Spring 2020 - MAT 127 - Calculus C
ScheduleLec 01: MWF 10:00-10:53 in Earth&Space 079Lec 02: TTh 2:30-3:50 in Harriman 111Lec 03: TTh 10:00-11:20 in Frey 205
InstructorRuobing ZhangSamuel Grushevsky
Office hoursMF 11:00-12:00 in Math 2-116
W 11:00-12:00 in MLC
TuTh 1:30-2:30,
Tu 11:30-12:30 (advising) in Math 3-109
GradersConghan DongYanbing Gu
Office hoursTu 5:00-7:00 in MLC, Th 5:00-6:00 in Math S-240A M 4:00-5:00, Tu 12:00-1:00, Tu 4:00-5:00 in MLC
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Starting March 30, the instruction will move completely online. The lecture videos will be recorded beforehand and will be made available via blackboard/documents/echo cloud recordings. The students are encouraged to watch the recordings and work on the exercises before class time. During the scheduled class time, the scheduled lecturer will meet with the class via Zoom to lead a discussions session on the material covered, and on the exercises. The written HW will need to be uploaded for grading via blackboard. Office hours, to take place via zoom, will need to be scheduled via email, by appointment. Midterm II will be replaced by 5 weekly quizzes on sections 7.2-7.6, to be delivered via blackboard. The final will be given at the originally scheduled time: Wed May 13 11.15am-1.45pm, remotely using technology to be determined. The material originally planned for the last week will be dropped. See the updated schedule below.
Description A continuation of MAT 126, covering: sequences, series, Taylor series, differential equations and modeling. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 132, MAT 142, MAT 171, or AMS 161.
Prerequisite C or higher in MAT 126 or level 8 on the mathematics placement examination
Textbook James Stewart, Single Variable Calculus (Stony Brook Edition 4). We will also use Notes on Second Order Linear Differential Equations.
WebAssign Is mandatory for this course; please make sure you purchase an access code if you do not have one already. Please note that the book and webassign are available as a package, to rent/buy, etc. Please check the purchase options available.
Homework Mandatory weekly homeworks, with some part on WebAssign and some part written, to be handed in.
WebAssign due time Wed 9am each week. For WebAssign, you have 3 attempts to do each problem: a problem done correctly on the first try gets 100% of the score, on the second try gets 80% of the score. After the second try you are allowed to "practice another version" of the problem on WebAssign, if available. A problem correct on the third try gets 50% of the score.
Written HW due date Please write and scan/photograph and upload your HW in blackboard by 3pm on Thursday the week the homework is due.
No late homeworks will ever be accepted, but a grade for a homework will be dropped upon request due to extenuating circumstances. Your lowest homework grade will be dropped at the end of the class
Exams Midterm for all sections at 8.45pm on March 3, in Earth&Space 001. FINAL WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 11.15am-1.45pm, USING TECHNOLOGY TBD. Weekly quizzes will be given via blackboard. No makeups given, grades may be dropped under documented extenuating circumstances.
Grading Homeworks+WebAssign: 20%, Midterm I: 20%, Midterm II: 20% Weekly quizzes on sections 7.2-7.6: 20%, Final with some more focus on Taylor series: 40%.
All grades will be posted on blackboard, please check them regularly.
Attendance Is essential to do well in the course; you'll be practicing doing the problems in lecture as well as listening; note there is no recitation.
Questions All administrative questions should be covered by this webpage. Please direct questions about your written HW grading only to the grader who graded that homework (as shown in the syllabus below), and questions about WebAssign only to Cengage support.
For mathematical questions, we all have office hours as posted; the Math Learning Center (MLC) is also available to help you at other times. If you believe there is an error in your midterm or final grade, please see the instructor. Note that your entire exam will then be rescored again (not just one problem), and the grade will be adjusted accordingly, whether up or down.

DatesTextbook sectionHW due this Wed/ThuGraderNotes
1/27 - 1/318.1NoneDiagnostic quiz in class
2/3 - 2/78.28.1: 22, 30, 47Yanbing
2/10 - 2/148.38.2: 34, 49, 54 Conghan
2/17 - 2/218.4-8.58.3: 4, 31, 40 Yanbing
2/24 - 2/288.5-8.68.4: 20, 37; 8.5: 26, 33 Conghan
3/2 - 3/68.78.6: 12, 32 YanbingMidterm I at 8:45pm on Tue 3/3, in ESS 001. Practice problems
3/9 - 3/138.7-8.88.6: 36; 8.7: 11, 21Conghan
3/16 - 3/27Extended Spring Break
3/30 - 4/37.18.7: 63; 8.8: 17ab, 22, 31 Yanbing
4/6 - 4/107.27.1: 10, 12, 14ConghanQuiz
4/13 - 4/177.37.2: 7, 18, 28YanbingQuiz
4/20 - 4/247.47.3: 34, 38, 42ConghanQuiz Midterm II at 8:45pm on Mon 4/13
4/27 - 5/17.57.4: 11, 18a, 22YanbingQuiz
5/4 - 5/87.67.5: 7, 18ConghanQuiz
5/4 - 5/8Second order equations
and Review
7.6: 3, 4 Conghan

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