Introduction to limits and differential/integral calculus with a wide variety of applications. Students interested in intensive use of mathematics should take MATH 021. Credit not given for more than one of the courses MATH 019, MATH 021 unless followed by MATH 022. See MATH 023. Prerequisite: MATH 009 or MATH 010, or sufficiently strong background in secondary school algebra and geometry.
Prereqs: MATH 009 or MATH 010, or sufficiently strong background in secondary school algebra and geometry; Must register for recitation A-F; Open to Degree and CDE students
Course Description and Prerequisites Fundamentals of Calculus I is the first course in a two course sequence. The underlying applications of differential calculus will be investigated (Chapters 2-5). This will include an understanding of functions, limits, continuity, rates of change, derivatives (including implicit), and derivative applications. The material will be discovered and shown via mathematical modeling of real world situations. An emphasis will be made to understand these new concepts graphically, numerically, verbally, and algebraically. The course work will involve some fairly intense computations and mathematical modeling, and it is required that students purchase or obtain an appropriate calculator. A TI-83/84 Graphing calculator is highly recommended, but a basic scientific calculator capable of performing exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric operations is adequate. Any calculators capable of performing symbolic algebra or calculus computations such as TI-89 are prohibited. Students will be allowed to use a calculator on all assignments, quizzes and tests, but please be aware that the instructor may ask for all work to be shown in order to receive credit. Course Goals • Determine the appropriate mathematical approach for a given information need and use it correctly and accurately. • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspect of differential calculus including functions, limits, derivatives and integrals. • Recognize and apply the ideas of calculus in economics, business, physics, natural resources and other area of study.
There are three parts to the course structure: 1. Podcasts: You are required to watch the podcasts for each section prior to attending the recitation for that section. The podcasts are where new content gets introduced and a couple of short examples are shown. You should watch it, take notes and formulate questions you might have to have ready for the recitation time. The schedule of which podcast to watch when will be listed at the end of the syllabus and also in the calendar on blackboard. There will be reminders as to which one you should be watching before class, but it is also your responsibility to keep up to date using the calendar or your instructors instructions. Should there be any changes to the schedule, a message will be sent out via the announcements section on Blackboard. The corresponding notes from these podcasts will also be posted on Blackboard. If you are in a mixed class, the expectation is that you will attend class in person on your assigned day(s) and attend class remotely through teams on the other day(s). 2. Recitations/Office hours: Recitations will be taking place online via Microsoft Teams and/or on campus if you are in a mixed section. They will occur during the first 30 mins of the designated class time. The last 20 mins will be office hours time as needed. During recitations we will be going through many practice problems and will have time to ask questions. If you need more time for questions you should contact your instructor to set up a time or ask them during office hours. The recitations will be recorded and posted along with notes on Blackboard. 3. MyMathLab: This is where your homework and quizzes will be taking place. The assignments on here are supposed to correspond to and extend on the problems and concepts covered in recitations. If you have questions regarding the homework problems you can ask about them during recitations or office hours or set up a time to meet with your instructor to discuss.
Method of Evaluation Homework - 15% Quizzes - 15% Exam1 – 17.5% Exam 2- 17.5% Exam 3- 17.5% Exam 4 – 17.5% Homework (15%): There will be a MyMathLab homework assignment that corresponds to each section covered through podcasts and recitations. Students must log on to the MyMathLab system through blackboard and complete the homework. There will be an approximate schedule of assignments on Blackboard, if you should miss a recitation class please check Blackboard for content covered and class notes then complete the assignment on MyMathLab. In MyMathLab you will be given 3 attempts to answer each question and you are able to use the book and the aids which MyMathLab provides to help solve the problems. The lowest 2 MyMathLab assignments will be dropped at the end of the semester. Quizzes (15%): There will be a quiz every week unless there is an exam that week. Quizzes will be given in MyMathLab. You will be given 2 tries on each quiz. The quiz will cover the materials from previous lectures and homework’s, so please be sure to keep up with all materials. After the last quiz has been given I will drop the lowest 2 quiz grades. Exams (17.5% Each): There will be four exams, one after each chapter. Each exam will be posted on blackboard and you will have a specified time limit to complete it on paper, and upload it in PDF form on Blackboard. *NOTE*If you miss a quiz or test, you will automatically be given a zero. There will be NO make-up exams or quizzes except for unforeseen exceptional circumstances. The exams will cover material as follows: Exam 1: Chapter 2 Exam 2: Chapter 3 Exam 3: Chapter 4 Exam 4: Chapter 5
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