180 – Elements of Calculus
Dr. Janet Vassilev
Hours: MWF 12 pm-1 pm and by appointment.
Text : Applied
Calculus, by S. T. Tan, Seventh
Meetings: The course lectures will be held in Dane Smith Hall 227 on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9-9:50 am.
Topics: Limits of functions and continuity,
intuitive concepts and basic properties; derivative as rate of change, basic
differentiation techniques; application of differential calculus to graphing
and minima-maxima problems; exponential and logarithmic functions with
(200 points): Homework will be assigned each class but will not be
collected. The suggested homework can be accessed at the following
At least once a week, you will have a quiz on problems very similar to the
homework. Each quiz will be graded out
of 10 points. I will drop your lowest
two quiz scores and the remaining homework will be averaged to get a score out
points): I will give three midterms (100 points each) and a final (200
points). There are no make up exams. If a test is missed,
notify me as soon as possible on the day of the exam.
For the midterms only, if you have a legitimate and documented
excuse, your grade will be recalculated without that test. The Midterms
are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, March 10 and
Wednesday, April 21. The Final is on Monday, May 10, from 7:30-9:30
Grades: General guidelines
for letter grades (subject to change; but they won't get any more strict):
90-100% - A; 80-89% - B; 70-79% - C; 60-69% - D; below 60% - F. In
assigning Final Grades for the course, I will compare your grade on all course
work (including the Final) and your grade on the Final Exam. You will
receive the better of the two grades.
You can find
the solutions for Exam 1