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Sectioning: After the introductory meetings, calculus is taught entirely in sections. To enroll in MathXa , Math 1a, Math 1b, Math 21a and Math 21b you must section by computer during the period starting Monday, September 15th, and no later than 1:00 pm (Noon) on Wednesday, September 17th. Note that you can re-section as often as you like during this time and your previous entry will be erased.
Directions for Sectioning by computer : Using any Harvard computer, login into your FAS account. At the shell prompt, type

"ssh section@ulam.fas.harvard.edu" (Go to a science center public computer, if your machine should not have an ssh client installed. More help.)

and follow the instructions there. Your section assignment will be emailed to you by 5:00 pm Friday, September 19th.
Calculus advising and placement help is available as follows:
  John Boller
Science Center 320
Tel: 5-5377
(Placement advice)
Andy Engelward
Science Center 435
Tel: 5-4744
(Placement advice)
Robin Gottlieb
Science Center 429
Tel: 5-7882
(Placement advice)
Cliff Taubes
Science Center 504
Tel: 5-5579
(Math 19,20,21,23,25,55 and 100 level)
Th 9/113-5 pm  9-11 am and 1-3 pm  
Fr 9/123-5 pm1-3 pm9-11am12-2 pm
Mo 9/15  1-3 pm9-11am12-2 pm
Tu 9/163-5 pm  9:30-11:30 1-2:30 pm
We 9/17 9-11 and 1-3pm 12-2 pm
Th 9/182-4 pm   1-2:30 pm
Fr 9/193-5 pm    1-3:30 pm
Mo 9/22 1-3 pm    
"Should I take Math 23,25,55, or 101?" Meeting and Discussion will be held on Thursday, September 11th at 4:00-05:30 pm in Science Center D.
REQUIRED Introductory Meetings will be held for each course on the following dates and locations:
Course Date Location Time
Xa Monday, Sept 15 Sci Center A 8:30AM
1a Tuesday, Sept 16 Sci Center D 8:30AM
1b Monday, Sept 15 Sci Center C 8:30AM
21a Tuesday, Sept 16 Sci Center C 8:30AM
21b Monday, Sept 15 Sci Center E 8:30AM
Non-sectioned courses 19,20,23,25,55 begin on Monday, September 15th.
Sections in Xa,1a,1b,21a,21b will begin on Monday September 22th.
Preview/Review Sessions:
Preview Review Focus Day and Time Location
Math Xa Algebra, Geometry Sept. 15th, 11 AM SC 507
Math Xa Algebra, Geometry Sept. 16th, 4 PM SC 111
Math 1a Functions, Trigonometry Sept. 15th, 12 PM SC 309
Math 1a Algebra, Geometry Sept. 16th, 11 AM SC 309
Math 1b Applications of Differentiation, Integration Sept. 15th, 12 PM SC 507
Math 1b Limits, Methods of Differentiation Sept. 16th, 1 PM SC 111
Math 21a Differentiation, Integration Sept. 15th, 4 PM SC 411
Math 21a Geometry, Functions Sept. 16th, 10 AM SC 309
Math 21b Algebra , Geometry, Functions, Calculus Sept. 15th, 7 PM SC 507
Online Diagnostics Placement Tests: The Department of Mathematics is piloting voluntary online placement exams tailored specifically for Math 1a, 1b, 21a, and 21b. The exam for each course is an individualized, timed, multiple-choice test covering skills that students taking that course will be expected to know.
At the end of the test, you will immediately receive your results broken down by topic area as well as a placement recommendation based on those scores. The topical information can help you choose a Preview/Review Session to attend. Especially because this online system is new, all placement recommendations received from it should be discussed with a Mathematics Department advisor.

START DIAGNOSTICS TEST (Online Diagnostics require a recent version of the Netscape or Mozilla web browsers which are also available in most labs on campus).

Last update, Sept 8, 2003

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