Mathematics 150 
Calculus I 
Fall 2001 
Time and Location: 2:003:20 MWF PH0304 (effective W August 22)
Labs are every other Wednesday beginning in week 2.
Instructor: Steven E. Rigdon, SL1330, (618) 6502193, srigdon@siue.edu
Office Hours: 1:001:50 MF, 7:007:20 MW, or set up a time.
Prerequisite: MATH 125 or equivalent, with a grade of C
Textbooks: Calculus, 8th Edition by Varberg, Purcell, and Rigdon
Student Solutions Manual, Available in Bookstore (Recommended, but dont rely too much on it. Be sure to get the 8^{th} Edition.)
Grading Scheme:
Item 
Points 

Best 2 of 3 50point exams 
100 

Lab Reports (5 @ 10) 
50 

Group Homework (4 @ 10) 
40 

Individual Homework (3 @ 10) 
30 

Lab Final Exam (Wed. November 28, scheduled lab period) 
60 

Final Exam (Wed. December 12, 12:001:40) 
120 

TOTAL 
Total Points 
Percentage 
Grade 

350400 
87.5%  100% 
A 

300349 
75.0%  87.3% 
B 

250299 
62.5%  74.8% 
C 

200249 
50.0%  62.3% 
D 

0199 
049.8% 
E 
Course Schedule:
MONDAY 
WEDNESDAY 
FRIDAY 

August 
20 2.4 Introduction to Limits 
22 2.5 Rigorous Study of Limits

24
Group HW #1 Due

August 
27

29
LAB: Intro. to Mathematica

31
Indiv. HW #1 Due 
September 
3
Labor Day 
5

7
Group HW #2 Due

September 
10

12
LAB: Tech. Proj. 2.1

14 E X A M # 1 1.1 1.7, 2.1  2.9, 3.1  3.4

September 
17
Lab Rept #1 (TP2.1) Due

19

21

September 
24

26
LAB: Tech. Proj. 3.2

28
Lab Rept #2 (TP3.2) Due 
October 
1

3

5
Group HW #3 Due

October 
8

10
LAB: Tech. Proj. 4.1

12
Lab Rept #3 (TP4.1) Due 
October 
15

17 E X A M # 2 3.5 3.10, 4.1  4.4, 4.6  4.7, 5.1 
19

October 
22

24
LAB: Tech. Proj. 5.1

26
Lab Rept #4 (TP5.1) Due 
October/ November 
29

31

2
Indiv HW #2 Due 
November 
5

7
LAB: Tech. Proj. 7.1

9
Group HW #4 Due 
November 
12

14
Lab Rept #5 (TP7.1 Due)

16 E X A M # 3 5.2 5.8, 7.1 7.5

November 
T H A N K S G I V I N G H O L I D A Y B R E A K


November 
26

28

30

L A B F I N A L E X A M 

December 
3 6.1 Area of a Plane Region 
5 Review for Final Exam 
7 Review for Final Exam
Indiv. HW #3 Due

F I N A L E X A M : 12:001:40 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2001

