

JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
COURSE CODE: "MA 1981"
COURSE NAME: "Calculus I "
SEMESTER & YEAR:
Fall 2018

SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR:
Daniele Castorina
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS:
TTH 4:305:45 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:
TTH 14.001500 by appointment


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 the traditional Calculus such as limits,
continuity, differentiation and antidifferentiation, mostly oriented towards
business and economics applications of maximization, minimization, optimization
and decision making problems. Particular emphasis and continual reinforcement
will be given on the ability to analyze a real word problem in mathematical
terms, to find its solution and applicability to real world. Registration into
the course is by placement or by completion of MA197 with a grade of C or
higher.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
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.

TEXTBOOK:
Book Title  Author  Publisher  ISBN number  Library Call Number  Comments 
CALCULUS  Ron Larson and Bruce H. Edwards  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company  0547167024   Any edition of this book is fine 

REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:

GRADING POLICY
ASSESSMENT METHODS:
Assignment  Guidelines  Weight 
There will be four in class tests.  Each test will last an hour and will be based on the most recent material studied in class. Each test will be worth 15 percent of the final grade for a total of 60 percent. The remaining 40 percent will be assigned based on the comprehensive final examination  Test:15% each; Final Exam: 40% 
Test I   15% 
Test II   15% 
Test III   15% 
Test IV   15% 
Final Exam   40% 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the cours BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the studentâ€™s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments. CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings. DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail. FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
This is a Standard Calculus course using an intuitive approach to the fundamental concepts of calculus: Limiting behaviors, difference quotients and the derivative, Definite integrals, Antiderivative and indefinite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Other important objectives is to develop and strengthen the students’ problemsolving skills and to teach them to read, write, speak, and think in the language of mathematics


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



Session  Session Focus  Reading Assignment  Other Assignment  Meeting Place/Exam Dates 
Week 12  Limits and their properties  Chapter P1   
Week 345  Differentiation and applications  Chapter 23   
Week 67  Transcendental functions  Chapter 5   
Week 910111213  Integration and applications  Chapter 478   
Week 1415  Differential equations  Chapter 6   
