MAT 141 - Honors Calculus I

General Information
Professor: Matthew Kudzin
Office: Mathematics 2-118
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am , or by appointment

Classes: Monday & Friday, 12:50 - 2:10 pm in the Psychology building, room 137

Each student must have received a 5 or better on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

The required textbook for this class is Calculus, volume I by Tom Apostol (John Wiley and Sons, 1969). It is an expensive book. You can compare the prices of several on-line merchants at .

Math is not a spectator sport. The only way to learn calculus is to do it. Homework will be assigned every week, and unless otherwise specified, is due at the beginning of your second recitation. Late homework will not be accepted. All assignments will be posted online, here.

There will be two recitations every week. Attendance at recitation is essential. Your recitation instructor will discuss additional material designed to illuminate the lectures, provide plenty of examples, and answer any questions you might have.

Exams and Quizzes
There will be two exams given during the semester. The midterm will be given in class, after finishing chapter two of the text. The final exam, which will be comprehensive, will be given on Friday, December 17th, from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm.

There will be weekly quizzes given in recitation. The lowest score will be dropped.

Your final grade will be determined according to the following formula:
Final Exam35%

Getting Help
The mathematics department have many resourses available to help students. First, your professor and recitation instructor both hold regular office hours. In addition, the Math Learning Center, located in room S-240A of the math tower, is open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. More information about the MLC is available online at their website.

You will not be allowed to use a calculator on any exam or quiz.

Disabled students
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) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students requiring 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: