- How much foam goes into a Nerf football?
- If you look in the front cover of your text, it will tell you
that the volume of a sphere of radius r is 4/3 * Pi *r^3 .
Why is this correct?
- If you ask Maple (or your calculator) for the value of
Pi , it will tell you that Pi is approximately 3.141592654.
How do we know that?
In the same way, e is approximately 2.718281828. Why?

- A company manufactors corrogated tin for roofing by taking a flat piece of tin and pressing it until it is wavy. If it wants to produce corrogated pieces that are 10 feet wide, how wide should the flat pieces be to begin with?
- Your writing must be clear and legible.
- Your homework should be well-written,
using complete sentences to justify your results.
**A list of answers without explanation is not acceptable**. - Here is a good rule of thumb to follow when writing up your
homework:
Write your solutions so that you could hand them to a student in a different section of Calc II and she could understand your explanation.

- If you write in pen, there should be no scratch-outs.
- Do not turn in paper torn from a spiral notebook with ragged edges.
- Clearly label each problem.

Many of the topics we will cover this semester allow us to solve many problems that do not seem to be immediately related to calculus. Here are just a few:

Therefore, the class will be structured with some lectures to emphasize particular topics, but much of the time will be spent on in-class work. The class meetings are not intended to be a complete encapsulation of the course material -- There will be material in the text for which you are responsible that we will not cover in class.

Many of the assignments this term will be group assignments where you will work in groups of two or three (of your choosing). Each assignment will receive a grade, and the group will determine how the points are allocated to each member. For example, if a group of three receives an 85 on an assignment, then the group will have 3 x 85=255 points to distribute among them. I will be available to mediate this process, if necessary.

You will have a reading assignment for every class meeting, and
it is **extremely** important that you complete the reading before the
next class meeting! See the section below on Reading Assignments and
the Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments for more
information.

3 Exams | 40% |

Differentiation Exam | 10% |

Comprehensive Final Exam | 15% |

3 Group Projects | 20% |

Homework | 10% |

Reading Assignments | 5% |

The final will be a takehome exam and is due Wednesday, December 17 at 12:00 noon.

The Antidifferentiation Exam will be given in class on October 6. If you pass the Exam (or any version of it) on or before October 22, you will receive the full 10% credit. After that date (until the end of classes on December 12), you will receive 5%. You are not allowed to take the exam after the end of classes!!

One of the main goals of the projects is that you learn to communicate
mathematics **precisely**, both verbally with your group and in
writing. The reports should be written in complete sentences explaining
the results and major ideas involved.
You may divide the writing of the report in whatever way is
agreeable to the group, but everyone should completely understand
the whole of the paper. Further, each member should proofread the
entire paper for consistency and typos.

I will ask each person to give a confidential evaluation of the contributions made by all members of the group. I will give you a handout that explains my expectations for the written reports in more detail.

The homework assignments will alternate between Individual
assignments and Group assignments. For the Group assignments,
each group will turn in one paper. On each assignment, one student will
be designated as the
primary author who writes-up the solutions. **The role of primary
author must rotate among the members of the group.**

For the Individual assignments, I encourage you to work with other students, but each person must turn in a separate paper.

Here are a few guidelines for the presentation of your homework. If you do not follow these, I reserve the right to return your homework ungraded!

See the Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments for more information.

There will be a student who acts as a Calculus Assistant (CA) for this course. The CA be in class on Thursdays to help answer questions and will also be available in the evenings for two hours each week to answer questions. Please take advantage of this resource!

If you want to know check on your grade at any time during the semester, please ask me and I can give you a rough idea of your current standing.

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