MATH 1413 Survey of Calculus

Fall Semester 2002




          Michele L. Joyner

                Mathematics Department

Boyd 309

Phone: tba

Office hours: Mon, Wed. 1:00-4:00; Tues. 9:00-12:00; Fri. 1:00-2:00, or by appointment


Course Description:


                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.


Learning Outcomes:


¨       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.


Attendance Policy:


                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 Georgia’s 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


Academic honesty:


                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