Student Guidelines and Syllabus
About the course
This is the second in a sequence of three calculus courses for science
and engineering students. The goal is to prepare
you to make use of calculus as a practical problem-solving tool.
Math 0220 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better.
The text for this course is James Stewart, Essential Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Second edition.
One session each week will meet in the Calculus/Engineering Computer Lab in
the Gardner Steel Conference Center (GSCC 126).
In the lab, you will work individually on problem solving skills, using
computer generated problems. Your TA will be available to help if you
get stuck, but your are expected to solve all problems yourself.
You may not complete all of your work during the scheduled lab sessions,
in which case you are expected to complete it on your own.
You will be able to work on your lab problems from any computer with
an Internet connection and a web browser.
Once a week you will meet with your TA in a classroom (without computers) to
go over problems related to the material covered the previous week.
You will be provided a list of practice problems from the textbook.
You are expected to solve these problems, although they will not be
collected and graded. Exam and quiz problems will often
be modeled on these problems.
Your course grade will be determined as follows:
Some sections may deviate slightly from this recipe. Any deviations will be
announced by your instructor at the beginning of the term.
- Two midterm exams 50% (25% each)
- Final exam 30%
- LON CAPA assignments 10%
- Quizzes 10%
Final Exam Policy
All day sections will take a departmental final exam at a time and place
to be scheduled by the registrar.
Calculators will not be permitted on the departmental final exam.
Evening sections will meet through final exam week, and the final exam will
be given during the last one or two scheduled class periods.
Final Grade Policy
Your final grade will not exceed your final exam grade by more than one letter
See the class schedule for the dates of the two midterm exams. The date,
time and room of the final exam will be announced by your instructor.
In addition to the textbook, you will need at least a scientific calculator.
Any calculator with logarithms, exponentials, and trigonometric functions
will do. Programmability is desirable but not essential. A graphing
calculator, such as the TI83 or TI86, is better still.
As a University of Pittsburgh student, you should already have a
Pitt computer account. You will need to know your username and
password to access the computer resources in the lab.
Walk in tutoring is available in the Calculus/Engineering Lab
and in the Math Assistance Center (MAC) on the third floor of Thackeray
Hall. Tutoring hours will be posted outside the lab and the MAC,
as well as on the web at
You should go the Calculus/Engineering Lab for help with computer
work, and to the MAC for assistance with pencil and paper work.
Your instructor will announce his office hours.
Disability Resource Services
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an
accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the
Office of Disability Resources and Services,
216 William Pitt Union (412) 624-7890 as early as possible in the term.
Cheating/plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Students suspected of violating the University of Pittsburgh Policy on
Academic Integrity will incur a minimum sanction of a zero score for the quiz,
exam or paper in question. Additional sanctions may be imposed, depending
on the severity of the infraction.