Prof. Ilya Kofman |
Office: 607 Mathematics, phone: 854-3210
Email: ikofman@math.columbia.edu Website: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~ikofman/ |
Course Time and Place: 1:10pm - 2:25pm (Section 003) OR 2:40pm - 3:55pm (Section 004) Monday and Wednesday, 120 McIntosh Center (Barnard)
Textbook: James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals Fifth Edition, 2003. ISBN 0534393217. Available at the University Bookstore or online: AddALL.
Material Covered: Techniques and applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, some differential equations. Roughly, chapters 7, 8, 9, 11 of our textbook.
Prerequisites: Calculus I or the equivalent.
Homework: Assignments will be announced in class and then posted on this website. Any changes will be announced in class. There will be two parts for each assignment: one part will be on the web, using Webwork, and the other will be problems each week to be handed in on paper--the last two listed in the syllabus for each section of the textbook that are assigned that week. In general, the Webwork assignment will be due 11:59pm on Thursdays, and the written assigment due in class on Wednesdays. The Webwork homework will be graded immediately, but in general, until the due date, you have an opportunity to try again until you get the correct answer on the Webwork problems. Only the ten best homework scores will be counted toward the final grade. Late homework will not be accepted. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students, but in the end you must hand in your own work.
Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows: 20% HW + 20% Midterm Exam 1 + 20% Midterm Exam 2 + 40% Final Exam.
Without exception, you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university.
Help: My office hours are Monday 12-1pm in my office, 607 Mathematics, and Wednesday 12-1pm in Barnard help room, 333 Milbank, which is open with people to answer questions all day long on weekdays.
Optimal Method of Study: (1.) Come to class. (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. Leave time to think--do not put homework off until it is due! (4.) Compare your solutions with other students to improve what you hand in. (5.) Come to office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.
Calculators: Calculators — in particular graphing calculators — are not required for this course. If you have one, you are welcome to use it when you do your homework. However, calculators will not be allowed during any exams.
Written work: We write to communicate. Please bear this in mind as you complete assignments and take exams. Work must be neat and legible to receive consideration. You must explain your work in order to obtain full credit; an assertion is not an answer. For specific suggestions see A guide to writing in mathematics classes.
Goals: Make calculations with accuracy, intelligence and flexibility; explain the basic concepts of calculus clearly and reason logically with them; solve extended problems, with good judgment in the choice of tools and in checking answers.