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 007,  MWF 1:00 -1:50 P.M. MYBK  113,  Tuesday 1:40-2:55,  MYBK  112

Course Description: (4) The techniques of calculus will be stressed. Topics 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 exams and homework may require a graphing calculator such as the TI-86.

Dates to remember - see also http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/fall2011ac.php

Last day for students to withdraw with a W from Fall semester classes:   Friday, Oct. 21

Fall Break:  October 17, 18

Thanksgiving Break:  November 23-26

Midterm exams:   September 14, October 10, and November 7.

Final Exam :  There will be a common final on Saturday, December 10, 12:00-3:00 P.M. (Location Robert Scott Small 103) .

Note:  Make up tests will be given only under extraordinary circumstances.  If you miss an exam, you must obtain a written excuse from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Grading Policy:   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 Wednesday evening.  Check WebAssign for due dates and assignments.

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  • Solutions to practice exams and exams


  • Last modified 2010-8-23 by Ben Cox