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Fall 2013
Feb 21, 2024
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McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see Academic Integrity for more information).

L'université McGill attache une haute importance à l’honnêteté académique. Il incombe par conséquent à tous les étudiants de comprendre ce que l'on entend par tricherie, plagiat et autres infractions académiques, ainsi que les conséquences que peuvent avoir de telles actions, selon le Code de conduite de l'étudiant et des procédures disciplinaires (pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site Academic Integrity.

Syllabus Information
Calculus 2. - 404 - MATH 141 - 001

Associated Term: Fall 2013
Downtown Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Lecture Instructional Method

Instructor: Ihsan Topaloglu
E-mail: ihsan.topaloglu@mcgill.ca
Office: Burnside 1131
Office Hours: Monday 11:00a-1:00p

Class Schedule: MWF 9:35a-10:25a in Adams Building AUD

Tutorial Schedules:
M 3:35p-5:25p in Stratchona A. and Dent. 1/12
T 11:35p-1:25p in Rutherford Phys. 114
T 1:35p-3:25p in Rutherford Phys. 114
W 3:35p-5:25p in Macdonald Eng. 280
F 11:35p-1:25p in Burnside 1B36
Tutorials will start on September 9.

Note: Students register for the lecture session and one tutorial session.

Prerequisite: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Course Topics:
1. The definite integral.
2. Techniques of integration.
3. Applications.
4. Introduction to sequences and series.
We will cover Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 of the textbook except a few sections .

Calculator Policy: Calculators, smart phones, tablets, computers or electronic devices of any type will not be permitted on quizzes or exams.

Attendance Policy: Attendance is not mandatory; however, attending and participating in every class is crucial to your success in this course. A student absent from class bears full responsibility for all material covered and announcements made in class. Missed weekly quizzes and homework assignments, regardless of circumstances, cannot be made up.

Webpage: The course webpage is at http://www.math.mcgill.ca/itopaloglu/math141/

Communication: The best way to contact your instructor is by email from your McGill e-mail account. Students are also expected to check the class webpage for announcements and to read any email sent by the instructor. Due to the number of students in this course, your instructor will not be able to respond to emails about problems on homework assignments.

Help Outside of Class:

The website for the book also has some material that may be useful for the course. To use this proceed as follows: o Go to the site.
Click on the appropriate text cover i.e. Calculus 6th edition, early transcendentals.
Click the TEC tab.
If necessary download and install the Java 3D modeling library.
Click again on the appropriate text cover.
Click on browse visuals and modules.
Choose an appropriate module.
Text-specific DVDs for Stewarts Calculus, early transcendentals, 6th edition [videorecording]. The publisher of Stewart's Calculus has produced a series of videodisks. These will initially be available for reserve loan at the Schulich Library. There may not be DVD viewing equipment freely available in the library; the intention is that interested students borrow disks for viewing on their own equipment at home. Disk 1 covers Chapters 1-6 of the textbook. Larson/Hostetler/Edwards DVD Disks A set of video DVD disks produced for an earlier edition of another calculus book. Calculus Instructional DVD Program, for use with (inter alia) Larson/Hostetler/Edwards, Calculus of a Single Variable: Early Transcendental Functions, Third Edition is produced by the Houghton Mifllin Company. Copies have been requested to be placed on reserve in the Schulich Library.

The Maths & Stats HelpDesk is open most afternoons. It is located in Burnside Hall, Room 911. Help is provided by undergraduate tutors specializing in mathematics.
Tutoring. Here are four sources for math tutors:
Maths & Stats department graduate student tutor list
SUMS tutor list
SUS peer tutoring.
Choose your tutor carefully.

There will be no extra credit available. Grades for MATH 141 are determined solely by performance on the assignments, quizzes, and exams, rather than apparent effort and situation.

Exam Viewing: The instructor reserves the right to set a specific time or times for the purpose of exam viewing. If such times are set, they will be announced in class and on the course webpage

Academic Integrity: McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/students/srr/honest/ for more information)

Language Policy: In accordance with McGill University's Charter of Students' Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded.

Note: in the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control, the content, and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.

Required Readings & Materials:

Textbook: Stewart, Single Variable Calculus (Early Transcendentals Edition), Seventh Edition, Brooks Cole. The student solutions manual is strongly recommended. If you are planning to eventually take Calculus 3 (MATH 222) then buy the full calculus text: Stewart, Calculus (Early Transcendentals Edition), Seventh Edition, Brooks Cole.

Method of Evaluation:

Assessment: Grades will be determined using the scores from the following:

Two Major Quizzes (20% of the Total – 10% each): There will be two major quizzes during the tutorial sessions. They will take place during the 6-th and 11-th weeks and each quiz will last for 1 hour. These quizzes must be taken in the tutorial session that you are registered for. If you take the quiz in a different session you will receive zero points.

Final Exam (65% of the Total): The final examination will be of 3 hours duration. The exam date will be announced by the University. There is no "additional work" option and the grade of incomplete will not be given. Students are advised not to make travel plans prior to the release of the Final Exam Schedule. Vacation plans do not constitute grounds for the deferral or re-scheduling of final exams.

Weekly Assignments (10% of the Total): There will be weekly assignments during the semester delivered on-line using the WeBWorK system. It is the student's responsibility to visit the WeBWorK site regularly to check for assignments to be completed and their due dates. The WeBWorK site can be reached via the course webpage or directly at http://msr02.math.mcgill.ca/webwork2/MATH141_FALL2013/

Weekly Quizzes (5% of the Total): There will be weekly quizzes during the semester given in the first 5 minutes of each tutorial session. The quizzes must be taken in the tutorial section in which the student is enrolled.

At the end of the semester two semester averages will be calculated:

Ave1 = 0.20*Average Major Quiz Score + 0.65*Final Exam Score + 0.10*Average Homework Score + 0.05*Average Quiz Score
Ave 2 = 0.85*Final Exam Score + 0.10*Average Homework Score + 0.05*Average Quiz Score.

The course grade will be determined by taking the greater value between Ave1 and Ave2.

Make-ups for Major Quizzes are given only in extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies, a death or other affliction in your family, participation in an official McGill sporting event, etc. In either case you will need to provide relevant documentation. Missed weekly quizzes and homework assignments, regardless of circumstances, will not be accepted and cannot be made up. However, at the end of the semester the lowest quiz and homework score will be dropped.

Course URL: http://www.math.mcgill.ca/itopaloglu/math141/

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