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Analytic Geometry and Calculus I with Review Part
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I with Review Part
Course Goals:
In this course you will learn the rudiments of the mathematical language of change. In particular you will learn the concepts of limits, continuity and differentiation , and how to work with functions graphically , algebraically and numerically. You will also learn techniques for finding derivatives of algebraic and exponential functions ; and how to apply these techniques to solve real world problems. In addition, you will improve your competency with the foundational mathematical tools upon which the Calculus is based.
Course Content:
This is Part I of a two semester course in calculus that
includes extensive review of algebra and elementary functions. Specific topics
to be covered include most sections from Chapters 1—3 in Stewart’s text, and
Chapters 0—7, 9, 10, and 13 of the Companion.
Topics are as follows:
Symbols and notation , modes of communication.
Coordinate geometry and lines : a Cartesian coordinate plane, graphs,
lines and their equations, parallel and intersecting lines, distance between two
points, the circle.
Functions and their graphs : function notation, domain and range of a
function, different ways of representing functions, the graph of a function,
special classes of functions, transformations of graphs.
Limits: tangent and velocity problems, combination of functions, limit of
a function, algebraic simplification of functions, calculating limits using
limit laws, inequalities, precise definition of limit.
Continuity: Polynomials, zeros of a polynomial, composition of functions,
domains of functions.
The role of infinity: graphical interpretation, algebraic manipulations,
limits at infinity, horizontal asymptotes, infinite limits, vertical asymptotes.
Rate of change : applications, secant and tangent lines, velocity and
other rates of change
Derivatives: negative and rational exponents, the derivative as a
function, derivatives of polynomials and of exponential functions, the product
and quotient rules, rates of change in the natural and social sciences, the
chain rule, simplifying derivatives, implicitly defined functions, implicit
differentiation, solving equations for dy/dx, iteration, higher derivatives,
rate of change of rate of change
Assignments: Mathematics can only be understood by consistent study and problem solving. For this reason, daily reading and problem assignments will be given and you are expected to have these assignments completed for the next class. You will be called on to give solutions in class, and also are expected to ask questions about what you did not understand.
Quizzes and Exams:
Announced short quizzes will be given frequently. The quizzes will include questions on the reading assignments as well as problems similar to the exercises assigned for homework. There will be three classhour exams, on the following dates:
Friday, September 21
Monday, October 22
Monday, November 19
There will also be a (comprehensive) final exam during final exams week.
Grading:
Course grade will be based on a total of 600 points as follows: quizzes 100 points, inclass exams 300 points (100 each), final exam 125 points, class participation 75 points.
Attendance and Participation:
Class attendance is required. You are responsible for all work covered in class and all assignments, even if absent from class. If you must miss more than one class due to illness or emergency, you should notify the instructor. Inclass exams must be taken at the announced time; makeup exams will be given only in case of extreme emergency or serious illness. There will be no makeup quizzes. To get full credit for class participation, you need to be actively involved in the class work, come to class prepared to answer and ask questions on the topics discussed the previous class, and be ready to show solutions of homework problems on the board.
Help:
You are encouraged to see Dr. Sevilla during office hours or to arrange an appointment for extra help when needed. Student tutors will be available for assistance Monday through Thursday evenings every week. (Beginning date and exact hours will be announced in class.) There is no charge for this help. Tutors may not help with projects or takehome quizzes.
Special Accommodations:
Any student who wishes to disclose a disability and request accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for this course first MUST meet with either Mrs. Laurie Roth in the Office of Learning Services (for learning disabilities and/or ADD /ADHD) or Dr. Ronald Kline in the Counseling Center (for all other disabilities).
Note:
This syllabus is a guideline for the course. It may be necessary to make changes during the semester. I will announce any changes in class.
The following Academic Honesty Policy Guidelines are to be followed. Please read them carefully
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY GUIDELINES
MATHEMATICS COURSES
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department
supports and is governed by the Academic Honesty Policy of Moravian College as
stated in the Moravian College Student Handbook. The following statements will
help clarify the policies of members of the Mathematics faculty.
In all homework assignments which are to be graded, you may use your class
notes and any books or library sources. When you use the ideas or thoughts of
others, however, you must acknowledge the source. For graded homework
assignments, you may not use a solution manual or the help, orally or in written
form, of an individual other than your instructor. If you receive help from
anyone other than your instructor or if you fail to reference your sources you
will be violating the Academic Honesty Policy of Moravian College. For homework
which is not to be graded, if you choose, you may work with your fellow
students. You are responsible for understanding and being able to explain the
solution of all assigned problems, both graded and ungraded.
All inclass or takehome tests and quizzes are to be completed by you
alone without the aid of books, study sheets, or formula sheets unless
specifically allowed by you instructor for a particular test.
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