December 10, 2009
- My office is 422 Carver, and the phone number there is
294-8136; I can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail is the easiest
way to contact me. My office hours
are 2-4 pm on Monday, 3-4 on Tuesday, and 10 am-12 non on Wednesday. If
you can't make these office hours, either make an appointment or take your
chances. I'm usually also in my office between 2 and 4 every day and I
have another class (Math 266) Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 am. Click here for modifications to my
regular office hours.
- Be sure to purchase all appropriate course material for
the course from the bookstore. The textbook is Calculus (ninth
edition) by Varberg, Purcell, and Rigdon.
- The course will be graded based on three in-class exams
(September 15, October 30, and December 3) of 100 points each, one midterm
exam (on Thursday, October 8, 8-9:30 pm, in Molecular Biology 1414) of 125
points, one final exam (time and place to be announced) of 150 points, and
regular homework assignments worth 200 points total. Grades will be
based on your total points out of 775 possible points. Approximate
cut-offs are 90% = A, 80% = B, 70% = C, 55% = D. Adjustments to this scale
(such as plus/minus grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.
- Homework grades are posted on MyMathLab; click here to see more information about MyMathLab.
Course grades are posted on WebCT. If you have any questions about WebCT,
ask in class or e-mail me.
- Practice exams and solutions will be available a few
days before each exam. Here is a link to
old Math 166 midterms and final exams. Our midterm and final exam will be
similar to the ones on the web and identical to the ones for Math 166.
Here is practice exam #2. Here is practice
- There is a syllabus at the bottom of this page. The
final exam will specifically ask questions only on the second half of the
course, but you may need course material from the first half of the course
to answer a question completely.
- Homework assignments are on the web at MyMathLab. Note
that you can turn in homework several times and only the most recent score
will be recorded.
- Make-up exams are available only in cases of emergency.
If you know ahead of time that you will miss an exam, see me to schedule a
make-up. At the bottom of this webpage is a list of homework problems for
the first three assignments. To get
credit for them, you must turn them through MyMathLab, and the actual
problems there may be somewhat different from the ones in the text. The reason for including them here is to
give everyone a chance to work on problems even if there is a problem with
- If you have a documented disability and anticipate
needing accommodations in this course, please make arrangements to meet
with me soon. Please request that a Disability Resources staff send a SAAR
form verifying your disability and specifying the accommodation you will
- The Putnam Competition is December 5. See the official
competition website for general
information and the departmental signup
form for information on how to sign up.
Syllabus for Math 166H (revised)
24 – September 11
Review September 15
EXAM September 17
(over Chapter 5)
18- October 6
Review October 8 (regular class
EXAM October 8 (8-9:30 pm; over
Chapters 5 and 7)
class October 9
Review October 29
October 30 (over
THANKSGIVING BREAK (no class November 23-27)
EXAM December 3
(over Chapter 9)
10 December 4-11
EXAM December 16 (12-2pm in 1352
First three homework assignments (due September 4)
#1: Section 5.1, #7, 11, 26, 31
#2: Section 5.2, #4, 9, 21, 25, 32
#3: Section 5.3, #2, 6, 10 and Section 5.4, #5, 13, 23, 24, 30