Math 222, Spring 1998        9:55 MWF, B102 Van Vleck        Lecture 2, Wilson

 
Grading: There will be two exams during the semester. Each of those will count 100 points. The final exam will count 200 points. The grade you receive in your discussion section will count 100 points. (Note that is the same as an exam: Don’t skip the discussion section!) There will be 11 computer lab assignments, worth a total of 100 points. At the end of the semester a "curve" based on the 600 possible total points will determine final grades. (After each exam we will announce a "curve" for your use in estimating how you did on that exam, but the final course curve will not necessarily agree with the sum of those preliminary grades.)
Exams: The evening exams are 90 minutes long. Because they are announced now, as shown in the schedule on the other side of this sheet, most of you should be able to avoid conflicts with them: Plan ahead. If there is some conflict you cannot resolve please see me as soon as possible.
You will be allowed to use calculators on the exams. You may also bring one sheet of paper, 8 x 11" or less, to each exam, with whatever notes you think may be useful. For the final exam you may bring up to three such sheets.
The schedule on the other side of this sheet shows approximately where I expect us to be in the textbook as the semester progresses: We may deviate from this somewhat. The reading assignments should be read before we reach that point in lecture. The problems suggested are not to be turned in unless your TA says to do so: They are intended to let you test your own understanding of what you needed to get out of each section.
The "Lab" assignments refer to sections in Maple V Calculus Labs by Fattahi. You are expected to do those lab assignments and turn in a writeup at the next meeting of your discussion section after the day shown on the schedule. Each lab section starts with examples and discussion: You do not need to hand in any Maple work you have done in working through that section. Your writeup should respond to all of the problems in the part "Exercises with Maple": Use English sentences to describe what you did, and include printouts of the session with Maple, including your inputs and Maples responses. Be sure to include Maple's responses which are graphs also.
You are not required to have a graphing calculator for this course. You are not required to have a scientific calculator, but you may find it helpful: Some of the assigned problems require you to do a significant amount of arithmetic.
While the main goal of this class is the ability to understand and solve problems using the tools of calculus, that understanding may needs a theoretical base. We will definitely cover some theoretical material which you may be expected to answer questions on. If all you can do is calculate, a computer or calculator can beat you every time.
We have lots of resources to help you succeed, but you have to make use of them. DO come in to see me and/or your TA. If you seem to need special help programs we can also steer you to those.
I have two offices. One is in the math building, 411 Van Vleck Hall, with telephone 263-5944. The other is 625 Lowell Hall: Lowell is at 610 Langdon Street. The telephone number there is 262-5446. I will usually be in Van Vleck all morning and afternoon on Monday and Wednesday and on Friday morning. I will frequently be in Lowell at other times. Before relying on my being at either place it is a good idea to call or use email to check: Sometimes meetings interfere with my planned schedule. I check email frequently: Mail to me at wilson@math.wisc.edu