Instructor: Barbara Chervenka Paier Office: Herman Brown 50 Phone: 3482841 Website: www.chervenka.com/math101_admin.html Email: chervenk@math.rice.edu 

Math 101 introduces the concepts of differentiation and integration and is the main firstsemester Calculus course at Rice. The course includes techniques for finding slope, tangent line, maximum and minimum points, area, and volume. Math 101 also reviews trigonometric functions, logarithms, and exponential functions.
Math 101 is intended for students who have had no prior experience with Calculus. Students who have already learned about derivatives and elementary integrals are encouraged to skip to Math 102 (secondsemester Calculus). Students who have completed a high school AP or Honors Calculus class should consider going directly to a 200level Math course (e.g., Math 211, 212, 221, or 222).
Note: Any student with a documented disability, needing academic adjustments or accomodations, is requested to speak with the instructor during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities will also need to contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.
Homework will be assigned during every class, and will be due in class at the beginning of the second class after it has been assigned, unless otherwise noted. Homework solutions should be legible and easy to read, and each problem should be worked in detail with the final answer clearly indicated. Please staple your homework, and write your name on each page along with the homework assignment, instructor name, and date.
The homework is not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss the
homework and to work together on the problems. Please use whatever
resources aid you in learning the material, including tutorials,
office hours, math books, and other students. However, you must write
up your own solutions, and you are ultimately responsible for your own
understanding of the material.
Late Policy: To receive credit, homework must be handed in on time. If you have a legitimate conflict you must tell me ahead of time. Otherwise, no late homework will be accepted. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.
There will be two midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam. All exams are closedbook and closednotes and are subject to the university honor code. Please note that the dates for the exams have already been scheduled; please make travel plans accordingly.
Midterm Exam 1  Friday, February 18, 2005 
In class 

Midterm Exam 2  Wednesday, April 6, 2005 
In class 
Final Exam  Wednesday, May 11, 2005 9:00am  12:00pm 
SS 106 
Your grade for the course will be based on: