MATH 163A A10(04378), Fall 2003

Introduction to Calculus

Catalog Description:
Presents a survey of basic concepts of calculus. For students who want an introduction to calculus, but do not need the depth of 263A-B-C.
Prerequisites:
MATH 113 or Placement level 2 or higher.
Instructor:
Martin J. Mohlenkamp, mohlenka@ohio.edu, (740)593-1283, 554 Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 10-11am, Thursday 3-4pm, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/20041/163A.
Class hours/ location: 
MTuThF 2:10-3pm in 223 Morton Hall.
Text:
Calculus with Applications (brief version), seventh edition, by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, and Nathan P. Ritchey; Addison Wesley, 2001.
Homework:
Several problems from each section of the book are assigned. These problems will not be collected or graded, but you will need to do them in order to learn.
Good Problems:
Six Good Problems are assigned, and will be collected and graded. These are homework problems that will be graded half on content and half on presentation. The idea is to practice writing mathematics regularly but in small pieces.
Tests:
There will be four mid-term tests, in class. Calculators are not permitted.
Final Exam:
The final exam is on Monday 24 November at 12:20pm in our regular classroom.
Grade:
Each Good Problem is worth 1 unit, each test is worth 2 units, and the final is worth 4 units. Your lowest 2 units will be dropped and then your average is computed and a 90% guarantees you at least an A-, 80% a B-, 70% a C-, and 60% a D-.
Missed or Late work:
Only reasons given in advance of a missed test will be considered; otherwise a score of 0 will be given. Late Good Problems are penalized 5% for each 24 hour period or part thereof, excluding weekends and holidays.
Attendance:
Attendance is assumed but is not counted in your grade. It is your responsibility to find out any announcements made in class.
Academic Dishonesty:
You are strongly encouraged to work together on the homework. You can work together on the Good Problems, but you must acknowledge in writing what help you received and from whom. The tests and final exam must be your own work, and without the aid of calculators or notes. Dishonesty will result in a zero on that work, and possible failure in the class and a report to the university judiciaries.
Supplemental Instruction:
SI "provides free, out-of-class study sessions led by an Ohio University undergraduate student who has already taken the course. Used throughout the U.S. and the world, the SI program has proven highly successful in increasing student achievement and retention." Check with the academic advancement center for more information and the schedule.
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
Resources:
  • Your classmates are your best resource. Use them!
  • The calculus page http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~calculus/ at UC Davis.
  • Schedule

    The Good Problems and Tests are fixed, but we may not cover sections on exactly the days shown.  
    Week Date Section Homework Good Problem/ Test
    1 Sep 8 Introduction  
    Sep 9 1.1 1-37odd,39-42,45-59odd  
    Sep 11 1.2 1-6,7-15odd,16  
    Sep 12 2.1 1-8,9-65odd Good Problem 1: Autobiography  .pdf, using Layout .pdf
    2 Sep 15 2.2 1-7,9-19odd,20-28,29-41odd
    Sep 16 2.3 1-3,7-26,27-39odd  
    Sep 18 3.1 1-15,17-53odd,54,59,60,71  
    Sep 19 3.2 1-6,7-21odd,22 Good Problem 2: Section 3.1 #71, using Flow .pdf
    3 Sep 22 3.3 1-17odd,21,22 (drop deadline) 
    Sep 23  
    Sep 25 Review  
    Sep 26 Test 1 on 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3; study guide .pdf
    4 Sep 29 3.4 1-10,11-23odd,31-37  
    Sep 30 4.1 1-45odd,55
    Oct 2 4.2 1-31odd,37
    Oct 3   Good Problem 3: Section 4.1 #28, using Symbols .pdf
    5 Oct 6 4.3 1-51odd,54  
    Oct 7
    Oct 9 Review
    Oct 10 Test 2 on 3.4,4.1-4.3
    6 Oct 13 5.1 1-8,9-23odd,29,36 (drop deadline with WP/WF) 
    Oct 14 5.2 1-8,9-23odd,29
    Oct 16
    Oct 17 5.3 1-11odd,17-23odd,27-32,33-39odd,49-53odd Good Problem 4: Section 5.2 #16, using Logic .pdf
    7 Oct 20 5.4 3-19odd,35-39  
    Oct 21
    Oct 23 Review
    Oct 24    Test 3 on 5.1-5.4 
    8 Oct 27 6.1 1-9,11-23odd,27-31odd,35  
    Oct 28 6.2 1-4,7-27odd
    Oct 30
    Oct 31 9.1 1-15odd,17-27 Good Problem 5: Section 6.2 #28, using Graphs .pdf
    9 Nov 3 9.2 1-5odd,11,17,21-25odd,33-39odd,47  
    Nov 4
    Nov 6 Review
    Nov 7   Test 4 on 6.1,6.2,9.1,9.2
    10 Nov 10 9.3 1-15odd,19,20,21-29odd  
    Nov 11 Veteran's Day, no class
    Nov 13 9.4 1-13odd,15-17,19
    Nov 14   Good Problem 6: Section 9.3 #16,using Intros .pdf
    11  Nov 17 Review  
    12 Nov 24 Final Exam 12:20-2:20pm Monday, in our classroom

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:53:45 EDT 2010