Administrative MattersCourse Learning Outcome
Course website on CCNY Math Department
Course assessment consists of the following
- In class exams (40%): We have 3 in-class exams and I will take the best 2 out of 3, each will constitute 20% of the total assessment. There is no make-up exam, regardless of reason. The exams will be on 21 February, 28 March and 7 May.
- Attendance (5%): For attendance, you are allowed to miss 2 classes. Every subsequent (the third, forth, etc.) class that you miss will cost 1% of the attendance unless with a valid reason AND documentation such as medical reason or jury duty. Attendance is taken at approximately 30 minutes after class start.
- Homework (15%): Homework is on WebAssign. Our WebAssign course key is
ccny 7420 3375. See here for WebAssign registration instructions. There is no extension of deadline for homework, whatsoever.
- Final Exam (40%): Given by the Department of Mathematics on 24 May, from 3:30PM-5:45PM, at NAC 4/115. Here are a few past exams for Fall 2014 and Fall 2013.
- No private talking in class. If you really need to talk, feel free to leave the classroom.
- Cellphones must be turned off as soon as class begins and kept out of sight.
Any act of academic dishonesty will be dealt with by applying the most stringent penalties permitted. Cheating includes but is not limited to receiving help during exams and submitting homework without properly acknowledging persons who assisted you. Please read carefully the Policy on Academic Integrity posted on the CUNY website with URL https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/la/Academic_Integrity_Policy.pdf
How to do well in class
The general guideline is that you must take an active approach to learning mathematics. You are expected to:
- Ensure that you have all the fundamental of mathematics taught in previous courses (for examples, basic algebraic manipulation, solving equation, taking derivatives and trigonometry identities, ...). Make sure to spend time everyday to review on those things if you are not yet comfortable or confident with them. As an example, if you are not confident with quotient rule, look it up in the book and recite it everyday and compute derivative of a random quotient of functions to see how it work. Check your answer with services like wolframalpha.com.
- Prepare before class, for example, by reading the textbook and go through the examples in the book before class. See what you don't understand and ask for explanation as I go through the example in the lecture
- Do the exercises I wrote on the board by yourself; those are problems that will help you understand the method and technique.
Academic Calendar Adjustment
- No class on Monday February 12 (Lincoln's Birthday), Monday February 19 (President Day), Monday and Wednesday April 2-4 (Spring break), Wednesday April 11.
- Extra class on Tuesday February 20.
Course MaterialBasic mathematical notation and proper way to perform substitution
Summary for Chapter 6
Summary for Chapter 7
Review of Conic Sections
Rotation of Axes