Math 109, Spring 2019

Instructor:        Sui Tang
Office:              Krieger 411
Office Hours:  
M 11-12 W 11-12 in Krieger 411(or 405)
Lectures:          MWF 10-10:50AM, Remsen 101
Textbook:         Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, James Stewart
Syllabus:          110.109
Course webpage:

TA Discussion Sessions:
Discussion time
Jin Zhou
T 3:00-3:50
Hodson 203
Junyan Zhang
T 4:30-5:20 Hodson 216
Jin Lu Th 1:30-2:20 Ames 218
Michael Patrick Martin Th 3:00-3:50 Hodson 313
Xiaoqiang Meng
T 1:30-2:20
Ames 218
Jin Lu
Th 4:30-5:20
Hodson 216
TA office hours:
Office hours
Martin Patrick Tue 1:30 pm -2:30 pm
Krieger 200
Zhou T 1pm-2pm
Meng T 12 pm -1 pm
Krieger 207
Lu F 2pm-4pm
Krieger 207
Zhang T 3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Krieger 211

Special aid:
Students with disabilities or other special needs that require classroom accommodation or other arrangements must let the instructor know at the beginning of the semester.

Academic support:
Prerequisites: This course is part of a two course sequence and precedes AS.110.109 Calculus II (Physical Sciences and Engineering). Students planning to take this course must demonstrate a proficiency in pre-calculus, either through the successful completion of a prior course in pre-calculus (such as AS.110.105) or by achieving an adequate score in the Placement Exam I offered by the Mathematics Department.

General policies:
The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, everyone must be honest and truthful. Violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments without permission, improper use of the internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty and unfair competition. Ignorance of these rules is not an excuse.
For more information see the guide on "Academic Ethics for Undergraduates" and the Ethics board website ( for more information.

In this course, as in many math courses, working in groups to study particular problems and discussing theory is strongly encouraged.  Your ability to talk mathematics is of particular importance to your general understanding of mathematics. You can discuss with other students about how to approach the problem.  However, you must write up the solutions to the homework problems individually and separately.  If there is any question as to what this statement means, please see the instructor or the TAs.

      Midterm 1:  Friday Mar 8th, 10-10:50AM
      Midterm 2:  Friday Apr 12, 10-10:50AM
      Final         :  May 9th, 9-12pm
     No make up examination will be given. All midterm scores will count and there is no option of retaking any midterm exam. Excused absences from midterms will only be permitted with a letter from the Academic Advising Office. No excused absences are allowed from the final exam. If an exam is missed with valid excuse, the grade for that exam will be given based on the final exam. The grade for an unexcused exam will be zero. If you have conflicts on the final exam, the department will notify you the adjusted dates to take the final exam.

    Grading will be based on Homework, Midterm 1, Midterm 2 and Final exam
    Homework: 20%    Midterm 1: 20%       Midterm 2: 20%      Final: 40%
     The course grade will be determined by an absolute scale with a slight modification using the normal distribution curve if appropriate.


     Homework will be collected before class. The following rules apply to homework:
Lecture notes: Chapter 7_1 Chapter 7_2 Chapter 7_3 Chapter 9_1
Due date
Homework Problems
HW 1 7.1,7.2,7.3
Feb 8th
7.1 3,10,17,28 7.2 2,10,21,23
HW 2 7.3,7.4
Feb 15th
7.2 13 16 29 7.3 8 10 14 15 17
HW 3 7.3,7.4
Feb 22th
7.4 7,9,19,23,29
HW 4 7.4,9.1, 9.3
Mar 1
9.1 1,4,7 9.3 11, 29