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Syllabus-408C-Spring11 pg3

Syllabus-408C-Spring11 pg3 - Math 408C Dierential and...

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Math 408C: Differential and Integral Calculus Spring Semester 2011 Unique Numbers 55420, 55425, and 55430 Where am I? You are in Associate Professor Dan Knopf’s 408C class. Lectures are 2:00–3:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays in RLM 4.102. Your TA is Bobby Grizzard. Problem sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Section 55420 meets 12:00–1:00 PM in RLM 7.124. Section 55425 meets 2:00–3:00 PM in RLM 7.124. Section 55430 meets 3:00–4:00 PM in RLM 6.122. Why am I here? Math 408C introduces the concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus. We study calculus because it provides a useful language and a powerful toolkit for describing and modeling the world around us. This course will develop practical problem solving skills, enhanced by intuitive geometric understand- ing. Its main topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, maxima and minima, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, integration, calculating areas and volumes, and techniques of integration. What are the prerequisites for this course? To remain in this course, you must have earned a score of at least 80 on the Alexs placement exam. The of- ficial departmental page is: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/academics/courses/descriptions/M408C.php What textbook should I have? Calculus, Sixth Edition, by James Stewart (available at the University Co-op Bookstore). How can I get extra help and information? The contact information for your professor and TA is below. We encourage you to come to us for individualized help if needed! Name E-mail Office Phone Office hours Dan Knopf [email protected] RLM9.152 471.8131 3:30–5:30 Tuesdays Bobby Grizzard [email protected] RLM11.146 475.8809 1:00–2:00 MWF Homework assignments in this course will use Quest , an online Learning and Assessment system. For information on how to enroll in and use Quest , see: https://quest.cns.utexas.edu/student/ and http://web4.cns.utexas.edu/quest/support/student/
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This course will also use Blackboard . Class announcements will be posted there, and we will maintain discussion boards, called MathChat , where you may submit questions. Your TA and I will check these frequently and answer your questions as promptly as possible. The syllabus will be updated during the semester (e.g., as exam room scheduling becomes known). A current version will always be available on Blackboard , as well as through a link from my home page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/danknopf The Sanger Learning and Career Center provides a range of resources to help you benefit from this course as much as possible. Visit JES A315A or see
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