Robert M. Strain, PhD

Mathematics 104-07: Calculus 1 Syllabus

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Fall 2009

Professor: Robert M. Strain
Office Hours: By Appointment
Office : DRL 4E3

Teaching Assistant: Yiqing Cai
Email : yiqcai at
Office : 1N1
Office Hours : M 2:00pm-3:00pm
W 1:00-2:00 pm
Recitation :
261 REC M 9:00-10:00AM DRLB 3C2
262 REC M 10:00-11:00AM BENN 222
263 REC W 8:00-9:00AM DRLB 3C4
264 REC W 9:00-10:00AM DRLB 3C4

Teaching Assistant: Zhe Liu
Email: zheliu at
Office: 4N26
Office Hours: T & R 10:30-11:30 AM
265 REC M 9-10AM DRLB 3C4
266 REC M 10-11AM DRLB 3C4
267 REC W 8-9AM DRLB 3C8
268 REC W 9-10AM DRLB 3C8

Textbook and Topics Covered: James Stewart. Calculus, 6th Ed.
Applications of Integrals : 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5
Techniques of Integration : 8.1 - 8.5, 8.7, 8.8
Further Applications of Integration : 9.1-9.5
Infinite Sequences and Series : 12.1 - 12.11
Differential Equations : 10.1 - 10.4

Math 104 Maple Lab Manual

Maple is a mathematical software package. In addition to doing standard numerical and graphical computations, it is capable of doing symbolic computations. Maple will be used in classroom demonstrations, and you may use it for some of your homework assignments throughout the semester. The actual soft cover manual has the syllabus, all the demos found in the above link, as well as copies of old exams. - 12.11
Differential Equations : 10.1 - 10.4


Exam 1 Wednesday October 14th 5:20-6:50 pm 25%
Exam 2 Wednesday November 18 5:20-6:50 PM (note updated day/time!) 25%
Final Exam Monday December 21st 9-11 am 30%
Homework & Quizzes   20%



There will be 2 closed book midterm exams tentatively scheduled for the above dates. You are not allowed to use a calculator during the midterm and final exams but you can prepare and use one 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper (both sides) with notes of your choice. The final and midterm exams will be cumulative (covers all material), and common (all 104 students take the same exam). They take place at the times given above.

There will be scheduled makeup exams 7:30-9:00 PM on the same dates. Arrangements to take the makeup exams must be made in advance. Those students unable to take either the regularly scheduled exam or the makeup must notify their lecturer as soon as possible. The makeup for the final will be sometime in January, TBA.


Homework will be collected on Thursday's in lecture. Any homework turned in after 3:05 pm will be considered late and will receive no credit. The homework will be graded but the worst 2 scores will be dropped (will not be used in calculating your final homework grade). Homework assignments will be found on the web here.


Every week (except during exam weeks) during the last 10-15 minutes of your recitation you will be given a quiz on a homework problem from the previous week's assignment. The quizzes will be graded but the worst score will be dropped (will not be used in calculating your final quiz grade). There will be no makeup quizzes.


All Exam, Quiz and Homework grades will be posted on Blackboard.

Get Help

Before its too late, please seek out help. One definition of too late is after you receive a low exam 1 score. There are many forms of help :

  • Ask lots of questions in recitation. Take advantage of recitation, don't just show up to take the quiz.
  • TA's office hours, Instructor's office hours
  • Sunday Night Reviews DRL A1 7-9pm (each week)
  • Math/Maple Center (Mon. - Thurs. 6:30-9:30pm)
  • Online Help (Discussion board on Blackboard's 114 plenary site 9pm - 1am)
  • Learning Resource Center, offered by the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, in Stouffer Commons, Suite 300, 3702 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, tel: (215) 573-9235
  • The Tutoring Center
  • Math Approved Tutors

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