Math 1634-03


Calculus I


MW 2-3:15

R 2-2:50

Boyd 305


Instructor: Anthony J. Giovannitti

Office: Boyd 325

Phone: 770-838-2579



Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 11a.m.,

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or

by appointment.



Text: Calculus Early Transcendentals, 4th ed.

Author: James Stewart


Description: This is the first of a three-course sequence in calculus for students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Topics: Limits, continuity, the derivative and its applications in problems from science and engineering, an introduction to the indefinite integral and basic techniques of integration, an introduction to the definite integral and the basic techniques in evaluating them, and application of the definite integral to solving areas between curves.


Learning Objectives:


1.     The student will understand the definition of a limit and will be able to give the geometric significance of limits (L1).

2.     The student will be able to compute limits (L1).

3.     The student will understand the definition of a derivative and be able to give the geometric significance of the derivative (L1).

4.     The student will be able to compute derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions (L1).

5.     The student will be able to apply differential calculus to related rate, optimization, and curve sketching problems (L1).

6.     The student will understand the definition of the indefinite and definite integral and will be able to give the geometric significance of the definite integral (L1).

7.     The student will understand and be able to apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (L1).

8.     The student will be able to compute both definite and indefinite integrals using the basic techniques and by the method of substitution (L1).




Daily 2-15 problems will be assigned per section and one shall be chosen by the instructor to be graded for 0-2 points. The student will chose an even problem not assigned from each homework section to be graded for 0-2 points for correctness and an extra 0-2 points for difficulty. The homework is due on the following class period unless otherwise instructed.


4                                               Tests during class periods. (These will be given on either a Wednesday or a Thursday class period and will be for 75 minutes.)


1                                            Comprehensive Final. (This will be given December 11, 2002 from 2pm to 4pm in Boyd 301.)



Your course grade is based on these 3 parts as follows:


Homework 100 points

Tests 1-4 400 points

Final* 100 points


*The grade from your final can be used to replace one of your in class test grades.


Letter grade:


A540 points>B480 points>C420 points>D360 points>F




August 19 First day of class

September 12 Test 1

October 10 Test 2 and last day to withdraw with a W

November 7 Test 3

November 25 Test 4

December 4 Last Class

December 11 Final Exam 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Boyd 305





Academic dishonesty is NOT tolerated. It will result in failure on assignment(s) as well as possible disciplinary sanction(s) as stipulated by university rules. State University of West Georgia Student Conduct Code defines academic dishonesty as cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating or allowing academic dishonesty in any academic exercise.


Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids


Fabrication: falsification or unauthorized invention of any information or citation


Plagiarism: representing the words or ideas of another as one's own. Direct quotations must be indicated and ideas of another must be appropriately acknowledged.


Academic dishonesty in any form compromises your grade and lowers the quality of your diploma. A fellow student who cheats may actually lower your grade, sometimes causing unfair and inflated grading scales. I hope each of you values your college education enough to protect yourself from dishonest classmates. If you are aware of cheating taking place, please contact Dr. Giovannitti and proper action will be taken.