MATH 165, SECTION 43 CALCULUS I
SYLLABUS
MTWR 5:106pm Carver 0002
Instructor: ChiJen Wang Office: Carver 410 Email: cjwang@iastate.edu
Office hours: Carver 410 MW 24pm & T 45pm, or by appointment
Course website: www.public.iastate.edu/~cjwang/165F12.html
MyMathLab Cousre ID: wang41238
Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on placement exam, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of geometry, 1 semester of trigonometry or enrollment in MATH 141 or MATH 142.
Textbook: Calculus, 9th ed, by Varberg, Purcell, and Rigdon. And MyMathLab(MML) PLUS Code.
Course Topics:
Limits (Sections 1.1, 1.3 thru 1.6). 7 days
The Derivative (Sect. 2.1 thru 2.8). 12 days
Applications of the Derivative (Sect. 3.1 thru 3.5, 3.8, 3.9). 11 days
The Definite Integral (Sect. 4.1 thru 4.5). 11 days
Transcendental Functions (Sect. 6.1 thru 6.5, 6.8). 10 days
If you have any question about the materials in class, please feel free to ask. The class time is for learning and questions are usually a better way to learn than just taking notes. If you are having difficulties in the beginning, there is a Chapter 0 that you can look at and hopefully catch up on some of the mathematics.
Class Attendance: You are expected to be at every class. If you are not in class, you are responsible for attaining any notes that were given in class from another student. Frequently missing class will make it hard to be successful in any academic learning. I will hand out an attendance sheet every class and give some extra credits at the end of the semester for good attendance (number of missing class ≤ 3).
Grading Policy:
Homework 
20% 
Quizzes 
20% 
3 Inclass Exams + Midterm 
40% 
Final Exam 
20% 
No makeup exams, quizzes, or homework will be given.
Grading Scale:
A: 90100% B: 8089% C: 7079% D: 6069% F: 059%
Homework: Homework will be assigned and done weekly on MyMathLab(MML), an online assessment tool to practice the material in textbook. You will need to register on MML as soon as possible; the enrollment will be end on Monday, Sep 3. The registering access code comes included with a new textbook. If you buy a used book, you have to buy the access code separately, or can purchase online.
No late homework will be accepted. Every homework is due Tuesday at 1am. When you are entering answers, you need to make sure your answers are in the form requested. You have 3 tries for each answer and 3 tries for similar exercise. After you enter your answer and click CHECK, if the answer is right, move on to the next problem. If not, try to correct your mistake, it might be a syntax or mathematics error. 13 homework will be assigned in the semester, and the lowest 2 scores will be dropped in the final grade.
Create an account in MyMathLab:
• During the registering process you will be asked for a class code. Couses ID: wang41238.
• If you have never used MyMathLab before, look at the online instructions https://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/students/
• If you did not buy an access code yet, you can buy one with a credit card during the signup process.
• When you sign up, make sure that you put your ISU email address into the Email field, not Yahoo, Hotmail, or anything else. We need to know how to match up your CourseCompass account with your ISU account.
• Log into MyMathLab and complete the tutorial on http://media.pearsoncmg.com/cmg/pmmg/pmmg_mml_shared/enter_answers.html If you are doing this on your own computer, you need to install the MathXL plugin first.
Extra Credit: HW0 contains materials in Chapter 0 and will be worth 10 points extra credit toward homework. Furthermore, the Mathematics department sponsors a Problem of the Week. This problem may be completed for extra credit on homework. Solutions to these problems should come with complete work, not just answers. Each complete and correct Problem of the Week will be worth 3 points extra credit counted towards homework.
http://orion.math.iastate.edu/ehjohnst/PoW/F2012/F2012.html
Quizzes And Exams: There will be a Departmental Midterm, a Departmental Final, three inclass hourly exam this semester. There will be a short 1520 minute quiz given at the end of every Thursday class. These quizzes will cover the material over the week. A student’s lowest quiz score throughout the semester will not be counted in the final grade.
The midterm exam will cover material throughout §3.2. The final departmental exam will cover all material throughout the semester.
No makeup quizzes and exams will be given expect under extreme circumstances such as serious illness or family emergency—you should contact me as soon as such an emergency arises and depending on the circumstances, documentation may be requested.
No communication devices (cell phones, Iphones, internet devices, etc.) can be turned on or used during any exams.
In addition, no student is to be excused or exempted from taking the Final Exam; the Final Exam must be taken.
Calculators: Students are required to have a calculator for this class. Calculator will be allowed in portions of Midterm and Final Exam, and 3 inclass hourly exams. There will be portions of exams and some quizzes on which calculators are not allowed.
Academic Dishonesty: Cheating will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating on a quiz or exam this will at the very least result in a zero for that assessment. Further action will be taken in severe circumstances.
Extra Help: If you need extra help in any aspect of this course, you can stop by my office to ask questions in my office hours or by appointment. Math help room (Carver 385) is open MF 9am4pm, begins 27 Aug. Furthermore, you can also get help from Supplemental Instruction (SI): http://apps.dso.iastate.edu/si/
A department calculus syllabus and objectives may be found on the http://orion.math.iastate.edu/calculus/. This also lists the pervious departmental common exams.
Students With Disability: If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, you should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form from the Disability Resource office (Student Services Building room 1076, 2946624 or TDD 2946335, disabilityresources@iastate.edu or accommodations@iastate.edu). Please contact your Math 165 course administrator early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
Note, this syllabus is subject to change at any time. If any changes are made, they will be announced in class, and an updated syllabus will be posted on the course website.
Math 165 Section 43 Schedule Fall 12
MONDAY 
TUESDAY 
WEDNESDAY 
THURSDAY 
FRIDAY 
Aug 20 
21 1.1 
22 1.3 
23

