|Instructor||Dr. Armin Straub
(251) 460-7262 (please use e-mail whenever possible)
|Office hours||R, 12:05-2:05pm; F, 10:05-2:05pm; or by appointment
These times will almost certainly change once a time for our research seminar has been set.
|Lecture||Section 701/720: F, 9:05-9:55am, in MSPB 140 (old ILB)
Section 702: F, 2:30-3:20pm, in MSPB 140 (old ILB)
Section 703: R, 2:25-3:15pm, in Humanities 160
|Midterm exam||September 28/29 during the usual class time
just pen and paper; no calculators, no notes, no other tools
Section 701/720: Wednesday, Dec 6 — 8:00-10:00am
Section 702: Monday, Dec 4 — 3:30-5:30pm
Section 703: Tuesday, Dec 5 — 1:00-3:00pm
Calculus & Its Applications (Brief Version), 14th edition
by Goldstein, Lay, Schneider, Asmar (Pearson, 2017)
Note. An ebook version of the text comes with the MyLabsPlus access code.
Getting started: checklist
Welcome to Calculus & Applications!
- Bookmark this site. This is where all the material for the course will be posted.
- Join Piazza. This is the place for all questions (which may be of interest to others). If you have not received the sign-up email, please let me know.
- Get access to MyLabsPlus. This is where homework, quizzes and three online tests will be done.
Getting helpYou have several options to get help during this semester.
- We will be using Piazza for online discussions and questions. Rather than emailing your question to me, you are strongly encouraged to post it on Piazza so that the whole class can join and benefit from the discussion (you have the option to post your question anonymously). You can find our class at: https://piazza.com/southalabama/fall2017/ma120
- Free tutoring for this course is provided by JagPALs. Check out the JagSuccess website for details: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicsuccess/jagpals.html
- If you still have any questions, please visit me during office hours or make an appointment.
We will use MyLabsPlus for homework, quizzes and three online tests. You are required to purchase an access code (which will also provide you with an electronic version of the textbook). See the note at Piazza for details, as well as your default login and password.
Lecture sketches and assignments
All assignments below should be completed before the next class meeting. Final due dates are available on MyLabsPlus (however, in order that I can help in case of any issues, do not wait until the due date).
|Assignments and things to check out|
|#1||slides01.pdf (Aug 17/18)
|#2||slides02.pdf (Aug 24/25)
|#3||slides03.pdf (Aug 31/Sep 1)
|#4||slides04.pdf (Sep 7/8)
|#5||slides05.pdf (Sep 14/15)
|#6||slides06.pdf (Sep 21/22)
Exam practice material
To help you prepare for our in-class midterm exam on September 28/29, work through the following practice problems:
- midterm01-practice-solution.pdf (do not look at the solutions before you have worked through the problems)
The actual exam will be considerably shorter but the problems will be taken from the practice exam (with changed numbers, of course).
Please let me know if you spot any typos! Any typo caught before it is fixed here, will be worth a bonus (an extra attempt on a quiz of your choice).
An online graphing calculator
You can easily plot functions (and do much more) using GeoGebra.
- To plot a function, just type something like
f(x)=x^2+1(press "right" after
f(x)=x^2to leave the exponent). You can even just type
x^2+1and the system will add a name for the function automatically. Also, press enter and then type in a second function...
- To compute the derivative of
f(x), you just need to type
f'(x)in another field. To only compute a specific value, use something like
Have fun exploring! The possibilities are endless.