Math 113H

Winter 2018

Math 113H Syllabus

Instructor: David Cardon, 326 TMCB, 422-4863,

Office Hours: See schedule page.

Time and classroom: meets daily 1:00-1:50 pm in room 108 TMCB

Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Volume 2, 8th Edition by James Stewart.

Course Objectives: Mastery of the "core topics" of Math 113, consisting of most of the material in chapters 6,7,8,10,11 of the text.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

Textbook and WebAssign Information: You are not required to purchase a textbook for this course. You will automatically have access to an e-book through WebAssign. After the add/drop deadline, you can purchase a loose-leaf hard copy of the book at the Bookstore. You can also print pages from the book through WebAssign. The charge for using WebAssign will be automatically billed to your student account sometime after the add/drop deadline.

Enrollment in WebAssign includes access to both the online homework and the e-book. In order to enroll, you will need the class key, which you can obtain from your instructor.

Preparation Time: Adequately prepared students should expect to spend a minimum of three hours of work for each credit hour. This adds up to a minimum of 12 hours per week for Math 113. A minimal time commitment is likely to lead to an average grade B-/C+ or lower. Much more time may be required to achieve excellence.

Learning Outcomes: Mastery of the "core topics" of Math 113, consisting of most of the material in chapters 6-11 of the text (excluding chapter 9).

Written Assignments: Approximately half of the homework is in written format. Written assignments will generally be collected in class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Late homework will not be accepted. The three lowest written homework scores and the three lowest online homework scores will not be figured into your final grade. This accommodates for minor illnesses or others disruptions to your regular schedule that might prevent you from turning an assignment in on time. Solutions should be clearly labeled and in order. The style of your written solutions should be very much like that of a text book example; solutions should contain enough explanation so that one of your classmates would be able to easily understand what you have done. Generally, it is inadequate to merely write down a final answer. You are strongly encouraged to study together and work together on homework assignments. However, you each must submit your own assignment. Everything you turn in should be in your own words and you should thoroughly understand everything you write down. The homework grader will only grade selected exercises. Therefore it is important for you to solve each one.

Solution Manuals: A legally purchasable student solution manual is available from the publisher of the textbook with solutions to most of the odd numbered exercises. It is not a violation of the BYU Honor Code to read the student solution manual. However, directly copying a solution from one of these manuals onto your homework is plagiarism and is a violation of the Honor Code. Over-reliance on solution manuals is nearly always detrimental to learning and often results in poor performance on exams. The best learning will take place when you attend class, study and ponder the textbook carefully, conscientiously complete homework assignments, discuss the concepts with your classmates, cultivate a genuine desire to understand the subject, ask questions, work hard, and follow other strategies that have proven themselves to be useful for effective learning.

Online Assignments: Approximately half of the homework is completed using the online homework system WebAssign. Generally, these assignments are due on the day following instruction. The lowest three online homework scores will not be figured into your final grade.

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Common Final Exam and Grades: A common final exam is given to all students in all sections of Math 113. This assists the Mathematics Department to fairly assess students' knowledge of calculus and to assign grades fairly. The percentile ranking of each student relative to all students in all sections will be computed based on the final exam scores. Using this information the Calculus Committee will compute an average grade for each section. It is department policy that the average grade for each section should match its average grade on the common final exam. No calculators, books, or notes will be permitted during the final exam. The final exam is scheduled for

Friday, April 20 from 11 AM until 2 PM

Because we schedule a single time for all students to take the final exam, you might see a different time listed if you log onto BYU’s web page and check your final exam schedule. If a different time is listed, it is incorrect. For students with legitimate scheduling conflicts with other final exams, we will provide an alternative final exam time. The room will be announced later in the semester. It will likely not be your assigned classroom.