To Do Well in Calculus: Here are some suggestions for doing well in this class:
Technology Projects: There will be computer labs every other Wednesday beginning in Week 2. You will be using Mathematica, a powerful package for doing calculus. Except for the first and last labs, you will be given Technology Projects to work on. (The first lab is a tutorial, and the last is the lab final exam.) These technology projects will be done in the computer lab, but turned in later. Answer the questions that are asked completely and thoroughly. Use complete English sentences. Explain what you did and what you learned; don't just tell us what your computer told you. Use Mathematica itself as your word processor. Turn in the assignments on time.
Writing: I expect excellent writing on your lab reports. On tests, you will have limited time, I don't expect as much. Do, however be careful of a few things.
Problem: Let and find Solution:
Important Notes: *** No make exams ***
A grade of I can be given only under the following circumstances:
Lab reports are due at the beginning of class on the date stated on the syllabus. The penalty for late work is 5 points if the assignment is turned in by the end of the day. Work will not be accepted after the due date.
The last day to drop a course without receiving a grade is August 31.
The last day to withdraw from a class without permission of adviser & instructor is October 26. You receive a W grade.
The last day to withdraw from a class or from school with permission of adviser and instructor is November 16. You receive a grade of WP if you are passing the course or a WE if you are not passing at the time you drop.
Criteria for Grading Homework and Lab Reports:
Correctness and Completeness Response is complete and correct. Arguments are valid and reasoning is correct. All statements are unambiguous and correct. 
/6 
Organization and Development Structure of report is well thought out and organized according to the appropriate style. Uses supporting elements (Figures, Tables, Mathematica code, etc.) that are accurate and appropriate. Conclusions are prominent and follow from students reasoning. 
/2 
Writing Style and Presentation Report uses appropriate words. Paragraphs flow smoothly. Report shows mastery of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Presentation of mathematics follows established conventions. 
/2 
TOTAL 
/10 
OnLine Materials: The syllabus and homework assignments can be obtained from the links at http://www.siue.edu/~srigdon.
Homework: Most homework will not be collected for grading. However, you cannot do well in the course without doing the homework. If you have difficulty on homework problems, ask me or a tutot in the Tutor Lab. Or, send me an email before class. I may decide to work the problem in class or give a hint in class.
Section 
Assigned Problems 
Every Section 
All Concepts Review Problems (These are the four "fill in the blank" questions that begin each Problem Set. 
Every Chapter 
All Chapter Review: Concepts Test Problems (These are the True/False problems at the end of each chapter.) 
1.1 
37, 38, 40, 41 
1.2 
18, 30, 32 
1.3 
311 odd, 19, 21, 25, 31 
1.4 
19 odd, 1720 all, 21, 23 
1.5 
723 odd 
1.6 
1325 odd 
1.7 
115 odd, 21, 29 31, 33 
2.1 
1, 3, 737 odd, 38, 39 
2.2 
111 odd, 1217 all, 23, 26, 29, 31, 33 
2.3 
1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 25, 27, 29, 35, 45, 47 
2.4 
121 odd, 2931 all, 33, 35 
2.5 
19 odd, 18, 20, 21 
2.6 
121 odd, 27, 28, 43 
2.7 
111 odd, 15, 17 
2.8 
123 odd, 3134 all, 3745 odd, 46, 47, 50 
2.9 
123 odd, 3436 all, 39, 47 
3.1 
121 odd, 2325 all, 29 
3.2 
115 odd, 2131 odd, 37,39,4145 all, 49 
3.3 
116 all, 1941 odd, 4757 odd 
3.4 
115 all, 1719 all, 2124 all 
3.5 
122 all, 2339 odd, 43, 46, 47 
3.6 
125 odd, 27, 29, 30, 34, 37, 38 
3.7 
119 odd, 23, 25, 31, 33, 35 
3.8 
1, 3, 5, 1323 odd, 33, 35, 36, 41, 49 
3.9 
115 odd, 23, 29 
3.10 
19 odd, 1113 all, 1719 all, 23, 25, 27, 36, 37, 38 
4.1 
17 odd, 913 all, 17, 19, 21, 2328 all 
4.2 
127 odd, 2936 all, 4952 all 
4.3 
113 all, 1529 odd 
4.4 
119 odd, 26, 38 
4.6 
15 all, 719 odd, 25, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 49, 53 
4.7 
121 odd, 2226 all, 33, 35 
5.1 
131 all, 3339 odd, 40, 41 
5.2 
17 all, 921 odd, 2328 all, 31, 33, 35 
5.3 
17 odd, 916 all, 1735 odd, 3639 all, 4147 all 
5.4 
1, 2, 5, 6, 721 odd 
5.5 
13 all, 521 odd 
5.6 
17 all, 13, 15, 17, 18, 1929 odd, 30, 3337 all, 41, 44 
5.7 
112 all, 1523 odd, 24, 2747 odd, 5961 all 
5.8 
117 all, 1923 odd, 2937 odd, 4752 all, 57, 59, 65, 69 
7.1 
127 odd, 3141 odd 
7.2 
16 all, 737 odd 
7.3 
135 odd, 48 
7.4 
110 all, 13, 15, 1721 all, 23, 25, 2731 all 
7.5 
18 all, 1119 all, 2427 all, 32, 35 
7.6 
17 all, 15, 17 
7.7 
18 all, 1924 all, 2535 odd, 3643 all, 4853 all, 74, 75 
7.8 
17 odd, 1323 all, 2731 odd, 3844 all, 53 
6.1 
110 all 