Math 125b - Calculus

Fall 1996 - Section 1
MWF 8:00-9:15 am PAS 416

Instructor:Dr. Diogenes Smith

Text: College Algebra by Larson and Hostettler

Grading Policy: Your grade will be based on the following:

Grading Scale: You will receive a grade of at least

Exams: There will be three hour exams and a common (departmental wide) final comprehensive exam. If you must miss an exam, you must have a legitimate excuse and inform me before the exam, if possible, or as soon as possible in an emergency situation. The exam must be made up within one week and preferably before the next class meeting. You must extend the final exam at the specified date and time. NO make up final exam will be given for any reason other than a conflict such as 3 finals on the same day. If you have such a conflict talk to me about it early in the semester and we will follow the University guidelines for rescheduling.

Quizzes Quizzes will be given occasionally and will be averaged in with your homework grade. Missed quizzes may not be made up.

Homework: Homework will be assigned from each section of the book and collected regularly. You will occasionally be quizzed on sections of the book rather than asked to turn in the homework. Many of the homework problems require thought and explanation; you will be graded on your ability to write and express your ideas as well as mathematical content. Late homework will not receive full credit; if you turn homework in late too often, you will receive no credit. Your 3 lowest homework assignments will be dropped. Please staple all pages together and do not do your homework on spiral notebook paper.

Tutoring: The math department offers free tutoring. The hours are M-F 8:00am - 5:00 pm. The location is the Temporary Teaching Lab. It is also useful to form study groups with other students in the class.

Attendence: Attendence is very important in this class. You are responsible for all material covered in class, for obtaining all material distributed in any class, and for knowing every change in either a homework assignment or exam schedule that is announced in class.

Calculators: You are required to have a graphing/programmable calculator. Suggested calculators are the TI-81, TI-82, TI-85, Casio 7000, Casio 7700, HP-48G, HP-448S, Sharp 9200, or Sharp 9300. You are required to learn how to use and program your calculator. It will be needed to do homework and exam problems.


Diogenes Smith / Department of Mathematics / Program In Applied Mathematics / University of Arizona / last revised October 27, 1996

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