Math 34B, Spring 2007

# Math 34B, Spring 2007

"You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it."
--Locke (Lost, 2004)
Instructor: Matthew Macauley
Class: Math 34B, Calculus for Life & Social Scientists
Time: TR 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Location: BSIF 1217
Office Hours: M 1-2, TR 2-3.
T.A.: Keith Thompson
Office Hours: MTR 2-3

All homework will be done on WebWork.

Practice problems for Midterm #2, and solutions to selected problems.

 Homework 10% Attendence 10% Midterm #1 20% Midterm #2 20% Final Exam 40%

* Anybody who gets an A (or A-) on the final exam automatically gets a grade of an A (or an A-) in the course.

* Discussion section attendence is mandatory. You get 2 points for being on time, and 1 point for being late. You get an A for missing no more than 4 points, a B for missing no more than 6, a C for missing no more than 8, and a D for missing no more than 10. Please don't ask for getting an absence excused -- these "4 free points" ARE your excused absenses, that everybody gets, no questions asked.

The class will not be curved. The grading breakdown is as follows:
 A+ 98-100% A 93-98% A- 90-92% B+ 88-90% B 83-88% B- 80-82% C+ 78-80% C 73-78% C- 70-72% D+ 68-70% D 63-68% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
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CLASS SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Week 1 (April 2-6)
Sections: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8

Week 2 (April 9-13)
Sections: 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 12.3

Week 3 (April 16-21)
Sections: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3

Week 4 (April 23-28)
Sections: 9.4, 9.5, 9.6

Week 5 (April 30-May 4)
Sections: 12.1, 12.2
MIDTERM #1

Week 6 (May 7-12)
12.5, 12.2, 12.4

Week 7 (May 14-18)
Sections: 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.7, 13.4

Week 8 (May 21-25)
Sections: 13.5, 13.6, 13.8, 13.9

Week 9 (May 28-June 1)
Sections: 15.1
MIDTERM #2

Week 10 (June 4-8)
Sections: 15.2, 15.3

FINAL EXAM: Thursday June 14, 2007, 4-7pm
Location: TBA