Math 104 Section 001 Course Information - Spring 2008

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays 10 am - 11 am DRL A1

Faculty: Nate Ackerman TA:
Timothy DeVries TA: Mohammed Ali
E-mail: nate AT E-mail:
tdevries AT E-mail: mohammed AT

Section Number Day Time Location
201 Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:30 am 2C4
9:30 am - 10:30 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am
8:30 am - 10:30 am
206 Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am 2C6
207 Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 am 2C6
208 Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am 2C6

It is assumed you all have a copy of this textbook

Title: Calculus version 5e

Authors: James Stewart

Publisher: Thomson Learning.

Year: 2003

Grades will be broken up as follows

Homework/Quizes: 10%

Midterm 1: 20%

Midterm 2: 20%

Midterm 3: 20%

Final: 30%

The distribution of grades for the class entire class (Section 001, 002, 003) will be

% 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 drop your two lowest quiz grades and then the Homework/Quiz portion of your final grade will be the average of the remaining grades.
One of the purposes of allowing students to drop two quiz grades 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 sections that 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 Wednesday, February 20 from 6 pm - 8 pm. It will cover Chapter 6 (6.1 -- 6.5) and Chapter 7 (7.1 -- 7.7)
Midterm Exam 2:
The second midterm will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 6 pm - 8 pm. It will cover Chapter 8 (8.1 -- 8.5, 8.7, 8.8) and Chapter 9 (9.1, 9.2)
Midterm Exam 3:
The third midterm will take place on Thursday, April 17 from 6 pm - 8 pm. It will cover Chapter 11 (11.1 -- 11.4) and Chapter 12 (12.1 -- 12.6)
Final Exam:
The date and time will be announced. It will cover ALL of the topics above, and also Chapter 12 (12. 7 -- 12.10)
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.

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.