Prerequisite: MATH 200 and either MATH 201 or MATH 300
Optional Solutions Manual: Depending on the edition you use, you may wish to get a student solution manuals. (Some may be on line.)
Student Solutions Manual for Fifth Edition, by Larson (ISBN: 0-618-33568-4)
Student Solutions Manual for Sixth Edition, by Larson (ISBN: 0-618-78377-6)
Student Solutions Manual for Seventh Edition, by Larson (ISBN-13: 978-1-13311132-0)
Your grade is determined by scores on homework, quizzes, the midterm, participation and a final exam. Details follow.
Homework: Weekly homework assignments are collected, graded and returned.
Quizzes: There will be a short quiz most weeks:
Participation: This means that you in some way demonstrate intellectual involvement in the course. It does not necessarily mean that you ask questions and volunteer answers. Active participation may include working lots of exercises, taking advantage of office hours, and displaying preparedness, dedication and intellectual curiosity. Things that could cause you to lose participation points include sleeping or texting in class, excessive absence, etc.
Final Exam: The final exam is comprehensive, covering material from chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. It is closed-book and closed-notes. It is scheduled for 4:00–6:50 p.m. on Tuesday December 13. In writing the final exam, I will assume that you have been studying the material at least 6 hours per week outside of class, throughout the entire semester.
Attendance: You are responsible for all material covered in class. 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 occasionally; otherwise, excessive absences may result in a reduced 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.
Cell Phones: Please be sure that all cell phones and other electronic devices (including laptops) are muted and stowed away for the entire duration of each class. Using such devices in class may lower your participation score.
Office: Please feel free to stop by my office whenever you have a question,
or if you just want to chat. If my posted hours are inconvenient, I will 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.