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Math 170 Calculus I

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Course Information

Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00 - 8:50 am
Location: Hirt 209
Office Hours: Monday 1-1:50, Tuesday 9:30-11 and 3:30-4, Wednesday 1-1:50, Thursday 9-10, Friday 1-1:50
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:

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

You will be given quizzes on the material regularly. 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. The dates for quizzes is provided in the schedule below; note that exact topics covered on a quiz is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class.

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. Make up quizzes will only be given for excused absences. All make ups must be completed before the graded quiz is returned to the class; this will typically be the next class meeting.

Exams

There will be five 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 are cumulative; each exam will include some material from the previous exams. Mathematics is a cumulative effort, and mastering each topic is only possible if you have mastered earlier concepts.

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 second missed exam will receive a grade of 0, so please check your schedules carefully and ensure that you can attend all exams.

The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 8:00 - 10:00 am.

Final Grades

Basis of Final Grade
  • 60%: Average of exam grades
  • 20%: Average of quiz grades
  • 20%: Final Exam
Grading Scale
FDD+CC+BB+A
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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, 31a-c
0.2241, 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 41, 49
0.3351, 3, 11, 15, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31
0.4491, 9, 13, 17, 19, 25, 27, 31
0.5611, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 47
Chapter 1
1.1771, 3, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23, 25
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, 17, 21, 29, 35
1.61251, 7, 9, 13, 21, 23, 27, 31, 37, 67
Chapter 2
2.11413, 11, 13, 15, 17, 13
2.21521, 3, 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 29
2.31611, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 41, 43
2.41681, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 19, 31, 33
2.51721, 5, 11, 15, 17, 21, 27
2.61783, 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 23, 35, 37, 39
Chapter 3
3.11903, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17
3.21951, 3, 7, 13, 19, 23, 25, 35, 37, 41
3.320115, 17, 19, 21, 23, 37, 43, 51, 65
3.42081, 5, 13, 15, 17, 19
3.52173, 5, 7, 23, 29
3.62261, 7, 11, 13, 17, 21, 23, 47
Chapter 4
4.12411, 5, 7, 15, 19, 21, 29, 39
4.22523, 5, 7, 9, 11, 19, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45
4.32641, 3, 9, 13, 25
4.42723, 7, 9, 13, 21, 23, 25, 27
4.52833, 5, 13, 19, 21, 31, 37
4.62941, 3, 17, 19
4.83081, 3, 5, 7, 15, 25
Chapter 5
5.132113, 15, 17
5.23309, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 43, 45
5.33381, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 41, 47
5.536013, 15, 19, 21, 23
5.63737,9, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31
5.73815, 9, 13, 17
5.93931, 5, 9, 15, 31, 33, 37, 43, 49


Schedule


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