Math 32300: Course Information

Course Title: Advanced Calculus I

Prerequisites: Math 30800 or departmental permission.

Catalog Description: Sequences, properties of continuous functions, derivatives and differentials, functions defined by series, integrability and integrals, convergence of function sequences.

Semester: Fall 2021.

Section: RS.

Meeting time and place: TuTh 4:00 - 5:40pm on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (except exams, which will be held in person on CCNY's campus).

Instructor Information:
Course Textbooks:

The textbook is available for free download from the CCNY library through SpringerLink. Try the link above.

General expectations: This is a challenging course, and perhaps the first “real mathematics course” you will take. Proof writing is emphasized in the non-trivial and technical context of calculus.

For each hour spent in the classroom, I expect you to spend at least three hours reading and understanding the book, understanding lecture notes, doing homework, and programming. Practice (doing problems, proofs, and programming) is an important part of learning. Only adequate practice will guarantee that you can complete midterm and final exam problems in a timely manner.

Expectations of written work: Mathematical proofs and calculations will be graded partially on presentation. In order to receive full credit, a student who reads your answer should be able to easily understand how you solved the problem. Written work is expected to be legible and arguments are expected to be well articulated.
Grades: Grades will be computed from the following weighted average:

The exam grade will be a weighted average of the final exam and midterm grades, with each midterm counting half as much as the final exam.

Your grade percentage will be tabulated out of 100% as indicated by the percentages above. A letter grade will be assigned to you according to the following list: A+ (97-100), A (95-96), A- (90-94), B+ (87-89), B (84-86), B- (80-83), C+ (77-79), C (74-76), C- (70-73), D (60-69), F (0-59).

Hybrid status: This is a hybrid class, when you registered for the class on CUNYFirst, the following message was displayed: Lectures in math courses listed as hybrid will be offered synchronously online during posted times. Examinations during the term and the final examination during final exam week will be in-person. Of course, policies may change because of safety concerns.

Currently midterm and final examinations are intended to be in-person, but, due to ramifications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that other examination methods may be required. This course may use online examination methods, may give some examinations as oral exams, and may require the use of video cameras during exams.

If online examinations are given in this course, the exams will be given synchronously (at the time in which the class meets) on Blackboard.

Midterm exam: There will be two midterm exams. The first midterm will be held on October 5th in Marshak room MR3. The second midterm will held on November 9th in Marshak room MR3.

Final exam: The Final Exam will be held at the time scheduled by the college. As of this writing, the final will be held on Tuesday, December 21st from 3:30pm to 5:45pm. The location of the exam still remains to be determined, and according to the schedule the time is still subject to possible change. For the most up to date information about the time of the final exam, see the Registrar's Final Exam Schedule.

Exam makeups: A single midterm is missed under well-documented and sufficiently compelling circumstance will result in that grade not counting towards your Exam grade portion of the course grade. (So in this case your Exam grade will be a weighted average of the final exam and the remaining midterm, with the midterm waited half as much as the final.)

If both midterms are missed under well-documented and sufficiently compelling circumstances, an offer of a makeup for the second midterm will be made. The makeup must be taken within one week of the scheduled exam, or a zero will be assigned as the exam grade.

Similarly if the final exam is missed under well-documented and sufficiently compelling circumstances, an offer of a makeup for the final exam will be made. The makeup must be taken within one week of the scheduled exam, or a zero will be assigned as the exam grade.

At the department’s or the instructor’s discretion, any makeup exam, including a makeup final, may be administered as an oral examination carried out either in-person or using video-conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Exceptions to the one week time period will only be made if a student can prove that they are unable to take the exam that week for compelling reasons.

Notify me ahead of any exam you expect to miss to be sure your circumstances are sufficiently compelling.

Homework assignments: Homework will be assigned approximately once a week and will have a due date. Homework assignments will be made available on the course website at least one week before the assignment is due.

I encourage you to work in groups on the homework problems, especially if this best suits your learning style. Nonetheless, you should be confident that you understand how to do each problem, and should be able to solve similar problems independently. Failure to ensure that you can solve problems independently will surely have a negative effect on quiz and exam grades.

Late homework: Late homework will not be accepted for any reason.
Quizzes: There will be regular quizzes to make sure that you are keeping up with the course, to provide feedback to students, and to alert the instructor to topics that have not been mastered by the class.
Dropped grades: The lowest 20% of homework and quiz grades will be dropped (rounding up if necessary).
Course website: Course information, homework assignments, and documents can be found on the website:
Blackboard: I use blackboard to keep track of your grades. You can view your grades there. To access blackboard visit: I plan to use blackboard collaborate for class meetings. Solutions to problem sets will be posted to blackboard.
Zoom: I have been using Zoom for office hours. A link will be posted on blackboard.
Video lectures: Students who participate in this class with their camera on or use a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded solely for the purpose of creating a record for students enrolled in the class to refer to, including those enrolled students who are unable to attend live. If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voices recorded. If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.

Academic integrity: All work submitted for this course should be your own unless explicitly stated or acknowledged by you. This course follows the CUNY Policy on Acacdemic Integrity Policy. Violations will be pursued through the appropriate campus mechanisms.

In particular, it is expected that you not plagarize. This has been especially problematic on homework. Your homework must not copy from another source, and you must cite any sources used when preparing your solutions. Sources can include textbooks, webpages, discussions with other people, and other student work. Citations should be as specific as possible. All submitted work must be written in your own words.

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