**MATH 101: Calculus I**

Mathematics Department, Bryn Mawr College, Fall
2008

Professor Victor Donnay

http://www.brynmawr.edu/math/people/donnay

Professor: Victor Donnay |
Lecture: Mon, Wed, Friday 10 – 11am |

Office: Park Science Building #330 |
Office Hours: M, W*, F 2:30-4pm Some weeks the Wed office hours will be
revised. |

Phone: 526-5352, E-mail: vdonnay |
and by appointment at other times. |

Quote of the
day: from the New York Times on November 5^{th}, 2008: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/us/politics/05recon.html?hp

In discussing
the very successful campaign that the Obama team ran and how the campaign
started with an intense focus on Iowa:

"behind
the intense focus on Iowa was Mr. Plouffe, known for his **mathematic
invocation of data in making decisions**. "

Connections
Project: Each partner should fill out and hand in a Reflection Form.

To take the End of Course Survey: Click Here to take survey

1. The
Midterm 2 Redos are graded and are in the basket on the shelf outside my office.
Even if you did not take the redo, I have totaled your score on a scoresheet
that is in the box.

Rough grade
estimates for midterm2 (out of 145 pts).

A > 95% 137.75

A- > 90% 130.5

B+ > 85% 123.25

B > 80 % 116

B- > 75% 108.75

C+ > 70% 101.5

C > 65% 94.25

C- > 60% 87

D+ > 55% 79.75

D > 50% 72.5

2. The HW
grader has been sick and was not able to grade the last HW assignment for the
1st part of the alphabet. I hope to have the un-graded papers back soon for you
to pick up. I have put a complete answer key for that hw assignment in reserve
in Collier Science Library.

3. Review
Session: Friday Dec 12th from 2 - 3 pm in Rm. 337.

Office
Hours: Monday Dec 15th : 1 - 2pm

Wed Dec 17th: 2;30 - 3:30 pm

4. Survey: I
will send you an email tomorrow about the course survey.

Homework
Assignments: The homework assignments are listed here. Also, all handouts
from class are posted here.

Helpful
computer demonstrations about various aspects of calculus at the web site Tools for Enriching Calculus

New Groups starting
Monday Sept 27.

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** Help
Sessions: **There
will be several help sessions per week. The sessions will be held

Sun from 8 – 10 pm

Tues from 8 – 9pm

in Rm 349 Park with our
TA Bethany Azuma.

The ** Peer Lead
Instruction (PLI) **sessions with Amy Veprauskas will be Tuesday from 9
– 10 pm in Rm. 336.

** Computer Sessions:** There will be
Mathematica sessions in the Rm 354 (the Math Dept Computer Lab) at the following times:

Sunday 3 – 5 pm
(Amanda Bowes); 6 – 7 pm (Sasha Berenzak)

Monday 5 – 7 pm (Nikitha
Ashok)

Tuesday 3 – 4 pm
(Amanda), 6 – 7 pm (Sasha)

Wednesday 7 – 8 pm
(nikitha)

Thursday 6 – 7 pm
(Sasha)

Download a copy of
Mathematica. You can do this, for free. Go to the Computer Center web page,
click on Software Downloads, then on Mathematica to get to the Mathematica Download Page.

** Trig Mini Course
Review**:
7 – 9 pm in Rm. 243.

Mon 9/22 Intro to Trig and the Unit circle

Wed 9/24
Identities used for Calculus

Mon
9/29 Graphs of
Trig Functions

Wed
10/1 Trig Review

**Textbook**: Calculus
by Stewart, 6^{th} edition. I have put several copies of the book at
the reserve desk in the Collier Science Library that you may borrow for a couple
hours at a time. If you are buying a copy of the book on-line, it is very
important that you get the 6^{th} edition – otherwise the
homework problems won’t match up.

Redo option of midterm: Instructions

Survey
results about redo midterm1 option; comments to question
2, question
3, question
4, question
5, question
6,

Student
comments about how the course as a whole is going