Dr. Sadun's M408M Calculus, Fall 2006

  • Unique numbers: 59640, 59645, 59650
  • Lecture Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 11-12:30, ECJ 1.202.
  • Discussion Sections:

  •     59640:     MW 12-1, RLM 5.116
        59645:     MW 1-2, RLM 7.118
        59650:     MW 4-5, RLM 7.114
    Sections will meet beginning Wednesday, September 6.
  • Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F06/408M
  • Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
  • Office hours: Tentatively MW 2-3. I generally keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
  • TA: Sara Froehlich
  • Textbook: Calculus, by James Stewart, 5th edition. Note: the single-variable version of this text that you may have used in M408KL is NOT OK. It is missing the chapters we use in M408M.
  • Prerequisites: M408L or equivalent with a grade of at least C, or advanced placement credit approved by the mathematics department. If you do not meet these requirements you will AUTOMATICALLY be dropped from the course.
  • Syllabus: Most of chapters 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16.  See the official department syllabus for more details
  • Attendance: Attendance and participation in lecture and in discussion section is mandatory.
  • Homework and quizzes: There will be weekly problem sets, listed in http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F06/408M/hwk.html.  These will not be collected, but will be the basis for short quizzes given (almost) every Wednesday in section.
  • Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, plus a final exam on December 14.  The first midterm, on October 5, will cover chapters 11 and 13. The second midterm, on November 9, will cover chapters 14 and 15. These exams will all be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS - NO XEROXING ALLOWED. Calculators are NOT allowed on the exams.
  • Grading: Each midterm counts 25%. The final exam counts 50%. The homework quizzes, combined with participation in discussion section, count 20%. At the end of the term I will drop your lowest 20%.  The final grade distribution is neither a straight scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does as a whole, but I have typically given more B's than C's, more C's than A's, more A's than F's, and more F's than D's.
  • Honor system:  There will be a vote on the first day of class on whether to govern the class by the honor system.  See accompanying page for details.
  • Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY