Course Description: Differentiation of functions of one variable with applications, integration including simple substitution and numerical evaluation, and applications of integration. Each student must have a graphing calculator.
Prerequisite: MATH 1433 or 1534 with a grade of C or better
Each student must have a graphing calculator.
Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendental Functions, 5th ed) by Larson and Edwards
Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated out of a total of 650 points. The breakdown of points is as follows:
quizzes (10 pts each) 100 points
exams (100 pts each) 400 points
final exam 150 points
total 650 points
The grading scale is A 90%-100% 585-650 points
B 80%-90% 520-584 points
C 70%-80% 455-519 points
D 60%-70% 390-454 points
F less than 60% less than 390 points
Attendance policy: Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class. Any student who is late or who leaves early may be counted as absent. This will result in a zero on any quiz or other assignment for the day. Any student who misses 7 or more classes may be dropped from the course.
Homework: Homework is not counted as a specific part of your grade and will not be collected on a regular basis. However, quiz and exam problems are based on homework problems, so it is essential for you to complete every homework assignment. Dr. Knox reserves the right to collect homework at any time.
Quizzes: There will be twelve quizzes given throughout the semester, each worth 10 points. Only ten of the quizzes will count toward your final grade—the lowest two quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester. Make-up quizzes will not be given for any reason.
Exams: The dates of the four exams are:
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The final exam is Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Make-up exams are given at the discretion of Dr. Knox. If an exam is missed, every effort must be made by the student to notify Dr. Knox as soon as possible. It is best to call your professor rather than email when you miss an exam. NOTE: You are not allowed to use a TI-89 or higher on exams.
Additional Assistance: You are welcome to stop by Dr. Knox’s office at any time during office hours if you have questions or need extra help with this course. Also, the math department offers help sessions in Bolin 101. The hours are
A list of math tutors is available from the mathematics secretary in Bolin 118.
See the MSU student handbook for university policies on academic honesty. This can be found online at
Please note that a student with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.