Fall 1996 - Section 1

MWF 8:00-9:15 am PAS 416

**Instructor:**Dr. Diogenes Smith

- Office: Math 555
- Office Hours:
- Mon 11-12 am
- Wed 3-4 pm
- Th 10-11 am
- (or by appointment)

- Tutoring: M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00pm, Temporary Teaching Lab (TTL)
- Phone: 621-5555 (or leave a message in the math office: 621-6892)

**Text:**
College Algebra
by Larson and Hostettler

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

- 3 Exams (100 pts each)
- Homework (total of 100 pts)
- Final Exam (150 pts)
- Total (550 pts)

**Grading Scale:** You will receive a grade of at least

- A if you earn 90%
- B if you earn 80%
- C if you earn 70%
- D if you earn 60%
- ``W'' : A grade of ``W'' will be given to anyone who withdrwaws from the class before September 20. A ``W'' will also be given to any student withdrawing after September 20th and before November 1st who is passing the class at the time.
- ``I'': An incomplete grade,''I'' will be given only if all of the conditions below are met:
- only a small amount of course work is left to complete the course (e.g. the final exam)
- at least 50% of the points have been earned on all tests up to this time
- a valid excuse is given
- course work is made up in a short period of time

**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