Mathematics 414: Advanced Calculus

Instructor: Professor Lieberman

   Revised May 12

  1. My office is 422 Carver, and the phone number there is 294-8136; I can also be reached via e-mail at lieb@iastate.edu . (This is the best way to get in touch with me.) My office hours are 2-4 Monday and Wednesday, and 2-3 Tuesday. Click here for modifications to this schedule.  If you can't make these office hours, either make an appointment or take your chances. I'm usually in my office between 9 and 12 and between 2 and 4 every day (except, of course when I am teaching: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 to 11:50).
  2. The textbook for this course is Advanced Calculus: A Friendly Approach, by Witold Kosmala.  We will cover Chapters 1 through 7.  Chapters 1 through 6 will be covered on in-class exams and on the final, but Chapter 7 will be covered only on the final.
  3. The course will be graded based on three in-class exams (scheduled for February 19, covering Chapters 1 and 2; March 14, covering Chapters 3 and 4; and April 18, covering Chapters 5 and 6), one final exam (May 8, in the regular classroom, covering the entire course), and weekly homework assignments.  The three in-class exams are 40% of your grade, the final is 20% and homework is 40%.  Grades will be based on your total points.  Approximate cut-offs are 88% = A, 77% = B, 66% = C, 55% = D.  Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.  Grades are available on the web.
  4. Midterm grades were computed by taking the average of your exam score with your homework score, figured as a percent of possible.  Letter grades were computed based on 90%=A, etc. to allow for some score slippage later.
  5. Homework assignments will be posted on the web along with a due date. Typically there will be one assignment per week.  If, at any time, you do not turn in a complete homework assignment, you may get credit for completing the assignment by turning in both the problems you didn't work along with the graded homework assignment.  (This last part is important to guarantee that you don't get double points for solving a problem twice.)  Late homework will be accepted but it may not be graded promptly.  Solutions for assignments will be posted on the web approximately one week after the due date.
  6. Graduating seniors will be excused from the final exam if they are receiving at least a B grade (including homework due before dead week).
  7. Solutions to the first exam, second exam and the third exam are now available.  A practice final and solutions are now available. Solutions to the final exam are also available.
  8. I will be out of town on April 11 and on April 18.  There will be substitute teachers on those days (Professor Sacks on April 11 and Professor Johnston on April 18).
  9. Come to the ISU Flute Ensemble-Flutes and More Recital Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm in the Music Hall Recital Hall (Martha Ellen Tye Hall).

 
 
 

Syllabus
Watch for adjustments to this syllabus and the day by day syllabus throughout the semester.

Chapter 1 (Sections 1-8): January 13 through 31
Chapter 2 (Sections 1-5): February 3 through 14
REVIEW February 17
HOUR EXAM February 19
Chapter 2 (Section 5-6) February 21
Chapter 3 (Sections 1-3): February 21 through 28
Chapter 4 (Sections 1-3): March 3 through 10
REVIEW March 12
HOUR EXAM March 14
Chapter 4 (Section 4) March 24
Chapter 5 (Sections 1-3): March 26 through April 2
Chapter 6 (Sections 1-5): April 4 through 14
REVIEW April 16
HOUR EXAM April 18
Chapter 7 (Sections 1-4): April 21 through 28
COURSE REVIEW  April 30 and May 2
FINAL EXAM May 8, 9:45-11:45 a.m.
 
 


Day-by-Day Syllabus


January 13  Section 1.1  March 10 Section 4.4
January 15 Section 1.2 March 12 REVIEW
January 17 Section 1.3 March 14 SECOND EXAM (Chapters 3 and 4)
January 22 Section 1.4  March 24 Section 4.4
January 24 Section 1.5  March 26 Sections 4.4 and 5.1
January 27 Sections 1.6 and 1.7  March 28 Section 5.1
January 29 Section 1.8  March 31 Section 5.2 
January 31 Catch up April 2 Section 5.3
February 3 Section 2.1 April 4 Section 6.1
February 5 Section 2.2  April 7 Section 6.1
February 7 Section 2.3  April 9 Section 6.2
February 10 Section 2.4 April 11 Section 6.3
February 12 Section 2.5 April 14 Section 6.4
February 14 Section 2.5 April 16 REVIEW
February 17 REVIEW April 18
THIRD EXAM (Chapters 5 and 6)
February 19 First Exam (Chapters 1 and 2) April 21 Sections 6.5 and Section 7.1
February 21 Sections 2.5 and 2.6 April 23 Section 7.2
February 24 Section 3.1 and 3.2 April 25 Section 7.3
February 26 Section 3.2 April 28
Section 7.4
February 28 Section 3.3
April 30
COURSE REVIEW
March 3 Section 4.1 May 2
COURSE REVIEW
March 5 Section 4.2
May 8 FINAL EXAM
March 7 Section 4.3