The goal of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of Calculus, i.e. the concepts
of Limit, Continuity, Derivative, and Integral. Applications of Calculus will also be covered: Curve
Sketching, Optimization, Related Rates, and Linear Approximations.
There will be (approximately) 13 weekly homework assignments during the semester, as well as three tests and a final exam. All tests and the final exam will be closed-book exams. Calculators will be permitted during all tests. Detailed Solution keys of all homework will be put on the university website as soon as they are handed in. Make-up tests will generally not be given. Make-up tests will only be given in exceptional situations and when the student has made the request well before the class-scheduled test. Late homework are not accepted.
The course grade for each student will be the better of the two following evaluations:
Homework 5 %
Test 1 20 %
Test 2 20 %
Test 3 20 %
Final Exam 35 %
Homework 5 %
Best Test (of 3) 20 %
Second Best Test 20 %
Worst Test 0 %
Final Exam 55 %
LETTER GRADE: In this course, the course letter grades will correspond to the following course grades:
A 85 % and above.
B 75 % to 84 %
C 65 % to 74 %
D 55 % to 64 %
F Below 55 %.
Homework assignments must be written in pencil or ball point pen on 8 1/2 X 11 paper and must be stapled.
Make-up tests will generally not be given. Make-up tests will only be given in exceptional situations and when the student has made the request well before the class-scheduled test. Late homework are not accepted.
Students must attend all lectures. Attendance will be verified at the beginning of every lecture.
Students who miss more than five lectures will be withdrawn from the course (with a grade of WF
if before March 30, 2015 or with a grade of F if after this date).