MATH 156 SECTION 04    CALCULUS I.   4 credits. Fall 2015

MWRF 10.10 to 11 AM, DGH 126


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OFFICE: 219 ASB-B (behind Locke Hall) ; (202) 806-6832

OFFICE HOURS (official) MTWRF 12.10-1Pm; Call or e-mail for other times.

Basic first course in calculus covering derivatives and integrals.

Syllabus : Functions, graphs and limits, Differentiation, Applications of the Derivative, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Integration


Text: Calculus by James Stewart, 8th edition

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Quizzes, Tests, and grading

In this course we will try to do many examples and problems. Example problems will be worked out in every class. You will be expected to work on them during class and do other recommended problems at home, by yourself or with your study group. There will also be practice assignments on webassign. It is highly recommended that you form a study group and meet with students in your study group atleast once a week.

There will be quizzes almost every week, given IN CLASS. The quiz problems will be similar to the ones worked out in class. More details on that will be posted soon.The total points out of all the quizzes will count to about 30% of the final grade. There will be 6 or more quizzes and they will count for 200 points towards final grade. A bonus of 10 points will be given if you take all the quizzes.

There will be 3 tests (also IN CLASS) and the best 2 will count towards final grade. No make-ups unless in a serious emergency.

Writing only answers in test, will fetch only small amount of credit. Please always explain your work and present solutions step by step. This will also help you to get partial credit even if answer is wrong.

Total: 600 points (Quizzes: 200, Tests: 200, Final: 200 )
A: 540-600
B: 480-539
C: 420-479
D: 360-419
F: Below 360

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