University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Math 107: Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
Instructor: Petronela Radu
I will try to announce any changes to my office hours during lecture or by email.
The class is structured with two large 50 minute lectures and two 50 minute recitations each week. In the lectures, I typically introduce new material and sometimes administer a short extra credit quiz. During your recitation, material from the lecture is further discussed. Recitation time is also used to provide help with the homework assignments and other components of the course and to return your graded work. Occasionally, there may be new material presented during the recitation. The semester exams, along with some extra credit quizzes, are administered during your recitation.
Course Syllabus: You can find a tentative syllabus for the course here.
Preparation: Before coming to lecture you should preview the section to be covered. I also strongly recommend that you attempt some of the exercises from the section after the lecture and before your next recitation.
Homework: Homework problems will be posted on the course website (click on the Math 107 link on my website http://www.math.unl.edu/~pradu3). Roughly once a week (usually on Friday), a selection of the exercises will be collected and graded by your recitation instructor. The maximum score for each assignment is 10 points; 8 of these points is based upon your work for two of the assigned problems and the remaining 2 points is based on the number of problems given a serious attempt. The exercises you should submit for grading will be announced in lecture a few days before they will be collected. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Homework 1 (due Friday, 01/24 in recitation): 6.2 (pg. 310): 14, 23, 36, 52, 70; 7.1 (pg. 338): 16, 27, 34, 54, 73, 85.
Homework 2 (due Friday, 01/31 in recitation): 7.2 (pg. 346): 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 17, 39, 43, 45, 53.
Homework 3 (due Friday, 02/07 in recitation) : 7.4 (pg. 359): 2,4, 7,14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23.
Homework 4 (due Friday, 02/14 in recitation) : 7.4 (pg. 360): 28, 29, 32, 40, 44, 48, 52, 62, 63.
Homework 5 (due Friday, 02/21 in recitation) : 7.5 (pg. 364): 3, 6, 8, 11, 19.
Homework 6 (due Friday, 02/28 in recitation) : 7.7 (pg. 378): 2, 11, 21, 29, 32, 36; 7.8. (pg. 382): 8, 19, 22, 23, 28, 30.
Homework 7 (due Friday, 03/07 in recitation) : 8.1 (pg. 396): 5, 12, 16, 24, 28; 8.2 (pg. 404): 4, 6, 13, 22, 25, 30, 34.
Homework 8 (due Friday, 03/14 in recitation) : 8.3 (pg. 413): 11, 16, 24, 39; 8.4 (pg. 404): 14,19; 8.5 (pg. 430): 3, 6.
Homework 9 (due Friday, 03/21 in recitation) : 9.1 (pg. 467): 5, 13, 16, 24, 28; 9.2 (pg. 404): 5, 15, 21, 24.
Homework 10 (due Friday, 04/11 in recitation) : 9.3 (pg. 480): 7, 12, 15, 18, 26, 30, 38; 9.4 (pg. 488): 3, 7, 9, 17, 25.
Homework 11 (due Friday, 04/18 in recitation) : 9.4 (pg. 488): 32, 36, 41, 61, 73, 75; 9.5 (pg. 496): 9, 19, 22, 27, 28.
Homework 12 (due Friday, 04/25 in recitation) : 10.1 (pg. 512): 6, 13, 25, 29; 10.2 (pg. 517): 2, 6, 13, 25, 28, 34, 38; 10.3 (pg. 523): 6, 10, 16.
Homework 13 (due Friday, 05/02 in recitation) : Review Problems (pg. 543): 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 25, 28, 30.
Quizzes: Throughout the semester, some quizzes will be administered during the lecture or during the recitation. All these quizzes count towards extra credit. No make-up quizzes will be given.
Exams: The mid-term exams for this course are scheduled during your recitation period on the following Fridays: February 21, March 21, and April 25. Exam content will be based on material from the text, lectures, homework and quizzes. The final exam will be comprehensive and will run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 8. All exams are closed book and closed notes. You may also bring a calculator (with no wireless capability) to the exams (again except the Gateway). No other electronic devices (ipods, cell phones, etc.) may be used during any exam. After each exam is graded, a scale will be announced providing the cut-offs for A+, A-, A, B+, B, etc. for that exam.
Gateway Exam: On Friday, February 14, the Gateway Exam will be given during your recitation period. This exam will consist of 7 problems requiring routine but accurate manipulation. No notes, texts, calculators or tables are permitted. To receive any credit for the Gateway Exam, you must correctly solve at least 6 problems. From February 14 through March 21, you may retake an online version of the Gateway Exam at most once per day until you have passed the exam.
Assessment: Grades will be computed mechanically. The
maximum number of points possible for each component of the course is
||100 points (10 points each, lowest score(s) dropped)
|| up to 50 (bonus) points
At the end of the semester, we will compute a composite score for you by summing your scores for each component of the course. We will also total the minimum A+, A-, A, B+, B, etc. scores on the homeworks, exams, final, quizzes, etc. If your score is greater or equal to the minimum A+ score, you have earned an A+ for the course. If your score is one point below the minimum A+ score, you will receive an A. A similar procedure will be followed for the other grades. All requests for additional credit after the end of the semester will be considered and then rejected.
Portfolio: It is your responsibility to maintain a complete portfolio of graded assignments, quizzes, and exams. You should collect your graded work during the class period in which it is returned; your instructors are not required to safeguard your uncollected work. Whenever the need arises, your portfolio of graded work will be used to verify, update, or correct your records for the course. If your collection of graded work is incomplete, then this will have a negative impact on your final grade.
Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by
failure on the exam, quiz, or project, failure in the course, and/or
suspension or expulsion from the University. For more information, refer to the Student Code of Conduct in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
I do not include the usual announcement about the honor code because
I feel it is inappropriate. In this class, you are allowed and even
encouraged to work together unless otherwise informed.
You are expected to attend lecture and recitation regularly. Absences should be cleared with me and your recitation instructor. In a situation where you are unable to contact us due to major illness, serious injury, hospitalization or military duty a notice should be sent by the University Health Center, a family physician, or the Student Affairs Office. This notice is for our information only and does not relieve you from contacting us regarding your absence. If you need to be excused from class due to a University sponsored event, it is your responsibility to request permission (preferably in writing) for the absence. You should do this as early in the semester as possible. Although, I and your recitation instructor will try to accommodate you if you need to be absent from class, neither your absence (nor the notification of an absence) relieves you from meeting the course requirements. For more information, refer to the University's Class Attendance policy in the Undergraduate
Bulletin. Here is a link to a Student Absence Form.
If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning
disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it or which will require academic accommodations, you need to notify me during the
first two weeks of the course.