Math 220 (Calculus I).
Spring 2018


Instructor: Reza Pakzad Email: pakzad At-Sign pitt Dot edu

Lectures: MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM at Thackeray Hall 704

Office hours: Tu 3:00PM-4:30PM, W 11:00AM-12:00PM, or by e-mail appointment, held at Thackeray Hall 610.

Announcements: Occasional announcements will be made through email. It is the student's responsibility to make sure he/she is receiving all the emails sent to his/her university account.

Outline: For Guidelines, Schedule, Syllabi, Textbook, Policies and Practice Problems, please follow the link to the PITT calculus website.

Grading: The total grade will be based on LON CAPA homework assignments (10%), quizzes (10%), midterms (20% each) and the final exam (40%). Improvement in grades over the course of the semester will be taken into account. The Final exam grade will be important in deciding borderline cases. Important notice: According to the department policy your final grade should not exceed your final exam grade by more than one letter grade. Be aware that a grade of C or better in Calculus I is a prerequisite for Calculus II.

LON CAPA Homework: The Homework is assigned through the online Lon Capa system. Please follow one of the links on the PITT calculus website. Solving exercises and practice are very important as without practice any success in exams based on mere theoretical knowledge is very unlikely. One session each week will meet in the Calculus/Engineering Computer Lab in Posvar Hall (WPPH 1200A). In the lab, you will work individually on problem solving skills, using computer generated problems. Your TA will be available to help if you get stuck, but your are expected to solve all problems yourself.

Quizzes: They will be held during your recitation without previous notice.

Class lecture notes: They will be accessible here .

Pre-Calculus Review Material
Review of Algebra from the textbook.
Review of Analytic Geometry from the textbook.
Trigonometric identities.
Other textbook resources available online.

Exam notes: No formula sheets or graphic calculators are allowed during midterms or the final exam. There will be no make up tests. If you miss an hour exam for a *documented* serious medical reason or a personal tragedy, your grade on it will be the prorated grade of your final exam.

Calendar and Exam Date:

Monday Jan 8: First Class
Monday Jan 15: Martin Luthr King's day - no classes
Friday Feb 16: Midterm Exam I
Monday March 4-11: Spring Break - no classes
Friday March 30: Midterm Exam II
Friday April 20: Last Class

Midterm exams: The dates are: Friday Feb. 16 , 2018; Friday Mar. 30 , 2018; during class.

First Midterm cut-off: Up to and including section 2.8 (Linear approximation) of textbook, Session 16 of lectures.

A Midterm I practice exam PDF from previous years and its solutions PDF .

Another Midterm I practice PDF .

First Midterm and its solutions:

Midterm 1 in PDF
Midterm 1 Solutions in PDF



Midterm 2 in PDF
Midterm 2 Solutions in PDF

Note: This semester, we will put a relatively stronger emphasis on understanding of the concepts rather than lengthy and sophisticated calculations.

Second Midterm cut-off: The covered material according to schedule from Sections 3.1 up to and including Section 4.6 of the textbook (Section 3.4 was not covered and will NOT be part of exam.) We will discuss Section 4.7 before the exam but it will not be part of the second midterm. Evidently, good mastery of all the covered material from the beginning of the class will be a necessary condition for your success.

Final Exam: The final exam will take place on Wednesday April 25th, 12:00pm-1:50pm, at 121 Lawrence Hall.

Class Attendance: Class attendance is not obligatory. However I will occassionally take a census and will take it into account in borderline cases for those who regularly attend and actively participate in class.

Disability Resources and Services: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact me and Disability Resources and Services at 216 William Pitt Union, 412-648-7890/412- 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. Disability Resources and services will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.

Academic Integrity Policy: Cheating/plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students suspected of violating the University of Pittsburgh Policy on Academic Integrity, noted below, will be required to participate in the outlined procedural process as initiated by the Instructor. A minimum sanction of a zero score for the quiz, exam, or paper will be imposed.