Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section D002-19000):  Spring 2020 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Office hours:   Thursdays   2:15 - 4:45pm
Course Time and Place:
Thursdays:  12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-108

Julia: There are several ways to access Julia:

Projects: There are 10 projects due. The projects, along with useful notes, are available at Your actual work that must be submitted will come from each project loaded into a Julia notebook. You can "run" cells by (1) shift-enter, or (2) click on the "Run" button, or (3) click on "Cell" then "Run all". If you open a new Julia notebook, remember to run “using MTH229” on the first line.

To submit your project for grading, use the grading site Keep open both the Julia notebook and the grading site so that you can copy and paste your answers.

Project due dates:

1. Calculator Feb 6
2. Functions Feb 20
3. Graphing Mar 5
4. Zeros Mar 12
5. Limits Mar 19
6. Derivatives Apr 2
7. First and second derivatives  Apr 16
8. Newton's Method Apr 23
9. Extrema Apr 30
10. Integration May 7
Final review May 14

Final Exam: The final exam will be on  Thursday, May 21,   12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-108.  Without exception, you must take the final exam at this time.

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class): 40% Julia Projects + 45% Quizzes + 15% Final Exam. You must pass the quizzes and final exam to pass this course.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Stop by during my office hours. Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences from three or more classes will result in a course grade of WU (Withdrew Unofficially).

Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at

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