Math 151-01 and Math 151-02, Fall 2013 Quick Links: [Writing Project][Monday Afternoons]

MATH 151-01 and MATH 151-02: Calculus I
Fall 2013

Course Information
Standard Syllabus (page 2 does not apply)
ADA Syllabus Statement

Teachers and Tutors

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

Worthwhile Advice

"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.)

Getting Started with WebAssign

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.

Monday afternoons: Lab or Recitation

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.)

Nov 18 Recitation: Exam 3 topics
Nov 25 Lab: Semester Review?

Exam Schedule

Exams will take place during regular class meetings on September 13, October 18, and November 22. The final exam will be scheduled by the registrar.

Writing Project

ADA Syllabus Statement

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