Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte
Contact info: 302 McAllister Building, telephone: 865-2491
Office hours: Monday 3:30 - 4:30, Wednesday 11-12, and by appointment.
Textbook: Calculus, Third Edition, by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. 1995, ISBN 0-534-21798-2.
Class location: 209 Willard Bldg.
Prerequisites: Math 140/Math 140B, or permission of the instructor; enrollment is restricted to students majoring in biology or related life science fields.
Grading: There will be two midterm exams, each worth 100 pts, and a final exam worth 150 pts. The exams will be roughly the same as the 141 exam, although CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE EXAM. Weekly assignments will be taken from exercises in the textbook (45 pts), and will be supplemented by applied problem sets approximately every two weeks (35 pts). There will also be quizzes based on the homework assignments (50 pts), and attendance will be taken in class (20 points). Thus the course will be scored out of 500 pts.
Topics covered in this course:
This material will be supplemented in class by examples taken from relevant biological topics.
The Eberley College of Science sponsors a Cooperative Education Program for science and mathematics majors, in which the participants spend a semester or the summer months working for a company. If you are a Penn State student in good standing and have completed at least 30 credits in any of the degree programs in the Eberly College of Science, you are eligible to participate in the Coop Program. In addition to earning a salary and academic credits, students gain valuable work experience which may prove an important advantage when entering the job market.