Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2012 - 2013
Term:Fall Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:110 (Class Number 2119)
Instructor:Mark Barsamian
Contact Information:My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours:My office hours are posted on my web page.

Class meetings:

Course Description: A survey of basic concepts of calculus for students who want an introduction to calculus, but who do not need the depth of MATH 2301

Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 1200 or Placement level 2 or higher.

Note: Students cannot earn credit for both MATH 1350 and either of MATH 2301

Textbook Information
Title:Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 12th Edition click on the book to see a larger image
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Authors:Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen
Publisher:Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010
Course Packet Information
What is it? a 44-page packet, spiral bound in a bright-red cover, containing
  • Course Information
  • List of Suggested Homework Problems
  • Complete Set of Reference Pages
  • Complete Set of Class Drills
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Is it required?It is required for students in Section 110.
Where do you get it?Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
Cost?$5.15 plus tax
What do you ask for?Tell them that you need the Math 1350 Packet.

Calculators will not be allowed on exams.

Websites with Useful Math Software: In lectures, I often use a computer for graphing and calculating. The software that I use is free and is easily accessible at the following list of links. I use the same software in my office, instead of a calculator. You are encouraged to use this same free software instead of a calculator. (Link)

Student Resources (Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI)): There are many math-related resources for students on the Athens Campus of Ohio University. For information, go to the following link. (Link)

Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.

Grading: During the semester, you will accumulate points:

Quizzes (best 8 of 10 quizzes, 20 points each):160 points possible
In-Class Exams (best 3 of 4 exams, 180 points each):540 points possible
Cumulative Final Exam:300 points possible
Total:1000 points possible

At the end of the semester, your Total will be converted to your Course Grade:

Total ScorePercentageGradeInterpretation
900 - 100090% - 100%AYou mastered all concepts, with no significant gaps
850 - 89985% - 89.9%A-
800 - 84980% - 84.9%B+You mastered all essential concepts and many advanced concepts, but have some significant gaps.
750 - 79975% -79.9%B
700 - 74970% - 74.9%B-
650 - 69965% - 69.9%C+You mastered most essential concepts and some advanced concepts, but have many significant gaps.
600 - 64960% - 64.9%C
550 - 59955% - 59.9%C-
400 - 43940% - 54.9%DYou mastered some essential concepts.
0 - 3990% - 39.9%FYou did not master essential concepts.

The Learning Outcomes for this course can be found at the following link: (Learning Outcomes)

Course Structure: One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. This course is designed to provide structure for you as you learn to solve problems, and to test how well you have learned to solve them. This structure is provided in the following ways.

Attendance: Attendance is required. Data from past quarters shows a very strong correlation between attendance and grades. Furthermore, lectures in this course include a substantial amount of small group discussions. Students who have been absent are often unable to contribute to group discussions when they return. This degrades the quality of the group discussions. For these reasons, I have a strict policy about absences: Students who are absent more than six times will automatically fail the course. It does not matter whether you are absent because you are sick, taking part in an Ohio University activity, tending to a personal or family emergency, or simply skipping class. Six is the number. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to copy a classmate's notes and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent.

Outside Activities: A university offers many opportunities in addition to courses, and I encourage you to take advantage of these. But be careful about taking on activities that conflict with class meetings or interfere with your studying. And beware of terms like "Approved Ohio University Activities". Those terms simply refer to activities that are run by Ohio University departments or organizations. The fact that an activity is run by an Ohio University department or organization does not mean that it is somehow a substitute for class time or class work. This course is designed so that if you read the textbook, do the online homework, attend lectures, and take the exams, you will have a very good chance of getting a good grade. Any outside activity that interferes with your attendance or your studying for this class will affect your performance on homework and exams and will thus affect your course grade. If you are taking part in an "Approved Ohio University Activity" that will cause you to miss class, it is important that you discuss this absence with me in advance to determine whether or not you will be eligible to make-up an exam that may be scheduled on that day. I will never offer a make-up exam for an activity-related absence that was not discussed with me in advance.

Final Exam: This course has a cumulative final exam.

Tentative Schedule: The schedule may need to be changed as the semester progresses, either because of weather delays or because of changes in the pace of the lectures.

WeekDatesClass topics (TENTATIVE)
1 Mon Aug 273-1 Introduction to Limits: Graphical Approach (Reference 4) (Class Drill 1) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Aug 283-1 Introduction to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Aug 303-2 Limits Involving Infinity: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 2) (Quiz 1) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
2Mon Sep 3Holiday: No Class
Tue Sep 43-2 Limits Involving Infinity: Analytical Approach (Lecture Notes)
Thu Sep 63-3 Continuity (Class Drill 3) (Lecture Notes)
3Mon Sep 103-4 The Derivative (Reference 7) (Class Drill 4) (Quiz 2) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 113-4 The Derivative (Class Drill 5) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Sep 13In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 3 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 (Seating Chart) (Summary of Scores)
4Mon Sep 173-5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 183-5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Lecture Notes)
Thu Sep 203-7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Reference 3) (Quiz 3) (Seating Chart)
5Mon Sep 243-7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 254-1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Thu Sep 274-2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (Quiz 4) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
6Mon Oct 14-2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (New Class Drill) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 24-3 Derivatives of Products and Quotients (New Class Drill) (Class Drill 6) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Oct 44-4 The Chain Rule (Quiz 5) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
7Mon Oct 84-4 The Chain Rule (Class Drill 7) (Class Drill 8) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 9In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 Sections 5, 7 and Chapter 4 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 (Exam Information) (Seating Chart)
Thu Oct 115-1 First Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach(Reference 8) (Class Drill 9) (New Class Drill) (Lecture Notes)
8Mon Oct 155-1 First Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 165-2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach (Reference 8) (Lecture Notes)(Class Drill 10)
Thu Oct 185-2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Class Drill 11) (Quiz 6) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
9Mon Oct 225-5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 235-5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Class Drill 12) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Oct 255-6 Optimization (Quiz 7) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
10Mon Oct 295-6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 30In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 5 Sections 1, 2, 5, 6 (Seating Chart) (Exam Information) (Exam 3 Solutions)
Thu Nov 16-1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Lecture Notes)
11Mon Nov 56-1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 66-2 Integration by Substitution (Lecture Notes)
Thu Nov 86-2 Integration by Substitution (Quiz 8) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
12Mon Nov 12Holiday: No Class
Tue Nov 136-4 Approximating Areas by Left and Right Sums (Class Drill 13) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Nov 156-4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Lecture Notes)
13Mon Nov 196-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes) (New Class Drill) (Group Work Seating Chart)
Tue Nov 206-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Quiz 9) (Quiz 9 Solutions)(Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Nov 22Holiday: No Class
14Mon Nov 266-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 27In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 6 Sections 1,2, 4, 5 (Seating Chart)(Exam Information)
Thu Nov 297-1 Area between Curves (Lecture Notes)
15Mon Dec 37-1 Area between Curves (New Class Drill) (Group Work Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Dec 47-2 Applications in Business and Economics (Quiz 10) (Quiz 10 Solutions)(Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Dec 67-2 Applications in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
16Mon Dec 10Cumulative Final Exam 12:20pm - 2:20pm in Morton 237 (Seating Chart)(Exam Information)

(page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated Aug 2013)