Math 1300 3.0 CF 2005
Welcome to York University and to Math 1300 CF: Differential Calculus with
Department of Mathematics and
AS/SC/AK Math 1300 3.0 CF
- Instructor: Professor George O'Brien, N618 Ross Bldg.
416-736-2100 ext 66095
MWF 12:30-1:30 in CLH H
- Office Hours: My regular Office Hours
are Monday and Wednesday 2-4,
or by chance or appointment. Changes if any will be announced on
The "announcement" web pages should be checked regularly. You should
probably also review the "outline" page occasionally.
- Textbook: Single Variable Calculus, by Stanley O. Kochman
(Prentice-Hall, 2003). The course will cover roughly the first 300 pages.
- Grading: 10% for assignments or quizzes, 20% for
each of two tests, and 50% for
final exam. An across-the-board adjustment may be
made to final grades before course letter grades are assigned.
I have never adjusted grades down, but have sometimes adjusted them up if
the grades seem too low in the class as a whole.
- Assignments: There will be up to 8 assignments over the term.
Students are allowed to work together on homework
the primary purpose of the assignments is to assist in the learning
process rather than to compile grades. However, each student must
write up and submit her or his own solutions. These need to be neatly
written and legible. Assignment problems, mainly from the
text, will be listed on a regular basis. Those who do not work
out homework solutions on their own will undoubtedly do badly on the
tests, since most test problems will be similar to some earlier assignment
problem. So doing and understanding homework problems is
Please PRINT your family name, given name and the course number (1300 CF)
in that order at the top of the first page of each assignment. I do not
need your student number, since I
will have it already. By the way, your student number should be treated as
confidential.) Finally, please staple your submitted assignments at the
top left corner of the pages.
- Tests and the Exam: The tentative test dates are 21 October
November. If you miss a test, the weight of the test will be transferred
the final exam; in that case the exam grade will provide 70% of your
grade. If you miss both tests, the exam will provide 90% of your overall
grade. If you miss the final exam, a make-up exam will be arranged at a
specific time in January, which will be announced later in the fall.
- Academic Honesty.
I take academic integrity (honesty) very seriously. No written material
be brought to the tests or exam without
permission. Cellphones and other communication devices are
prohibited during tests and exams.
may not wear hats which prevent invigilators from seeing their eyes.
with other people during tests or the exam
constitutes cheating and will result in serious penalties such as a zero
in the course without the right to drop the course, so the cheating would
be recorded on your transcript.
will be applied if test answers are changed after being graded but the
changes are not
acknowledged, or if a surrogate writes a test or exam.
- Other term dates: (See York Website for more details.) The last day
classes is 6 December. Exams start on 8 December and end on 21 December.
Make your winter travel plans accordingly. The last day to enrol
in the course without having to get my permission is 23 September. The
with my permission is 8 October. I do not often give permission after
23 September, since
the class is likely to be very large and since students who enrol two or
weeks late in course typically do badly in
the course, so letting them in is not necessarily a favour for them. If
there is space, I will consider each case separately. I should add
that the course may be full by September, in which case space may only be
available if other students drop the course. The last day to drop the
course without getting a (failing) grade is 12 November. You will have
test grade well before that date, so you will have some idea of whether
you should continue in the course past the drop date. There are no classes
on October 4, 5, 10, or 13.
If you want to communicate with me by email, please give the
number (1300 CF), your family name, and your given name (in that order) at
the top of your email. I do not need your student number, since I
will have it
already. (By the way, your student number should be treated as
confidential.) If the issue in the email is personal, I will respond by
email or arrange to meet you if you prefer. If the issue is of interest to
many students in the class, I will instead answer via the announcements
webpage (unless the answer is already either there or on the Course