**Mathematics
1710 Syllabus - Fall 2012**

**Course
Description: **This course is designed
to give students a basic background in the topics of limits and continuity,
derivatives and integrals; differentiation and integration of polynomial,
rational, trigonometric, and algebraic functions; applications, including
slope, velocity, extrema, area, volume and work.

**Learning
Objectives:** By the end of this
course, you will be able to compute 1) limits of algebraic and trigonometric
functions; 2) derivatives of most algebraic function; and 3) certain integrals.
You will also be able to apply these computational skills to compute 1) tangent
lines to curves; 2) areas in the plane; 3) volumes; and 4) solutions to applied
problems. In addition to computational skills, you will also gain an
understanding of the theoretical aspects of limits, derivates and integrals
including the ability to 1) prove limits using only the definition; 2) derive
the standard rules for differentiation; and 3) prove the fundamental theorem of
calculus.

**Prerequisite**: Math 1650 or equivalent

**Book**: Calculus by Briggs and Cochran

**Professor:** Neal Brand

**Contact
Information:** Email: neal@unt.edu Phone: 940-565-4138

**Office**: GAB 417B

M 3:30-4:20, T 11:00-11:50, W 11:00-11:50 Th 8:30-9:50, F 8:30-9:50

Please use these hours to ask questions of your instructor. At other
times, your instructor will most likely be busy with other responsibilities, so
do not just drop in at other times. If you need to see your instructor at
another time, make an appointment in advance.

**Grading and Course Requirements**: Grades are based on three regular exams, homework, a
project, and a final. The homework is worth a total of 100 points. You
will receive more than 20 homework assignments, each worth 5 points, but only
the best 20 assignments count. A project is extended homework that
requires much more effort and time than regular homework assignments. The
project is worth 100 points. Each regular exam is worth 100 points and the
final exam is worth 200 points. This gives you a total of 700 possible
points. To earn an A it is sufficient to make a total of 630 points, 560 for a
B, 490 for a C, and 420 for a D. In order to make a passing grade in this
class, there are two other requirements. First, you must pass the
derivative exam by scoring at least 9 out of 10 on the exam. After a few
weeks, you will be given the derivative exam once a week until you pass or the
semester ends, whichever comes first. Second, you must complete the
on-line course evaluation as described below.

**Course Evaluation: **The Student Evaluation of
Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) is a requirement for all organized classes at
UNT. This short survey will be made available to you at the end of the
semester, providing you a chance to comment on how this class is taught. You are required to go to this web site and complete
an evaluation of the course sometime during the open period. The
evaluation could take you 10 minutes or less if you just answer the multiple
choice questions. If you wish to make specific comments about the course,
the instructor or anything else related to this class, you will have the
opportunity to type in comments. Although your instructor will receive a
list of who completed the evaluation forms, he will not receive any other
information about the evaluations until after the grades are turned in.
Your instructor will receive no information that would link you to your
specific answers or comments. The mathematics department and I take your
course evaluation input very seriously.

**Exams**: The regular exams will be given in class on October 2, October 25 and
November 28. The final exam is scheduled for December 12 (Wednesday) at
8:00 in the classroom. The exam dates are subject to change, but the
final exam date is very unlikely to change.

**Homework**: Homework will be assigned from the book and some handouts. The
assignments will be posted on the web. You are expected to turn in neatly
written homework that shows all essential work. If the grader has trouble
reading the homework, then the homework will be returned with a zero.
Please see the web site homeworkexp.html for clarification on what is expected from the grader.

**Web Page**: From the UNT home page follow through the links through the College
of Arts and Sciences, the Mathematics Department and Neal Brand's home page to
find the Math 1710 home page. You will find homework assignments, and other
information concerning this class at that site. The URL is http://www.math.unt.edu/~brand/class/1710/2012Fall/Brand's%201710%20-%20Fall%202012.htm.

**Attendance**: It is important that you come to class in order to
master the material. Consequently, you are required to attend all classes. If
you have three or fewer unexcused absences, there will be no grade penalty
other than the natural consequences of not participating in class. For each
unexcused absence after the third, your semester grade will be lowered by one
letter grade. An absence will be excused if you have a legitimate reason for missing
class. Your illness, a death in the family, and a religious holiday are
examples of legitimate excuses, while the alarm not going off is not. If you
are absent and you think that your absence should be excused, please let me
know as soon as possible. In addition to the attendance requirements of this
class, the TAMS program also requires you to attend every class. If you
are absent for any reason, you are required to file an absence report with Dr.
Allen of the TAMS Academic Office. * *

**Extra Credit: **Do not expect to be able to do extra credit work to
help your grade either before or after the final exam. There will be no extra
credit for this course other than perhaps an extra problem on an exam. Please
do not ask for extra credit work to help your grade. Your best strategy to help
your grade is to do the required work at the time it is assigned.

**Cell
Phones and Other Electronic Devices:**
Please turn off all electronic devices during the class. The only exceptions
are medical devices, calculators, and flat computers that are used for note
taking. **Use of a cell phone for talking
or for texting is not appropriate**.

**Disabilities**: It is the responsibility of students with certified
disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean
of Students Office. Their phone number is 940-565-4323.

**Cheating**: No cheating will be tolerated. Cheating includes receiving help from
anyone or anything that is not specifically allowed on an exam, final, or
project. For example, calculators are not allowed on exams and using one would
constitute cheating. On the other hand, you are encouraged to work
together on the regular homework assignments as long as everyone participates
and no one just copies the answers. On the project, you are not to get help
from any outside source except the instructor. You will find more details
regarding what is allowed on the project when it is assigned. **Anyone caught cheating will receive an F
for the course**. Furthermore, a letter will be sent to the TAMS dean. I expect
no cheating in this class. (See the UNT website on academic dishonesty: http://www.vpaa.unt.edu/academic-integrity.htm.)

**Last Comment:** Anything on this syllabus is subject to change at the
discretion of the instructor.