**Class Periods:
8:00am-8:50pm MTWF by Mei Chen, R by Wendy Sheppard **

**Classroom:
Thompson Hall 216**

**Instructor: Mei Q.
Chen**, **Thompson Hall 230 **

**Wendy Sheppard
Thompson Hall 211**

**E-mail: chenm@citadel.edu, **

**Phone: (843)
953-7882 (office)**

**URL: http://macs.citadel.edu/chenm/131.dir/17fal.dir/syl.html**

Daily Plan Homework Assignments/Solutions Hour Exams/Solutions |

**A Note From Dr. Chen**

Welcome to the fall semester of 2013! **Ca****lculus I** is the first
course in a sequence of three calculus courses followed by several mathematics
courses, each of which builds on the preceding one(s). To have a solid base for
your future study in sciences, it is absolutely essential that you start this
long journey in mathematics with

*taking good notes;**participating in class discussions and group work;**asking questions;**seeking for assistance whenever it is needed;**keeping up with assignments; and**having fun!*

Wish you all a wonderful learning experience with Calculus I !

`If any of you do not feel comfortable in Calculus I during the first two
weeks of the semester (from August 23 to September 30), please meet with me as
soon as possible to discuss the possibility of switching you back to
Precalculus. `

**Goals:**

The goal of the course is to provide students who are majoring in mathematics,
mathematics education, computer science, engineering and sciences an
opportunity to learn concepts of calculus and their applications in sciences
and engineering.

**Textbook**

**Calculus – 8 ^{th} Edition of Calculus: Early
Transcendentals, 8E, by James Stewart **

**Chapter 1-5 ***(click
here
for details)*

The final grade for the course is based on collected homework assignments, quizzes, the Gateway Exam, four hour exams and one comprehensive final exam.

**(1) Homework Assignments – 12% **of the final
course grade.

Homework assignments will be given regularly online or from
textbook. Usually, an assignment will be given on **Tuesday** (**Friday) **and
will due on **Friday** (**Tuesday**) of each week (there are
exceptions). No late homework will be accepted. At the end of the
semester, I will compute the average points of all homework assignments and
then take 2 x average points from the total homework points. Your turn-in homework should be clearly
written with readable fonts.

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use FireFox! (2)** **class**
**code**: **citadel 0101 1945 (3)
****a quick start for students**** (4) ****WebAssign help**

**(2)** **Quizzes – 12% **of the final course
grade.

One or two quizzes will be given each week. There will be no makeup for quiz. At the end of the semester, I will compute the average points of all quizzes and then take 2 x average points from the total quiz points.

**(3) Hour exams - 46%** of the final course grade.

**Four **one-hour exams are tentatively scheduled on
Wednesdays:

September 15, October 6, October 27, and November 18

respectively. Each exam covers the material that has been gone over in class since the previous hour exam. Exams are designed to test your understanding of the mathematical concepts and computational procedures, and your problem solving skills in calculus.

**(4) Gateway Exam on Differentiation Techniques –
10% **of the final course grade

Click **here** (http://macs.citadel.edu/bbaker/GatewayExam_Fall17_131.htm)
for details.

Click **here**
to see who have passed the gateway exam.

**(5) Final exam - 20%** of the final course grade.

The final exam
is scheduled at either **8:00am-11:00am** on **December 11,** and will be comprehensive with
200 points.

**(6)
Problem of Week: **Two** **extra
points will be added to the final exam score for each correct answer.

Grades (overall average): **A
=** 90% or
higher, **B =** 80% - 89%, **C =** 70% - 79%, **D =** 60% - 69%, **F =** 59% or lower

**Office Hours/ESP Study/Help Sessions**

**(1) Office Hours:** 2:30am-3:30pm, MTWRF, Thompson Hall
230

or by appointment

**(2) ESP Study/Help Sessions**

8:00pm-9:30pm TR, TH 230

**(3) SI Sessions: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm in
Thompson 319**

** **

**(4) Math Tutors at
Math Lab: August 24 – December 12**

**Monday-Thursday
1pm-4pm,** Thompson Hall 107

**Sunday-Thursday
7pm-10pm****,** Thompson Hall 203

** Participation
Points Program**: You will earn 1 extra point to your homework
total for every visit with at least 30 minutes in the Math Lab working on your
MATH 131 homework or review but not exceed 5 points a week. You must sign in and sign out at the
Math Lab on the sign-in sheet.

*Last updated: August 22, 2017*