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Math 1131Q - Fall 2013

Instructor: Jeffrey Connors
E-mail: jeffrey.connors@uconn.edu
Office: ACD 114C
Office hours: M,W 9-11 AM, or by appointment. If you need help you should also consider going to the Academic Center in ACD 107.

Class time and room: M,W 2:45 - 4:30 PM in ACD 211
Text: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th Edition by James Stewart.

Calculus is a formal set of notation, definitions and tools that create a language useful for the modeling of real-world phenomena and the subsequent analysis of that phenomena. The primary technical topics covered are limits, continuity, derivatives, rates of change, maximum and minimum values, finding roots, optimization and integration.

Homework: Homework will be managed through the online WebAssign system, which requires the access card that comes with the textbook. No homework grades will be dropped. Late homework is not accepted without receiving my permission on or before the due date, which will require a reasonable explanation as to why the homework cannot be completed on time.
Quizzes: See the schedule below. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped. There will be no make-up quizzes.
Calculators: The use of calculators will not be permitted on exams or quizzes.

Grading:
Homework  20%
Quizzes  10%
Exam 1  10%
Exam 2  15%
Exam 3  15%
Final  30%

Final exam: Currently scheduled for Dec. 9 from 2:30-4:30 PM in ACD 211.
Final exam rescheduling policy:
Finals week for fall 2013 takes place from Monday, December 9th, through Sunday, December 15th. Students are required to be available for their exam and/or complete any assessment during the time stated in the Registrar's Office schedule. If you have a conflict with this time you must visit the Avery Point Student Services Office to discuss the possibility of rescheduling this final. The Office of Student Services REQUIRES advance notice from students who have prior knowledge of a conflict (i.e., bunched finals, religious obligation, legal/medical appointments, etc.) Students must come to Student Services to seek permission to reschedule their final NO LATER THAN Friday, November 29th. Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the assessment schedule and over-sleeping are not viable reasons for rescheduling a final. If you think that your situation warrants permission to reschedule, please contact the Office of Student Services (Branford House 306) to make an appointment with the Director of Student Services (860) 405-9024 or www.advapp.uconn.edu (choose Avery Point from the drop down menu).

Date    Book SectionsTopicsNotes
Aug. 26     1.1-1.3     Review of functions
Aug. 28     1.5-1.6     Exponential and logarithmic functions, inverses         
Sept. 2         Labor Day - no class
Sept. 4     2.1-2.2     Tangents, velocity and limits of functions         Quiz on Ch. 1
Sept. 9     2.3-2.4     Calculation and precise definition of limits         
Sept. 11     2.5-2.6     Continuity, limits at infinity, asymptotes         Quiz on 2.1-2.4
Sept. 16     1.1-2.6     Review for Exam 1         
Sept. 18          Exam 1         
Sept. 23     2.7-2.8     Derivatives         
Sept. 25     3.1,3.3     Derivatives of polynomial, trig. and exponential functions
Sept. 30     3.2,3.4     Product, Quotient and Chain rules         Quiz on 2.7,2.8,3.1,3.3
Oct. 2     3.5-3.6     Implicit differentiation, derivatives of logarithmic functions          Derivative drill solutions
Oct. 7     3.7-3.8     Rates of change, exponential growth and decay         Quiz on 3.2,3.4,3.5,3.6
Oct. 9     2.7-3.8     Review for Exam 2         
Oct. 14          Exam 2         
Oct. 16     3.9-3.10     Related rates, linear approximations         
Oct. 21     3.11-4.1     Hyperbolic functions, maximum and minimum values         
Oct. 23     4.2,4.4     Mean Value Theorem, indeterminant forms, l'Hospital's Rule         Quiz on 3.9-4.1
Oct. 28     4.3,4.5     Using derivatives in curve sketches         
Oct. 30     4.7-4.8     Optimization, Newton's Method         Quiz on 4.2-4.5
Nov. 4     3.9-4.8     Review for Exam 3
Nov. 6          Exam 3
Nov. 11     4.9-5.1     Antiderivatives, area and distance
Nov. 13     5.2     Definite integrals         
Nov. 18     5.3     Fundamental Theorem of Calculus         Quiz on 4.9-5.2
Nov. 20     5.4     Indefinite integrals, Net Change Theorem         
Nov. 25         Thanksgiving break - no class
Nov. 27         Thanksgiving break - no class
Dec. 2     5.5     Substitution rule         Quiz on 5.3-5.4
Dec. 4     All     Review for final exam
Dec. 9           FINAL EXAM