3D Riemann sums
Lisette dePillis
Olin 1257A
depillis at g.hmc.edu

Kimberly Kindred
Sprague 415 (4th floor)
kindred at math.hmc.edu

Office hours
Mon   10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mon   4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri   11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Prof. Kindred's office hrs on Sprague 3rd floor

Class meetings
Beckman B134
Sec 1: MWF 8:00 - 8:50 am
Sec 3: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am

Beckman B126
Sec 2: MWF 8:00 - 8:50 am
Sec 4: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am

Additional tutoring help for this course will be made available to you on a regular basis through HMC's Academic Excellence (AE) program. You are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.
Who?   AE Tutors   Where?   Riggs Room (LAC upstairs)   When?   8-10 pm on Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs

Course topics
This course offers a comprehensive view of the theory and techniques of differential and integral calculus of a single variable, as well as infinite series (including Taylor series and convergence tests). There is an emphasis on mathematical reasoning, rigor, and proof. It also provides an introduction to multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, double and triple integrals.

There is no required textbook for this course. On the resources page of this site, we have listed links to two free online calculus textbooks that you may find helpful.

  • There will be homework assignments due each week on Tuesday and Friday by 6:00 pm and announced on the homework page of this site. Assignments should be handed into the bins outside Olin 1257A.
  • Homework assignments should follow the department guidelines for formatting homework . Also, see this handout on mathematical writing for tips on effective communication. You might also find these examples of good and bad mathematical writing helpful.
  • No late homework assignments will be accepted (except in cases of medical or family emergencies). Your "get out of jail free card" is that your lowest homework score will be dropped.
  • Each student is also responsible for attending all lectures and hearing all announcements.
Grading and exams
There will be three exams in this class. Your course grade will be calculated as follows:
Exam 130% date: take-home due Friday, Sept. 28
Exam 230% date: take-home due TBD
Max of above
  3 components    

Also, in order to pass the course, you must complete the Math Review (on Sakai) by the end of the course (by Wednesday, October 24, 2012).

Honor code
Cooperation among students on homework is very much encouraged, but each student is expected to write up his or her own solutions individually. Comprehension is the goal of working on problems, so you should understand solutions well enough to write them up yourself.

In addition, you should cite any sources of help that you use. If you work with a classmate on a problem, be sure to acknowledge that person in your homework write-up; to do so incurs no penalty.

Harvey Mudd's honor code applies in all matters of conduct concerning this course.

Students who need accommodations for a disability are encouraged to discuss this with us as soon as possible so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.