MTH 125: Calculus I

TR 8:30-9:45am, F 8:00-9:15am
Student Union 104

Dr. Norah Esty
Duffy 272

My office hours are: Tuesdays 4-5; Wednesdays 8-10:30; Fridays 9:30-10:30
If you want to come at another time, email me for an appointment.
If I am not in my office during office hours, try the Math Lounge (Duffy 209).
Email is the best way to get in touch with me.  I check my email twice a day. 

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Course overview:  Topics will include, but are not limited to:  Functions, graph transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, limits, derivatives and applications, curve sketching and optimization, antiderivatives and the definite integral.
The TA for this course is David Lawson.  You can reach him by email at   David will be holding weekly review sessions (date and time TBA).  I recommend you attend these if you have questions, or would like more exposure to the material.

Expectations and Grading: This course requires a lot of work. Homework will be assigned twice a week. You will participate in class, take frequent (weekly) quizzes, and take three unit exams as well as a comprehensive final exam.   Please ask questions in class.  On homework, quizzes, and exams, show your work. Correct answers with little or no supporting work will receive little or no credit.

I will do my best to explain things clearly in class.  I will also try to go over one or two homework questions at the start of each class. However, due to time limitations, I canít do much more. If you donít understand a homework question, please come to my office hours!  Because of the pace of the course, I will not always be able to go over things multiple times in class.  It is up to you to make sure you are keeping on top of the material.  Read the book, and if you have questions about a section, come to my office hours!  I will be happy to help you.

The homework is marked by the TA, and credit for the homework is based on effort.  Homework displaying serious effort will receive full credit.  I do not accept late homework.

The grading scheme is as follows:
There may be a curve on individual exams, in which case the letter grade on the exam expresses the curve.  Keep track of your grade

Tentative Exam Dates:
If you anticipate conflicts, please let me know as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the course, please ask me!