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### Instructor: Purrington

Office: 5050 Stern Hall

Telephone: 862-3177

E-mail address: danny@mailhost....

### You will need to have a scientific calculator. It can have graphic
capability and/or symbolic programming features if you like.

There will be three one-hour exams plus the final. They will be closed book
but you will be allowed a page of formulae. The final will be cumulative.

A problem set will be assigned each week and will generally be due on each
thursday. These will be graded by a teaching assistance (I hope). The
problems will consitute 10% of your course grade. Lab will also count 10%. Each hour exam will
count 20%, and the final 20%. Note: this is a change as of 3/20/00.

Attendance is expected. I will not check role after the first couple of
weeks but I will notice if your attendance is poor and it may affect your
grade.

## OFFICE HOURS: initially, 2:30-3:30 T, 11-11:40 TH, or any other time
you can catch me. If we need to increase this or arrange other hours, so
be it.

It will be assumed that you have seen differential and integral calculus or
are taking them concurrently. Brush up on your trigonometry if you are very
rusty.

We will be covering 21 chapters (or less) in 14 weeks or so. Another way to
look at it is that we will cover 536 pages during the semester
or about 40 pages per week. Keep
that in mind as you are studying. As the semester evolves, I may have to
eliminate two or three chapters.

I would like to have an e-mail address for each of you, and I would also
like each of you to find out how to log on to your RS6000 account so that
we can do some FORTRAN programming if time permits.

## PROBLEM ASSIGNMENTS--To be filled in as semester progresses

The solutions to the problems marked by an asterisk(*) are given in either the Student
Companion or Student Solutions books.

Chap. 1

#6*,11*,16*,33,39*

Chap. 2

#19,31*,36*,58,79*,87*,89

Problems, Chaps 3-4; due Tuesday, Feb. 1

Chap. 3

#14,19,35*,44,50*,57*

Chap. 4

#3,5,11*,31,44*,57,83*

Chap. 5 [Due Feb. 10]

#21*,57,63,64*,66

Chap. 6 [Due Feb. 10]

#31*,36,58*,61,66*

Chapter 7

#24*,29,40*,41,46

Chapter 8

#28,74*,75*,85,87

The Chap. 7-8 problems are due Wed., Feb. 23

Chapter 9

#1*,5*,16*,38,40, 49*

Chapter 10

#17*,33*,46,63*,70,73

Chapter 9-10 problems due Thursday, March 1

Chapter 11

#18, 43, 57*,60*, 74*, 86

Chapter 12

#9, 15*, 36*, 45, 52*, 64

Due Thursday, March 16

Chapter 13

#22,23*,29*,36,38,41*

Chapter 14

#11,14*,31*,,45*,55*,70,84

Chapter 15

#10,28*,33,37,71*

Chapter 16

#10,23*,25,33,46,67*

The following are sample problems for the final. You may turn them in
or not as you please:

Chapters 19-20

#19-65,19-75, 20-9, 20-25, 20-27

Chapters 16,17

#16-25,16-49, 17-6

Chapters 12, 13

#12-68, 13-8

Chapters 8,9

#8-26, 9-37

Chapter 6

#6-34, 6-57

Chapter 4

#45,77

IMPORTANT! BE SURE TO READ THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE LAB!

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