San Francisco State University
Department of Mathematics
Math 226:  Calculus  I
Fall, 2012

Instructor:  Dr.  Shidong Li
Office:        TH 929      Phone:   338-1481    Email:  shidong@math.sfsu.edu
Office Hours:  Tu 2:00 - 3:00   or by appointment.
Prerequisite:  C or better in Math 109  or equivalent !

Text:  Thomas' CALCULUS  Early Transcendentals, by George B. Thomas, Jr., 12th Edition.

Chapter                                        Topics
      0-1    Preview of calculus and outline about functions (mostly self-review material).
      2         Limits and Continuity
      3         Differentiation rules
      4         Applications of differentiation
      5         Integrals: 5.1 - 5.4

Grading:
 
Homework 15%
Weekly quizzes 25%
Mid-term (tentatively 10/18 (Thursday)) 30%
Common Comprehensive Final Exam (Tu. Dec. 18, Section 6: 5:00-7:30; Section 8: 10:45 -1:15.) 30%

Pay attention to Fall's calendar and deadlines

Exam/Quiz policy:  There will be generally 1 quizzes every Tuesday with an exception
on exam weeks.  Quizzes are based on homework and lectures of the previous week.
No make-up quiz will be allowed.   2 lowest quiz grades will be dropped from the
course grade.   Make-up exams may be allowed only if you have verifiable and
compelling reason(s).  In this case, the student should notify the instructor prior to the exam.
Such a notification can be done through email.

Homework Policy:  Homework will be assigned on each lecture, and it is due every
Tuesday.  Graded homewok will be returned to you on Thursday.  The quiz for the following
Tuesday will be based on the last homework (that you got back on the previous Thursday).
You should expect to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours on each assignment.    The assigned problems
prepare you minimally for the exams.   Doing homework promptly is by far the most important
activity you will be engaged in and the best predictor of  your success in this course.

Working in a group on homeworks (to help each other) is strongly encouraged!
Homework should show sufficient steps for your solutions.