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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MA 198"
COURSE NAME: "Calculus I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session I 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Barry Griffiths
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MTWTH 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement or completion of MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a Standard Calculus course using an intuitive approach to the fundamental concepts in the calculus of one variable: limiting behaviors, difference quotients and the derivative, definite integrals, antiderivative and indefinite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

This course will explore the fundamental topics of traditional calculus such as limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, with applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply differentiation and integration techniques to algebraic and transcendental functions. Particular emphasis and continual reinforcement will be given to the ability to analyse a real word-problem in mathematical terms. Registration into the course is by placement or by completion of MA197 with a grade of C- or higher.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

- Define a limit.

- Use algebraic techniques to evaluate limits.

- Define continuity and determine whether or not a function is continuous at a point and on an interval.

- Define a derivative and use the definition to differentiate selected functions.

- Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to differentiate selected functions.

- Implicitly differentiate selected two-variable equations.

- Evaluate indefinite and definite integrals of elementary functions, including selected trigonometric functions.

- State the basic properties of the definite integral.

- Apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Calculus, 10th International EditionLarson & EdwardsCengage978-1-285-09108-2 Please note that older editions of the book may contain different exercises. Students wishing to use previous editions of the textbook are still expected to answer the assigned questions from the 10th edition.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
3 QuizzesThree short quizzes will be given. They will be of a similar standard to the homework questions assigned, and will contribute 15% towards your overall score.15%
4 Homework AssignmentsHomework will be assigned from each section covered, and then randomly collected until everyone has turned in four assignments. They will be graded on the basis of precision and presentation, and will contribute 15% towards your overall score.15%
2 ExamsThere will be two exams. They will each contribute 35% towards your overall score.70%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
A 90-100
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

It is strongly recommended that you attend all lectures due to the pace of the course and the random collection of homework assignments. Two points will be deducted from graded work that is not collected.

You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam will be given on the 23rd of June.

ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Monday May 22 – Sections P.1 – P.4

Tuesday May 23 – Sections 1.2, 1.3

Wednesday May 24 – Sections 1.4, 1.5

Thursday May 25 – Review, Quiz 

 

Monday May 29 – Sections 2.1, 2.2

Tuesday May 30 – Sections 5.1 – 5.4

Wednesday May 31 – Sections 2.3, 2.4 

Thursday June 1 – Review, Quiz


Monday June 5 – Sections 2.5, 3.1

Tuesday June 6 – Sections 3.2, 3.3

Wednesday June 7 – Section 3.4, Review

Thursday June 8 – EXAM 1 

 

Monday June 12 – Sections 3.5, 3.6

Tuesday June 13 – Section 4.1

Wednesday June 14 – Section 4.4

Thursday June 15 – Review, Quiz 

 

Monday June 19 – Sections 4.5, 8.2

Tuesday June 20 – Section 8.4

Wednesday June 21 – Section 8.5

Thursday June 22 – Section 8.7, Review

Friday June 23 – EXAM 2