Math 141 Lec.2 Spring 1999
INSTRUCTOR: Jie Wu
Office: DRL 4N61
Telephone: Ext. 8-5976 (Office), 215-476-7217 (Home)
Office hours:MWF 2-3, and by appointment.
ASSISTANTS: Jeff Beh
Office:DRL 4C10, phone:8-1437
TEXTS: Stewart, Calculus, 3rd ed.
Maple/Calculus Lab Manual
Maple Flight Manual
Optional:Maple V software (Release 5).
Math. Dept. Office: DRL 4W1, Ext. 8-8178.
Undergraduate Program Information
The course: Math 141 -- Calculus for the Natural Sciences, II: Math 141 is the second semester
of a first-year course in calculus for students who desire an emphasis on applications to physics
and engineering, and who might later decide to take second-year calculus. Others should consider
Math 151, which has more emphasis on to pics related to economics and biology, as well as
covering non-calculus topics such as probability.
LECTURE: MWF 3-4, DRL A1
Recitation classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You must be enrolled
in and attend one of the following recitation sections:
Jeff Beh's sections:
Section 211 -- T 8-9 am in DRL 4C2
Section 212 -- T 9-10 am in DRL 4C2
Section 213 -- R 8-9 am in DRL 4C2
Section 214 -- R 9-10 am in DRL 4C2
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 TAs of Math 141: If you are unable to find your TA, you may ask other
TAs of Math 141 for help. But you should look for your TA first.
Jason Parsley, office: DRL 4E5, phone: 8-5980,
Viorel Mihalef, office: DRL 4E7C, phone: 8-5971, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Christopher Burrows, office: DRL 4N41, phone: 8-2768, email: email@example.com,
OTHER HELP: Besides the office hours, there is lots of help available
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
(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 262-275 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.
Core problems are odd numbered and complete solutions to all odd
numbered problems are available in the Solution Manual. They are therefore
not required to be turned in, but mastering them is an essential first
step in doing your homework. You should first attempt to do them without
the Solution Manual, and then consult the Solution Manual if problems
arise, or to check your answer.
First day of class: Monday, Jan. 11
First midterm: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-8:30pm, DRL A6.
Second midterm: Wednesday, March 24, 7-8:30pm, DRL A6.
Final Exam: Friday, May 7, 11-1.
The course grade is made up of 2 midterms at 20% each, quiz
grade at 15%, homework (including Maple) grade at 15%, and the common
final exam at 30%.
Homework assignments will be posted once a week
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 for 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. There will also be Maple
assignments with problems from Kreyszig or from the MAPLE/CALCULUS LAB
MANUAL. You are responsible for the entire assignment.
Solutions must be written LEGIBLY and turned in by Friday 1 p.m. in
an envelope in front of the
Teaching Assistants office. Two or three 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 15%
of the final grade.
There will also be occasional extra credit problems assigned. They will
give you a chance to try some more challenging problems. They are to be
handed in to the instructor at the end of class
on Friday and are returned during recitation. Extra credit problems are
added after all grades are assigned (up to a maximum of 10 points out of
100) and give you a chance to improve your grade.
EXAMS: There will be two midterms; the first on Wednesday February 10,
7-8:30 pm. and the second on Wednesday March 24, 7-8:30 pm..
Each will be worth 20% 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, May 7, 11-1. The exam
is closed book and multiple choice. No calculator is allowed
but a 5" by 7" card of notes is permitted.
You will have access to your own grades during the semester
through the link GRADES. This is a secure
grade file which requires your Penn ID for access to your grades.
NOTE: Incompletes (I's) will not be given to avoid F's.