Math 120 : Introductory Calculus I

Professor:  Ben Cox


Course Text:  Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendental Functions, 6th Ed. by Stewart, Brookes/Cole 2008

Lecture:     MATH 120 Section 003  MWF 10:00 -10:50 a.m. MAYBANK HALL 108, and R 9:25  - 10:40 a.m. MAYBANK HALL 113

Course Description and Learning Outcomes: (4) Topics you will learn about include functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, the Mean Value theorem, applications of derivatives, the Riemann integral, application of the integral, the fundamental theorem of integral calculus, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

Prerequisite: MATH 111 or placement.

Calculator: Portions of the midterm exams and homework may require a graphing calculator such as the TI-86.  On the final exam no calculators will be permitted.

Dates to remember - see also http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

Last day for students to withdraw with a W from Fall semester classes:   Monday, Oct. 29.

Fall Break
: Monday, October 15.

Midterm exams:   September 10,  October 1, and October 22.

Final Exam :  There will be a common final on Saturday, December 8, 12:00-3:00 P.M. (Location TBA -probably MYBK Room 108) .

Note:  Make up tests will be given only under extraordinary circumstances - doctor's excuse, death in the immediate family or court appearance.  If you miss an exam, you must obtain a written excuse from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Grading Policy and Assessment:   Each midterm will be worth 20%, the final will be worth 30% and the homework 10%.   The lower bound percentages for the various grades are given below:
 
  Grade
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
 C
C-
D+
D
D-
Lower Bound
88%
85%
83%
78%
75%
73%
68%
65%
63%
58%
55%

  Homework assignments on WebAssign will typically due on Friday evening.  Check WebAssign for due dates and assignments.

  • WebAssign
  • Instructions on how to get a webassign account via self-enroll.
  • Math Lab Office Hours
  • Exam scores and their distributions
  • Solutions to practice exams and exams


  • Last modified 2012-8-21 by Ben Cox