Semester | Course | Syllabus | Text |
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Fall, 2009 | Calculus I Calculus II Multivar. Calc. |
New Old Old |
Anton 9th Anton 8th Anton 8th |
Spring, 2010 | Calculus I Calculus II Multivar. Calc. |
New New Old |
Anton 9th Anton 9th Anton 8th |
Summer, 2010 | Calculus I Calculus II Multivar. Calc. |
New New New |
Anton 9th Anton 9th Anton 9th |
The table to the right provides the schedule for the phased transition in the Calculus Sequence at F.I.U. from Anton's 8^{th} Edition of Calculus: Early Transcendentals to Anton's 9^{th} Edition of Calculus: Early Transcendentals .
Regarding the matter of Syllabus in the table: New really does not indicate that the Mathematics Department has adopted a new syllabus for the indicated course in the sequence. What New does indicate is that the current syllabus has been adapted to the particulars of the text, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 9^{th} edition, by Howard Anton, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis, and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In the table immediately below you will find an initial syllabus for Calculus I and a copy of the Policies ... and "How to Use Anton's 9th" referenced there.
Item | PDF Version |
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C1 Syllabus | c1syl9al.pdf |
How to Use Anton's 9^{th} | ant9how2.pdf |
C1 Policies | c1-pol-l.pdf |
Important Question: Should students be allowed to
use earlier editions of Anton, et al ???
This clearly ia a question that mainly concern students who have attempted Calculus I, MAC2311, here previously and who have not completed the course successfully with a grade of C or better, for whatever reason. My own answer to this question is NO. A section by section examination of the 8th and 9th editions reveals that besides including new improvements, like true-false questions, Anton and his helpers have reordered certain sections in the 9th edition. This goes beyond the obvious translation of the chapters back by one unit. Prior to the 6th edition, the gradual evolution of the text allow us to use prior editions easily. Plainly part of the intent of the recent alterations is to confound this, probably for reasons of profit. Regardless, now to avoid the complication of dealing with multiple versions of the text in class, I recommend you require the use of the 9th edition of the E.T. text. D. Ritter, Coordinator for Calculus I, MAC2311, May 25, 2009. |