Fall 2013

Course Information

Standard Syllabus (page 2 does not apply)

ADA Syllabus Statement

Instructor: Michael Pelsmajer

Office: E1 206

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30am-12pm, Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, and by appointment.
To arrange a meeting, talk to me before or after class, or send an e-mail with a
list of convenient times.

Office Phone: 312-567-5344 (but e-mail is better)

E-mail: pelsmajer_(AT)_iit_(DOT)_edu

Teaching Assistants: Many, mostly Ph.D. candidates in Applied Math

Shared Office: E1 129

Office Hours:
Schedule

Lab/Recitation/Grading TA for Math 151-01: Francisco Hernandez

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am, Wednesdays 11:30am-01:30pm

Lab/Recitation/Grading TA for Math 151-02: Gergely "Greg" Balint

Office Hours: Mondays: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Thursdays 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Peer Tutors, Exam Reviews, and more: Academic Resource Center (ARC) in Hermann Hall

"How to Ace Calculus provides humorous and readable explanations of the key topics of calculus without the technical details and fine print that would be found in a more formal text." (Plus useful stuff like "Twenty Most Common Exam Mistakes".)

An excellent, well-organized collection of tips: Success in Mathematics. I wish I wrote it.

How To Study Math. In a nutshell, sleep enough, and start everything ASAP. Which is common sense: okay. What's interesting is that it explains why this is particularly important for mathematics.

How To Read Mathematics and/or How To Read Mathematics. In a nutshell, don't expect it to go smoothly. It's not like reading a novel. (Click links for advice on what to do.)

For the 8:35am section (Math 151-01), the Class Key is "iit 7732 0779".

For the 10:00am section (Math 151-02), the Class Key is "iit 9073 6614".

Follow the instructions: Student Quick Start Guide.

August 19 Lab: Introduction to Mathematica and WebAssign

- Right click and save IntroductionFall2013.nb. Open it with Mathematica. Etc.

- Begin with Getting Started with WebAssign. Then open "Intro to WebAssign Fall 2013". Etc.

- Ask for help as needed! That's why we're here today.

August 26 Recitation: Algebra, Trigonometry, and Functions

Sept 2: No class

Sept 9 Recitation: Exam 1 topics

Sept 16 Lab: Computing Derivatives

- Right click and save Math151-Sept16-2013.nb. Open it with Mathematica. Etc.

Sept 23 Recitation: Computing and Graphing Derivatives

Sept 30 Lab: Linear Approximations

- Right click and save Math151-Sept30-2013.nb. Open it with Mathematica. Etc.

Oct 7: No class

Oct 14 Lab: Newton's Method

- Right click and save Math151-Oct14-2013.nb. Open it with Mathematica. Etc.

Oct 21 Recitation: Tougher Optimization and Derivation

Oct 28 Lab: Integrals, Net Area

- Right click and save Math151-Oct28-2013.nb. Open it with Mathematica. Etc.

Nov 4 Recitation: Area

Nov 11 ~~Lab: Volumes~~ On your own, you can look into these Mathematica demonstrations. (The instructor will be available in E1 206 for office hours during the usual meeting time.)

- Solids defined by cross-sections
- Solid of revolution (1)
- Solids of revolution (2)
- Making your own solids of revolution
- Solids of Revolution with typical disk
- Approximate volume by disk cross-sections
- Solids of (half) Revolution: by cylindrical shells

Nov 25 Lab: Semester Review?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability Resources and make an appointment to speak with me [the instructor] as soon as possible. The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is located in 3424 S. State St., room 1C3-2 (on the first floor), telephone 312-567-5744 or disabilities@iit.edu.