21-115: Differential Calculus


The course will have two exams. The First Exam will be given in class on Wednesday November 3. The Second Exam will be given during the finals period, on Tuesday December 14. There will be an opportunity for students to take a retest to improve their score on the First Exam.

Tests will be closed book and no calculators. A student may reschedule an exam in case of documented illness or family emergency or documented University sponsored trips.


Homework will be assigned for each class, and turned in at the beginning of class. Normally, the homework will include material covered through the previous lecture. While this set of problems will be collected and graded, it should be taken as a minimal selection. You should test your knowledge by doing other problems in the appropriate section.

Each student will be allowed to have at most two late homework assignments during the semester. The late homeworks will be accepted up to seven days after the due date, with or without excuse, and without penalty. No other late homeworks will be accepted---even with an excuse. There will be absolutely no exceptions to these rules.

Grading policy

The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance on the homework, the three midterm exams, and the final exam according to the following algorithm:
              Homework        40%
              First Exam      30%
              Second Exam     30%

Letter Grades

Letter grades will be assigned according to the following guidelines:
R: < 49, D: 50-64, C: 65-74, B: 75-84, A: > 85
Adjustments to this scheme may be made if there is some operator-error in making up the tests.


Any cheating on the mid-term or final exam will, at minimum, result in failure on that test, at maxmum, in failure for the course. The incident will be reported to the Dean of Students per University policy. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, receiving aid from another student, giving aid to another student, or use of unauthorized materials.