Basic theoretical concepts and applications of differentiation and integration. Applications in two dimensional analytic geometry are provided.
First day of classes is on Wednesday, September 6th.
Last day to add/drop a class online without a fee is on Friday, September 8th.
Last day to add a class with faculty signature is on Thursday, September 14th.
Last day to drop a class (with fee) is on Sunday, October 8th.
Last day to withdraw from a class (with fee) is on Tuesday, October 24th.
Thanksgiving Holiday is on Thursday, November 23rd.
Thanksgiving Holiday is on Friday, November 24th.
Last day of classes is on Thursday, December 14th.
A calculator or computer is not required for this course. Examination problems will focus on the basic formulas and problem solving techniques which every calculus student should know. Answers are not as important as the process through which an answer is derived. Therefore, a calculator that can do derivatives for you, will not be allowed on exams. Calculators such as the HP-48, HP-49, TI-89, TI-92, and Voyage 200 will not be allowed on exams. This is not a comprehensive list; ask me if you are unsure if yours will be allowed. If you need a calculator to use, the testing center has TI-84 calculators which can be used on examinations, except for the final exam which will be in our classroom.
The MLC (GCB 173/177) is a good place for math students to study. Other students will be there working on their math homework, which means its a pretty good place to work together. To make it even better, there are math tutors to help on problems that you or your classmates can't solve.
Seek help if and when you need it! The best time to catch me at my office is during my office hours, or by appointment. Email me to schedule an appointment. Use email to ask me a question!
Attendance is mandatory! Come every day! Your attendance and full participation in this class are required for a satisfactory grade. You are responsible for any material covered during your absence! You must ask other classmates for any hints or help learned in class during your absence! Prolonged absence from class or often arriving to class late will lower a student's grade.
Late arrival or early departure from class, unless by prior agreement with me, is considered to be disruptive classroom behavior. Conversation between students during presentations is considered disruptive behavior. If you find that you are distracted during classroom presentations by disruptive behavior of any sort, please talk with me.
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to differential calculus. Students will become proficient on derivative techniques, an introduction to integrals, and limits. They should develop the skills to write organized and logical solutions to problems. In addition, students should gain a conceptual understanding of limits, derivatives, integrals, and applications.
The primary instructional method will be lecture and discussion, where the initial portion of the class is available for questions. Secondary methods include homework, quizzes, and written exams, as well as solutions to selected assignments. Tertiary methods may include class handouts, student board work, graphing calculators, and computer linear algebra software. Students are encouraged to ask questions of the instructor at his office if time is not available in class.
Homework will be assigned but not collected. You should have the homework completed the class period after we cover the section in class. Make sure you keep up! You need to be self-motivated. If you do not do any homework, then you will not pass this class! Homework is your opportunity to prepare for the quizzes and exams. You will find that quizzes will be modeled after the homework, and may include exact problems from the homework. Quizzes will be given approximately once weekly. Quizzes cannot be made up for ANY reason, since I will drop one out of every five quizzes. If you keep all your homework and quizzes organized in a loose leaf notebook, you'll find it easier to study for the exams. Working with partners or in groups on homework is encouraged!
The tests will be in the the Testing Center, except for the final, which will be in our classroom. Students who fail to take an exam during the scheduled time may only take a make-up exam for full credit if previous arrangements were made with the instructor or under extenuating circumstances. Make-up exams are rarely given. Note that class is not held during exam times; hence, the scheduled class time may be used to take exams. Under no circumstances will the lowest exam score be dropped. A schedule of the exams is on the calendar for section 1.
School policy dictates: "Final exams are to be offered on the specific day and time as determined by the official university exam schedule. Students must plan travel, family visits, etc., in a way that will not interfere with their final exams. Less expensive air fares, more convenient travel arrangements, family events or activities, and any other non-emergency reasons are not considered justification for early or late final exams.'' Exceptions to this policy are as follows and should be submitted in writing to the Dean of the college or school as soon as possible:
Your course grade will be based on exams, a final, and quizzes. Exams will be worth 75% of the course grade, with the remaining 25% in quizzes. Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
The Honor Code exists to provide and education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Students, faculty and staff are expected to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others in personal behavor. Academic honesty and dress and grooming standards are to be maintained at all times on and off campus. The schools policy on Academic Honesty can be found at the web page http://honorcode.byuh.edu. Students are reminded that they have signed the school Honor Code, and have agreed to abide by the code.
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Title IX Coordinator
Vice President of Student Development & Life
Lorenzo Snow Administrative Building
55-220 Kulanui St. Laie, HI 96762
Office Phone: (808)675-4819
Sexual Harassment Hotline: (808)780-8875
Student Academic Grievance policy: Students who feel that their work has been unfairly or inadequately evaluated by an instructor are encouraged to pursue the matter as an Academic Grievance by following the steps found in the Academic Grievance policy at http://catalog.byuh.edu/node/300
Disability Services: If you have a disability and need accommodations, you need to contact the Disability Officer/Coordinator at:
Phone: 808-675-3518 or 808-675-3999
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*The Coordinator for Students with Special Needs is Leilani Auna.