Math 10350 (Math 119) - Calculus A, Fall Semester 2007

Textbook: "CALCULUS OF A SINGLE VARIABLE", eighth edition by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards. ISBN: 0-618-50303-X. Copyright 2006 Houghton Mifflin Company. If you do not purchase your textbook at our university bookstore, it is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct textbook.

Syllabus: We will cover Chapters 1 through 4. Here is our homework information.

Here are some very important Study Tips.

Ploting graph with Mathematica is easy. Here are some examples:

1. Plot[ Sin[x] - 1/3 Sin[3x] + 1/5 Cos[5x], {x, 0, Pi}]   (This plots one function from 0 to Pi)
2. Plot[ {x^2 + 3x -x^(-0.5), 2x + 3 + 0.5 x^(-1.5)}, {x, 0.3, 3}]
   (This plots two functions from 0.3 to 3)
3. To integrate or to find anti-derivatives in x, use
   Integrate[ x^3 + x^2 - Sin[2x], x]
Make sure you use numerical enter key when entering commands. Do not use the usual return key.
The university has purchased a site licence for all students to use Mathematica. You can download this software at (click on Mathematica 6 for Students) and install it on your PC or Mac following the instruction. If you have any problem on installation, please contact OIT help desk 631-8111 during the regular service hours M-F 8 am to 5 pm.

Class time: (click on your section for more information about your section, if the link is alive)

Sec. Class time (MWF) Instructor Tutorials (Thursdays), TA
01 9:35-10:25, HAYE 117 Hu 12:55-1:45 DBRT 214 Ge 3:30-4:20 DBRT 313 Ge
02 10:40-11:30, DBRT 131 Wong 11:00-11:50 HAYE 117 Ge 2:00-2:50 DBRT 116Sunyeekhan
03 12:50-1:40, NIEU 118 Lim 9:30-10:20 DBRT 208 Sunyeekhan 11:00-11:50 PTCR 114 Sunyeekhan
04 1:55-2:45, DBRT 102 Zhang 12:55-1:45 DBRT 119 Holliman 3:30-4:20 DBRT 312 Kohlhaas

Office hours: (The Math 10350 web site will have the most up-to-date information)

Sec. Instructor Office Phone Email Office hours
01 Bei Hu HAYE 146 1-5352 MWF 9:00 - 9:25 am and MWF 10:35 -11:25 am, or by appointment
02 Pit-Mann Wong HAYE 232 1-7586 TBA
03 Arthur Lim HAYE 250 1-6658 TTh 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
04 Yongtao Zhang HAYE 242 1-6079 TW 5:30 - 6:30 pm, and F 3:00 - 4:00 pm, or by appointment.
TA Jian Ge HAYE 253B 1-5459 Th 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
TA Gun Sunyeekhan HAYE 253B 1-5459 MWF 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
TA Angela Kohlhaas HURL 281 1-9585 T 4:00 - 6:00 pm, or by appointment.
TA Curtis Holliman HAYE 215 1-3107 TBA

Important dates:

Test 1 Tuesday, Sept 25, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 8 am - 9:15 am 100 points
Test 2 Thursday, Oct 18, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 8 am - 9:15 am 100 points
Test 3 Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 8 am - 9:15 am 100 points
Final Saturday, Dec 15, 2007 Hu: 123 NIEU Wong: 283 GALV Lim: 102 DBRT Zhang:127 NIEU 1:45 pm - 3:45pm 150 points
Quizzes and Group Activities 25 points
Homeworks 25 points
Cutoffs for major grades (A, B, C, D, F) will be assigned for each exam and announced in class so students have some indication of their level of performance. Your final grade will be assigned on the basis of your total score out of 500.

Review sessions:

Review session for Test 1 Monday, Sept 24, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 7 pm - 9 pm
Review session for Test 2 Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 7 pm - 9 pm
Review session for Test 3 Monday, Nov 26, 2007 All sections: DBRT 101 7 pm - 9 pm
Review session for Final Friday, Dec 14, 2007 All sections: Jordan Hall of Science 101 7 pm - 9 pm

Calculators: Calculators are not allowed on any of our exams. You may use your calculators for homeworks, but it is strongly recommended that you do not rely on any of the graphing functions on the calculator.

Sample exams. These are the actual exams from the past.

  • Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Final Exam, Final Exam Answers.

    Calculus Help Room, Fall 2007, all at HAYE 231

    Monday 7:00-9:00 PM Logan Axon, Don Brower, Matt Rissler
    Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM Yen-Chang Huang, Sasha Lyapina, Josh Cole
    Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM Jian Ge, Sujin Khomrutai, Jacob Carson
    Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM Anastasia Grekioti, Gun Sunyeekhan, Tom Edgar

    Class Attendance: A first-year student who accumulates 4 or more unexcused absences may be given an F.

    Tutorials: The Thursday tutorials are mandatory. Quizzes will be conducted during the tutorial sessions, and homeworks are collected in the tutorials. Quizzes and homeworks count a total of 50 points towards your final grade. There are no tutorial sessions on Oct 18, the date of exam 2. See the homework schedule for the special arrangement for that week.

    Homeworks: Homework problems are already assigned for each class meeting. Homework problems will be collected during the Thursday's tutorials. You are encouraged to work on homework problems in groups, but the assignments must be turned in individually. Remember that you will not learn anything by simply copying another student's work or the Student Solutions Manual. The main purpose of the homework is to help you learn the material. Experience shows that students who take their homework seriously do very well in the course because they have a better understanding of the material. No late homeworks will be allowed without the written permission from your instructor.

    Missed exams: Note that there will be three Midterm Exams and a Final Exam. A student who misses an examination will receive zero points for that exam unless he or she has written permission from the Dean of the First Year of Studies. Please be aware that travel plans, sleeping in, defective alarm clocks etc are not considered to be a valid excuse by the Dean of the First year of Studies! If you have a valid excuse (illness, excused athletic absence etc) for missing an exam, please see your instructor ASAP (preferably before the exam) and a makeup exam will be scheduled.

    Exam conflicts: The exam conflicts are governed by Academic code. According to Section 14.2, students with 3 or more finals in one day, or 4 or more finals in a 24 hour period, may negotiate to change the time of one of these finals. If you intend to request to have the time of your Math 10350 final changed, you must talk to your instructor by Nov 16.

    Honor Code: Both examinations and homework are conducted under The honor code. While discussion in small groups in doing homework is permitted (and strongly encouraged) in this course, the work should be your own. Exams are closed book and are to be done completely by yourself with no help from others.

    Collaborate learning and Tutoring: For our course, the First Year of Study Learning Resource Center (LRC) runs a regular "collaborative learning", "tutoring", and "help" sessions. Please see their web site for details. To register: contact them at 631-5294 or send email to If you participate "collaborative learning" or "tutoring" sessions, regular attendance is required and two absences will result in dismissal. Here is a detailed schedule

  • Detailed LRC schedule.