Instructor: Dr. Shidong Li
Office: TH 929
Phone: 338-1481 Email: shidong@math.sfsu.edu
Office Hours: Tu 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment.
Prerequisite: C or better in Math 109 or equivalent
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Text: Thomas' CALCULUS Early Transcendentals, by George B. Thomas, Jr., 13th 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 10/13 (Thursday)) | 30% |
Comprehensive Final Exam ( Section 5: Tu. Dec. 20, 8:00 - 10:30; Section 8: Th, Dec. 15, 1:30 -4:00.) | 30% |
Pay attention to the calendar and deadlines about adding and/or dropping a class
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.