|Term:||Spring, 2013 (January - May)|
|Revision:||30 Nv 12|
|Class Time:||Two or three online lectures weekly.|
|You should set aside several definite times each week to work homework.|
|Instructor e-mail address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Textbook: Calculus, Seventh Edition, by James Stewart|
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This is the same textbook that will be used for MATH 182 and MATH 283.
|Optional Supplement:||Student Solutions Manual, by Daniel Anderson,
Jeffery A. Cole, and Daniel Drucker|
|Prerequisite: MATH 126 and 127, or MATH 128, or transfer equivalent, within two years.|
The fundamental concepts of analytic geometry and calculus functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals. These topics correspond to chapters 1-5 of our textbook.
This course is NOT "self-paced". Taking a math course online is considerably difficult, but if you succeed in keeping up and ask questions about material that you do not understand, you will succeed. Remember that you have a "live" instructor who will answer your questions -- this is not a correspondence course.
|The course will cover all major concepts in differential
and basic integral calculus, including some theory.|
|The successful student will be able to:|
|In order to provide accurate assessment of the learning outcomes,
students will be tested regularly on the items documented above, as they are
covered in the course. This testing includes homework, tests, and a final exam.
Collectively, these instruments will measure the apprehension of all of the concepts
listed above. In addition, since the material will be covered in the order shown above,
the tests will address the concepts in groups as indicated above with
|Under no circumstances should you try to use WebCampus e-mail to
contact the instructor. I have deactivated WebCampus mail for myself, and the course will not
use WebCampus. If you try to contact me that way, I will not receive your e-mail.
Please use only "regular" e-mail, and write to me to the address indicated above.|
I strongly encourage you to ask questions relentlessly through e-mail. You may attach MS Word files to e-mail (preferred), ask via e-mail without attachments, or ask questions by fax or on the phone (discouraged, since you will be unable to see what I might write to you). I plan to answer all questions within 24 hours.
Students who ask questions regularly on the lessons (and on the "regular" homework) are far more likely to pass the course. Therefore, I encourage every one of you to ask frequently.
|This class ignores holidays.
During Spring semesters, there is a one week break in "live" and IAV classes.
This class continues straight through the break. Two lessons will appear during that
week just as in any other week. Your Internet access should not be
from a provider that will restrict your access during that week or at
any other time; you are responsible for maintaining your Internet access during
all days of the semester. Lessons are normally posted on Mondays and Wednesdays.|
|If you determine that you wish to drop the course prior to its conclusion,
it is necessary for you to officially drop, either online through the college's website,
or by visiting one of our college campuses and submitting a drop form. Any student who
does not officially drop will receive a grade at the conclusion of the course.
These grades will be based on the number of points that you have accumulated (see below).|
If you do not officially drop the course as described above, by taking this class you agree that your "last date of attendance" for official purposes will be the last day of this course. Since this may affect your financial aid, it behooves you to drop officially or to complete the entire course.
|Each week, there will be assigned readings from the
book, which will be contained on each course lecture. I will provide lectures
on the central points in each section that we cover. Portions of these lessons
will be written with Microsoft Word, using the Equation Editor.|
You are strongly encouraged to ask questions by attaching MS Word files to e-mail (preferred), via e-mail, by fax, or on the phone (discouraged, since you will be unable to see what I might write to you). I plan to answer all questions within 24 hours.
|If you don't do homework, it is unlikely that you will pass the course. However, homework will not normally be collected for a grade. The student is expected to do half of the problems from each section that we cover. Test problems will be similar but not identical to those in the book. Occasionally (see below), I will ask that you turn in your homework to be graded. When I do this, you should submit your homework as MS Word files, attached to an e-mail message.|
|The class is graded on four tests and various assignments, as follows:|
4 tests, each worth 35 points. These will be available online when the time comes and must be completed without assistance in one weekend's time, typically due the Monday after they are assigned in the lessons. Most test problems will be difficult enough that you cannot simply copy something from the book, although you should remember that the methods are generally the same. These tests will normally occur as we complete a chapter and will be "chapter tests." Consequently, each test will be no longer than 10 questions. You will e-mail your completed tests back to me as attached files. After they have been graded (usually the Thursday following their due date), I will post a message indicating so, and you will e-mail me after that time for your test grade.
5 homework assignments, each worth 20 points. These will be assigned at various times during the semester and will include a subset of your normal homework assignment. As with the other material, you will write the homework in MS Word and attach the file to an e-mail message. Homework must be completed on time.
1 Final Exam, worth 60 points. The test will be cumulative, covering all of the course material. It will be mailed out to you as an attached MS Word file, and you will complete it within 2 days. It will contain no more than 26 questions. Special: If you have an "A" average (216 points or better) going into the final, you do not have to take the final exam, but you must still hand in the final homework.
Therefore, the total number of points available for the semester is 300 points. The number of points required to obtain each grade is as follows:
The above is true for all assignments.
If you do not ask for your grades in a timely fashion -- keeping in touch with the professor by e-mail -- then you will not receive them. It is your responsibility to ask for grade information.
The Nevada System of Higher Education Code (Chapter 6) expressly forbids all forms of academic dishonesty, including (but not limited to) all forms of cheating, copying, and plagiarism. Students who are discovered cheating will be assigned zero points for the current assignment. If the cheating is believed to be widespread -- to involve other students and/or to cover more than one assignment or test -- then all students involved will receive "F" grades for the course and will be brought to the GBC Academic Officers for prosecution. I will normally recommend that students found guilty in that instance be placed on one year disciplinary probation.
|The Calendar indicates the file name of each lesson.|
Every lesson is located in the folder: http://cot.gbcnv.edu/~fdaniels/math181.
Enter this each time, followed by the file name. For example, the first lesson is http://cot.gbcnv.edu/~fdaniels/math181/181-01.htm.
You will obtain the course calendar by clicking here.
|NOTE: If you are taking this course through independent study, retrieve the first lesson here.|