

JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
COURSE CODE: "MA 1984"
COURSE NAME: "Calculus I "
SEMESTER & YEAR:
Fall 2018

SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR:
Stefano Iannone
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS:
TTH 7:308:45 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:
TBA


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:
The successful student will be able to understand concepts and be able to use calculus on a variety of applications.

TEXTBOOK:

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% 
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’ problemssolving 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

Introduction and the limit concept

Chapter 12



week34

 Continuity and the concept of derivative
Rules of derivation

Chapter 23



week56

Implicit DifferentiationRelated Rates

Chapter 34



week78

Applications of derivative Antiderivative

Chapter 4



week910

Indefinite integrals  The fundamental theorem of Calculus

Chapter 5



week1112 
Methods of integration, Logarithmic and exponential functions 
Chapter 5 













