Prerequisite: Placement into calculus, Rutgers Math 112 or Math 115, or equivalent.
Text: CALCULUS and Its Applications,
Custom Edition for Rutgers University, published by Pearson
Custom Publishing. ISBN 0536801207 or 0536260710 or
CALCULUS Sixth Edition, published by Kendall Hunt ISBN9781465229236. There is also an electronic version available for $55.99 at http://kendallhunt.com/storeproduct.aspx?id=114051. These books are very similar and you can use any of them in MA135.
Course Web Page: http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/135/
WeBWorK Web Page: http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/135/135s15/webwork.html
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Final Exam: 47 on Thursday, May 7
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Course purpose. This course is intended to provide an introduction to calculus for students in the biological sciences, business, economics, and pharmacy. Math 136 and Math 138 are possible continuations of this course. There is another calculus sequence, Math 151, 152, and 251, intended for students in mathematical and physical sciences, engineering, and computer science. Taking Math 152 after Math 135 is permitted but is quite difficult. Math 136 and Math 138 do not satisfy the prerequisite for Math 251. Students for whom taking either Math 152 or Math 251 is a serious possibility are strongly encouraged to start calculus with Math 151, not Math 135.
Course topics: The course will cover the bulk of the material in Chapters 15 of the text. The planned content of each lecture is described at the end of this syllabus.
The term grade will be based on the results of the examinations, on the scores on quizzes in recitation, and on the performance on the WeBWorK assignments. Here is more information about the individual components of the grade:
Exams: There will be two hour exams and a cumulative final. The hour exams will count 100 points each and the final will count 250 points. Exams will be closed book and studentprepared formula sheets will not be permitted. An official formula sheet will be provided with each exam. The dates of the hour exams listed in the lecture schedule are tentative. The first hour exam will be on Thursday, February 26, during our usual class. The second will be on April 9, also during our regular class. The hour exams are written by the lecturers and different sections will have different exams. The final is written by the course coordinator and is the same for all students in Math 135. Calculators are not permitted on exams in this course.
Recitation quizzes: Homework problems are assigned for each lecture. Students are expected to work on the problems for a particular lecture prior to the recitation class devoted to that material. Homework will not be collected. However, students are encouraged to ask questions in recitation about problems with which they had difficulty. At the end of the recitation class there will be a short quiz consisting of one or two problems similar to the homework problems. Together the quizzes will count 75 points toward the term grade.
WeBWorK: The Mathematics Department provides a Webbased system called WeBWorK that allows students to work on selected problems and to submit answers until they get the problem right. Each student gets different versions of the problems to solve. WeBWorK assignments must be done online. The WeBWorK grade counts 75 points toward the term grade and is determined by how many problems the student eventually gets right, not on the number of tries needed to get the correct answer.
In summary, here are the components of the term grade with their
maximum possible points:
Component 
Points 
Hour Exams 
200 
Final Exam 
250 
Recitation Quizzes 
75 
WebWork Problems

75 
Attendance 
5

Total 
605 
Learning goals: The successful student should understand the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus and should be able to solve problems similar to those in the suggested homework, the webwork, and the worked examples from the text.
Missing Exams: If a student must miss an exam, the student should notify the instructor by email before the exam. In general, an excuse from a doctor or a certification that the student is participating in a university sponsored activity is required. Instructors should also make accomodations if exams conflict with religious holidays. In any case, the student should make arrangements to take the exam at the earliest possible opportunity.
Grading standards: The meanings of the grades in Math 135
are related to the probable success of the student in Math 136. Grades
of A or B indicate that the student is wellprepared for Math 136. A
grade of C indicates that the student can probably succeed in Math
136, but that they will have to work harder in Math 136 than they did
in Math 135. A grade of D suggests that although the student is
allowed to take Math 136, the chances of success are quite
small. In any case the student should review the material from Math 135 before proceeding to Math 136.