Prerequisite: Placement into calculus, Rutgers Math 112 or Math
115, or equivalent.
Text: CALCULUS, Custom Edition for Rutgers University, published by
Pearson Custom Publishing. Copyright 2008 and earlier.
ISBN 0536801207 or 0536260710
Course Web Page: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/courses/135/
WeBWorK Web Page:
http://www.math.rutgers.edu/courses/135/135s10/webwork.html
Meeting times: Lectures: TTh 5:00 6:20, LSH A142 (LIVINGSTON)
Recitations:
Section 16 
1:55 2:50, TIL105 (LIVINGSTON)
Section
17 3:35 4:30, BE121 (LIVINGSTON)
Section 18 6:55
7:50, BE111 (LIVINGSTON)
First Midterm Exam: 5:00 6:20 on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in LSHA142
(usual time & place)
Second Midterm Exam: 5:00 6:20 on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in LSHA142
(usual time & place)
Final Exam: 47 on Thursday, May 6, 2010, location TBA
Lecturer: Professor
Robert Wilson
Office: 340
HILL
Office phone: 7324452390
Ext 1317
Email: rwilson at math.rutgers.edu
Web page: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~rwilson/
Office hours: Tuesday
10:20 11:40 in HILL340 (BUSCH)
Thursday
12:00 1:20 in HILL340 (BUSCH)
Thursday
3:20 4:40 in LSHB 102C (LIVINGSTON)
Teaching
Assistant: Priyam Patel
Office: Hill605A
Office phone: 7324452390Ext 8605
Email: priyamp at math.rutgers.edu
Web page: http://math.rutgers.edu/~priyamp
Office hours: TBA
Most students find a graphing calculator
useful in this course. The recommended calculator is the TI83 Plus. The
lecturer and the recitation instructor can provide limited help in the
operation of these calculators. Students may use other brands and models of
calculators, but they are on their own if they have problems. Computers and
calculators will not be permitted on exams.
Course purpose. This course
is intended to provide an introduction to calculus for students in the
biological sciences, business, economics, and pharmacy. Math 136 and Math 138
are possible continuations of this course. There is another calculus sequence,
Math 151, 152, and 251, intended for students in mathematical and physical
sciences, engineering, and computer science. Taking Math 152 after Math 135 is
permitted but is quite difficult. Math 136 and Math 138 do not satisfy
the prerequisite for Math 251. Students for whom taking either Math 152 or Math
251 is a serious possibility are strongly encouraged to start calculus with
Math 151, not Math 135.
Course topics: The course will cover the bulk of the material in
Chapters 15 of the text. The planned content of each lecture is described at
the end of this syllabus.
The term grade will be based on the results
of the examinations, on the scores on quizzes in recitation, and on the
performance on the WeBWorK assignments. Here is more
information about the individual components of the grade:
Exams: There will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final. The midterm
exams will count 100 points each and the final will count 250 points. Exams
will be closed book and studentprepared formula sheets will not be permitted.
An official formula sheet will be provided with each exam. The dates of the
midterm exams will be February 25 and April 8.
The midterm exams are written by the lecturer. The final is written by
the course coordinator and is the same for all students in Math 135.
Recitation quizzes: Homework problems are assigned for each lecture.
Students are expected to work on the problems for a particular lecture prior to
the recitation class devoted to that material. Homework will not be collected.
However, students are encouraged to ask questions in recitation about problems
with which they had difficulty. At the end of the recitation class there will
be a short quiz consisting of one or two problems similar to the homework
problems that have been worked in lecture during the previous week. Together
the quizzes will count 75 points toward the term grade.
WeBWorK: The Mathematics Department provides a Webbased
system called WeBWorK that allows students to work on
selected problems and to submit answers until they get the problem right. Each
student gets different versions of the problems to solve. WeBWorK
assignments must be done online. The WeBWorK grade
counts 75 points toward the term grade and is determined by how many problems
the student eventually gets right, not on the number of tries needed to get the
correct answer.
