MA 113, Sections 001-010, Spring 2017

Name: Prof. Benjamin Braun Email: benjamin.braun "at" uky "dot" edu.
Office: Room 831 in Patterson Office Tower Office Phone: 257-6810
Office hours:   Mon 12:00-12:50, Wed 11:00-11:50, Fri 10:00-10:50 Homepage:

Time and Place of Lecture and Recitations:

Lectures meet at 9AM on MWF in White Hall Classroom Building room 118. Notes from lecture will be posted below:

Recitations meet as follows.

Information specifically concerning sections 001-010 of MA 113 is posted on this page. All other information for MA 113 can be found on the Spring 2017 MA 113 common web page. These pages together constitute the syllabus for MA 113. In sections 001-010 we will follow the grading scheme described in the common syllabus, with no alterations. You are responsible for carefully reading the common web page. Pay particular attention to the following items:

You may view your exam and assignment scores through the UK Canvas system at

The Canvas system will be used for all course-wide announcements. Please use my email address, not the Canvas system, to correspond with me.

In my lecture sections we will use REEF polling to take attendance. We will begin using the system during the second week of classes, and more information will be posted regarding REEF at that time. If you have already purchased a REEF account for another course, you do not need to purchase another one for these sections of MA 113. Note that other sections of MA 113 are not using REEF polling

Reading and Lectures:

You are expected to read the assigned sections in the textbook prior to lecture, as given in the course calendar on the Spring 2017 MA 113 common web page. For example, for class on Friday, January 13, you should read section 1.5 except for the material on log and inverse trig. I will assume that all students have read the assigned reading prior to lecture.

Lectures will NOT be a direct presentation of material as found in the textbook. Lecture will be used to motivate central concepts in the course, work through particularly complicated examples, and to highlight the most important ideas in the reading. For example, the first 3-4 days of lecture will combine ideas from sections 1.1-1.5 and Appendix D to motivate and clarify the ideas we will need from your precalculus courses. You must complete the reading assignments in order to have a complete understanding of the mathematical content of MA 113.

Suggestions for reading mathematics: