|MAT 123 Calendar|
- There has been a slight reshuffle of the topics on the syllabus. The double-angle formulas are now scheduled for the week of April 13-17, and identities among inverse trigonometric functions are scheduled for the week of April 20-24.
- There is now a practice exam for Core Competency Exam C.
- There are now solutions to Midterm 2.
- For Core Competency Exam B, passing is 7 or more out of 10.
- There is another practice exam for Core Competency Exam B, as well as solutions, posted on Blackboard.
- Midterm 2 will be held on Tuesday, 3/31, 8:45pm. The room for Lec 01 (Rec 01, 02, 03 and 05) as well as Rec 07 is (Old) Engineering 143. The room for Rec 06, 08, 09 and 10 is Frey Hall 102. The room for Lec 03 (Rec 12, 13, 14 and 15) is Earth and Space Sciences 001.
- The Math Learning Center has arranged for a review session for Midterm 2. The review session will be held on Friday, 27 March, 5:30pm 6:50pm in Engineering 143.
- There are now solutions to the practice mastery questions.
- There is now a practice for the mastery portion of Midterm 2. Midterm 2 will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 8:45pm.
- There are now solutions to the practice exam for Core Competency Exam B.
- There is now a practice exam for Core Competency Exam B.
- There are now solutions to Midterm 1.
- Midterm 1 will be held on Thursday, 2/26, 8:45pm. The room for Recs 01, 02, 03, 05 and 12 is Harriman Hall 137. The room for Recs 06, 07, 08, 09 and 10 is Frey Hall 102. The room for Recs 13, 14 and 15 is Frey Hall 104.
- There are now solutions to the practice mastery questions.
- There is now a practice for the mastery portion of Midterm 1. Midterm 1 will be held on Thursday, February 26th, beginning at 8:45pm.
- To begin preparing for Midterm 1, students are encouraged to review Midterm 1 from previous semesters: (Fall 2013, Fall 2012).
- There are now solutions to the practice exam for Core Competency Exam A. Thanks to Profs. Andersen and Guenancia, and to some students, who pointed out mistakes that are now corrected in these solutions.
- There is now a practice exam for Core Competency Exam A.
- Due to the weather, the university has cancelled all classes meeting on Monday, February 2nd.
- Due to the class cancellation, WebAssign Assignment 2 is now due on Wednesday, February 18th, 11am.
- Due to the weather, the university has cancelled all classes meeting on Monday and Tuesday, January 26th and 27th. Additionally, classes meeting on Wednesday, January 28th prior to 2pm have been cancelled.
- Due to the class cancellations, WebAssign Assignment 1 is now due on Wednesday, February 11th, 11am.
undergraduate bulletin: Comprehensive preparation for the regular calculus sequences, with introduction to derivatives. Careful development of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and their applications. Asymptotics and limits. Linear approximations, slope and derivatives, detailed curve sketching. General modeling examples. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.
- passed MAP 103 with a C or better, or
- received level 3 or better on the mathematics placement examination.
See the document first year mathematics at Stony Brook for more information about the math placement exam and other calculus courses. Please note. The prerequisite must have been satisfied within one year prior to beginning the course.
SBC QPS requirements. The course learning objectives include the following.
- Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics. This includes understanding the features of different formulas / graphs such as linear formulas / lines (slope and intercepts), trigonometric formulas (period, peaks, troughs, amplitude, ...), and quadratic functions (vertex of a parabola, ...), as well as more general features (domain and range, discontinuities, vertical and horizontal asymptotes, etc.)
- Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally. This includes graphing functions given as equations, converting between different descriptions of functions (e.g., explicit equations versus implicit descriptions such as inverse functions), and finding the appropriate equations and graphs from a verbal description (i.e., "word problems").
- Employ quantitative methods such as algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics to solve problems. Students will learn how to use models such as linear models and exponential models to understand real-world phenomenon such as compound interest, population growth, and radioactive decay.
- Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness. Students will learn how to perform "consistency checks" to test solutions, e.g., plugging in points to check the equation of a graph obtained from an affine linear transformation (horizontal / vertical translations and scalings).
- Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods. Students will learn the limits of simplified mathematical models (such as exponential population growth).
- Understand the domain and range of a function.
- Know when a function is invertible, and find the inverse of an invertible function. Understand the relationship between the domain and range of an invertible function and its inverse function.
