New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Math 111-H01, Honors Calculus I
Fall 2008

Instructor: David J. Horntrop 

Contact Information: 520 Cullimore Hall, 596-5678,,

Office Hours:

  10:00am - 11:30am Mon.
  10:00am - 11:30am Thurs.
  or by appointment


Thomas' Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Eleventh Edition with Media Upgrade, George Thomas, Maurice Weir, Joel Hass, and Frank Giordano
Prerequisites: Admission to this course is based upon results from the entrance examinations.

Examinations: There will be three midterm examinations and a final examination. The midterm examinations are given on the following Wednesdays at 4:15pm-5:40pm: September 24, October 29, and November 19. The final examination date, time, and location will be determined by the university. Please be certain to read and understand the Department of Mathematical Sciences Examination Policy as it DOES apply to this course.

Homework: Calculus plays an important role in a wide variety of disciplines and is itself an interesting subject. Mastery of calculus comes from practice. A minimal set of homework problems appears on the standard Math 111 syllabus. Additional problems will be assigned in class to reflect the difference in depth and breadth of topics from a nonhonors section. Homework assignments will be completed online at In order to access the assignments, you will need a student access code. Access codes are included with the purchase of a new book that comes bundled with MyMathLab; codes may also be purchased separately at the campus bookstore or online at In addition, the course code needed to access the assignments will be given out on the first day of class. In order to obtain additional practice on a topic, you should feel free to work problems other than those assigned. As a standing assignment, you should read the relevant sections of the textbook prior to class.

Matlab is an important piece of mathematical software which is widely used. Matlab assignments will be given that are designed to familiarize you with this package as well as to assist you in understanding concepts of calculus. These assignments will be collected at the beginning of class on the due date. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Early assignments are always welcomed and are appropriate for preplanned absences from class.

Quizzes: Weekly quizzes will be given. Make up quizzes are NOT given.

Grading: Each of the three midterm examinations will represent 17% of your grade. The final examination will be worth 32% of your grade. The remaining 17% of your grade will be determined by your homework and quizzes; in calculating this quantity, I will drop your one lowest homework score from throughout the semester.

Attendance: Attendance at and participation in all lectures and recitations is required. If you know in advance that you will be absent for a legitimate reason, please tell me prior to your absence so that appropriate arrangements regarding homework assignments can be made. Tardiness to class is very disruptive of the classroom environment and should be avoided. Please be certain to read and understand the Department of Mathematical Sciences Attendance Policy as it DOES apply to this course.

Honor Code: The NJIT Honor Code applies to all activities associated with the course, including but not limited to homework, quizzes, examinations, and projects. As an example, when you submit a homework assignment, you are certifying that your paper contains only your work and is not copied from other people or sources.

Course Topics: The topics discussed in this class appear in Chapters 2-6 of the textbook. However, please be aware that you are expected to have proficiency in the topics which appear in Chapter 1. Major topics for this course include: