MAT 123 is the first course of -what we call- calculus. We will cover this
semester trigonometry, polynomials, rational functions, exponential functions, logs, and an introduction to derivatives.
(office: Math Tower 3-118, e-mail caner@math
Office hours: Mon 4pm-6pm in MLC (Math Tower S-240), Tu 1pm-2pm in my office.
(office: Math 3-105, e-mail sunny@math
(office: Math 4-114, e-mail bill@math
- [12/22] FINAL EXAM SCORES ARE ANNOUNCED.
- [12/08] 7th homework is posted. It is due 12/13.
- [12/06] Now you can check your grades with the new interactive form, click here. Please report any mistakes at once! I may not be able to make retroactive changes in grading.
- We will have one more class on Tuesday 12/13 at the regular time&place. That is going to be an informal review session, so you are encouraged to solve problems posted on Bill Bernhard's web page.
- [12/01] Download and print the sixth homework assignment! It is due for 12/08. Your last homework assignment (the 7th one) will be posted on 12/08, due for 12/15 in my office! Your last quiz is on 12/08 in class! It's going to be on derivatives and graphs of polynomials.
- [11/10] Download and print the fifth homework assignment! It is due for 11/17.
- [11/02] The second midterm is on 10th of November. Here is a review sheet for the second midterm.
- [10/17] Your second quiz is scheduled on 10/27. The material for the quiz includes everything we have discussed in class.
- [10/17] All your grades will be posted to this page. Please report immediately if you notice a mistake!
- [10/11] Since there are no classes on thursday, you can hand in the homeworks next thursday (10/20).
- [10/2] First midterm results are announced. Here are the ADVISORY GRADES for this midterm:
Below 35 F
Above 70 A
This means: Even if you get an F from this exam, you still have chance to get an A at the end of the semester provided you get good scores from the other midterm, final, quizzes and homeworks. So, don't get disappointed if you couldn't do well in this midterm.
[9/22] Visit Bill's page for information about the first midterm on 26th of September.
[9/22] If you have any questions regarding the quiz, hw or the midterm, don't hesitate to send
me an e-mail so that we can arrange an extra office hour.
[9/22] The solution key of the first homework problem is posted as well.
[9/22] The solution of the quiz problem is posted.
- [9/19]The first midterm is on 26th of September. The sections you are responsible of are
4.1 - 4.7 and 5.5 although we haven't had time to discuss some of those in the recitation hours.
Here is a review sheet for the first midterm.
[9/19] Solution key for the first HW assignment will be posted on Thursday 9/22.
[9/19] Recall that the first quiz is scheduled to Thursday 9/22. Study the practice problems in 4.1-4.4 on Bill's website.
It will take ca. 15 minutes.
, by Robert F. Blitzer.
Available from the university bookstore.
You will also need a graphing calculator after
the first midterm. The only
calculators allowed in this course are
TI 83, TI 83 plus, TI 84, or the TI 84 plus.
The homeworks (that you should be working on before coming to the recitation) and some of the assignments (those to be collected and graded) will be taken from the textbook. You are strongly encouraged to read the related sections in the book before attempting a problem. The examples in the textbook contains nice and subtle techniques that you may need while solving problems.
1st homework assignment
(due 15th of September) Solution key
2nd homework assignment
(due 29th of September)
3rd homework assignment (due 13th of October)
(due 20th of October)
4th homework assignment
(due 3rd of November)
5th homework assignment
(due 17th of November)
6th homework assignment
(due 8th of December)
7th homework assignment
(due 13th of December)
There will be homework assignments more or less every
week. I will announce them in class, and post them here on the website as
well. The problems in these sets will be similar to those we will
discuss in class. You are supposed to go to Bill's webpage
to solve the related assigned problems by yourself before coming to
class. Please come prepared
! We agree that there are no other way of
learning mathematics, right? Please don't hesitate to ask any
question that you don't understand.
The homeworks (those to be collected and graded) are due to the next
recitation. Please hand them in at the beginning of the recitation.
Don't bring them to my office. As a general rule in MAT 123,
late assignments will not be accepted
(22nd of September) Solution
(27th of October)
(1st of December)
(8th of December)
There will be four quizzes in this course (one for each
month), and they will be given in recitation hours. The September
quiz will be likely in the class prior to the first midterm,
on the 22nd. The quiz problem(s) will be based on the
homework assignments, so it is essential that you study and
`understand' all the problems in those sets. The duration will be
15 minutes. No make-up quizzes will be given
(again, no excuses!).
For information related to the exams (midterms and finals) refer to Bill's webpage
- This is the first handout I distributed in class including useful course information.
- This is the worksheet handed out in class 10/20. It is about graphing different kinds of rational functions.
Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center
(MLC), located in Room S-240A of the Math Tower,
is an important resource. It is staffed most days and some evenings by mathematics tutors
(professors and advanced students).
For more information and a schedule, consult the
MLC web site.
Bill Bernhard's web page
for grading, midterms and final policy.
Caner Koca's personal website.
An interesting website exploring mathematical references in the famous tv-cartoon series The Simpsons.
Special needs If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical or
learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out
assigned course work, you may contact the Disabled Student Services
(DSS) office (Humanities 133, 632-6748/TDD). DSS will review your
concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations may be necessary
and appropriate. I will take their findings into account in deciding
what alterations in course work you require. All information on and
documentation of a disability condition should be supplied to me in
writing at the earliest possible time AND is strictly
confidential. Please act early, since I will not be able to make any
retroactive course changes.