MAT 125 SYLLABUS - MAT 125 - Calculus A Stony Brook...

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MAT 125 - Calculus A Stony Brook University - Spring 2010 Organizational Information MAT 125: Calculus A Stony Brook, Spring 2010 Text: Single Variable Calculus (Stony Brook Edition) , by James Stewart. This is the same book as Stewart's Concepts and Contexts, 4th ed , but with a different cover and a lower price (a new copy should be about $100 in the bookstore or Stony Books ). This same book is used by MAT125, MAT125, MAT127, MAT131 and MAT132; Suffolk Community College also uses this book, but with the other cover. Calculators: You may find using a graphing calculator helpful. However, be careful how you use it. Many students become dependant on their calculators, and wind up being unable to do anything without them. In this course, no calculators will be allowed on exams . About this course: The goal of this course is to develop your understanding of the concepts of Calculus and your ability to apply them to problems both within and outside of Mathematics. Functions are presented and analyzed as tables, graphs, and formulas. You need to continue to develop your proficiency at manipulating formulas and equations, which are the language of science. Fluency in this language is essential for success in science or engineering. Homework: You can not learn calculus without working problems. Expect to spend at least 8 hours a week solving problems; do all of the assigned problems, as well as additional ones to study. If you do not understand how to do something, get help from your TA, your lecturer, your classmates, or in the Math Learning Center. You are encouraged to study with and discuss problems with others from the class, but write up your own homework by yourself. Problem assignments are listed below. Each week there will be approximately 15 homework exercises assigned. They are related to the material discussed in class that week. Most of the problems are done on the web, but a few are listed for paper solutions, to be handed in the during the following week in recitation Reading: The textbook is intended to be read. Read the assigned sections before the lecture! This will greatly increase your comprehension, and enable you to ask intelligent questions in class. Furthermore, the lectures will not always be able to cover all of the material for which you will be responsible. Examinations and grading: There will be two evening exams, and a final exam. The dates and times are listed below; the locations will be announced in lecture. The exam problems will mostly be similar to those on the homework. There will be occasional brief quizzes in recitation. Part of your grade will be based on class participation. What
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course MAT 125 taught by Professor Bianculli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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MAT 125 SYLLABUS - MAT 125 - Calculus A Stony Brook...

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