In summary, here are the components of the
term grade with their maximum possible points:

Points 
Hour Exams 
200 
Final Exam 
250 
Recitation
Quizzes 
75 
WebWork Problems 
75 
Total 
600 
Grading standards: The meanings of the grades in Math 135 are related
to the probable success of the student in Math 136. Grades of A or B indicate
that the student is wellprepared for Math 136. A grade of C indicates that the
student can probably succeed in Math 136, but that they will have to work
harder in Math 136 than they did in Math 135. A grade of D suggests that
although the student is allowed to take Math 136, the chances of success are
quite small.
Academic Integrity: Students are expected to be aware of and abide by
the Universitys Interim Academic Integrity Policy as described at
http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/integrity.shtml
Schedule: Here is a tentative schedule for the course.
Lecture 1 January
19 Sections 1.1, 1.2
Lecture 2 January
21 Section 1.3
Lecture 3 January
26 Sections 2.1, 2.2
Lecture 4 January
28 Section 2.2
Lecture 5 February
2 Section 2.3
Lecture 6 February
4 Section 2.4
Lecture 7 February
9 Section 3.1
Lecture 8 February
11 Sections 3.2, 3.3
Lecture 9 February
16 Section 3.4
Lecture 10 February
18
Section 3.5
Lecture 11 February
23
Catchup and review
Lecture 12 February
25
Class cancelled (snow)
Lecture 13 March
2 Section 3.6
Lecture 14 March
4
Midterm Exam #1
Lecture 15 March
9 Section 3.7
Lecture 16 March
11
Section 3.8
Lecture 17 March
23
Section 4.1
Lecture 18 March
25
Sections 4.2, 4.3
Lecture 19 March
30 Section 4.4
Lecture 20 April
1 Section 4.5
Lecture 21 April
6 Catchup and review
Lecture 22 April
8 Midterm Exam #2
Lecture 23 April
13 Section 4.6
Lecture 24 April
15 Section 4.7
Lecture 25 April
20 Section 5.1
Lecture 26 April
22
Sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
Lecture 27 April
27 Section 5.5
Lecture 28 April
29 Catchup and review
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Various
announcements (e.g., of review sessions) will be posted here during the
semester.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (1/19, 1/21): Section 1.1, #34, #42, Section
1.2, #12, #32, Section 1.3, #16. The
quiz problem on 1/26 will be similar to one of these problems.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (1/26, 1/28): Section 2.1, #4, #6, Section
2.2, #12, #18, #30. The
quiz problem on 2/2 will be similar to one of these
problems.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (2/2, 2/4): Section 2.3, #12,
#19, #28, #40, #44. The
quiz problem on 2/9 will be similar to one of these
problems.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (2/9, 2/11): Section 3.1, #27,
#36; Section 3.3, #17, #41. The
quiz problem on 2/16 will be similar to one of these
problems.
Homework
problems worked in lecture (3/2): Section 3.6, #4,
#11, #34. The
quiz problem on 3/9 will be similar to one of these problems. (Note
that I also worked #52, but this was not a suggested homework problem
and the quiz will not have a problem of this
type.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (3/9, 3/11): Section 3.7, #4,
#25, #26, #27, #42; Section 3.8, #19, #20, #25. The
quiz problem on 3/23 will be similar to one of these
problems.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (3/23, 3/25): Section 4.1, #4,
#20, #26; Section 4.3, #13. The
quiz problem on 3/30 will be similar to one of these
problems.
Homework
problems worked in lectures (4/20, 4/22): Section 5.2 #18;
Section 5.3, #19, #22; Section 5.4 #4, #19, #26, #39, #43. The
quiz problem on 4/27 will be similar to one of these problems.
REVIEW MATERIALS:
For a review of preliminary topics
(Sections 1.11.3) see this 50 minute audio/visual presentation: How to do well in calculus/