MAT 285 - M011 - Life Sciences Calculus I - Fall 2018

Instructor: Stephan Wehrli
Email: smwehrli@syr.edu     please use MAT 285 in the subject line
Office: Carnegie 304B
Office hours:
TTh 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes: TTh 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM, Carnegie 219

Text: Calculus for the Life Sciences, by Greenwell, Ritchey and Lial; Pearson, 2nd Edition.

Syllabus: Read the course-wide syllabus and the syllabus for this section for more information.

Tests: There will be three tests during the semester, each accounting for 20% of your final grade. The tentative dates for these tests are:

  • Test 1: Tuesday, October 2
  • Test 2: Tuesday, October 30
  • Test 3: Tuesday, December 4

There will be no makeup tests. However, for excused absences, the corresponding portion of the final exam will be used in place of the missing test score.

Test Corrections: An essential part of the testing process is to learn from your mistakes. Hence students not getting an A on a test are required to submit correct solutions to all of the problems missed. For more information on test corrections, please see the syllabus for this section.

Final Examination: The final exam is comprehensive and accounts for 20% of the final grade. The final exam will be given on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at some time between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. The precise time and location of the final exam will be announced in class later. Students must take the final exam at the scheduled time!

Homework and Quizzes: A list with suggested homework problems can be found here. These will not be collected, but you should make sure you know how to solve all of these problems. Weekly quizzes will be given on questions related to the homework problems. Together with the test corrections, the quizzes account for 20% of your final grade.