9:10-10:05 AM, in 185 Mendenhall Lab
Instructor: Rodica D. Costin
Office Hours: M, Th 10:20-11:15, and by appointment
web page: https://people.math.osu.edu/costin.10/TEACHING/index.html
Textbook: Simmons, Calculus
with analytic geometry, second edition.
Every day after lecture you need to solve the homework problems (click here). The list of problems is updated daily after lecture.
You are responsible for solving these problems by the next lecture (yes, this usually means: by 9:10 AM of the next day).
Occasional quizzes will consist of
problems very similar to these.
The quizzes will be worth 5 points each. No make-up quizzes will be allowed, but the two lowest scored will be dropped.
Writing up and turning in for grading:
Homework problems listed are a guide to help
you master the material. To achieve this goal, you may need to
solve more, or fewer such problems. These do not need to be turned
in for grading. (Keep their solutions to help you review for the
Among these there will be problems selected to be solved,
written up and turned in for grading. They are due each Tuesday,
in class (unless otherwise specified on the website).
The grader will randomly choose three problems for grading, each worth 2 points: one for a good solution, one for a good presentation and sufficient explanations. Always justify your answers and calculations!
No late homework will be accepted.
Writing up solutions:
you need to show all your work (show calculations, provide explanations, cite theorems). An answer alone may not receive full credit!
How do you know how detailed your explanations should be?
Imagine you need to explain to your friend how to solve that particular problem (for best results imagine a friend who questions everything before becoming convinced).
Also, I will always try (and hopefully succeed) to set a good example in class, and write on the blackboard what I would like to see in write-ups.
There may sometimes be 'Bonus problems” posted. These are optional. Please do write up solutions to bonus problems on a separate sheet of paper (do not forget to write you name!), and place them in a separate pile than the regular homework.
The final grade will
be determined by your total number of points as follows:
Midterm exam I 100 points
Midterm exam II 100 points
Final exam 200 points
Homework and Quizzes 150 points
Tests: The midterm exams are tentatively scheduled
for T Jan 31, T March
Final exam: Friday Apr 28 10:00am-11:45am as posted at SP 2017 Final Examination Schedule (please, check!)