24 
27 1.4 
28 1.5 
29 1.6 
30 Quiz 1 
31 
Sep 3 
4 2.1 
5

6 2.2/Quiz 2 
7 
10 2.3 
11

12 2.4/Review 
13 Exam 1 
14 
17 2.5 
18

19 2.6 
20 2.7/Quiz 3 
21 
24 2.8 
25

26 3.1 
27 3.2/Quiz 4 
28 
Oct 1

2 3.3 
3 Review 
4 Midterm 
5 
8

9 3.4 
10

11 3.5 
12 
15

16 3.8 
17

18 3.9/Quiz 5 
19 
22

23 4.1 
24 
25 4.2/Quiz 6 
26 
29

30 4.3 
31 Review 
Nov 1 Exam 2 
2 
5 4.4 
6

7 4.5 
8 Quiz 7 
9 
12

13 6.1 
14 6.2 
15 Quiz 8 
16 
19 Holiday 
20 Holiday 
21 Holiday 
22 Holiday 
23 Holiday 
26 6.3 
27 6.4 
28 6.5/Review 
29 Exam 3 
30 
Dec 3

4 6.8 
5

6 
7 
10 FINAL WEEK 
11 
12 
13 
14 
Homework due every Tuesday 1am
HW1, due Aug 28, §1.1, 1.3
HW2, due Sep 5, §1.4−1.6
HW3, due Sep 11, §2.1, 2.2
HW4, due Sep 18, §2.3, 2.4
HW5, due Sep 25, §2.5−2.7
HW6, due Oct 2, §2.8, 3.1, 3.2
HW7, due Oct 16, §3.3−3.5
HW8, due Oct 23, §3.8, 3.9
HW9, due Oct 30, §4.1, 4.2
HW10, due Nov 6, §4.2, 4.3
HW11, due Nov 13, §4.4, 4.5
HW12, due Nov 27, §6.1, 6.2
HW13, due Dec 4, §6.3−6.5
Thursday Quizzes and Exams
Quiz1, §1.1, 1.3 Solution
Quiz2, §1.4−1.6 Solution
Exam1, Ch1, 2.1, 2.2 Practice Problems Solution
Quiz3, §2.3, 2.4 Solution
Quiz4, §2.5, 2.6 Solution
Midterm, Ch1, Ch2, 3.1−3.2 Practice Midterm Solution
(Departmental midterm, night exam at 8:009:45 pm, Oct 4)
Quiz5, §3.3, 3.4 Solution
Quiz6, §3.5, 3.8, 3.9 Solution
Exam2, §3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1 Practice Problems Solution
Quiz7, §4.2, 4.3 Solution
Quiz8, §4.4, 4.5 Solution
Exam3, § 4.2−4.5, 6.1, 6.2 Practice Problems Solution
Final, Ch1−4, Ch6 Practice Final
(Departmental final, date and time TBA)