2013/2014 Peter Selinger 
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Course Description: This class is intended primarily for students who are considering a majors or an honours program in the physical or mathematical sciences. The topics of MATH 1000/MATH 1010 are covered, but in greater depth. MATH 1500 is equivalent as a credit to MATH 1000/MATH 1010.
Instructor: 
Prof. Peter Selinger Department of Mathematics and Statistics Chase Building, Room 303 Email: selinger@mathstat.dal.ca (please mention "1500" in the subject line) 
Lectures:  MWF 11:3512:25, Dunn 101 
Website:  Updated information, assignments, any handouts, etc., will be available from http://www.mathstat.dal.ca/~selinger/1500/ 
Office Hours:  MW 12. 
Prerequisites:  Nova Scotia Mathematics advanced 11 and 12 or precalculus. Precalculus is highly recommended. 
Textbook:  H. Jerome Keisler, Elementary Calculus, An Infinitesimal Approach, Second Edition. Available from http://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/calc.html. 
There will be an inclass midterm and a final exam. The midterm is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 in class. There will also be weekly homework, to be handed in at the beginning of class on Fridays. From each homework set, I will choose some number of problems that will be graded. Late homework will not be accepted except with my prior permission. Each week, you will also be assigned some reading from the textbook.  
A missed midterm cannot be written at another time. If you miss the midterm without my prior permission, then it will count as a 0. Exceptions are made in two cases: (1) if you obtain my prior permission to miss a midterm, or (2) if you have an officially valid excuse such as a medical doctor's note. In these cases, the weight of the missed midterm will be shifted to the final exam (i.e., the final exam will then count 70% instead of 50%). There is no makeup option for the final exam.  
Marks: 
Marks will be based on the homework, midterm, and final exam. Class
participation may be taken into account. The homework counts 30%, the
midterm counts 20%, and the final exam counts 50%. You need to pass
the final exam in order to pass the course.
Numerical grades are converted to letter grades via the standard
Faculty of Science scheme:

Students with disabilities:  Students with disabilities should register as quickly as possible at Student Accessibility Services if they want to receive academic accommodations. To do so please phone 4942836, email access@dal.ca, visit http://studentaccessibility.dal.ca/, or drop in just outside the Killam Library at 6227 University Avenue. 
Plagiarism policy:  Plagiarism is a serious academic offence which may lead to loss of credit, suspension or expulsion from the University, or even the revocation of a degree. Please read the Policy on Intellectual Honesty contained in the Calendar or on the Dalhousie web site at: http://ug.cal.dal.ca/. 
Note taker required:  A note taker is required to assist a student in this class. There is an honorarium of $75/course/term, with some conditions. If you are interested, please go to the Advising and Access Services Centre (AASC), 6227 University Avenue, to obtain information and to fill out a Confidentiality form. 