Basic Calculus I--Math 119

Fall 2005

Professor Feighn

Updated:  December 20, 2005

Grades are available online only:  http://registrar.rutgers.edu/NW/NWINDEX.HTM
If you want to see your final exam or have questions about your grades, please come to my office next semester.

Office: Smith 318
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9--10am and by appointment.
Phone: 973-353-5156x18
email: feighn@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Text Book: Calculus and its Applications
           Goldstein, Lay, and Scheinder
           Prentice Hall
           Tenth Edition

Class times: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:20am in Conklin 100. You are also assigned a recitation section which meets Fridays. Attendance at recitations is equal in importance to attendance at lectures. There will be a quiz most Fridays.

Grading: 3 midterms 20% each
       quizzes    10% total
       final exam 30%

Course Objectives: The course is a rapid survey of Calculus. Starting with a review of functions, the course proceeds through the highlights of differential, integral, and even some multi-variable Calculus.

Important:  Basic Calculus is intended for students who won't be taking Calculus I or further calculus courses. Students cannot receive credit for both Basic Calculus and Calculus I. Basic Calculus is NOT a preparation for Calculus I. If your major requires calculus courses beyond Basic Calculus, then this course is not for you!

Tutoring services are available in the Learning Resource Center in Room 140 Bradley Hall (973-353-5608).

Make-up exams will be allowed only in extreme situations (e.g. death in the family, serious illness with a doctor's note) and I must be notified BEFORE the scheduled exam date.

Homework is very important! Each of the entries in the weekly outline below contains a list of homework problems for that day. You should do those problems by the next class. In my experience, students who do each homework assignment carefully and on time do well. The students who don't don't.

TA: Our teaching assistant is Yan Shen (yans@andromeda.rutgers.edu). She has office hours Monday--Thursday 11:30am--noon in Smith 203. Her office telephone number is 973-353-5156x54.

Link to Department web site: http://nwkmath.rutgers.edu

I will periodically update these pages.

Weekly Outline: (homework problems are listed in blue)

Week 1: September 1
    Section 0.1 5--30 (5th), 33--42, 53
    Section 0.2 5--35 (5th), 11
Week 2: September 6 and 8
    Section 0.3 2, 5-35 (5th)
    Section 0.4 5--35 (5th)
    Section 0.5 10--90 (10th), 95
    Section 0.6 5--25 (5th), 37--40
Week 3: September 13 and 15
    Section 1.1 5--45 (5th)
    Section 1.2 5--35 (5th)
    Section 1.3 5--55 (5th)
    Section 1.4 10--50 (5th)
Week 4: September 20 and 22
    Section 1.6 5--55 (5th)
    Review: practice exam  practice.test.pdf  answers.pdf
Week 5:
    September 27:  EXAM 1
    September  29:
       Section 1.7 5--30 (5th)
       Section 1.8 1, 5, 10, 20, 30
 Week 6: October 4 and 6
    Section 2.1 1--4, 5--40 (5th)
    Section 2.2 1--4, 5--40 (5th)
    Section 2.3 1, 5--35 (5th)
    Section 2.4 5--20 (5th), 31
Week 7: October 11 and 13
    Section 2.5 1, 5--20 (5th)
    Section 2.6 1, 15--25 (5th)
    Section 2.7 3, 5, 9, 11
    Section 3.1 5--40 (5th)
Week 8: October 18 and 20
    Section 3.2 5--50 (5th)
    Section 3.3 5--45 (5th)
    Review: practice exam practice.test.pdf answers.pdf
Week 9:
    October 25: EXAM 2
    October 27:
        Section 4.1 5--35 (5th)
        Section 4.2 3--25 (odd)
Week 10: November 1 and 3
    Section 4.3 5--40 (5th)
    Section 4.4 5--40 (5th)
    Section 4.5 5--35 (5th)
    Section 4.6 5--35 (5th)
Week 11: November 8 and 10
    Section 5.1 5--25 (5th)
    Section 5.2 5--20 (5th)
    Section 6.1 5--50 (5th)
    Section 6.2 1--21 (3rd)
Week 12: November 15 and 17
    Section 6.3 5--45 (5th)
    Section 6.4 5--25 (5th)
    Review: practice exam   practice.test.pdf   answers.pdf
November 22: Wednesday schedule (we do not meet)
November 24: Thanksgiving
Week 13:
   November 29: EXAM 3
   December 1:
     Section 6.5 2--10 (even), 30, 35
     Section 7.1 5--25 (5th)
Week 14: December 6 and 8
    Section 7.2 5--30 (5th)
    Section 7.3 1--9 (odd)
    Section 7.4 1--9 (odd)
Week 15: December 13: Review for final exam: practice final  practice.final.pdf  answers.pdf

FINAL EXAM COORDINATES: Monday, December 19, 11:45am-2:45pm in Boyden 100

Other dates of interest:
    Last day to drop a course: Thursday, September 8
    Last day to add a course: Friday, September 9
    Last day to drop a course and receive a W grade: Thursday, November 3