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**OFFICE: *** Harder Hall 215*

**PHONE: *** x5291*

**EMAIL: ***dvella@skidmore.edu*

- Monday, 12:20 - 1:15 PM,
- Wednesday, 12:20 - 1:15 PM,
- Thursday, 12:40 - 2:00 PM,
- and by appointment.

Eighth Edition, published in 2016 by Cengage.

The following activities should be of interest to students in MA113H:

- The Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Open to all undergraduates.
This year it meets in April, 2018 at St.Lawrence University in Canton, NY.
Free! For more information, ask your instructor or click
here.
- The Putnam Exam. Every December. For more information, ask your instructor.
- Pi Mu Epsilon. The national Mathematics Honorary Society. Skidmore's chapter has been active since November, 1997. Open to sophomores, juniors & seniors. If you qualify, you will be notified in February, 2018.

The following topics are included in this course because of the Honors Forum designation. They are not normally covered in MA113.

- Functions of two variables, partial derivatives (brief introduction.)
- Double integrals, iterated integrals and volumes (brief introduction.)
- The area under the normal distribution function (
*bell curve*) via double integration and polar coordinates. - The Law of Conservation of Energy.
- A derivation of Einstein's formula E = mc
^{2}.

In addition, each lab group is presenting to the class a written report and oral summary of a collaborative project on a topic unique to their group. For a list of the topics and who is working on them, click on the link above to collaborative assignments.

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