Mathematics 165: Calculus I

Section A

Summer Session I, 2003


May 19-June 13                                June 6-July 11
 Gary M. Lieberman                             Elgin Johnston
 office: Carver 422                                office: Carver 400C or Carver 472
 telephone: 294-8136                            telephone: 294-0302 or 294-8160
 email:                         email:
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2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of geometry, 1 semester of trigonometry or enrollment in Math 141 or 142.


4 credits

Current course grades

Current course grades and all recorded scores are available on the web by clicking grades. Scores are listed by the last 6 digits of the university ID numbers. If a score has been incorrectly recorded, you should contact the instructor.  Final course grades are now available.


Homework will be collected at least twice per week.  Homework is due at the the beginning of class on the day it is due.  Late homework will not be accepted for any reason.  Two low homeworks will be dropped from the course grade computation.  Homework assignments may also be found by clicking assignments.

Class meetings:

Lectures are MTWRF 8:40 - 10:00 in Beyer 101.  The first class is Monday, May 19, 2003, and the last class is Friday, July 11, 2003.  There are no classes on Memorial Day (May 26) and the Fourth of July (July 4).

Office hours and email contact:


Calculus: Early Vectors preliminary edition, by James Stewart.

Course Topics:

Help room:

The Mathematics Department runs a help room that is free to all students. The Help Room is in 196 Carver. It begins operation on September 4. Its hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.


Students are required to have a calculator for this class. Calculators should be capable of graphing functions and zooming in on the graphs. The department recommends the TI-85 calculator. Some students will prefer the more elaborate and more expensive TI-92. Bring the calculators to class and to exams.  You should also know how to use your calculator to perform the following tasks:

Course Grading

Course grades will be based on homework (20%) and four exams (80%).  Grade cutoffs will be approximately 90%  for A, 80% for B, 70% for C, and 55% for D with the exact cutoffs determined by class performance on exams. Plus/minus guidelines will be at the discretion of the instructor (in which case, expect 90% to be the cut-off for A-, not for A). 

Schedule for exams

All exams are cumulative.

Sickness policy:

If you are sick the day of an exam, you should contact the instructor by phone on the day of the exam to arrange a timely make-up exam.

Last updated May 13, 2003.