COURSE GUIDE

Math 141 Lec.2 Fall 1997

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jie Wu
Office: DRL 4N61 , phone: Ext. 8-5976
Office hours:MWF 1-2
e-mail: jiewu@math.upenn.edu

ASSISTANTS:Qiao Xin
Office:DRL 4E7(outer) , phone:8-5971
Office hours:T 3-5pm
e-mail:qiao@math.upenn.edu

Alexei Borodine
Office:4N33, phone:8-5066
Office hours:T 10-11, Th 10-11
e-mail:borodine@math.upenn.edu

TEXTS: Stewart, Calculus, 3rd ed.
Maple/Calculus Lab Manual
Maple Flight Manual
Optional:Maple V software (Release 3).

LECTURE: MWF 11, DRL A1

OFFICE HOURS: Besides the hours listed above, we are also available at other times by appointment. Please take advantage of these opportunities for help. Come in so that we can get to know you.

OTHER HELP: Besides the office hours, there is lots of help available for both Calculus and Maple. Information about this help can also be found on pages 3-8 of the MAPLE/CALCULUS LAB MANUAL, but in general the information on the World Wide Web is more up to date.

CORE PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS FROM PAST FINALS: Since there is much material to cover in math 141 and more problems to work through than we have time to cover in lecture or recitation, we have chosen core problems (listed on page 10 of the MAPLE/CALCULUS LAB MANUAL) to help define the course. In addition you will find problems from past final exams on page 266-277 of the Lab Manual. Together, the core problems and past finals define both the material of the course and the level of difficulty expected. Your objective is to understand thoroughly how to solve them and to develop some facility with the underlying mathematics.

RECITATION: During each recitation except for those during midterm exam weeks there will be a 10 minute quiz taken from the homework assignment which is due that week. There will be NO MAKE UP QUIZZES; however, you will be allowed to drop your lowest quiz grade (which could be an absence). The quizzes combined count as much as a midterm, namely 15% of your grade. Recitations will begin with a discussion of the assignment due. The quiz will be given in the last 10 minutes of the period.

HOMEWORK AND MAPLE ASSIGNMENTS: Each week's assignment will consist of the relevant core problems, problems from past final exams, plus additional work from the text or other sources. Some of the problems will be marked with an (M) to indicate that they must be done using Maple and there will also be Maple assignments from the MAPLE/CALCULUS LAB MANUAL. You are responsible for the entire assignment. Solutions must be written LEGIBLY and turned in by Friday 3 p.m. in an envelope in front of the Teaching Assistants office. One or two of these problems will be graded, and a record kept of all the homework turned in. No late homework assignments will be accepted but the lowest homework grade will be dropped. The homework and Maple assignments combined will count for 25% of the final grade.

EXAMS: There will be two midterms; the first on Tuesday October 7, 7-8:30 pm. and the second on Tuesday November 4, 7-8:30 pm. Each will be worth 15% of the course grade. NO MAKE UP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN. All sections of Math 141 will have a COMMON FINAL EXAM which is tentatively scheduled for Friday December 12 from 11 am to 1 pm. The exam is closed book and multiple choice. No calculator is allowed but a 5" by 7" card of notes is permitted.

COURSE GRADE: The course grade is made up of 2 midterms at 15% each, quiz grade at 15%, homework (including Maple) grade at 25%, and the common final exam at 30%.

NOTE: Incompletes (I's) will not be given to avoid F's.