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COURSE GUIDE

Math 240 Lec.1 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.
e-mail: jiewu@math.upenn.edu

ASSISTANTS: Aaron D. Jaggard
Office:DRL 4N27(outer), phone:3-6253
Office hours:Tuesdays 11:00-12:00, Thursdays 12:00-1:00, and by appointment.
e-mail: adj@math.upenn.edu

TEXTS: Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Seventh Edition
  • Maple/Calculus Lab Manual for 240/241 (1998 Edition)
  • Optional:Solution Manual for Kreyszig
  • Maple V Learning Guide
  • Maple V software (Release 5).
  • Math. Dept. Office: DRL 4W1, Ext. 8-8178.

    Math. Dept. Undergraduate Program Information

    LECTURE: MWF 12-1, DRL A1
    Recitation classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You must be enrolled in and attend one of the following recitation sections:

  • Aaron D. Jaggard 's sections:
  • Section 202 -- T 8-9 am in DRL 3W2
    Section 204 -- R 9-10 am in DRL 3W2

    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.
  • Yongle Ou, office: DRL 4C1, phone: 8-7836, email: yongle@math.upenn.edu, Office hours:
  • Hyunsuk Kang, office: DRL 4E5B, phone: 8-5980, email: hyunsuk@math.upenn.edu, Office hours:
  • 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 3-9 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 240 and more problems to work through than we have time to cover in lecture or recitation, we have chosen core problems (listed on page 2 of the MAPLE/CALCULUS LAB MANUAL) to help define the course. In addition you will find problems from past final exams on 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.

    Semester calendar:
  • First day of class: Monday, Jan. 11
  • First midterm: Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:00pm .
  • Second midterm: Monday, March 22, 6:30-8:00pm.
  • Final Exam: Friday, May 7, 11-1.
  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 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 under HOMEWORK.

    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 Monday February 8, 6:30-8:00 pm. and the second on Monday March 22, 6:30-8:00 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.