Math 18.01A-02A - Concourse: Single & Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2018 & IAP 2019
Lectures and Recitations by: Robert Winters
Class times: Mon, Wed, 2:00-3:30pm (primarily lecture);
Office hours: Most likely Tues, Thurs 2:00-3:00pm and at other times to be determined.
Office: 16-137 and Concourse Lounge
Office phone: x3-2050 (e-mail is better)
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This sequence, intended for students who have had a full year of high school calculus, begins with 18.01A, a six-week review of one-variable calculus, emphasizing integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, and infinite series. Prerequisite is a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam or a passing grade on the first half of the 18.01 Advanced Standing Exam, covering differentiation and elementary integration. Most students completing 18.01A continue directly into 18.02A, in which the remaining weeks of the fall term is devoted to the material in the first half of Calculus II. 18.02A is taught at the same pace as 18.02. Concourse students complete the second half of Calculus II during Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January.
Text: Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 2nd Edition by George F. Simmons (ISBN 9780070576421), published by McGraw-Hill
18.01 Supplementary Notes authored by Prof. Arthur Mattuck of the MIT Mathematics Department, exercises by David Jerison.
18.02 Supplementary Notes authored by Prof. Arthur Mattuck of the MIT Mathematics Department.
18.01/02 Mathlets (to appear)
Homework: Homework will be posted on the course website and will be due approximately weekly. Exact due dates will be indicated in the Course Calendar accessible from the website. Typical assignments will include some exercises that are to be turned in as well as additional practice problems. Some of the exercises will be drawn from the text(s), but a typical problem set will contain both text exercises plus additional exercises. Homework may be submitted in class or at my office, but it should be completed by the posted due date. You should not consult any solutions manual or similar sources in preparing your assignments. You are encouraged to work with your fellow students on the homework, but your written solutions must be your own. Solutions will be made available (as PDF files) on the course website shortly after they are due.
Website: http://math.rwinters.com/18012A. Homework assignments, solutions, supplements, and anything that needs posting for the course will be found at this website. We will also have a Stellar site for other administrative matters as well as a link to the active website.
Exams: We anticipate one midterm exam and the Final Exam for the 18.01A portion of the course. The 18.01A Final Exam will take place during the 7th week of the fall semester. We will then proceed to the 18.02A part of the course which will have two midterms in the fall, one midterm during January, and a Final Exam at the end of IAP. Consult the Course Calendar for tentative dates. The intention is to have our exam dates correspond closely with the mainstream 18.01A and 18.02A exam dates.
Grading: (This scheme is preliminary and may be adjusted slightly.) The 18.01A and 18.02A courses are graded separately.
Homework assignments – 30%
Midterm exams – 40%
Final exam – 30%
Condensed Syllabus: (See the Calendar for day-by-day details and assignments, updated as the course proceeds.)