is used:
Your final average is computed as follows:
Attendance: I do not take attendance, but I do notice if you are not attending class. If your grades are high, I do not mind if you miss class. However, if your grades are low and you miss a lot of class, I will notify your advisor and the Dean of Students. Excessive absences can result in a lower participation score. As a matter of courtesy, you should arrive punctually and stay for the entire duration of each class you attend. Please inform me ahead of time if you must leave early.
It is especially important to attend class the day after a test has been given,
for important new information is usually introduced then. I reserve the right
to deduct a one- or two-point service charge on each test that, due to
an unexcused absence, is not claimed on the day of class after the test is given.
Cell Phones: Please be sure that all cell phones and pagers are turned off for the entire duration of each class.
Calculators: Although calculators are not used on tests and quizzes,
they are occassionally useful (though not essential) for verifying homework
answers or for personal exploration of course ideas.
Your calculator should have buttions for ln(x), ex, cos-1 (or arccos), sin-1 (or arcsin), and tan-1 (or arctan).
HAC Tutoring: If you need extra help, the Higgins Academic Center runs
weekly tutoring sessions for calculus. I will announce the schedule when it
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your class average is below a "C," you are REQUIRED to attend at least one HAC session per week until your average reaches a "C" or higher. Failure to do so will result in a lower participation score.
Internet: Information about this course is posted on the Internet. To find it, go to my home page (http://faculty.rmc.edu/rhammack/) and click on "Math 132." There you will find the syllabus, homework exercise list, a course calendar, grades, copies of old tests and quizzes, and other announcements. I also post solutions to the quizzes and tests.
Office: Please feel free to stop by my office whenever you have a question, or if you just want to chat. You are welcome to come by any time that I am there, even outside of posted office hours. I will also be happy to schedule an appointment.
Tell me if you are having trouble. Catching up can be very difficult once you get behind, so let me know as soon as you think there is a problem.
Notice: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws require Randolph-Macon College to provide a "reasonable accommodation" to any individual who advises us of a physical, psychological, or learning disability. If you have a physical, psychological, or learning disability that requires an accommodation, you must first register with the Office for Disability Support Services, located in the Higgins Academic Center.