MATH 1413 Survey of Calculus
Fall Semester 2002
Michele L. Joyner
Office hours: Mon, Wed. 1:00-4:00; Tues. 9:00-12:00; Fri. 1:00-2:00, or by appointment
This course will provide a survey of the differential and integral calculus of polynomial, rational,
exponential, and logarithmic functions with an emphasis on applications to problems from
business, economics and life sciences.
¨ The student will be able to compute limits. (L1)
¨ The student will be able to differentiate polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. (L1)
¨ The student will be able to apply differential calculus to problems from business, economics, and life science. (L1)
¨ The student will be able to integrate polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and to apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (L1)
¨ The student will be able to apply integral calculus to problems from business, economics, and life science. (L1)
¨ The student will understand the basic techniques of integration. (L1)
Daniel D. Benice, Calculus and Its Applications Second Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company,
Math 1111 (College Algebra) or Math 1113 (Precalculus)
Requirements and Grading:
¨ Exams: There will be four 1 hour tests worth 100 points each:
Test 1: Wednesday, September 11
Test 2: Monday, October 7
Test 3: Monday, October 28
Test 4: Wednesday, November 20
¨ Final Exam: There will be one comprehensive final exam worth 200 points:
Section 1: Wednesday, December 11, 8-10 a.m.
Section 2: Friday, December 13, 8-10 a.m.
¨ Quizzes: There will be a total of ten 10 minute unannounced pop-quizzes of which the two lowest scores will be dropped. The remaining quizzes will be averaged, converted to a 100 point basis and counted as a fifth test.
¨ Homework: This is an important part of the course. There will be no homework assignments to be handed in. However, at the end of most classes you will be given a list of problems these are the minimum that you should work. Some of these problems will be gone over in the next class session, and the quizzes will be very similar to assigned homework problems. Practice is important. You should make sure to set aside some time every class day to work problems.
¨ Grading: My grading scale is straightforward. There are a total of 700 possible points. Your total number of points will be calculated and converted to a percentage. The grading scale is listed below with the total points required in parenthesis:
A(excellent) = 90-100% (630 700 points)
B(good) = 80-89% (560 623 points)
C(adequate) = 70-79% (490 553 points)
D(poor) = 60-69% (420 483 points)
F(dismal) = 59% and below (413 points or below)
No make-up quizzes will be given. Except in extreme circumstances, any missed exam must be
made up within one week of the day the exam was given. There must be a reasonable excuse for
missing the exam and the excuse must be in writing.
There is no penalty for excessive absences, but good attendance will be used to determine
borderline grades. If a class is missed, the student is responsible for all material and assignments.
Remember quizzes cannot be made up.
Students with documented disabilities (through West Georgias Disability Services) will be given
all reasonable accommodations. Students must take the responsibility to make their disability
known and request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids. Adjustments needed in relation to test-
taking must be brought to the instructor's attention well in advance of the test (at least one week
Students are expected to achieve and maintain the highest standards of academic honesty and
excellence as described in the Undergraduate Catalog and Uncatalog. In short, be responsible and
do your own work. Instances of academic dishonesty will be handled accordingly.
Other Important Dates:
Last day to withdrawal with grade of W is October 10.
Proposed Course Schedule:
Date Sections Date Sections
(M) August 19 Overview 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 (M) October 21 5.3
(W) August 21 Overview 1.3, 1.5 (W) October 23 5.4
(F) August 23 2.1 (F) October 25 Review
(M) August 26 2.2 (M) October 28 Test #3
(W) August 28 3.1 (W) October 30 6.1
(F) August 30 3.2 (F) November 1 6.2
(M) September 2 Labor Day no classes (M) November 4 6.3
(W) September 4 3.3 (W) November 6 6.3
(F) September 6 3.4 (F) November 8 6.4
(M) September 9 Review (M) November 11 6.4
(W) September 11 Test #1 (W) November 13 6.5
(F) September 13 3.5 (F) November 15 6.5
(M) September 16 3.6 (M) November 18 Review
(W) September 18 3.6 (W) November 20 Test #4
(F) September 20 3.7 (F) November 22 7.1
(M) September 23 3.8 (M) November 25 7.2
(W) September 25 3.8 (W) November 27 No classes
(F) September 27 3.9 (F) November 29 No classes
(M) September 30 4.1 (M) December 2 7.2
(W) October 2 4.2 (W) December 4 Review
(F) October 4 Review (F) December 6 Reading Day
(M) October 7 Test #2 (M) December 9
(W) October 9 4.3 (W) December 11 Sect. 1 Final Exam
(F) October 11 4.4, 4.5 (F) December 13 Sect. 2 Final Exam
(M) October 14 4.5
(W) October 16 5.1
(F) October 18 5.2