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Math 170 Calculus I

Class Resources and Handouts

Course Syllabus (pdf)
Algebra Review Worksheet
Algebra Review Worksheet Solutions

Exam I Review Sheet
Exam II Review Sheet
Exam III Review Sheet
Exam IV Review Sheet

Final Exam Review: Topics, Practice, Notes, and Examples
Solutions to Final Exam Review Practice

Some solutions to even problems in Section 3.1

Course Information

Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00 - 8:50 am
Location: Hirt 209
Office Hours: Monday 9-10 and 1-2, Tuesday 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 11-11:45, Thursday 8:30-9:15, Friday 9-11
Prerequisite: Minimum math placement score of 76 (freshmen and sophomores only)

Course Description

This is the initial course in a sequence of courses on the fundamental ideas of the calculus of one variable. It is here that truly significant applications of mathematics begin. Topics included are functions, continuity, limits, derivatives, maxima and minima and antiderivatives.

Objectives

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Prerequisites

To remain enrolled in this course, you must satisfy at least one of the following criteria: If none of these apply, you should make arrangements to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment before the Add/Drop deadline on Monday, August 27th. {\bfseries Students that do not meet the prerequisites by this deadline may be dropped from the course.} You will be contacted via email by the instructor reminding you to show proof of meeting prerequisites before any action is taken.

Required Materials

Textbook
Calculus, Early Transcendentals by Anton, Bivens, and Davis, 10th Edition. We will be covering chapters 0-5 in the textbook. No other supplies are required for the course. You will not be expected to bring your textbook to class. If you prefer to purchase an electronic version of the text, you're welcome to do so.

Be sure to check the edition when purchasing your textbook; other editions have similar material, but the assigned problems may be different.
Calculators
You are not required to purchase a calculator for this course, and you will not be permitted to use a calculator or other electronic device on any quizzes or exams. You are strongly encouraged to avoid using a calculator while working on homework.

Quizzes

Keeping up with the homework will ensure that you are prepared for the quizzes, which will feature problems very similar to those in the homework. Quiz grades will not be based strictly on whether or not you found the correct answer. Your work must also be written clearly, and with proper notation, to receive full credit.

Your lowest quiz grade, including a missed quiz, will be dropped when calculating your final grade.

If you miss a quiz, you must make arragements to take it before the graded quizzes are returned to the class; this will typically be the next class meeting.

Exams

There will be four midterm exams given throughout the semester, in addition to the final exam. The material on the exams will be similar to topics covered on quizzes and homework. You will be given review guides for each exam. All exams should be considered to be cumulative; each exam will include some material from the previous exams.

If you need to miss class during a scheduled exam for a documented, excused reason (illness, family emergency, athletics), you will be able to make up the exam. You must schedule a time to retake any exam within one week of the day the exam was given in class.

Your lowest exam grade (including a missed exam) will be replaced by your final exam grade, if your final exam grade is better. A grade of 0 on an exam due to academic dishonesty will not be replaced by the final exam grade.

The final exam is cumulative, including material from all sections covered in class.} Most questions on the final will be taken (with minor modifications) from homework, quizzes, and previous exams.

You are required to take the final exam for this course regardless of your average on earlier exams or quizzes. If you will not be able to take the final exam at its scheduled time, please make alternate arrangements as soon as possible. Final exams may be made up for excused absences only.

Final Grades

Basis of Final Grade
Up to 500 points are available to earn throughout the semester, as follows:

300 points Midterm Exams
Four exams, 75 points each
Lowest exam grade replaced by final exam, if better
100 pointsQuizzes
Nine quizzes, lowest quiz grade dropped
Each quiz worth 12.5 points, 0.5 points awarded for attending quiz
100 points Final Exam
Grading Scale
FDD+CC+BB+A
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Resources

Software, Videos, and Apps


Free Online Calculus Courses


Free Textbooks

Tutoring

The Department of Mathematics offers free tutoring for Calculus I students in Zurn 213. No appointments are needed, just drop by according to the schedule here. You are free to ask tutors questions on any assigned homework and exam review sheets.

Learning Differences

In keeping with college policy, any student with a disability who needs academic accommodations must call Learning Differences Program secretary at 824-3017, to arrange a confidential appointment with the director of the Learning Differences Program during the first week of classes.

Mercy Mission

This course supports the mission of Mercyhurst University by creating students who are intellectually creative. Students will foster this creativity by: applying critical thinking and qualitative reasoning techniques to new disciplines; developing, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific ideas; and engaging in innovative problem solving strategies.


Homework

When we finish a section in the book, you should immediately begin working on the homework problems from the list below.

Your work will not be collected. However, actually working through these problems is the key to your success in this class. Attending every class is not enough; mathematics can only be learned through practice. You should plan to spend a significant amount of time on the homework. It is expected that you spend approximately 8-12 hours per week studying the material outside our class meetings, according the the typical 2-3 hour per credit rule of thumb.

Stay up to date with homework, and get help if you cannot understand a problem after trying it on your own. Do not ignore a problem that you are struggling with. If you are having trouble with a topic, please come talk to me during office hours, ask questions in class, seek help from a classmate, or go to the department tutors for assistance. You are expected to try to work on all problems on your own first; when coming to my office, be prepared to show me what you've already tried.

SectionPageProblems
Chapter 0
0.1121, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31a-c
0.2241, 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 41, 49, 53, 61, 63
0.3351, 3, 11, 15, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31
0.4491, 3, 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 25, 27, 31, 39, 41
0.5611, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 47, 57
Chapter 1
1.1771, 3, 5, 7, 9, 17-20, 21, 23, 25, 31
1.2871, 3, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 31
1.3961, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 21, 31, 33, 37, 43
1.4106You are not responsible for this section (but try #17 and #21 anyway!)
1.51181, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 21, 29, 31, 35, 45, 47
1.61251, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31, 37, 49, 67
Chapter 2
2.11413, 11, 13, 15, 17, 23
2.2152 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 25, 29
2.31611, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 49
2.41681, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 39
2.51721, 5, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31
2.61783, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27, 35, 37, 39, 45, 49, 51, 53, 77
Chapter 3
3.11903, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 27
3.21951, 3, 7, 9, 13, 19, 23, 25, 27, 35, 37, 41
3.320115, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 37, 43, 51, 65
3.42081, 5, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27
3.52173, 5, 7, 23, 25, 29, 31, 43
3.62261, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 57
Chapter 4
4.12411, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 39
4.22523, 5, 7, 9, 11, 19, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37, 41, 43, 45, 53
4.32641, 3, 5, 9, 13, 19, 23, 25, 31
4.42723, 7, 9, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33
4.52833, 5, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 37, 55
4.62941, 3, 13, 17, 19, 33
4.83081, 3, 5, 7, 15, 25, 41
Chapter 5
5.13217, 9, 13, 15, 17
5.23305, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 43, 45
5.33381, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 39, 41, 47, 53, 55, 61, 69, 71
5.536013, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 33
5.63737, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 59, 61
5.73811, 3, 5, 7, 31, 39
5.93931, 5, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 43, 45, 49, 53


Schedule


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