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**Text**: *Calculus Lite* by Frank Morgan (A K Peters, 1997; Second
Edition).
We will cover chapters 1 through 16, except possibly for chapter 13.
The core material of the course is contained in our text.

**Projects:** In addition to the material in the text we will be
doing a number of modules throughout the semester whose intent is to
show how calculus is used in other subjects. Here are some of the
possibilities:

- How Eratosthenes (276--194 B.C.) used radian measure to estimate the diameter of the earth.
- How Aristarchus (310--230 B.C.) used elementary trigometry to estimate the diameter of the moon and the sun, and the distances from the earth to these bodies.
- How airplanes can use the minimum amount of fuel for a trip, and how birds can do the same.
- How the compound eye of the bee is designed so that it has the best vision.
- How well population growth can be modeled by the exponential function.
- How the age of the moon can be determined from samples of lunar rocks.
- How airplanes use inertial navigation to determine their position.
- How the date and origin of an unfamiliar language can be determined.
- How calculus is used in economics.

**Homework:** Homework will be handed in during class and returned
in class. Homework can be
handed in again, if done promptly (ie, within a few days), and the grade
on the redone homework will replace the original grade. The
grader reserves the right not to accept redone homework that is too
late.

**Technology:**We will be using the computer programs *CALCWIN*
and *Journey
through Calculus*, which are available on the computers in Clapp 402,
422 and 417.
In addition, we expect to be using graphing calculators; in any case
these are recommended but
not required.

**Evening help sessions** will be held Sunday through
Thursday, 7:00--10:00 PM, in Clapp 401, 402 and the surrounding classrooms.

**Quizzes and Tests** will be on Fridays.
There will be two Exams and a final. The week before each exam
(including the final)
there will be a quiz. There will three quizzes. The final
examination will be self-scheduled.
If you are unable to take a quiz
or test for any reason, you should call your instructor right away, preferably
*before* the event.

**Grading:**
The current
grading system is: Each test is 100 points, the final examination is
150 points, and the homework, quizzes and projects are worth a total of
250 points.