MATH 1413 Survey of Calculus

Spring Semester 2003

Instructor:

Michele L. Joyner

Mathematics Department

Office:
Boyd 309

Phone:
770-836-3506

E-mail:
mjoyner@westga.edu

Office
hours: Mon., Wed. 11-12, 2-3; Thurs., Fri. 11-12; and 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. (LI)

¨ The
student will be able to differentiate polynomial, rational, exponential, and
logarithmic functions. (LI)

¨ The
student will be able to apply differential calculus to problems from business,
economics, and life science. (LI)

¨ The
student will be able to integrate polynomial, rational, exponential, and
logarithmic functions and to apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (LI)

¨ The
student will be able to apply integral calculus to problems from business,
economics, and life science. (LI)

¨ The
student will understand the basic techniques of integration. (LI)

Textbook:

Armstrong
/ Davis, *Brief Calculus: solving problems
in business, economics, and the social and behavioral sciences* Second
Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.

Prerequisites:

Math 1111 (College Algebra) or
Math 1113 (Precalculus)

Requirements
and Grading:

¨ Exams: There
will be four 50-minute tests worth 100 points each. Below are the tentative
test dates:

Test
1: Friday, January 31

Test
2: Wednesday, February 26

Test
3: Wednesday, April 2

Test
4: Friday, April 25

*No* test grades will be dropped;
however, a student may replace their lowest test grade with their final exam
grade if their final exam grade is higher.

¨ Final Exam: There
will be one *comprehensive* final exam
worth 200 points:

Section
3 (12:00-12:50 p.m.): Wednesday, April 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Section
4 (1:00-1:50 p.m.): Friday, May 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

¨ Quizzes: There
will be at least ten 10 minute quizzes of which the highest eight quiz grades
will be averaged, converted to a 100 point basis and counted as a fifth test. The
quizzes will be announced one class period before the period in which the quiz
is given. In general, past experience has shown that if you take the quizzes
seriously, they will have beneficial effects on your final grade.

¨ 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. The total percentage for the tests, quizzes
and final exam are given below.

Tests:
60% total (15% each)

Quizzes:
15% total

Final
Exam: 25% total

The
final letter grade will be determined by the following scale:

A(excellent) = 90-100%

B(good) = 80-89%

C(adequate) = 70-79%

D(poor) = 60-69%

F(dismal) = 59% and below

Make-ups:

No
make-up quizzes will be given except for travel affiliated with official
university activities. In these instances, the student must make-up the quiz *prior to the next class period*. 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:

Students
are expected to attend every class. Although excessive absences are not
penalized, students who attend regularly will be rewarded. For students who
have 0 absences, the student will have a total of 2 points added to their final
grade. Any absence, excused or not, will count as an absence __except__ for
absences due to travel affiliated with the university. For those students who
miss 1 class, the student will receive a total of 5 points added to their
lowest test grade. For those students who only miss 2 classes, the student will
receive 3 points added to their lowest test grade. If a student misses 3
classes or more, no rewards will be given. If a class is missed, the student is
responsible for all material and assignments. Remember quizzes cannot be made
up and *do* count as a test grade.

**Disabilities:**

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

prior).

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 February 27.

Proposed Course
Schedule:

__Date__ __Sections__ __Date__ __Sections__

(M) January 6 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 (M) March 10 5.1-5.3

(W)
January 8 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 (W) March 12 5.4

(F)
January 10 1.7, 1.8 (F) March 14 no classes

(M)
January 13 2.1 (M) March 17 Spring Break

(W)
January 15 2.1 (W) March 19 Spring Break

(F)
January 17 2.2 (F) March 21 Spring Break

(M)
January 20 MLK holiday – no classes (M) March 24 5.4

(W)
January 22 2.3 (W) March 26 5.5

(F)
January 24 2.4 (F) March 28 5.5

(M)
January 27 2.4 (M) March 31 Review

(W)
January 29 Review (W) April 2 Test #3

(F)
January 31 Test #1 (F) April 4 6.1

(M)
February 3 2.5 (M) April 7 6.1

(W)
February 5 2.5 (W) April 9 6.3

(F)
February 7 2.6 (F) April 11 6.4

(M)
February 10 2.6, 2.7 (M) April 14 6.4

(W)
February 12 no classes (W) April 16 6.5

(F)
February 14 2.7 (F) April 18 6.5

(M)
February 17 3.2 (M) April 21 6.6

(W)
February 19 4.1 (W) April 23 Review

(F)
February 21 4.1 (F) April 25 Test #4

(M)
February 24 Review (M) April 28 Review

(W)
February 26 Test #2 (W) April 30 Sect. 3 Final Exam

(F)
February 28 4.2 (F) May 2 Sect.
4 Final Exam

(M)
March 3 4.3

(W)
March 5 4.4

(F) March 7 4.4

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