Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2012 - 2013
Term:Spring Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:100 (Class Number 1399)
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
Remark:The ISBN numbers listed above are for a book without the access code for the "MyMathLab" website. MATH 1350 does not use the MyMathLab website, and books without access codes are substantially cheaper than those with access codes.
Course Packet Information
What is it? a 48-page packet, spiral bound in a yellow 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 100.
Where do you get it?Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
Cost?$8.00 + 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 11 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.

Schedule and Attendance: The tentative schedule is shown below. The schedule is only tentative. Class topics and quiz dates may change as the semester proceeds. Attendance is required. Data from past quarters shows a very strong correlation between attendance and grades. 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 Jan 143-1 Introduction to Limits: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 1) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Jan 153-1 Introduction to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 3) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Jan 173-2 Limits Involving Infinity: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 2) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Quiz 1) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
2Mon Jan 21Holiday: No Class
Tue Jan 223-2 Limits Involving Infinity: Analytical Approach (Lecture Notes)
Thu Jan 243-3 Continuity (Class Drill 3) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
3Mon Jan 283-4 The Derivative (Reference 4) (Class Drill 4) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Quiz 2) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Jan 293-4 The Derivative (Class Drill 5) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Jan 31In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 3 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 (Seating Chart)
4Mon Feb 43-5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 53-5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Lecture Notes)
Thu Feb 73-7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Reference 5) (Quiz 3) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
5Mon Feb 113-7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 124-1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Thu Feb 144-2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (Quiz 4) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
6Mon Feb 184-2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (Class Drill 6) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 194-3 Derivatives of Products and Quotients (Class Drill 7) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Feb 214-4 The Chain Rule (Quiz 5) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
7Mon Feb 254-4 The Chain Rule (Class Drill 8) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 26In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 Sections 5, 7 and Chapter 4 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 (Seating Chart)
Thu Feb 285-1 First Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach (Reference 6) (Class Drill 10) (Class Drill 11) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
8Mon Mar 4Spring Break
Tue Mar 5Spring Break
Thu Mar 7Spring Break
9Mon Mar 115-1 First Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 125-2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach (Reference 6) (Class Drill 12) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Mar 145-2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Class Drill 13) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Quiz 6) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
10Mon Mar 185-5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 195-5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Class Drill 14) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Mar 215-6 Optimization (Quiz 7) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
11Mon Mar 255-6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 26In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 5 Sections 1, 2, 5, 6 (Seating Chart)
Thu Mar 286-1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Class Drill 15) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
12Mon Apr 16-1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 26-2 Integration by Substitution (Lecture Notes)
Thu Apr 46-2 Integration by Substitution (Quiz 8) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
13Mon Apr 86-4 Approximating Areas by Left and Right Sums (Class Drill 16) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 96-4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Lecture Notes)
Thu Apr 116-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Class Drill 17) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Quiz 9) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
14Mon Apr 156-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 16In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 6 Sections 1,2, 4, 5 (Seating Chart)
Thu Apr 187-1 Area between Curves (Class Drill 18) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
15Mon Apr 227-1 Area between Curves (Lecture Notes) (Quiz 10)
Tue Apr 237-2 Applications in Business and Economics (Quiz 11) (Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
Thu Apr 257-2 Applications in Business and Economics (Class Drill 19) (Class Drill Seating Chart) (Lecture Notes)
16Wed May 1Cumulative Final Exam 10:10am - 12:10pm in Morton 237 (Seating Chart)
(Notice that the final exam time has been corrected on this web page. It now matches the final exam time printed in your course packet and it also matches the time shown on the Ohio University Registrar's Final Exam Schedule.)
(Final Exam Information)

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