Fall 2017 Math 108: Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering

Course description

This is the first course in the calculus sequence. Courses will cover basic properties of functions, limits, derivatives, integration and applications.

Text book: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, James Stewart, ISBN-10:1-305-27037-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-305-27033-6


Liming Sun                          Krieger 222      lsun at math.jhu.edu


Cheng Zhang                       Krieger 211       czhang67 at math.jhu.edu 

Christopher Kauffman         Krieger 200       kauffman at math.jhu.edu 


Time:  MWF  10:00-10:50am for section 1 and 2
           MWF  11:00-11:50am for section 4 and 5

Location: Hackerman B17, Homewood Campus

Office Hour:  T 10:00am-11:30am and F 12:30-2:00pm or by appointment


Section 1: Tuesday 1:30-2:20 Gilman 119 TA: Cheng Zhang
Section 2: Tuesday 3:00-3:50 Latrobe 107 TA: Christopher Kauffman
Section 4: Thursday 4:30-5:20 Maryland 109 TA: Cheng Zhang
Section 5: Thursday 3:00-3:50 Latrobe 107 TA: Christopher Kauffman


Grading Scheme

Final: 40\%
Midterms: 20\% each (40\% overall)
Quizzes/Homework: 20\% overall


Homework's due date will be announced explicitly. All homework must be handed in hard copy at the beginning of lecture. Quiz will take place in the last 10 minutes of recitation and will be announced at least one week in advance. No make-up quizzes will be given under any circumstances, but the lowest quiz scores will be dropped.


There will be two in-class Midterm exams. First one is placed on Oct 6th, second one is on Nov 13th.
The final examination given at the end of the semester, time and location to be announced later. All exams are closed book.


No late homework

No cell phone or computer in the class

You are expected to attend every class. The course will pick up its pace gradually. As such, it will be very easy to fall behind, even from missing a single class. Please do not be late for the lecture and recitation.

Academic integrity

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 students and/or the chairman of the Ethics Board beforehand. Read the "Statement on Ethics" at the Ethics Board website for more information.

Disability accommodations policy

Students with documented disabilities or other special needs who require accommodation must register with Student Disability Services. After that, remind the instructor of the specific needs at two weeks prior to each exam; the instructor must be provided with the official letter stating all the needs from Student Disability Services.

Schedule (will be updated as the course progresses)

Week 1: 8/31 Th 1.1 & 9/1 F 1.2
     No homework due

Week 2: 9/6 W 1.3 1.4  &  9/8 F 1.5  2.1
    No homework due

Week 3: 9/11 M 2.2  & 9/13 W 2.3 & 9/15 F 2.4
Quiz 1
     Homework 1  due 9/15 F

Week 4: 9/18 M 2.5 & 9/20 W 2.6 &9/22 F 2.7 2.8
Homework 2  due 9/22 F

Week 5: 9/ 25 M 3.1 & 9/27 W 3.2 & 9/30 F 3.3
    Homework 3 due 9/30 F