Math 106 Applied Calculus

Fall 2019, The Citadel




Syllabus  Schedule  Homework videos Exams  

Sybil Nelson

Thompson Hall 311

Office Hours: MWF  11am-12pm or by appointment. Email me at

Study Hall office hours: Thursday 1:30-2:30 in Grimsley 114

Office Phone: 843-953-6983



Calculus & Its applications Goldstein, Lay, Schneider and Asmar Fourteenth Edition 2018 ISBN 9780134437774



      TI-83, TI-84, or TI-89 


Class Schedule

Monday-Wednesday- Friday, 9-9:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 315

Student Expectations

• Cell phones must be kept in book bags and on silent during class.

• Attend every class and be an active participant (i.e. not asleep)

• Read the textbook and take good notes in class. (These notes will be graded)

• Keep a neat and well-organized 3-ring binder, with sections for each of the following: class notes and handouts, homework, quizzes and exams.

• Study your class notes and the text before beginning your homework.

• Do all the assigned homework problems after each class.

• Come to the following class with any questions from your reading or homework.

• See the professor (or Math Lab) as soon as you do not understand a concept for extra help.


You may by surprised at how much time and effort it takes to be successful in a college Calculus course. I estimate that you will need to read, study and work problems for at least 2 hours per night. You must attempt and subsequently master all homework in order to be successful in this course. Homework will be assigned daily and will be due before the next class. Homework will be completed using MyMathLab or on paper.  To register for MyMathLab, visit Click here for section 1 and here for section 2 registration instructions



Written Homework: There will be six written homework assignments due as follows. Please scan or photograph your homework and email them by midnight of the due date


Chapter 0 HW Due Sept. 5th 2019

Chapter 1 HW Due Sept. 22nd 2019

Chapter 2 HW Due Oct. 15th 2019

Chapter 3 HW Due Nov. 7th 2019

Chapter 4 HW Due Nov. 21st 2019

Chapter 5 HW Due Dec. 10th 2019


Quizzes: There will be daily quizzes based on the reading from the night before




If you are unable to attend a test because of an emergency, you must notify the instructor to make arrangements to take the test.  You have 3 days to make up a test or you will receive a grade of zero for that test. 




Participation and Notes

Participation and notes will be graded based on daily Clicker assessments. Be sure to download the app and be ready to answer questions at the start of class.

Final Exam

There will be a cumulative final exam given at the end of the course.   Failure to take the final exam will result in failure of the course.  Final exam schedules for Fall 2018 are posted on the Registrar’s web page.



·           Tests: 50%

·           Quizzes: 15%

·           Homework and Participation: 10%

·           Final Exam: 25%


Grading Scale













Grading Policies

1.       Homework will be assigned every class period and will be due the following class.

2.       Late homework will not be accepted except in extreme circumstances.

3.       Sharing calculators during graded assignments is not permitted.

4.       A total of nine absences will result in a course grade of F. In addition, if you are late by 15 minutes or more, you will be considered absent.

5.       Incomplete grades are given only in unusual circumstances. Consult the college catalog for policy on incomplete work.

6.       Make-ups: You will only be eligible for a make-up test or quiz if you have an excused absence. The make-up work should be done within 24 hours of the actual test or quiz. E-mail me at if you will miss a test and schedule your make-up for the next day. Guard duty is not an acceptable excuse for missing a test/quiz.


Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodations because of a disability, I must have your accommodation letter at least 24 hours before the intended test. Please see Dr. Jane Warner in Thompson 103 to request accommodations 


Math Lab

Math tutoring is offered for FREE during the following hours:

            Monday – Thursday: 1pm-4pm

            Sunday-Thursday: 7pm-10pm

 You are required to go to Math Lab 6 times during the semester for a grade. I recommend you go for help with your written homework. Your Math Lab attendance will be counted toward your homework and participation grade.