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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MA 198-2"
COURSE NAME: "Calculus I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Daniele Castorina
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 10:00-11:15 AM
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: MW 14.00-1500 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 TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Calculus, 10th international editionRon Larson and Bruce Edwards CENGAGE Learning978-1-285-09108-2 Any edition is fine
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
There will be two 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 25 percent of the final grade for a total of 50 percent. The remaining 50 percent will be assigned based on the comprehensive final examinationTest:25% each; Final Exam: 50%
Test I 25%
Test II 25%
Final Exam 50%

-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 student’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’ problem-solving 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

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
Week 1-2Limits and their propertiesChapter P-1  
Week 3-4-5Differentiation and applicationsChapter 2-3  
Week 6-7Transcendental functionsChapter 5  
Week 9-10-11-12-13Integration and applicationsChapter 4-7-8  
Week 14-15Differential equationsChapter 6