MATH 115: Applied Calculus I


General Information for All Sections of Math 115

Calculus I -- Spring 2011


Bulletin Board

Breaking Announcements

As mentioned in the syllabus and on the course page, the common final exam will be on Thursday, May 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • All sections are in Budig 120 except Prof. Stefanov's, which is in Wescoe 3140.
  • Prof. Purna will be holding a common review session in Budig 120 at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Attendance is strongly encouraged for all students; however, in accordance with Stop Day policy this session is not a required component of the course.
  • If you have any conflicts you should have already made arrangements with the coordinator. If you have a conflict and have not done so, you should contact Prof. Purna immediately; be sure to CC Prof. Bayer at bayer@math.ku.edu as well.
  • A review guide is now available here. Check back often for and further updates.


Web pages of some sections

General Information

This is a multi-section class with a common midterm, a common final, and a common Gateway exam. This page has information for all sections. All Math 115 students are subject to the policies set forth herein, as well as those in their respective section pages and syllabi (both for Prof. Purnaprajna's section and for other sections)
  1. Coordinator: Prof. Bangere Purnaprajna.

    • Office: 523 Snow
    • Phone: 864-5291
    • Email: m115-coord@math.ku.edu
    • Course Web Page: This page and syllabus
    To contact the course coordinator email: m115-coord@math.ku.edu
  2. Prerequisites/Enrollment

    MATH 101 or Math 104 or two years high school algebra and a score of 26 or more on Enhanced ACT Mathematics, or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test. Not open to students with credit in Math 121. Students not eligible should enroll in the appropriate math class.

    The deadline to add a math class is January 27. There are no exceptions. All enrollment issues for 115 are handled by Lindsey Deaver (ldeaver@math.ku.edu) who is in 307 Snow each afternoon.

    Withdrawal deadline: Monday, April 21

  3. Consulting Room

    Room 308 in Snow Hall is designated as a consulting and study room for Math 115. GTAs are available there much of the day to assist with questions pertaining to the course; you do not need to be in their respective sections to request their assistance. If the help room is not staffed during scheduled hours, you can inquire in the Mathematics Department office (405 Snow).
    Schedule for Consulting Room
     Monday 
     Tuesday 
     Wednesday 
     Thursday 
     Friday 
     9:30 
      
     Hauck 
      
     Hauck 
     10:00 
      
     Hauck, Huang 
      
     Hauck, Huang 
     10:30 
      
     Hauck, Huang 
      
     Hauck, Huang 
     11:00 
     Liu 
     Schmidt 
      
     Zima 
     11:30 
     Liu 
     Schmidt 
      
     Zima 
     12:00 
     Dagtoros, Liu 
     Schmidt 
     Dagtoros, Liu, Regier 
     Zima 
     Dagtoros 
     12:30 
     Dagtoros, Liu 
     Schmidt 
     Dagtoros, Liu, Regier 
     Zima 
     Dagtoros 
     1:00 
     Regier 
     Schmidt 
      
     Huang, Zima 
     Regier 
     1:30 
     Regier 
     Schmidt 
      
     Huang, Zima 
     Regier 
     2:00 
     Poskin 
      
     Poskin 
      
      
     2:30 
     Poskin 
      
     Poskin 
      
      
     3:00 
     Poskin 
     Whittaker 
      
     Whittaker 
      
     3:30 
     Poskin 
     Whittaker 
      
     Whittaker 
      
     4:00 
      
     Whittaker 
      
     Whittaker 
      

    Thursday May 12 is the last day for the consulting room. The consulting room will not be open on Stop Day or during exam week.

  4. Important KU dates:

    • First day of classes: January 21
    • Last day to add or change sections online: January 27
    • Last day to drop a course (can be done online): February 10
    • Spring break: March 19 - 27
    • Last day to withdraw from a course (paper form, no signature needed): April 21
    • Last day of class: May 12
    • Stop day: May 13

Grading

All scores are calculated on a 1000-point scale. The common exams, overseen by the course coordinator, are worth 500 points. In-class activities and assignments, administered by the section leads, are worth 400 points. The Gateway exam, administered through a computerized testing system run by the Mathematics Department, is worth 100 points.
  1. Common Exams

    The common exams will be multiple-choice. They are worth 500 of possible 1000 points. They are not given during the class time. Their schedules are as follows:
    • Midterm (200 pts): Tuesday, March 15 5:45-7:45 p.m.
    • Final (300 pts): Thursday, May 19 4:30-7:00 p.m.
    Room assignments will be available about a week before the exams, announced in classes, and posted outside the math office (405 Snow). You will mark your answers on bubble sheets. You are considered responsible to bring a #2 pencil to the common exams. Pencils will not be provided for you, and ink cannot be read by the computer scanner.

    Sample versions will be made available a week or so before the exams are given.

    Policy for make-up common exams: Exceptions for common exam times (extra time due to documenteed disabilities, make-up exams due to time conflict, etc.) must be arranged at least a month in advance with the course coordinator, Prof. Purnaprajna. He is the only person who can make these arrangements. If a truly serious emergency --- accident, hospital, jail, etc. --- causes you to miss a common exam, contact Prof. Purnaprajna as soon as you can. He is the only person who can make the appropriate arrangements for you to complete the course.

    Sorry, there are no early makeups for common exams.

  2. In-class exams, projects, and quizzes

    Your section instructor will award you 400 points for in-class exams, quizzes, projects, homework, attendance, etc. See your section syllabus and/or instructor for details.

    The first in-class midterm is generally based around topics corresponding to the following homework exercises:

    • §2.4 #46-48; #52, 56-58, 61; #67,68; #74, 76, 78
    • §2.5 #73, 74; #85
    • §2.6 #14, 15; #18, 20, 22; #24, 25; #29-32
    • §3.1 #42, 44; #45, 47, 48
    • §3.2 #44-46
    • §3.3 #55-57; #62, 64; #77

  3. Gateway Exam (100 pts)

    Information about the Gateway exam can be found here. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by the format and the deadlines. There are no exceptions.

Other policies

Math 115 is subject to the policies of the Mathematics Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University of Kansas as a whole. These include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Accommodations

    • The KU office of Disability Resources coordinates accommodations and services for all students who are eligible. If you have a disability for which you wish to request accommodations and have not contacted Disabilities Resources, please do so as soon as possible. Their office is located in 22 Strong Hall; their phone number is 785-864-2620. Information about their services can be found here. Please also contact the course coordinator privately in regard to your needs in this course.
    • If you have a conflict between the course schedule and mandated religious observances, contact the course coordinator as soon as possible.

  2. Intellectual Property

    Course materials prepared by the instructors, together with the content of all lectures, are the property of the instructor. Video and audio recording of lectures without the consent of the instructor is prohibited. Permission to make such recordings may be granted by the instructor on a case by case basis, on the condition that these recordings are used only as a study aid by the individual making the recording. Unless explicit permission is obtained from the instructor, recordings of lectures may not be modified and must not be transferred or transmitted to any other person, whether or not that individual is enrolled in the course. Uploading of course materials to other web sites is not permitted.