MATH 136-011 Fall
2012

**Honors Calculus I**

8:00 – 8:55 MTWRF
COHH 3119 4
credit hours

**Instructor: ** Dr. Tom
Richmond
COHH 3106 745-6219

Tom.Richmond@wku.edu http://people.wku.edu/tom.richmond/

**Office Hours: ** MWF 11:30 – 12:30; TR
9:00 – 10:00 and by appointment

**Teaching Assistant: **Sutthirut Charoenphon,
sutthirut.charoenphon221@topper.wku.edu

COHH
2127 745-4058 Office Hours: MW 9:10-10:05

**Purpose of Course:**
Mathematics is at the foundation of science, and calculus is at the
foundation of mathematics. This course provides an introduction to the
fundamental ideas of both the differential and integral calculus.

**Prerequisite:** 1) MATH
117 or 118 with a grade of C or better, OR 2) 4 yrs of HS math including Algebra
II, geometry, and trigonometry, a Math Placement Trigonometry Exam score of at
least 10, and either a Math ACT score ³ 27 or a Math ACT ³ 22 and Math
Placement Exam algebra score of ³ 20.
For the honors section: honors eligibility or 3.2 overall university GPA.

**Attendance Policy:**
Registration in a course obligates the student to be regular and punctual
in class attendance. Four or more
unexcused absences from class may result in an "F" as final course
grade. A student absent from class
bears full responsibility for subject matter and announcements missed.

**Testing and Grading: ** Students
are responsible for material presented in class and the material in the
text. There will be four one-hour
in-class tests, each worth 100 points.
The comprehensive final exam, to be given at 8:00 Friday, Dec. 14, is
worth 150 points. There may be up
to 150 points of daily grades, consisting of homework, quizzes, or honors projects
or problems. Up to 80 points of the
homework will be assigned and graded using WebAssign.
Grading will follow the 10-point
scale.

**Text:** *Calculus of a Single
Variable Early Transcendental Functions, 5 ^{th} Edition*.
Larson, Edwards. Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning © 2011

**Course Outline: ** We will
cover Sections 1.1—5 .7, 6.1—6.3, and (optional) 7.1 of the text.

**WebAssign**** Access: **At webassign.net, enter the Class Key: **wku**** 0046 6888**** **

Some assignments will require the use of graphing or computing technology. You will be encouraged to use graphing calculators as an aid to (but not a substitute for) learning. As with all WKU classes, student work may be checked using plagiarism detection software.

**Continuing
Students:** A grade of C or
better in Math 136 is required for admission to Math 137.

**Last Date to
Withdraw/Audit: **October 17.

Ò**This course meets
the General Education mathematics requirement** in Category D-2, with the
goal of providing students with the ability to understand and apply
mathematical skills and concepts.
After completing Math 136, students will be able to: use fundamental mathematical reasoning
principles; use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to solve practical
problems; and interpret information presented in tables or graphical displays.Ó

ÒIn
compliance with university policy, **students
with disabilities** who require accommodations (academic adjustments and/or
auxiliary aids or services) for this course must contact the Office for Student
Disability Services in DUC A-200 of the Student Success Center in Downing
University Center. Please DO NOT
request accommodations directly from the professor or instructor without a
letter of accommodation from the Office for Student Disability Services.Ó