Math 160 Calculus I (Spring 2001-Allegheny College)
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.
- Time and Place: MWF 9 a.m. and Th 8.30, at Carr 225
- Instructor: Peter Saveliev
- 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: Calculus by Thomas and Finney. Chapters: 1. Limits and Continuity, 2. Derivatives (except 2.7), 3. Applications of Derivatives (except 3.7, 3.8), 4. Integration (except 4.2, 4.9).
- 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:
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.