INSTRUCTOR: Professor Hilbert Levitz
OFFICE: 206 love
OFFICE HOURS : Hours: T, R 2:00-3:30
CLASSROOM: 106 Love
CLASS MEETING TIMES: Sec 12
M 5:15-6:05 PM
T, R 5:15-6:30 PM
Sec 13 M
T, R 6:45-8:00 PM
ELIGIBILITY. You must have the course prerequisites listed below and must never have completed with a grade of C- or better a course for which MAC 2311 is a (stated or implied) prerequisite. Students with prior credit in college calculus are required to reduce the credit for MAC 2311 accordingly. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility.
PREREQUISITES. You must have passed MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry) (or MAC 2140 and MAC 1114 at TCC) with a grade of C- or better or have appropriate transfer credit. Placement in AMP Group 1 or 1H (or 2 if you are currently taking trigonometry) is also considered to satisfy the prerequisite. AMP Group 3A with prior college algebra or AMP Group 3B with prior college trigonometry will also satisfy the prerequisite requirements.
TEXT. Calculus (Early Transcendentals) (Fifth Edition), by James Stewart
COURSE CONTENT. Roughly Chapters 2-6 of the text. (A detailed listing of exact sections to be covered is below.)
COURSE OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to calculus and to demonstrate its usefulness in selected applications.
GRADING. There will be three unit tests and a cumulative final exam. There will be quiz on the Tuesday of each week in which there is no test, except that there will be no quiz the first week or in the week of November 10. Each of the 10 quizzes is worth 10 points. The quiz average will be computed as: (Total number of points)/7, 100 maximum. (Thus, full quiz credit is possible for a student who misses 3 quizzes.) Numerical course grades will be determined by the largest of Av1 and Av2, where Av1 = 6U+Q+3E)/10, Av2 = (3U+Q+6E)/10, U = unit test average, Q = quiz average, and E = final exam grade. Letter grades will be determined from numerical grades as follows. A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59. Plus/Minus letter grades may be assigned to high/low numerical grades. A grade of I will not be given to avoid a grade of F or to give additional study time. Failure to process a course drop will result in a course grade of F.
EXAM POLICY. No makeup tests or quizzes will normally be given. A missed test will be excused if the student presents sufficient verifiable evidence of acceptable extenuating circumstances. If a test absence is excused, then the final exam will be used for the missing test grade. An unexcused absence from a unit test will be penalized. Absences from tests and quizzes or missed homework due to family social events will not be excused. Acceptable medical excuses must state explicitly that the student should be excused from class. Students must take the final examination at the scheduled time. Students must bring FSU ID cards to all tests.
MATH HELP CENTER. The Math Help Center is located in 110 MCH (Milton Carothers Hall) next door to the Love Building.
ANCILLARY MATERIALS. The publisher packed two CD-ROMS with the text book. Early in the term you will be given a PIN number to enter the publisher's web sites. The use of these materials is not required. Use them to the extent that you find them helpful. A description of other ancillary materials is on page xxiv-xxv of your text.
The publishers web sites are bca.brookscole.com , mathematics.brookscole.com and www.stewartcalculus.com/
OTHER WEB SITES. Here we list web sites that some students have reported as being helpful.
One student described the tutorials at www.calculus-help.com in very glowing terms.
Another recommended by a student is Visual
TESTS AND EXAMS. While the primary emphasis on each test is on the specific sections to be covered, knowledge of all preceding sections will be assumed.
TOPICS SCHEDULE: The following is an approximate
schedule for discussing the various sections of the text. It may vary slightly
owing to the fact that all class periods are not of the same length. I
anticipate that at the end of each week we shall be back on schedule. In
the list of problems below, specification of a range of problems refers
to odd numbered problems; thus 7-19 means "the odd numbered problems from
7-19". Even numbered problems will be named individually. Answers
to odd number problems are in the back of the text book. Complete worked
out solutions to the odd number problems can be purchased; (See page XXV
of the text.)
|Date Sec. Probs
Jan 6 2.1 The
Tangent and Velocity Problems
Feb 3 Test 1 Ch 2 (Omitting 2.4), Ch3 (Sec 3.1-3.2)
Feb 7 3.6 Implicit Differentiaion
Feb 21 4.1
Maximum and Minimum Values
Feb 24 4.4
Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Riule
Mar 1 4.7
March 7-11 Spring Break
Mar 14 5.1 Areas and
Mrch 17 Test 2 Ch 3 (Sec 3.4-311) Ch4 (Sec 4.1-4.10 Omitting 4.6, 4.8, 4.9)
Mar 21 5.2
The Definite Integral
Mar 28 5.5 The Substitution Rule
Mar 31 6.1 Areas
April 7 Test 3 Ch5 (Sec 5.2-5.5), Ch 6 (Sec 6.1-6-2)
Apr 11 6.3 Volume
by Cylindrical shells
ALGEBRA REVIEW: There is a decent brief online
algebra review, with problems and answers, on the
web site for our text. You can access it without a password.
Go to mathematics.brookscole.com
On the left side of the page, click on "Student Book Companion Sites." Some pictures of book covers will come up. Our book is the one in the upper left corner. Click on it. Now on the left column, click on Algebra Review.
HONOR CODE. The Academic Honor System of The Florida State University is based on the premise that each student has the responsibility 1) to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in the student's own work, 2) to refuse to tolerate violations of academic integrity in the University community, and 3) to foster a high sense of integrity and social responsibility on the part of the University community. Please note that violations of this Academic Honor System will not be tolerated in this class. Specifically, incidents of plagiarism of any type or referring to any unauthorized material during examinations will be rigorously pursued by this instructor. Before submitting any work for this class, please read the ``Academic Honor System" in its entirety (as found in the FSU General Bulletin and in the FSU Student Handbook and ask the instructor to clarify any of its expectations that you do no understand.
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: 1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC); 2) bring a letter to the instructor from SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class.