CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS I
Spring Semester 2008, Section 2, Professor J. M. Cushing
INSTRUCTOR: Professor J. M. Cushing
502 Mathematics Building
Telephone: (520) 621-6863
Dr. Christopher Bergevin will be assisting with the
course. He will arrange for a weekly tutorial session.
TIME & PLACE: 8am - 9:15pm Tuesdays
Thursdays, Mathematics 101
OFFICE HOURS: My office hours (held in Math 502) are:
Thursdays at 9:30am
- 10:30am and Wednesdays 11am - 12pm
These are subject to change during the semester. Contact me by e-mail
to make appointments at other times.
Dr. Christopher Bergevin's office hours (held in
Math 321) are:
Mondays 3pm - 5pm and Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm.
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMEPAGE AND E-MAIL: Updated information on the course
(including weekly reading assignments, homework assignments and due
dates, exam dates and information) will be available throughout the
semester from the course
homepage. If you have any questions please feel
free to contact me by email.
COURSE PREREQUISITE: Math 250a, consent of instructor.
TEXT: J. M. Cushing, Differential Equations: An Applied
Approach, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle river, New
SYLLABUS: Chapters 1 - 8 (selected sections,
to be announced, will be skipped). See syllabus.
TESTS: There will be two mid-term tests
and a comprehesive final exam. See exams
for dates and details. Final
Exam: Thursday, May 15, 8:00am - 10:00am. There will be no make-up
HOMEWORK: Homework is an essential part of the
course. Assigned and suggested exercises will be posted on the homework
& reading assignments page. A subset of thoe assigned
exercises will be graded and an the results used in the calculation of
the course grade. Late
homework will not be accepted for grading.
During the semester there will be several written projects involving
extended applications and case studies. See projects.
GRADES: A course percentage grade will be calculated as
score H equals the
%-score of graded homework after the lowest homework score is dropped.
test #1 score T1 equals
the %-score on midterm test #1 or the
on part #1 of the Final exam, whichever is greater.
test #2 score T2 equals
the %-score on midterm test #2 or the
on part #2 of the Final exam, whichever is greater.
score P equals
the %-score on course projects.
exam score F equals the
%-score on the final exam.
%-score is C = ( H + T1 + T2 + 2P + F )/6.
The course letter grades cutoffs will be no
A > 90% > B > 80% > C >
70% > D > 60% > E.
WITHDRAWALS: Students withdrawing from the course
before October 12 will receive
grade of W if they are passing at the time. Students will be
considered passing at the time of withdrawal if they have scored at
50% on the work completed at that time. The
University allows withdraws after October 12, but only with the Dean’s
Late withdraws will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and requests
late withdraw with a W without a valid reason may or may not be
INCOMPLETES: The grade of I will be awarded
if the student has met all of the
1. completed all but a small portion of the required
2. scored at least 50% on the work completed;
3. has a valid reason for not completing the course
4. agrees to make up the uncompleted requirements
within a short period of time;
5. asks for the incomplete before course grades
are due (48 hours after the Final Exam).
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend every
scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance
Policy as it appears in the General Catalog. Frequent unexplained
non-attendance may result in a student being dropped from the class.
Experience has shown that regular class attendance is necessary for
success in this course. It is the student's responsibility to keep
informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes
made during scheduled classes.
IMPORTANT DATES: See the University calendar at Spring
CLASSROOM CONDUCT: Students at The University of Arizona are
expected to conform to the standards of conduct established in the
Student Code of Conduct. Prohibited conduct includes:
1. All forms of student academic dishonesty,
including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and
2. Interfering with University or
University-sponsored activities, including but not limited to classroom
related activities, studying, teaching, research, intellectual or
creative endeavor,administration, service or the provision of
communication, computing or emergency services.
3. Endangering, threatening, or causing physical
harm to any member of the University community or to oneself or causing
reasonable apprehension of such harm.
4. Engaging in harassment or unlawful discriminatory
activities on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, handicapping
condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or
veteran status, or violating University rules governing harassment or
Students found to be in violation of the Code are subject to
disciplinary action. For more information about the Student Code of
Conduct, including a complete list of prohibited conduct, see http://dos.web.arizona.edu/uapolicies/scc5308f.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are responsible to be informed
of University policies regarding the Code of Academic Integrity.
Students found to be in violation of the Code are subject to sanctions
that will be determined by the severity of the infraction. The Code of
Academic Integrity will be enforced in all areas of the course,
including tests and homework. For more information about the Code of
Academic Integrity policies and procedures, including information about
student rights and responsibilities, see http://dos.web.arizona.edu/uapolicies/
STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS BASED ON
DISABILITY: Students planning to use accommodations for this course
should privately identify themselves to their instructor within the
first few days of class. These students must also provide the
with a letter of identification from the Disability Resource Center.
This letter should include information about any accommodations you
need for the class, including accommodations for test taking. Students
are also invited to discuss specific issues with the course instructor
during regular office hours or by appointment.