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**Saint Michael's College**

**Calculus 211A**

**Spring 2007**

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

**E-Mail****: **jellis-monaghan@smcvt.edu **Phone: **654-2660

**Office Hours:**
Office Hours: by appointment MW

**Text:*** Calculus, Early Transcendentals,
5th* *Edition,*
by Stewart. 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**. **

**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.

**Homework:** The 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. The study problems are representative of the kinds of questions you
can expect to be asked on an inclass 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. 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.

**Take-home preparation
tests: **There will
be two such tests, one given after chapters 12 and 13, and one given after chapter 15.

**Midterm test: **There will be a cumulative midterm after
chapter 14.

**Midterm Project: **We will be exploring the seashell morphology in this
class. Details to follow.

**Final Exam:** The exam will be

**Grading:** Homework--15%, Maple
labs--12%, Midterm project--17%, take home test average --17%, midterm
exam--17%, final exam--22%.

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