Bilger 150

Calculus
for the Life Sciences by R. Greenwell,
N. Ritchey, and M. Lial (2nd edition)
This textbook is used in conjunction with
MyMathLab
from Pearson. You will need to obtain an
access code in order to register with
Pearson and do you online homework
assignments, which constitute a substantial
part of your grade in this class. Please
see instructions on how to
register for
MyMathLab.
Once you have the access code, you may use
either paper or electronic version of the
textbook.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to some basic concepts from calculus, with the focus on differentiation and integration, and illustrate applications of those concepts in the life sciences.

All homework assignments must be done online through Pearson's MyMathLab. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to register with MyMathLab here. Please note that you need an access code to register, which you may obtain along with the textbook or buy separately. If you encounter difficulties, there are helpful youtube videos, as well as Pearson's technical support website. A detailed guide on MyMathLab may also be helpful and can be found here. As a last resort, you may contact Pearson's representative, Chris Snipes at .

Homework assignments have due dates which are
**strictly** enforced. There is no way to redo
or make up an assignment after the due date.
Details about homework assignments can be found on
the Course Work page

The TA will also assign and grade quizzes, approximately every week.

You are **strongly** encouraged to email the
TA (or me) or see me during office hours if you
have questions about the material or the homework.
If you would like to meet but cannot make it to the
office hours just send an email to set up an
appointment.

There will be two midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam. The dates of the exams can be found on the Course Work page. The first midterm exam will include problems from all the topics covered in class by that time. The second midterm exam will include problems from the topics covered after the first midterm. The final exams may include all the topics covered in class during the semester.

Calculators, computers, phones, and pretty much any equipment besides a pen or a pencil are prohibited. Of course, no plagiarism is allowed either. I will decide on open book/notes later in the semester.

No make-up exams will be given. *In the case of
a legitimate absence* at a midterm exam I
will weigh the other midterm and the final exam
more heavily to make up for the difference.

Your course grade will consist of the following components:

Homework: 25%

Quizzes: 15%

Midterm Exams: 15% each

Final Exam: 30%

Tentatively, I will use the standard 10-point scale to determine the letter grade (A: 90 - 100%; B: 80 - 90% ; C: 65 - 80%; D: 55 - 65%) with plus or minus grades assigned appropriately. However, the final letter grade may be determined using curved grading. That is, the cutoffs for assigning letter grades may be based on the distribution of student scores.

The integrity of a university depends upon academic
honesty, which consists of independent learning and
research. Academic dishonesty includes cheating and
plagiarism,and these actions will not be tolerated in
our community.