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MAT 127 |

** MAT 127** is the final course of the three-semester calculus sequence MAT 125, 126, and 127.
Topics covered include differential equations of first and second order, sequences and series, power series, and their applications.
Knowledge of this subject-matter
is essential for those wishing to pursue studies in mathematics, the
physical sciences, economics, engineering, or a host of other fields.
A good grasp of differentiation and integration is assumed at the outset.

A detailed syllabus is available in a convenient PDF format.

- a grade of C or higher in MAT 126; or else
- a rating of level 8 or better on the Mathematics Placement Examination.

Cengage Learning, 2009,

ISBN-13: 978-1-4240-7372-6,

ISBN-10: 1-4240-7372-3.

Information about purchasing the textbook and WebAssign may be found here.

No late homework will be accepted. However, a single homework (with the lowest score)
will be dropped in computing the final grade.

To find your online WebAssign homework on the Blackboard website, click
on the link for your MAT 127 lecture, then click on "Tools", and finally click
on "Access WebAssign". You will find the first homework (HW 1) is already
posted there. When you first access your WebAssign account, please go to the "My
Options" page and enter your email address. The online problems may be completed at anytime
before the assigned deadline. You can look at problems online, print them
out, work on them as long as you like, and then answer them in a later
internet session (before the deadline). The online problems are automatically
graded with instant feedback. If you get the answer wrong for a
particular problem, you can retry it. However, with each wrong answer you
lose points: if you get the answer correct on the first try, you get full credit;
if you get the correct answer on the second try, you get 3/4 credit; if you get
the answer correct on third try you get 1/2 credit; etc.

At the beginning of the semester, there is a two-week grace period during
which you may access WebAssign without an access code. But within the
first two weeks you are required to purchase a WebAssign access code. If you
purchase the course textbook at the university book store, it comes with
an access code. If you buy the textbook elsewhere, or buy a used text book,
then you will need to purchase an access code (for WebAssign) separately:
this can be done here. Without a WebAssign access code,
you will not be able to continue accessing WebAssign after the first two
weeks of class. That means you will not be able to complete the WebAssign
homework assignments.

This website contains the contact information for WebAssign's
technical support.

Due to the large size of this class, we ask that you do not email mathematical
questions (eg. how to do a specific problem) to the instructors. Rather, such questions should
be addressed during office hours.

There are good reasons for this policy. By not using a calculator, you will

- learn to think, rather than just to push buttons;
- thoroughly internalize the material, and hence retain your knowledge long after the course is over;
- develop a much greater sense of confidence in your mathematical abilities; and
- be guaranteed a higher degree of fairness on the exams, since unfair advantage will not be given to those who buy more powerful machines.

**Mathematics is cumulative.**Keep up! Read the text and think about the subject**before**attending the lecture. If you find yourself falling behind, get help right away!-
**Mathematics is not a spectator sport**. Be sure to do your homework every week. Doing**extra**problems is the best way to improve your understanding of the subject.

Midterm I | Monday, March 2 | 8:45-10:00 pm |

Midterm II | Wednesday, April 1 | 8:45-10:00 pm |

Final Exam | Wednesday, May 13 | 11:15 am-1:45 pm |

By enrolling in this course, you are
attesting to the fact

that you will be available
for these exams at these times.

Midterm I | 25% |

Midterm II | 25% |

Final Exam | 35% |

Homework & Recitation | 15% |

A grade of
**Incomplete** will be granted only if documented circumstances beyond
your control
prevent you from taking the final exam.

**No late homework** will be accepted. However, a single homework (with the lowest score)
will be dropped in computing the final grade.

Tutorial help is available in the

*DSS advisory.* If you have a physical, psychiatric,
medical, or learning disability that could adversely affect your ability
to carry out assigned course work, we urge you to contact the Disabled
Student Services office (DSS), Educational Communications Center (ECC)
Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. DSS will review your situation
and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate.
All information and documentation regarding disabilities will be treated
as strictly confidential.

Students for whom special evacuation
procedures might be necessary
in
the event of
an emergency are encouraged to discuss their
needs with both
the instructor and with DSS.
Important information regarding these issues
can also be found at the following web site: