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Saint Michael's College

Calculus 109 C

Fall 2006

**Instructor:** Joanna Ellis-Monaghan (please call me Jo)

**Office: **STE 217A

**E-Mail: ** jellis-monaghan@smcvt.edu

**Phone: **654-2660

**Office Hours:**
Office Hours: For course
questions--11:20-11:45 in STE 106. For other matters, e.g. advising, by appointment.

**Text:*** Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5th* *Edition,*
by Stewart., chapters 1-5. One of the major goals of this course is learning to
read mathematics, i.e. to be able to understand and apply
the definitions and theorems presented. Read your text repeatedly and in
detail! There are on-line student resources for the text available at
http://www.brookscole.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20b&discipline_number=1&product_isbn_issn=0534393217

**Class Web Page/e-college: **The 'point of entry' for
this class is eCollege at
www.smcvtonline.org. I will post class communications here (a copy of this handout for example). There are
also links to the in-class demonstrations, as well as your Maple labs. I will
also use this page to notify you in the case of class cancellation, homework hints,
answers to frequently asked project questions, or grade postings. You need to check it
regularly. You can also find direct links to the class material from my
home page at **http://academics.smcvt.edu/jellis-monaghan/
**(click on 'Courses'). I also archive past courses here, and these can
be a valuable resource**.
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**Calculator:** Since we will be using Maple, you do not need
a fancy calculator for this class. Depending on the technology available,
you will either be able to use Maple on tests, or a very simple, non-graphing,
calculator, i.e. one with trig functions, *e*, p, *ln*, log, and
exponents, but nothing fancier. **No graphing or symbolic
calculators may be used on tests**. If you bring
one, you will be asked to leave the room until you have an acceptable one.
You are likely to need the instruction manual that comes
with your calculator--don't throw it out!

**Study groups:** You may form your own study group (2-4 people) or
wait for me to assign you to one. You are encouraged to study/work together—prepare
for exams, discuss homework and Maple labs, but each person must turn in individual work.
There are also
Help Sessions for calculus on MTWTh nights.

**Homework:** Study problems are graded collectively and are due the class period after the material
is covered. You will be allowed to drop the your 4 lowest grades on the study
problem sets. Most of the study problems are representative of the kinds of questions you can expect
to be asked on an hour test. You should practice them until you can do such problems
without looking at the book or your notes. There is a study guide on reserve at the
library. There are a few more challenging are in-depth problems designed
to stretch and deepen your understanding of the material. You are encouraged to
work on these in your study groups.

Homework must conform to the following:

- Your name in the upper right hand corner of
*each*page. - Stapled (
*not*folded or paper-clipped) in the upper left hand corner. - Problems and sections in order, with answers checked.
- Problems neatly done, no scratch-outs, with
*all work shown!*No credit for answers only. - Writing on one side of
**the**paper only.

**Maple:** Maple is a Computer Algebra System (CAS) and an indispensable
computational and visualization tool. You will use it in almost every math
course at St. Mike's, and will find it useful in other disciplines as well. There will be
several comprehensive Maple labs throughout this course.

**Notebook:** You should keep a careful notebook containing class and
text notes, formula lists, sample problems, homework, *corrected* tests, etc. A
complete, well-organized notebook is vital as you will be able to use your notebook to
compile a single sheet of notes to use on each hour test, and four sheets for the final.

**Hour tests: **There will be hour tests on the following
Tuesdays: 9/26,
10/24, and 11/14.

**Midterm
Project: **We will grow some organism either in class or in
collaboration with a biology class. The data
from this experiment will form the basis for a midterm project on population
growth in the lab and in the world. This is a major project designed to
simulate how you would apply the concepts from this class in other courses and
especially in a real-world (i.e. real job) context. This midterm project will be due
TBA.**
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CLASS WILL NOT MEET on 10/11 and 10/13 to provide extra time for this project.**

**Final Exam:** The exam will be
Friday, December 15, 9:00-11:30 a.m. The final will be cumulative.

**Grading:** Regular homework --15%, Challenge problems
--10%, Maple
labs --15%, Midterm project--15%, hour test average --25%, final exam--20%.