Syllabus

Instructor:
Dr. James Baglama

Office/Contact Information:
Office: Tyler Hall 209
Phone: 401-874-4412
Fax: 401-874-4454
E-Mail: jbaglama@math.uri.edu
Web Page: http://www.math.uri.edu/~jbaglama/classes/2004-2005/spring/mth132

Office hours:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MWF or by appointment.
Spring 2004 Schedule

Course Information:
Class Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am MWF
Location: Crawford 223
Section number: 02
Prerequisites: MATH 131 Applied Calculus I
Text: Applied Calculus (2nd Edition), by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, Flath, et al

Evaluation/Grade:
Exam I Wed. Feb. 16 100 pts
Exam II Fri. Mar. 25 100 pts
Exam III Wed. May 4 100 pts
Final Exam (Comprehensive) Sat. May 14 11:30am-2:30pm 200 pts
Quizzes 100 pts
Total Points 600 pts

A..100%-90%       B..89%-80%       C..79%-70%       D..69%-60%       F..59%-0%
+/- Grades may be given for borderline percentages.

Calculators:
You will need a scientific calculator (e.g. TI-83, TI-85, etc.) for homework and exams. Bring it to every class.

Homework:
Homework will be assigned each class period. Each day we will spend time going over homework problems. To truly understand the material in this course you must do the homework problems. The homework problems are the core of this course. I will expect each student to do ALL of the assigned problems.

Quizzes:
All quizzes will be take home. You must complete them on your own and hand them in at the beginning of the next class period. I will drop the lowest quiz grade before computing your final grade. No make-ups will be given for missed quizzes. Expect a quiz every week an exam is not scheduled.

Attendance:
I highly recommend that you attend every class that you can possibly attend. Although I feel that it is essential for you to attend class, no direct punishment will be assessed to your final grade if you choose not to attend.

Make-up Exams:
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse. You must notify me of any religious holy days within the first 2 weeks of the semester. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me.

Miscellaneous:
Research has shown that the learning process is greatly enhanced when students help each other. On the other hand, I do not want you to find the best student in the class and simply copy off of him/her. If you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to come and see me right away. If you are having trouble and don't take care of it, your problems will only get worse. I can assure you of this.

Any student who, because of a disability, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations.