brian smithling

email: bds

phone: 410-516-4047

office: krieger 303

office hours: m 3-4, w 4-5, and by appointment

- a-kos: remsen 101
- koss-schmidt: mergenthaler 111
- scoville-z: shaffer 101

- sections 1, 2, 4: remsen 101 at 10:00
- section 5: hodson 305 at 11:00
- sections 6, 7, 8: remsen 101 at 11:00
- section 9: maryland 309 at 11:00

- sections 1, 2, 4: remsen 101 at 10:00
- section 5: krieger 302 at 11:00
- section 6: krieger 304 at 11:00
- sections 7, 8, 9: remsen 101 at 11:00

- 8/30-8/31: sections 1.2, 1.3; notes p. 1 2
- 9/5-9/7: sections 1.3, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1; notes p. 3 4
- homework 1, due 9/7; selected solutions

section 1.2: 6(a), 8, 26, 52, 58, 60, 66, 68, 74(b), 78, 82(b), 110

section 1.3: 2, 14, 16, 20(a)(e), 28, 36, 70, 74, 86

section 1.4: 4, 12, 16

- homework 1, due 9/7; selected solutions
- 9/10-9/14: sections 2.2.3-2.2.5, 3.1; notes p. 5 6
- homework 2, due 9/14; selected solutions

- 9/17-9/21: sections 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; notes p. 7 8
- homework 3, due 9/21; selected solutions

- 9/24-9/28: sections 3.5.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4; notes p. 9 10 11
- homework 4, due 9/28; selected solutions

- 10/1-10/5: sections 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9; notes p. 12 13 14
- homework 5, due 10/5; selected solutions

- 10/8-10/12: section 4.10; notes p. 15
- midterm 1 on 10/10

- 10/15-10/17: sections 4.11, 5.1; notes p. 16 17
- homework 6, due 10/17; selected solutions

- 10/22-10/26: sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3; notes p. 18 19 20
- homework 7, due 10/26; selected solutions

section 4.11: 4, 8, 14, 20, 26

section 5.1: 10, 12, 22 (determine whether there's a local extremum by sketching the graph and eyeballing it), 32, 38, 44, 48, 50, 54, 55(a)-(d), 56

section 5.2: 6, 8, 10, 20, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 42, 44

- homework 7, due 10/26; selected solutions
- 10/29-11/2: sections 5.4, 5.5, 5.6; notes p. 21 22
- homework 8, due 11/2; selected solutions

section 5.3: 6, 8, 10, 24, 28, 32(a)-(e)

section 5.4: 6, 10, 18, 22, 24

- homework 8, due 11/2; selected solutions
- 11/5-11/9: sections 5.6, 5.10, 6.1; notes p. 23 24
- homework 9, due 11/9; selected solutions

section 5.5: 4, 6, 8, 14, 28, 34, 42, 48, 52, 63

section 5.6: 2, 6, 12, 14

section 5.10: 2, 8, 14, 22, 30, 44, 52, 60, 64

- homework 9, due 11/9; selected solutions
- 11/12-11/16: sections 6.1, 6.2; notes p. 25 26
- midterm 2 on 11/14

- 11/26-11/30: sections 6.3, 7.1; notes p. 27 28
- homework 10, due 11/30; selected solutions

section 6.1: 38, 46, 56

section 6.2: 4, 10, 14, 22, 32, 36, 38, 60, 62, 70, 76, 78, 96, 102, 106, 110, 116, 118, 126

section 6.3: 6, 10, 16, 18, 20, 24, 30, 38

- homework 10, due 11/30; selected solutions
- 12/3-12/7: sections 7.1, 7.2; notes p. 29
- homework 11, due 12/7; selected solutions

section 6.3: 40, 42, 44, 50, 54

section 7.1: 6, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 36, 40, 48, 52, 56

section 7.2: 4, 12, 14, 22, 30, 32, 34, 40, 46, 52, 56, 64, 68

- homework 11, due 12/7; selected solutions

mwf 10:00-10:50, remsen 101, sections 1, 2, 4

mwf 11:00-11:50, remsen 101, sections 5-9

here's a guide to the (numerous) abbreviations i use when lecturing

office hours are times for you to stop by to discuss anything related to the course -- questions about material in the lectures or on the homework, gripes about exams, logistical matters, etc. to see me during my scheduled office hours, just show up, no appointment necessary. to see me at another time, talk to me or send me an email to make an appointment. your ta will also hold at least one regular office hour per week.

lili he, lhe31

sean owen, sowen6

rong tang, rtang18

xiangze zeng, xzeng12

jin zhou, jzhou39

you will be assigned to one of eight (creatively numbered) recitation sections for the course (t = tuesday, th = thursday):

1. t 4:30-5:20, hodson 301, ta: tang

2. t 3:00-3:50, ames 218, ta: tang

4. th 3:00-3:50, shaffer 202, ta: he

5. th 1:30-2:20, hodson 210, ta: he

6. th 4:30-5:20, hodson 301, ta: zeng

7. th 3:00-3:50, bloomberg 278, ta: zeng

8. t 3:00-3:50, hodson 316, ta: zhou

9. t 1:30-2:20, maryland 109, ta: owen

the aim of the recitation sections is to complement the lectures -- which will be fairly theoretical in nature -- with a more practical, hands-on approach to the material. in particular, recitations are a good place to discuss homework questions. in addition to the section meeting, each ta will have one office hour per week, as listed above.

Claudia Neuhauser and Marcus Roper,

the departmental syllabus for this course (which we will closely follow, with only small deviations) is here. note that the syllabus has not been updated for the fourth edition of the text, but the changes in the new edition are minor enough that this will have no practical effect.

homework will be assigned throughout the week and due in lecture on fridays. it will be returned at your recitation section. no homework will be due the weeks of midterms. please staple your assignment and write your name and section number on it.

homework problems will be assigned out of the text, and therefore it is essential to have access to the current (= fourth) edition of the text.

your solutions should consist not just of the answer to the problem, but an explanation or justification of why your answer is correct. here is a brief note on homework presentation from a previous version of the class.

each assignment will be graded out of thirty points: five of the assigned problems will be graded out of five points each, and the overall completeness of the assignment will be graded out of an additional five points.

late assignments will not be accepted under any circumstances, but your lowest two homework scores from the semester will be dropped. you are encouraged to collaborate with each other on homework problems, but

there will be in-class midterms on october 10 and november 14. no calculators, notes, phones, or aids of any sort allowed.

if you have to miss a midterm for a

wednesday, december 12, 9am-noon

20% homework, 20% each midterm, 40% final exam

there are many resources available to you outside of class to help with the course.

- office hours (see above)
- the math help room, open monday-thursday 9-9 and friday 9-5.
- tutoring at the learning den
- peer-led learning at pilot
- study consulting

by far, the best way to communicate with me (and your other professors) outside of class is email. if don't have a lot of experience writing emails, here's a sample of something you might want to write in this class:

Hi Brian, Could I please make an appointment with you for sometime Thursday afternoon or Friday? I still have some questions after office hours. I'm free after 3:00 on Thursday and all day Friday, if there's any time that works for you. Thanks, Sammy Studentemails are like letters. they begin with a greeting (like

it goes without saying, but here it is anyway: please put yours in vibrate or silent mode in class.

if there's something i or the ta's could be doing better, we want to know about it -- and right away, so that we have a chance to fix it. if you'd like to pass along your suggestions without passing along your name, please send them to the math department director of undergraduate studies, professor brown, and kindly ask him to forward them to me anonymously.

The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition.

Report any violations you witness to the instructor. You may consult the associate dean of student conduct (or designee) by calling the Office of the Dean of Students at 410-516-8208 or via email at integrity@jhu.edu. For more information, see the e-catalog entry on the undergraduate academic ethics board.