Summer 2017: MTH 164

Course description


Murat Guner
Office: Hylan 715
Lectures: Monday - Thursday at 9:00am - 11:15 am in Hylan 1106B
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in Hylan 715


Hello everyone, and welcome to MTH 164! I look forward to meeting all of you the first day of class on May 22nd. You’ll find the course plan under the Schedule tab above, and I ask that you prepare for Monday by reading sections 12.1 and 12.2 of Stewart in advance (if you already have a copy of the book, of course). Please also read through the rest of the course site, especially the Policies tab. Although I will be using the 8th edition of the textbook, the 6th and 7th editions should also suffice; however, some of the sections and the suggested problems may be numbered differently in earlier editions.

Summer courses are intensive and fast-paced, and 164 covers a large amount of material that is often considered difficult even during a full-length semester. As such, keeping up with the pace of the class is even more important than usual. Attend class everyday, read the appropriate sections of the book both before and after lectures, start/finish your assignments early, and you greatly mitigate the risk of falling behind. WeBWorK assignments have been reduced to no more than 20 problems each week (and some significantly less than that), and a good way to keep up is to do at least 3 problems each day of the week. Do NOT wait until Monday or Thursday to start the assignments.