- M. Randall Holmes.
- Office number:
- Office telephone:
- Office hours:
- TBA, and see ``open office policy'' below.
- Home telephone:
- 345-2899 (please do not use after 8:30 pm or between 6 pm
Friday and noon Sunday).
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and other course information will be accessible from my web page.
- Title of Course:
- Math 175: Calculus II. This is section 2.
The department generic syllabus for this course is found as an
attachment to this document in its paper version or at the URL
- We meet 9:40 to 10:30 am each day except Thursday in MG 108.
- Final exam date and time:
- Monday, May 13, 10:30-12:30 am in MG 108.
- Calculus with Early Transcendentals (fourth edition), Stewart.
This book has been used for several semesters, so there should be used
copies in the bookstore.
We may occasionally use the Maple lab, but you are not required to get
the lab manual (it is found online, anyway).
- Normally, a grade of C or better in Math 170-1 or the equivalent in
transfer credit. Students who do not meet the prerequisites will be
administratively withdrawn if this comes to my attention: no
exceptions will be made.
- You are expected to have a graphing calculator in
this class. You will sometimes be permitted to use a graphing calculator
on exams and sometimes not, so you also need to have a plain scientific
calculator without graphing or symbolic calculation capabilities.
- Getting into the Class:
- If you are trying to get into the
class, you should come to class and watch constantly for openings on
the web registration. I will not admit students over the capacity of
the room. If you intend to drop, please do so promptly so that
someone else who is waiting can get in!
- Attendance will not be formally taken, except for
the first two meetings of the class. Students who do not attend at
least one of the first two meetings are subject to administrative
withdrawal. In general, you are expected to attend this class every
day. To encourage this, I do not offer make-ups for in-class quizzes
(see under homework) except where this is required by university
policy (for students participating in official university activities);
I will excuse a fixed number of quizzes (probably three) for each
student, and additional ones only if there is a good reason.
- Homework will be assigned every day, and will generally be collected
two class sessions later (not counting exam dates as class sessions).
Homework will be marked in two ways: thirty percent of your homework
grade will be determined by the act of handing in your paper, while
seventy percent will be determined by your grade on in-class quizzes
on selected homework problems, at which you will have access to your
homework paper (but not your book or notes). I will not grade
homework papers, apart from grading these quizzes and marking papers
as turned in; you are expect to ask me in class about problems you
have difficulties with, and you should take advantage of the fact that
odd problems have answers in the back of the book. There will be one
or two homework quizzes per week. This is a new approach on my part
to marking homework; we'll see how it works
If I assign Maple labs, they will be equivalent to homework
- There will be four hour exams and a final exam in this
course. Class time will not be officially devoted to review for
exams, except that there may (time permitting) be a review day for the
final. Dates for hour exams are Feb. 8, Mar 8, Apr. 5, and May 3:
these are subject to change (delay by a day or two if it seems
appropriate at the time), except for the May 3 date, which is firm,
since it is the last possible day on which I can give an exam before
- Late Work and Makeups:
- Makeups for exams will be possible, and
should if possible be arranged in advance of your absence. Homework
papers handed in late have half value. There will be no make-ups for
quizzes, as noted above (except as required by university policy for
students participating in official university activities); a fixed
number of quizzes will be excused for each student (probably three)
and additional quizzes may be excused where good reasons can be given.
- Computation of Grades:
- Exams will usually be scaled linearly
so that the median class grade is 75%, then graded with 90's = A,
80's = B, 70's = C, 60's = D, etc. I may change the scaling if I am
displeased with the class performance (though this seldom happens); I
will never scale grades downward.
Your total homework grade has the same weight as an hour exam; your
final exam will have the weight of two hour exams. Your lowest hour
exam grade (or your homework grade if it is lowest) may be replaced by
your grade on the final exam if this helps you. Your course grade
will be the sum of your hour exam grades and your homework grade (the
lowest of these five grades being replaced by the final exam grade if
this helps) plus twice the final exam grade, divided by seven.
- Open Office Policy:
- My office hours for these classes are
to be announced. I will almost always be in my office at the
officially scheduled times, and I will try to warn you when I will not
be. If I am in my office during a posted office hour, I am available
to help you.
Don't assume that these are the only times when you can get help! I
am generally in my office the entire working day (I take either the
4:40 or the 5:10 bus home) and I am never offended by a student asking
me for help if I am in the office (though I may help only briefly if I
am very busy).
- Academic Honesty:
- Collaboration on homework is expected and
even encouraged in this class. This does not mean copying of
homework. Collaboration on exams is of course not allowed. The penalty
for cheating (defined as looking at another student's paper or unauthorized
use of books or notes during an exam) will be a grade of zero (0) on the
relevant exam. A repeat offense will mean an F in the course.
- The word ``yesterday'' is defined to mean the previous
class session; the word ``tomorrow'' is defined to mean the next class session,
unless I specifically say otherwise :-)