MTH251                          Calculus I                           Spring 2013

Instructor: Dr. Hamid Behmard

Office: MNB 119, phone: 838-8869,  email:

Office Hours: 11:00-12:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; 12:30-1:30 Mon; other times by appointment.

Text: Multivariable Calculus concepts and contexts, 4th Edition, by James Stewart.

Graphing calculator: You need to have a graphing calculator. TI 84 is a good choice.

Course Prerequisite: Mth 112 with a grade of C- or higher or my consent.

Course Objectives: We will cover chapters 1 through 4.

Homework, Quiz, and Labs: 

Attendance: If you miss class, it is your responsibility to ask a classmate for notes on the material that you have missed. I will not have discussion notes available if you have missed class, nor will I repeat my lecture during office hours.

Electronic Devices' Policy: Nonacademic electronic devices and tardiness policies: You are not allowed to use any nonacademic electronic devices (Ipod, MP3 players, cell phones, etc.) during the class time. If you bring your cell phone into the class, you MUST turn it off. If you need to have your cell phone on, you need to talk to me prior to class. If you are consistently late to class (3 minutes or more), I will ask you not to attend the class until you resolve your time conflict.

Midterm Exams: There will be two in class midterm exams, Midterm I on April 23rd and Midterm II on May 21st.

Final exam: A comprehensive final exam will be given on Monday the 10th of June between 12:00 and 1:50. The final is required for all students. There is no early final exam.

There is no make-up for missed homework, labs, or midterms.

     HWK & Quiz    20%
Lab                   10%
     Midterms           40% (two at 20% each)
     Final                  20%

Grades will be assigned (roughly) according to the following scale ("+" and "-" will be determined later):
             A   90-100%
             B   80-89%
             C   70-79%
             D   60-69%
             F   30-59%

Where to get help:

General guidelines for success:

If you have comments or suggestions, email me at

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