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MATH 147 501 502 503 Calculus I for Biological Sciences Fall 2017 Lecture MWF 9 10 10 00am in RICH 114 Recitation Section 501 Section 502 Section 503 Instructor Course webpage Office hours Teaching Assistant TR 8 00 8 50am in Liberal Arts and Humanities 372 TR 9 35 10 25am in C E 007 TR 11 10 12 00pm SCTS 215 Prof Anne Shiu Blocker 601E annejls tamu edu http www math tamu edu annejls teaching 147 fall17 html Mondays 1 30 2 30 and Wednesdays 1 30 3 00 and by appointment Nida Obatake nida math tamu edu Homework is posted on the course webpage We will also use piazza com No appointment necessary to attend regular office hours for appointments please contact the instructor at least one day in advance Required Text Calculus for Biology and Medicine 3rd edition C Neuhauser Pearson 2010 ISBN 0321644689 The textbook is available on reserve at the Evans library annex Course Description Introduction to differential calculus in a context that emphasizes applications in the biological sciences Topics will included limits continuity differentiation and applications integration and applications This course meets three times per week in lecture MWF and twice per week in recitation TR In recitation students will work on assignments exercises activities discuss homework questions and complete weekly quizzes Homework Homework will be due each week on Thursday at the beginning of recitation Staple your homework and remove frayed edges from paper torn from spiral notebooks otherwise the grader will deduct 20 points Additionally homework solutions must be clear and well organized the grader will impose a 10 penalty for solutions that are lacking in clarity Group work is encouraged but please write up your solutions independently Late homework is not accepted Help Session Math Department help sessions for MATH 147 will be offered This is an excellent source of help The schedule will be posted here http www math tamu edu courses helpsessions html Students interested in finding a tutor should ask Donna Hoffman in Blocker 241C Grading Exam I Exam II Exam III Final Exam Recitation 15 15 15 25 30 100 Final grade did you accomplish the learning outcomes 90 A 80 89 B or better the precise cut offs will be 70 79 C or better determined when final 60 69 D or better grades are assigned 60 F or better Recitation points come from homework quizzes and activities For each of these three categories the lowest two scores will be dropped Exams Exam I Exam II Exam III Final exam 1 1 1 3 3 1 3 5 4 1 tentative 4 2 4 8 5 1 tentative 5 2 5 6 2 1 2 3 6 1 tentative Comprehensive Thurs and Fri Sept 28 and 29 Thurs and Fri Oct 26 and 27 Tues and Wed Nov 28 and 29 Monday December 11 8 10am For each exam students are required to bring a 15 question Scantron form 815 E and pencils Calculator Policy No calculators will be allowed for exams Attendance Policy Attendance is required in this class Make up Policy No make up exams or late assignments are possible or accepted without a Universityapproved excused absence see http student rules tamu edu rule07 An absence for a non acute medical service or regular check up does not constitute an excused absence To be excused you must notify the instructor in writing by email is acceptable prior to the date of absence if possible Consistent with Texas A M Student Rules in cases where advance notification is not feasible e g accident or emergency the student must provide notification by the end of the second working day after the absence This notification must include an explanation of why notice could not be sent prior to the class For injury or illness too severe or contagious to attend class you must provide confirmation of a visit to a health care professional affirming date and time of visit The Texas A M University Explanatory Statement for Absence from Class form will not be accepted It is the student s responsibility to schedule a make up in a timely manner This course has regularly scheduled make up exams If you are unable to make up a missed exam at the times listed at http www math tamu edu courses makeupexams html you will need a second university approved excused absence for all of the listed times for that exam If an exam conflicts with a lab or other academic activity email the instructor as soon as possible If you must miss class please get notes from another student in the class Special Services The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA is a federal anti discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities Among other things this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation contact the Department of Student Life Services for Students with Disabilities Academic Integrity Statement Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated An Aggie does not lie cheat or steal or tolerate those who do Upon accepting admission to Texas A M University a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code to accept responsibility for learning and to follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System Students will be required to state their commitment on examinations research papers and other academic work Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the TAMU community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor System For additional information please visit http www tamu edu aggiehonor As commonly defined plagiarism consists of passing off as one s own the ideas words writings etc which belong to another In accordance with this definition you are committing plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own even if you should have the permission of that person Any student found guilty of cheating plagiarism or other dishonorable acts in academic work is subject to disciplinary action If you are caught cheating you will receive a grade of 0 and it could result in your failing the course Copyright Policy All printed materials disseminated in class or on the web including exams are protected by Copyright laws Distributing copies or sale of any of these materials is strictly prohibited Tentative Week by Week Schedule http www math tamu edu courses math147 currentsched html Math 147 Fall 2017 Texas A M University Catalog Title and Description CREDIT 4 0 Calculus I for Biological Sciences Introduction to differential


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