MAT25 Advanced calculus - Spring 2011
All assignments are due at the beginning of your discussion section on
the specified day.
Late homework will not be accepted.
If you are unable to come to the section, it is your responsibility to
contact your TA to make an alternative arrangement for handing in the homework
BEFORE the deadline.
News and announcements
- (6/8/11) Have a great summer!
- (6/8/11) Final grades have been uploaded to the system and should
be visible soon on SmartSite/SIS. Here is an explanation of how the grades
were computed: a total score (in the range 0-100) was
computed as a weighted average of the midterms, final, and
homework assignments, as described in the syllabus (this total
score can be seen on the course SmartSite grades, under "Weighted average").
The lowest homework score was dropped when computing the homework component
of the grade. The letter grades were then
computed from the total score according to the following cutoff
|       A         || 81-100 |
|       A- || 80-80.999 |
|       B+ || 77-79.999 |
|       B || 68-76.999 |
|       B- || 65-67.999 |
|       C+ || 63-64.999 |
|       C || 58-62.999 |
|       C- || 56-57.999 |
|       D+ || 53-55.999 |
|       D || 49-52.999 |
|       D- || 48-48.999 |
|       F || 0-47.999 |
The mean total score was 63.8, and the highest total score was 89.24. The
following table shows the distribution of the letter grades:
|     A range (A, A-) ||
|| 17 students (18.7%) |
|     B range (B+, B, B-) || || 26 students (28.6%) |
|     C range (C+, C, C-) || || 27 students (29.7%) |
|     D range (D+, D, D-) || || 10 students (11.0%) |
|     F || || 11 students (12.1%) |
- (6/2/11) Click here
for the solutions to the practice problems.
- (5/31/11) Click here
for a set of practice problems for the final exam.
Solutions will be posted later this week.
- (5/10/11) The grades for the midterm exam have been posted on
SmartSite. The average grade was 63, the median grade was 65, and the standard
deviation of the grades was 19. Here is a chart showing the distribution
of the grades:
Here is some useful information about next week's midterm exam:
- Exam time and place: Monday, May 2 at 9 a.m., Wellman 216.
Come on time!
- Exam duration: 45 minutes.
- Exam type: closed-book exam; no written material or electronic devices
may be used. Definitions of important concepts such as convergence
of a sequence to a limit, boundedness etc. will be given in the exam
- Material to be covered: all material covered in lectures,
the homework and discussion section up to and including the lecture of
Wednesday, April 27.
- What to bring: student ID and writing utensils (no need to
bring an exam blue book).
- Recommendations for studying: Read the relevant sections in
the textbook and in your class notes, with a focus on attaining a high
level of understanding (as opposed to memorizing). Review the homework
and its solutions. Solve the practice problems in
homework assignment #5.
The Student Disability Center asks that students interested in serving as paid notetakers for this course please contact Russ Zochowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Notetakers are paid a stipend of $25 per unit. Students are asked to put notetaker, the course title and number, and instructor’s name in the subject lines of their emails
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||MWF 9:00-9:50 at Wellman 216
| • Section A01 (Andrew Farris): T 4:10-5:00 at Olson 147
• Section A02 (Tim Wertz): T 5:10-6:00 at Wellman 115
||F 10:30-12:30 (at my office, MSB 2218)
||Andrew Farris (MSB 1111 -- office hours: M 2-4 at MSB 2117)|
|Tim Wertz (MSB 2232 -- office hours: T 1-2, F 2-3)|
The course syllabus
contains a detailed description of the course as well as information
on the textbook, course policies, exams and grading.