- Perform vertical and horizontal transformations (translations, scalings and reflections) of functions and graphs.
- Compose functions. Graph composite functions.
- Know the standard forms for equations of lines. Recognize parallel and perpendicular lines.
- Know the quadratic formula and "completing the square".
- Graph conic sections.
- Understand exponents and exponential functions. Know the exponent laws and how to use them.
- Understand key features of polynomials including degree, leading term, and constant term.
- Add, subtract, scale and multiply polynomials. Understand polynomial factorization and division (with remainder)
- Graph polynomials, including growth behavior "at infinity".
- Understand angles both in degrees and in radian measure.
- Understand sine and cosine, as well as the relation between them.
- Understand tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent.
- Know trigonometric identities such as the angle addition formulas.
- Know special values of trigonometric functions, e.g., those arising in the "45-45-90 triangle" and the "30-60-90 triangle".
- Know the inverse trigonometric functions, including their domains and ranges.
- Understand transformations of trigonometric functions, e.g., amplitude and phase shift.
- Understand logarithms as inverses of exponential functions. Know the logarithm laws and how to use them.
- Understand models using exponential and logarithmic functions: population growth, interest, radioactive decay.
- Understand rational functions, including domains.
- Graph rational functions.
- Students are expected to regularly attend lecture and recitation.
- Problem sets and exams that are missed may only be excused with a valid excuse, including a doctor's note or other such documentation.
- In most circumstances, an excused midterm will be discounted in the computation of the final course points; no make-up will be offered, but the remaining midterm and final exam will be weighed more to bring the exam portion of the grade to the correct level.
- Since the core competency exams are offered multiple times, a missed core competency exam will usually be ignored: the student may make-up a missed core competency exam when it is next offered.
- Extensions of deadlines for WebAssign are handled within the WebAssign system. This semester, unexcused late assignments are accepted, but with an automatic penalty of 33% each day late (thus no credit after 3 days).
- There will be three core competency exams; short multiple choice / short answer exams that test competency of the core material. Students must pass these exams in order to earn a grade of C or higher.
- We are attempting to computerize the core competency exams, so that students may take proctored exams in a testing center at convenient times. However, until that is finalized, tentatively the core competency exams are scheduled for the following dates in lecture.
- Core Competency Exam A, In-Lecture: Wed 2/18 Lec 01 & 03, Thu 2/19 Lec 02. There is now a practice exam for Core Competency Exam A. There are now solutions to the practice exam for Core Competency Exam A; the solutions correct some typos on the original practice exam.
- Core Competency Exam B In-Lecture: Wed 3/25 Lec 01 & 03, Thu 3/26 Lec 02. There is now a practice exam for Core Competency Exam B. There are now solutions to the practice exam for Core Competency Exam B.
- Core Competency Exam C In-Lecture: Wed 5/6 Lec 01 & 03, Thu 5/7 Lec 02.
- Midterm 1 was held at 8:45pm, Thursday, February 26.
There are now solutions to Midterm 1.
The room for
Recs 01, 02, 03, 05 and 12 was Harriman Hall 137. The room for Recs
06, 07, 08, 09 and 10 was Frey Hall 102. The room for Recs 13, 14 and 15
was Frey Hall 104.
Midterm 1 included a second attempt at Core Competency Exam A for those students who had not yet passed Core Competency Exam A. In addition, Midterm 1 included a Mastery Exam testing deeper understanding (worth 10% of total class points). Here is a practice for the Mastery Exam. Here are solutions to the practice mastery problems. Midterm 1 from previous semesters also gives good preparation for the Mastery Exam (Fall 2013, Fall 2012), although we have not yet reached the same point in the text as in previous semesters.
- Midterm 2 was held at 8:45pm, Tuesday, March 31. There are now solutions to Midterm 2. The room for Lec 01 as well as Rec 07 was (Old) Engineering 143. The room for Rec 06, 08, 09 and 10 was Frey Hall 102. The room for Lec 03 was Earth and Space Sciences 001. Midterm 2 included additional attempts at Core Competency Exam A and Core Competency Exam B for those students who had not yet passed one of these. In addition, Midterm 2 included a Mastery Exam testing deeper understanding (worth 10% of total class points). Here is a practice for the mastery portion of Midterm 2. There are now solutions to the practice mastery questions.
