Advanced Calculus I
Class time TuTh 2:00 - 3:15
Class location: CHM (CHEMISTRY), Room 0122
Office: Room 4413, Math Building
Office hours: M4, Th11. (I also usually have
some time after class.)
MATH 240 and MATH 241 with grade of C or better,
and permission of department.
Advanced Calculus, Patrick M. Fitzpatrick, Second Edition
Homework and other information will be posted on the course page.
I plan to cover from the text pp. 1-4, Appendix A and
almost all of Chapters 1-9. There will be some additional
(The possible points in each category will be normalized at
the end to give the corresponding percentages.)
- 20% Homework
- 14% Quizzes
- 36% Semester exams (two or three)
- 30% Final Exam
Here is a grading curve:
A 85-100%, B 75-84%, C 65-74%, D 55-64%.
F 0-54%. It is possible that the curve
will be relaxed, but it won't be
If you know before an exam that you have a schedule conflict,
contact me in advance.
On-line grades. We will use the online gradesheet
provided by the mathematics department.
After giving me an alias you will be able to see your grades from a
link I'll put on the course website.
Expectations/philosophy. You are expected to
come to class, do the homework, and most important of all be
actively engaged in trying to understand. Tips for success:
I will use coursemail to email the class. You are responsible for
reading this email. If you aren't getting the email, give me your
email address to add to the mailing.
- Don't fall behind. (Make a regular schedule of work and don't
- Make friends. Help each other. (On homework, it's usually
best to try alone first.)
Academic integrity in this class.
(Follow the link.)
If your religion dictates that you cannot take an exam or
hand in assigned work on a particular date, then contact
me at the beginning of the semester to discuss
alternatives. You are responsible for making these
arrangements at the beginning of the semester.
If you have some disability related to testing under the usual timed,
in-class conditions, you may contact the office of Disabled Students
Services (DSS) in Shoemaker. If they assess you as meriting private
conditions and/or extra time, then you may arrange to take your tests
at DSS, with extra time as they indicate. You must arrange this well in
advance of a test (in particular: no retakes). Click to
Disability Support Services for further information.
The course MATH 410.
MATH 410 is a gateway to higher mathematics and probably
the most fundamental undergraduate course a math major takes.
At last: we argue, think
and prove in the way that mathematicians do.
If you succeed in MATH 410,
you then you can handle undergraduate mathematics and have
taken one of the biggest steps toward becoming a matematician.
Success in MATH 410 requires a personal immersion in the
material and homework.
You have to be willing to struggle with reading and
problems until understanding comes.
By far the greater part
of this will happen outside of class.
I won't cover in class all the things you must read and understand:
In class, we will do some complicated things. But I am thinking
of class more for giving context, interpretation,
extra material, things that
will help the reading and homework, and answering questions.
Because the reading is so important, quizzes will often
have questions based on material in sections not covered
in class (at least yet).
Excellent reasons for missing class or
not reading are addressed as follows:
I will drop the lowest two quiz scores.
There isn't time.
- Usually we don't understand complicated arguments
"in real time" (i.e. as fast as the argument is presented at a
- It's critical that you learn to read mathematics and make
it your own.