Math 171 - Calc with Algebra & Trig I
LEC 001 : VAN VLECK B102, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM, MWF
LEC 002 : VAN VLECK B102, 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM, MWF



Midterm 1 Sample Exam

Professor: Tullia Dymarz
Office: Van Vleck 509
Email: (Please use your address)
Office hours: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm in VV 509 and MW after class.

- Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus by Axler, 2nd Edition 2013 (exercises available here.)
- Math 171/217 online notes, (print copies available for purchase here) (online text available here.)


- 40% Final Exam (Wed, Dec. 17, 2013, 7:25pm - 9:25pm)
- 20% Midterm 1 (Wed. Oct. 15 EVENING 7:15pm - 8:45pm)
- 20% Midterm 2 (Wed. Nov. 19 EVENING 7:15pm - 8:45pm)
- 20% Section grade (Determined by your section TA)

Homework/Quizzes/Section: I will assign weekly homework each THURSDAY. This homework will be turned in to your TA during discussion section a week later. Each TA will decide which portion of the homework to grade and when to give quizzes. Since each TA is different, section grades will be scaled at the end of the semester in order not to punish those students with TAs who are tougher graders.

Email policy: All questions should first be directed to your TA. If your TA does not know the answer to your question they will ask me and get back to you. Please email me only from your email otherwise your email might get sent to the spam folder. Short direct questions that require short answers are best. If you have a longer question please ask me after class or during office hours.

Missed Exams: Except in exceptional circumstances, the university requires that you take the final exam at the above scheduled time. In particular, an exam may not be rescheduled due to travel arrangements. If you do have an emergency or other legitimate conflict with the above exam date, please let me know as soon as possible. I use the same policy for midterm exams. If you are sick or have an emergency the day of the exam you need to get a note from a doctor.

Calculator and cheat sheet policy: Calculators will not be allowed on exams. A 3 by 5 handwritten index card (double sided) cheat sheet will be allowed.

Mcburney Visa: If you have a Mcburney Visa you need to let me know as soon as possible at the start of the semester.

Important dates. See the registrar's web page for drop deadlines etc.

Please memorize your section number! You will need it for exams.

Section TA Name Days Times Room Building
301 ZHONG, Fangcheng TR 7:45 AM - 8:35 AM B329 Van Vleck Hall
302 JULIAN, M. Ryan TR 7:45 AM - 8:35 AM B305 Van Vleck Hall
303 WEN, Huanyu TR 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM 2131 Mosse Humanities Building
304 XU, Lianbin TR 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM 2625 Mosse Humanities Building
305 ZHONG, Fangcheng TR 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM B131 Van Vleck Hall
306 WEN, Huanyu TR 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM B113 Van Vleck Hall
307 NAGPAL, Rohit TR 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM B135 Van Vleck Hall
308 XU, Lianbin TR 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM B341 Van Vleck Hall
309 NAGPAL, Rohit TR 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM B219 Van Vleck Hall
310 ONGAY VALVERDE, Ivan TR 12:15 PM - 1:05 PM B113 Van Vleck Hall
311 DINLER, Jale MWF 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM 277 Bascom Hall
312 ONGAY VALVERDE, Ivan TR 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM 223 Van Hise Hall
321 ZHAO, Jie TR 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM B329 Van Vleck Hall
322 MANGAOKAR, Prithviraj TR 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM B313 Van Vleck Hall
323 TOVAR LOPEZ, Adrian TR 9:55 AM - 10:45 AM B313 Van Vleck Hall
324 ZHAO, Jie TR 9:55 AM - 10:45 AM B215 Van Vleck Hall
325 NOACK, Christian TR 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM B321 Van Vleck Hall
326 SAKAR, Serkan TR 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM B313 Van Vleck Hall
327 TOVAR LOPEZ, Adrian TR 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM B235 Van Vleck Hall
328 NOACK, Christian TR 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM B321 Van Vleck Hall
329 SAKAR, Serkan TR 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM B325 Van Vleck Hall
330 VAHIA, Mimansa TR 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM B235 Van Vleck Hall
331 MANGAOKAR, Prithviraj TR 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM B329 Van Vleck Hall
332 VAHIA, Mimansa TR 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM B119 Van Vleck Hall

Studying advice. The best way to learn mathematics is by doing problems. In particular, I recommend against using such techniques as flashcards and highlighting your book. If you feel uncomfortable with a certain topic, the best course of action is to do more problems from your textbook. For Precalculus material you can also use MyMathTest. It is also often useful to read the relevant sections of the textbook before lecture. However, the lectures will frequently differ from the textbook in both emphasis and structure.

Math help. If you need help with the material, there are many options. You can talk to your TAs, ask questions in section, go to office hours or even just studying with a friend can be very helpful. If you feel overwhelmed and your TA can't help, come see me in office hours or send me an email. There are also many other resources available for math help:

Mathlab is a free, drop-in tutorial program run by the Department of Mathematics.

-Tutorial Program
Free small group tutoring is offered to students who are in danger of getting a D or F, for students who have not had a math course in several years, or for students who are retaking the course. Students may apply in room 321 Van Vleck.

-Tutoring in University Residence Halls
Free, drop-in math tutoring is available every evening Sunday-Thursday at various residence halls.

Greater University Tutoring Service offers free small group, individual, and drop-in tutoring at various locations around campus.

-Private Tutors
A list of tutors is available at the link or from the receptionist on the second floor of Van Vleck.