PREREQUISITES: A good working knowledge of calculus (courses MAT 21AB) and some linear algebra (MAT 22A, may be taken concurrently). You are responsible for satisfying the prerequisites!
TEXTBOOK: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 8th Edition, by D. Smith. M. Eggen. R. St. Andre (Brooks-Cole, 2011). Chapters 1-5 will be covered. Earlier editions of the book are also fine, but please check the numbering of problems assigned for homework.
GRADE: Course grade will be based on the following:
Thursday meeting is a discussion session, lead by the TA, and devoted to homework and further elaboration on lecture material. Attendance of discussion sessions is mandatory.
Please bear in mind that talking, cellphone ringing, newspaper reading, etc. disrupt the lectures. Use of computers, cellphones, recorders, or any other electronic devices during lectures is not allowed.
If you have any problem at all that requires special accommodation, please let me know well in advance! In particular, the Student Disability Center asked me to post this message:
Use of books, notes, calculators, or anything else but pencil and paper, will not be allowed on any exam.
Homework will be assigned about once a week, and due the following week. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances. See the Homework assignments page for homework information.
Also, there will be no make-up exams. A missed exam counts as 0 points. If you miss the final you will automatically receive an F. The grade I (Incomplete) will not be given in any circumstances. Be aware that, due to a recent policy change, the grade NS (Enrolled No Work Submitted) no longer exists, so you will receive an F if you submit no work.
Solutions for the midterms will be posted at the materials page.
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