Dr. Sadun's M408D Calculus, Fall 2002

  • Unique numbers: 56095, 56100, 56105
  • Lecture Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 9:30--11, CPE 2.214.
  • Discussion Sections:

  •     56095:     MW 8-9, BUR 116
        56100:     MW 3-4, RLM 6.122
        56105:     MW 4-5, RLM 5.116
    Sections will meet beginning September 2.
  • Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F02/M408D
  • Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
  • Office hours: Tentatively Tu-Th 8:30-9:15, MW 10-11. I generally keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
  • TA: Kyle Schalm
  • Textbook: Calculus, One and Several Variables, by Salas, Hille and Etgen, 8th edition.
  • Prerequisites: M408C or equivalent with a grade of at least C, or advanced placement credit approved by the mathematics department. If you do not meet these requirements you will AUTOMATICALLY be dropped from the course.
  • Syllabus: Most of chapters 9-15, and part of chapter 16.
  • Attendance: Attendance and participation in lecture and in discussion section is mandatory.
  • Homework and quizzes: There will be weekly problem sets, listed in http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F02/M408D/hwk.html.  These will not be collected, but will be the basis for short quizzes given (almost) every Wednesday in section.
  • Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, on October 3 and November 5, plus a final exam on December 14.  These exams will all be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS - NO XEROXING ALLOWED.
  • Grading: Each midterm counts 25%. The final exam counts 50%. The homework quizzes, taken together, count 25%. At the end of the term I will drop your lowest 25%.  The final grade distribution is neither a straight scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does as a whole, but I have typically given more B's than C's, more C's than A's, more A's than F's, and more F's than D's.
  • Honor system:  There will be a vote on the first day of class on whether to govern the class by the honor system.  See accompanying page for details.
  • Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY