MAT 118 — Spring 2012 Problem Sets  MAT 118 — Spring 2012 Syllabus  MAT 118 — Spring 2012 Exams 
MAT 118 Course Webpage

Course Announcements Announcements about the course will be posted here. Please check the site regularly for announcements (which will also be given in lecture and/or in recitation).
Course Description The description in the undergraduate bulletin: Development of quantitative thinking and problem solving abilities through a selection of mathematical topics: logic and reasoning; numbers, functions, and modeling; combinatorics and probability; growth and change. Other topics may include geometry, statistics, game theory, and graph theory. Through their engagement in problem solving, students develop an appreciation of the intellectual scope of mathematics and its connections with other disciplines.
Prerequisites The prerequisite is a grade of C or better in MAP 103 or level 2+ or higher on the mathematics placement examination.
Lectures
The instructor for this course is
Jason Starr.
There are assigned
readings in the syllabus
which are to be completed before lecture. During lecture the
instructor and the students will discuss the material in those
readings, there will be exercises to practice the material, etc. For
the lectures to be effective, you must complete the assigned reading
from the syllabus before lecture.
Lecture is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:35 — 10:30AM in Harriman Hall 137. Harriman Hall is in the bottom of C4 on the online campus map.
Recitations Please register for and regularly attend one of the recitations. Your recitation instructor is the instructor who knows you best and who answers any questions about grading on problem sets and exams. Your recitation instructor will have input in the assignment of final letter grades.
Recitation  Time  Room  Instructor  MLC hours  Other Office Hrs.  Office Hrs. Room 
R01  W 5:206:15PM  SB Union 231  Anant Atyam  Tue, Wed 45PM  Tue 56PM  Math 2105 
R02  M 12:501:45PM  EarthSpaceSci 183  Anant Atyam  Tue, Wed 45PM  Tue 56PM  Math 2105 
R03  Th 12:501:45PM  Physics P112  Patricio Gallardo  Th 10:45AM12:45PM  Th 2:30PM3:30PM  Math 2118 
Office Hours Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 11AM12NOON in Math Tower P143, and Monday 2PM3PM in the Math Learning Center.
Grading System The relative significance of exams and problem sets in determining final grades is as follows.
20%  
20%  
20% (= 2% x 10)  
40% 
Students have asked about their standing at this moment, prior to the final exam, based only on the midterms and problem sets. The following target ranges are based on TOTAL POINTS. To compute your total points, add your scores on all 10 problem sets (to get a total out of 200), add two times your score on Midterm 1 (midterm score out of 200), and add two times your score on Midterm 2 (midterm score out of 200). This sum is your TOTAL POINTS, a number out of 600 (200 plus 200 plus 200).
Handbacks
Graded problem sets and exams will be handed back in recitation. If
you cannot attend the lecture in which a problem set or exam is
handed back, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor and
arrange a time to pick up the work (typically in office hours).
You are responsible for collecting any graded work by the end of the
semester. After the end of the semester, the instructor
is no longer responsible for returning your graded work.
Academic Resources There are a number of organizations on campus offering tutoring and other academic resources in various locations. The mathematics department offers dropin tutoring in the Math Learning Center. You are strongly encouraged to talk to a tutor in the MLC if you have an issue and are unable to attend your lecturer's or recitation instructor's office hours (or if you have previously arranged to meet them in the MLC).
Please be aware that tutors in the MLC deal with students on a firstcome, firstserved basis. Thus it may be preferrable to speak with your lecturer or instructor in their office hours. (Even if you find them in the MLC, they may be obliged to speak to other students before speaking with you.)
For students living on campus, there are also tutoring centers available in the residence halls.
Required Syllabi Statements
The University Senate has authorized
that the following required statements appear in all teaching syllabi
on the Stony Brook Campus. This information is also located on the
Provost's website:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/provost/policies.shtml.
Americans with Disabilities
Act.
If you have a physical,
psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your
course work, please contact Disability Support Services,
ECC(Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128,
(631)6326748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if
any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation
is confidential.
Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following web site: http://www.ehs.sunysb.edu and search Fire Safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.
Academic Integrity Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Faculty in the Health Sciences Center (School of Health Technology & Management, Nursing, Social Welfare, Dental Medicine) and School of Medicine are required to follow their schoolspecific procedures. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/academicjudiciary/.
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. Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their schoolspecific procedures. Further information about most academic matters can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Undergraduate Class Schedule, and the FacultyEmployee Handbook.