Math 129 Syllabus
|Room||R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 319|
|Instructor||Marek Rychlik, Professor of Mathematics|
|Personnel||Day of the Week||Hour||Room||Comment|
|Marek Rychlik||MW||3:10pm-4pm||MATH 605||Regular Office Hours in my office|
|Marek Rychlik||W||12-1pm||MATH 220||Math Upper Division Tutoring|
Course Description (from the Schedule of Classes):Techniques of symbolic and numerical integration, applications of the definite integral to geometry, physics, economics, and probability; differential equations from a numerical, graphical, and algebraic point of view; modeling using differential equations, approximations by Taylor series. A graphing calculator is required for this course.
TextCalculus: Single Variable, 5th Edition
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. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University policies can be found at http://policy.arizona.edu/academic Students who miss the first two class meeting will be administratively dropped unless they have made other arrangements.
Homework will be assigned throughout the semester. Homework will generally be assigned several times a week. Homework will be turned in electronically. Typical submission format will be PDF, scanned image file (JPEG, PNG) or plain text. You will regularly use a computer to prepare and process your submission. Depending on the format you choose, a digital camera or a scanner will be required. It will be graded either by the instructor or by a peer review computerized system called Swami accessible through the instructor's website. Participation in the peer review system is not mandatory, but encouraged with generous extra credit.
Another computerized system called WebAssign will be available with preloaded on-line tests. However, WebAssign testing will not be utilized in grading. You can optionally do WebAssign assignments for practice, before turning them in through Swami.
Extra Credit for Peer Grading
Extra credit is offered for participation in peer grading of homework submitted through Swami.
Summary of In-Class Exams and Assignments
|Midterm 1||Friday, February 4, 2011||75 pts|
|Midterm 2||Friday, March 4, 2011||75 pts|
|Midterm 3||Monday, April 4, 2011||75 pts|
|Midterm 4||Friday, April 29, 2011||75 pts|
|Final||Monday, May 9, 2011, 8am-10am||200 pts|
|Swami (on-line homework submission)||N/A||100 pts|
|Swami (on-line peer grading)||N/A||Up to 100 pts of extra credit|
|WebAssign (on-line homework/testing program)||N/A||No credit|
The University’s Exam regulations for final exam week will be strictly followed. The regulations can be found at http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/schedule094/exams/examrules.htm .
Missed exams and quizzes
Students are expected to be present for all exams. If a verifiable emergency arises which prevents you from taking an in-class exam at the regularly scheduled time, you must notify your instructor as soon as possible, and in any case, prior to the next regularly scheduled class. Make-up exams and quizzes will be administered only at the discretion of the instructor and only under extreme circumstances. If a student is allowed to make up a missed exam, (s)he must take it at a mutually arranged time. No further opportunities will be extended. Failure to contact your instructor as stated above or inability to produce sufficient evidence of a real emergency will result in a grade of zero on the exam. Other remedies, such as adjusting credit for other exams, may be considered.
Additional Course Policies
Students with disabilities
If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with your instructor to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is very important that you be registered with Disability Resources (621-3268; drc.arizona.edu). You should notify your instructor of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations by TBA. You and your instructor can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.
The grade of I will be awarded if all of the following conditions are met:
- The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.
- The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.
- The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.
- The student asks for the incomplete before grades are due, 48 hours after the final exam.