Syllabus |

Math 160 Calculus I (Spring 2002-Allegheny College)

*In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them*.

-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.

**Time and Place:**MTWF 9 a.m., at Carr 223**Instructor:**Peter Saveliev (call me Peter)**Office:**Carr 239 (to the right of the main entrance)**Office Hours:**Tuesday 1:30-5:00, Wednesday 1:30-3:30, Thursday 1:30-4:00, or by appointment, or any time I am there (see my complete schedule)**Office Phone:**x2910**Home Phone:**337-0390 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)**E-mail:**psavelie (put Math 160 as the subject)**Class Web-Page:**http:\\saveliev.net, then go to Math 160**Mailbox:**Carr Hall, Box 29**Prerequisites:**good knowledge of basic functions, excellent algebra skills, knowledge of Cartesian coordinates**Text:***Thomas' Calculus*by Finney, Weir, Giordano. Chapters: Preliminaries (P2, P3, P4), 1. Limits and Continuity, 2. Derivatives (except 2.7), 3. Applications of Derivatives (except 3.4, 3.6), 4. Integration (except 4.3, 4.7), 6. Transcendental Functions (6.1, 6.2).**Goals:**good understanding of functions, limits, the derivative, and the integral, fluent differentiation**Group Problems:**due weekly (please, staple!), each Friday unless specified otherwise**Quizzes:**based on the practice problems assigned daily, once or twice a week**Grade Breakdown:**TOTAL=.25*HW+.15*E1+.15*E2+.15*E3+.30*FINAL

group problems + quizzes: 25% (1-2 may be dropped)

3 exams: 15% each

final exam: 30%**Letter Grades:**A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60

From the Catalogue:

**160** Calculus I

A study of real numbers, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. All entering students planning to enroll in this course must take the Mathematics Placement Examination. Prerequisite: Placement in the course based on examination performance. Students who have received credit for Mathematics 155 or Mathematics 156 will not receive credit for Mathematics 160. Four 50-minute lectures per week.

Assignment #1 (10 points):

- From the Mathematics department web page follow -> Faculty -> Peter Saveliev -> Personal Page -> click on Math 160. Or type
- Read the Policy.
- Fill in the form under Students.
- Try to set up a group (3-4 members) by next Friday, then e-mail the list to me. If you don't you'll be assigned to a group at random.
- Check out the page of Math 160 I taught last spring.
- Visit my office during the next two weeks to introduce yourself.