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{\LARGE Math 10850: Honors Calculus I, Fall 2020}
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{\bf Instructor}: Prof.\ Andrew Putman \\
{\bf Email}: {\tt andyp@nd.edu} \\
{\bf Webpage}: {\tt http://www.nd.edu/\~{}andyp/teaching/2020FallMath1050/} \\
{\bf Class Hours}: MWF 11:40-12:30 \\
{\bf Classroom}: Online via Zoom\\
{\bf Tutorials}: Thursdays (see below)\\
{\bf Office Hours}: tba based on survey, also by appointment
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{\bf Topics}: This course is the first in a year-long sequence giving a rigorous treatment of one-variable
calculus, starting from the first principles of logic.
There will be almost no overlap with traditional calculus courses. Instead, the main focus will
be teaching you to construct and write mathematical proofs. My goal is to initiate you into the
practice of mathematics.
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{\bf Text}: I will mostly follow the fourth edition of
{\em Calculus} by Spivak. This book is a classic and has served as the introduction to
mathematics for many generations of mathematicians. To quote from a review by Fernando Gouv\^{e}a,
``Students find it very hard, as one might expect. But they also understand that they are getting the real thing, that they are being treated as intellectual adults.''
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{\bf Tutorials}: There will be a mandatory tutorial with the TA each Thursday.
There are two sections of this, and you should sign up for one of them. This will give you
an opportunity to ask questions you didn't get to ask during the lecture, as well as to
discuss the homework. Most weeks there will be a short quiz.
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{\bf Getting help}: There are three main ways for you to get help:
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\item The weekly tutorials.
\item The office hours.
\item Finally, the {\bf math bunker} in the basement of Hayes--Healey in the space
that used to be occupied by the math library. This is staffed Sunday--Thursday 7pm--9pm
by older honors math majors. This is a great way to get your questions answered, meet
your fellow students, and become part of the greater Notre Dame undergraduate math community.
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{\bf Homework}: Homework will be due every Friday by 5pm, and will be posted to the course webpage.
You should put it in my mailbox on the second floor of Hurley Hall next to the math department's
main office. It will be returned during the tutorial.
It will be graded both for correctness and on the quality of the mathematical writing. I encourage
you to type it up. I also {\bf strongly} encourage you to form study groups and work on the homework
as a team!
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{\bf Exams}: There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. The midterms will be held on Sept 18th and
Oct 23rd during the class period. Though the class period is only 50 minutes, I would like for the midterms
to last one full hour. Please let me know by the end of the second week if this will be a hardship for
you due to your class schedule, and I will find a makeup time that works for those for whom this won't work.
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{\bf Grading}: \\
20\% Homework (lowest dropped)\\
15\% Quizzes (lowest dropped)\\
20\% Midterm 1\\
20\% Midterm 2\\
25\% Final
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{\bf Health and Safety Protocols}:
In this class, as elsewhere on campus, students must comply with all University health and safety
protocols, including:
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\item Face masks that completely cover the nose and mouth will be worn by all students and
instructors;
\item Physical distancing will be maintained in all instructional spaces;
\item Students will sit in assigned seats throughout the semester, which will be documented by
faculty for purposes of any needed contact tracing; and
\item Protocols for staged entry to and exit from classrooms and instructional spaces will be
followed.
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We are part of a community of learning in which compassionate care for one another is part of our
spiritual and social charter. Consequently, compliance with these protocols is an expectation for
everyone enrolled in this course. If a student refuses to comply with the University’s health and
safety protocols, the student must leave the classroom and will earn an unexcused absence for the
class period and any associated assignments/assessments for the day. Persistent deviation from
expected health and safety guidelines may be considered a violation of the University's ``Standards
of Conduct,'' as articulated in du Lac:\ A Guide for Student Life, and will be referred accordingly.
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{\bf Health Checks and Attendance}:
Every morning, members of the Notre Dame Community will be asked to complete a daily health
check and submit their information via the Return to Campus Advisor application. The health check
application will indicate one of the following:
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\item[(a)] Student is cleared for class and should attend class in person; or
\item[(b)] Student is advised to stay home to monitor symptoms and should participate in class
virtually and complete all assignments and assessments; or
\item[(c)] Student must consult a healthcare provider and should contact University Health Services
(UHS) for an assessment. In the meantime, the student should participate in class virtually
and complete all assignments and assessments. Depending on the medical assessment, UHS
will follow the University’s standard protocol for obtaining an excused absence for medical
reasons.
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