Math 120B Calculus I - Course Information

General Information: You will be expected to read the text carefully and will be responsible for reading the sections before they are covered in class.  If there are particular ideas or concepts that you find confusing and for which you want a more detailed explanation, send an e-mail to  cederj before class. Be sure to bring your text and calculator to each class meeting.

You are encouraged to find one or at most two other members of the class with whom to work on the homework assignments. You must write up your homework individually; if you work with a group, record the names of others you worked with on your assignment. Assignments will be due at the beginning of class two class periods following their assignment. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions on the assignment in the intermediate class period.  Late homework will require the instructor's signature in order to be graded.

Maple TA Check-up Quizes:  Before each Friday class, you will be asked to take a short on-line quiz to see how well you understand the course content up to that point. These will be administered via a program called Maple TA.  

Exams and Grading: There are 3 exams plus a final scheduled. The three exams together will account for 60% of your grade. The final will account for 25% of your grade, the homework assignments will count for 15%. Everyone must take the exams at the scheduled time unless previous arrangements have been made with the instructor. You  must take the final exam at the time given on the class schedule. All exams will be administered under the honor system.  You are responsible for knowing and following the honor code. The tentative schedule for these exams is given below.

Exam Schedule:

March 1: Test 1       April 7:  Test 2        May12:  Test 3         May 24 (9 a.m.): Final Exam*

*The final exam must be taken at this time.

Office Hours:
My office is in OMH 204. I will be regularly available to help you with any questions during the following times:

Disability Policy: If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with Student Disability Services located at the Academic Support Center in Room 1 of the Old Main Annex. All such discussions will be confidential.    (JNC, January 2004)