Math 220 (Calculus I).
Fall 2018


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

Lectures: TuTh 8:00AM-9:15AM at Benedum Hall G29

Office hours: Tu 9:30AM-11:00AM, M 2:00PM-2:50PM, 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. Since our clases meet on TuTh rather than MWF, we will approximatively follow the weekly online schedule. For Midterm dates, See below.

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 on Mondays 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.

Other resources: Prof Athanas's excellent collection of practice problems and practice exams can be found here .

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:

Tuesday Aug 28: First Class
Tuesday Oct 16: Monday classes will meet today - no Tuesday classes
Thursday Oct 11: Midterm Exam I, in class
Thursday Nov 15: Midterm Exam II, in class
Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Break - no classes
Thursday Dec 6: Last Class

Midterm exams: The dates are: Thursday Oct. 11 , 2018; Thursday Nov. 15 , 2018; during class.

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

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

Another Midterm I practice PDF .

Second Midterm cut-off: From Exponentials (Section 3.1) up to and including Anti-derivatives (Section 4.7). Section 3.4 was not covered.

A Midterm II practice exam PDF from previous year and its solutions PDF .

Final Exam: (All day sections) Tuesday December 11, 10:00-11:50 AM. The room will be announced later on and can be verified on your Poeplesoft account. The final exam will be cumulative.

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.