- The Final Exam will be held 8 10:45am, Wednesday, May 13.
- For Core Competency Exam A, a second attempt will be allowed during Midterm 1. For Core Competency Exam B, a second attempt will be allowed during Midterm 2. For Core Competency Exam C, a second attempt will be allowed during the Final Exam.
- Apart from the second attempts of the core competency exams, the remainder of the midterms and final exam will be long-form problems, typically with multiple parts that build on each other and that test mastery of the subject.
Core Competency Exams.
- These are three multiple choice / short answer exams: Core Competency Exam A, Core Competency Exam B, and Core Competency Exam C. See here for more details.
- These exams test competency in the core material of the three units of this course.
- Each student will have at least two opportunities to pass each of the three core competency exams.
- In order to receive a grade of C or higher, students must pass each of the three core competency exams. Passing the three core competency exams will automatically qualify students to receive a grade of at least C in the course. Students who do not pass the three core competency exams cannot receive any grade higher than C-.
- For letter grades above C, passing the core competency exam
counts for 60% of the total class points.
Letter Grades Above C Those students who pass the three core competency exams automatically receive a grade of at least C. Letter grades above C are determined based on total class points. The relative weighting of class points are as follows.
Core Competency Exams 60% Midterm I 10% Midterm II 10% Final Exam 15% WebAssign Assignments 5%
PLEASE DO THE ASSIGNED READING FROM THE SYLLABUS BEFORE LECTURE.
Lecture Time Room Instructor MLC hours Other Office Hrs. Office Hrs. Room LEC 01 MWF 10:0010:53am Eng 145 Henri Guenancia M 11am12noon W 24pm Math 3-121 LEC 02 TuTh 2:303:50pm ESS 001 Jason Starr Tu 4 5pm Tu 9 10am, Th 9:30 10:30am Math 4-108, Math P-143 LEC 03 MW 4:005:20pm Eng 143 Robert Andersen Mon 11:15am12:15pm Wed 2:303:30pm, Fri 11:15am12:15pm Math 5125B Recitation Time Room Instructor MLC hours Other Office Hrs. Office Hrs. Room R01 M 12:0012:53pm Library E4310 Chengjian Yao (Grad) Th 13pm W 23pm Math 2105 R02 Th 8:309:23am Math P131 Chengjian Yao (Grad) Th 13pm W 23pm Math 2105 R03 Tu 11:30am12:23pm Math P131 Cameron Crowe (Grad) F 910am Tu 1011am Physics D101 R05 W 12:0012:53pm Library W4540 Fangyu Zou (Grad) MW 45pm W 23pm Math S240A R06 M 1:001:53pm Library W4535 Zeyu Cao (Grad) Tu 46pm Th 45pm Math 2240A R07 W 11:0011:53am Library W4530 Shaosai Huang (Grad) Wed 24pm Wed 67pm Math 3103 R08 M 4:004:53pm Library W4535 Xuan Chen (Grad) Fri 12noon2pm Wed 5:306:30pm Math 3104 R09 Th 8:309:23am Library N4006 Zeyu Cao (Grad) Tu 46pm Th 45pm Math 2240A R10 Tu 11:30am12:23pm Library W4535 Raquel Perales (Grad) Tu 24pm Thu 23pm Math 3105 R12 M 12:0012:53pm Library E4330 Fangyu Zou (Grad) MW 45pm W 23pm Math S240A R13 W 12:0012:53pm Library E4310 Shaosai Huang (Grad) Wed 24pm Wed 67pm Math 3103 R14 Th 11:30am12:23pm Math P131 Raquel Perales (Grad) Tu 24pm Thu 23pm Math 3105 R15 M 5:306:23pm Library W4350 Xuan Chen (Grad) Fri 12noon2pm Wed 5:306:30pm Math 3104 FAILURE TO RETRIEVE GRADED WORK IS NOT GROUNDS FOR A MAKE-UP, A REGRADE, OR CHANGE OF A FAIL TO AN INCOMPLETE.
You are responsible for collecting any graded work by the end of the semester. If you have a question about the grade you received on a problem set or exam, you must contact the recitation instructor (not the grader or the lecturer). 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 first-come, first-served 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.)Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. 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 website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities.http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/academic_integrity/index.html.
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