Math 211 - Calculus 1 - Gheorghe Craciun
Hello everybody, and welcome to my class!
1) Who I am:
My name is Gheorghe Craciun , call me George , I am from Romania , I came here in 20 Oct. 1999 , I have two degrees, one in Engineering(Europe), and one in Mathematics(USA).
I am in love with Mathematics, Soccer, Running, and of course I love my beautiful family, and especially my two granddaughters, Eva and Dora.
I have a thick accent, but after a while you will feel better I hope.
2)What is Calculus:
One of the most beautiful , and one of the most useful human discoveries , the mathematics of any changing phenomenon. Calculus has two important parts, Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus, we will take a look to both, when using only one variable.
3)What I expect from you:
First, to be serious, disciplined, to come to the class and to do your work.
Second, to be relatively good in Algebra and Trigonometric calculations, we will use this type of knowledge when solving Calculus problems.
Third , to ask questions if you don't understand something. There are not stupid questions , any question is worth to be asked.
Fourth , to pass the class. If you do not miss classes, and if you do your homework, you have good chances to pass the class. To help you, I will give to you some opportunities to have some extra points if necessary.
We will start with limits, we will continue with derivatives and integrals, and we will see some applications of derivatives and integrals.
The beginning of Calculus (limits) is sometimes hard for some students, but derivatives and integrals are not so hard to be handled.
What to Expect in this Course
Summer school is a dense one, do not miss classes.
Also you need to have the textbook for homework, and for a deeper understanding, I can not cover in the class time everything.
Our class will be on CanvasZoom, you need to have a webcam and a microphone on your computer.
The tests will be paper written, after you solve the test, send me the test in Canvas.
We will have probably four midterms exams , and a cumulative Final Exam, more info in the class Syllabus, and when meeting on Canvas.
Types of Assessments
Four midterms and a cumulative final exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Calculus, by James Stewart , 8-th edition.
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Usually I accept everybody in my class , how can I say NO to somebody that wants to learn?
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