Math 104 Section 006: Calculus I (Fall 2008)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 pm - 3 pm DRL A1

Faculty: Nate Ackerman TA:
Tolga Karayayla
TA: Ganapathy S Ramanathan

Office: DRL 4N53 Office:
DRL 4N37

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2 pm-3 pm or by appointment Office Hours:
Office Hours:

E-mail: nate AT E-mail
tkarayay AT

ganas AT

Section Number TA
Day Time Location
Karayayla Wed
8 am - 9 am
252 Karayayla Wed
9 am - 10 am
253 Karayayla Fri
9 am - 10 am
254 Karayayla Fri
10 am - 11 am
255 Ramanathan Wed
8 am - 9 am
DRL 2N36
256 Ramanathan Wed
9 am - 10 am
DRL 2N36
257 Ramanathan Fri
9 am - 10 am
258 Ramanathan Fri
10 am - 11 am

It is assumed you all have a copy of this textbook

Title: Calculus version 6e

Authors: James Stewart

Publisher: Thomson Learning.

Year: 2008

Grades will be broken up as follows (**Subject to change slightly**)

Homework/Quizes: 1/6

Midterm 1: 1/6

Midterm 2: 1/6

Midterm 3: 1/6

Final: 2/6

The distribution of grades for the class entire class (Section 001-006) will be (approximately)

% Students Receiving Grade




All grades will be posted at Blackboard.

Homework is posted at here. Collaboration on the homework is strongly encouraged. 
In each section there will be a quiz consisting of two questions. One will be strait from the homework and the other will be one similar to the homework problems. You will be allowed to miss two quizzes during the semester without it hurting your grade (if you do not want to take the quiz during a recitation either let the TA know at the beginning of section or do not turn in the quiz when time is up).
One of the purposes of allowing students miss two quizzes is so that if they have to miss a section it will not hurt their over all grade for the class. As such quizzes can not be made up except under special circumstances. And in order to make up n quizzes there must be special circumstances regarding n+2 quizzes which are missed.

Quote From Calculus at Penn: "Most of your work in calculus will be spent on homework assignments. This can be more time consuming than many other courses. The average student should spend at least 10 hours per week outside of class to master calculus well. This includes time for reading text, solving assigned homework problems (the minimum work required), working on computer assignments and discussing the harder problems with your study group. Many students will need more than 10 hours per week of practice."

There will be three midterm exams and one final exam.
Midterm Exam 1:
The first midterm will take place on Thursday, October 2 from 6 pm - 7 pm. 
Midterm Exam 2:
The second midterm will take place on Tuesday, November 4 from 6 pm - 7 pm. 
Midterm Exam 3:
The third midterm will take place on Tuesday November 25 from 6 pm - 7 pm. 
Final Exam:
The date and time will be announced.
Make Up Exams:
Make up exams will be given only in rare cases, such as the death of a family member, or mandatory attendance at an official UPenn event. Contact the instructor at least 24 hours in advance, in any of these rare circumstances. In case of absences for religious (or similar) observances, please contact the instructor during the first two weeks of the semester with all specific dates of the requested absence.

You are not allowed to use calculators on any exam.

The exams will be multiple choice without partial credit.

Academic Adjustments
Please refer all cases to the Office of Students Disabilities Services in the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (3702 Spruce Street, room 300). Phone: 215-573-9235.

This page was created by Nate Ackerman, and last revised on January 12, 2008.