OFFICE HOURS: Wed and Thurs 10 AM--Noon.

** Text:** * Calculus...*, by Ostebee and Zorn.

** Calculators:** Students are required to have a graphing
calculator. We recommend the Sharp EL-9300 or the Texas
Instruments TI-82. Both
are available at the Campus Bookstore and at Basix (prices
at Basix tend to be lower!). Stony
Brook has been using the Sharp which is cheaper and easier
but this calculator is being discontinued by the manufacturer
and there may not be enough of them available. The programs
we will use this term will be available for these calculators
and others in the Math Undergraduate Office (Math Tower P-144).

** ABOUT THIS COURSE.**
In this course functions are presented and analyzed
giving tables and graphs as much weight as formulas.
This course is aimed at developing your understanding
of the concepts of Calculus and your ability to apply
them to problems in and outside of Mathematics.
At the same time you need to continue to develop your proficiency
at manipulating formulas and equations. These are the
language of science, and fluency in this language is
essential for a successful career in science or engineering.
In this course you will be expected to use calculators and
computers to increase your knowledge of the
behavior of functions and of the operations of
Calculus. If you are new to our Calculus program
this approach may seem unfamiliar at
first, but you will be in a good position to understand
why we think this new curriculum is better.

** THIS COURSE TAKES WORK.** We encourage
you to form teams of three or four students and to
work together. We will try to do as many
group exercises as possible, in class and in recitation, to get you
used to this type of work. Several people thinking together
about a problem can often see around a difficulty
where one person might get stuck. This is one reason why
the ability to work
well in a team is rated very highly by prospective employers.

** HOMEWORK.** For each section the homework exercises
include all those selected as ``key'' by the authors, with
some local additions. From ten to twenty are emphasized
in **boldface**. These should be written up to be
handed in at the first recitation meeting of the following
week. Exercises that ask you to ``describe'' or ``explain''
should be answered with complete English sentences, clear
enough for one of your classmates to read and understand.

** PREREQUISITE. ** Students are STRONGLY ADVISED not to attempt this
course unless they received a grade of ``C''or better in
MAT 131 or an equivalent course.

** EXAMINATIONS.**
There will be two 90-minute midterm tests: Tuesday March 3
and Monday April 6, at 8:30 PM. Students who need extra time will
be allowed to work until 10:30. There will be a 3-hour final
examination on Wednesday, May 13, 7-10PM .
In addition several short quizzes will be given in
recitation.

** MATH LEARNING CENTER / CALCULUS RESOURCE ROOM.**
(Physics A-125) This is a place where
students can go for help with Calculus. It is staffed most days
and some evenings; the current schedule is: Mon-Tues-Wed 10-9;
Thur 10-6; Fri 10-1; Sun 7-9.

** GRADES** will be based on performance as follows:

Recitation grade (quizzes, homework, participation) 20% Midterms 40% Final Examination 40%

Students with Disabilities!If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disabiliity that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge that you contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), room 133 Humanites, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability is confidential.

Math Dept SUNY Stony Brook

tony@math.sunysb.edu

January 19, 1998