Course Description: Calculus at its core is how functions change. In order to understand them well, we have to “linearize” them so that we can look at them on a “micro level”. We will examine slope (the derivative) and area (integrals) and the intimate relationship that exists between them which makes the topic so fascinating. One of the most applicable topics in calculus is something called a differential equation. You will see how these formulas give birth to exponential functions and the need for logarithms to solve real world problems. Graphing calculators are encouraged for this course and can be used on exams.
Instructor: Bill Bernhard (email@example.com)
Required materials: Calculus and its Applications, 11e by Bittinger
Syllabus: Please attend class every time! We will not go in the order of the text and the schedule will be updated as we go.
Grading: Midterm (40%) Thursday, 3/12 in lecture
Final Exam (40%) Wednesday, 5/13 at
Homework (20%) Homework will be given during the lecture and be brought to recitation for your TA so he can review it with you. You must attend all recitations.
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Critical Incident Management: Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of University Community Standards any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.
Course Evaluation: Each semester