MATH 163A A12(04538), Winter 2005

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. Note: Students cannot earn credit for both 163A and either of 263A of 266A.
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 10-11am, Tuesday 10-11am, Thursday 10-11am and 5-6pm, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/20052/163A.
Class hours/ location:
MTuThF 9:10-10am in 223 Morton Hall.
Text:
Calculus with Applications (brief version), eighth edition, by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, and Nathan P. Ritchey; Addison Wesley, 2005.
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 14 March at 8am 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 Academic Advancement Center's Math Center http://www.ohiou.edu/aac/math has drop-in help, tutors, online help, and a telephone hotline.
  • 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 January 3 Introduction
    January 4 1.1 1-37odd,39-42,45-59odd
    January 6 1.2 1-6,7-15odd,16,17
    January 7 2.1 1-8,9-65odd Good Problem 1: Autobiography.pdf, using Layout .pdf
    2 January 10 2.2 1-7,9-19odd,20-28,29-41odd
    January 11 2.3 1-3,7-26,27-39odd
    January 13 3.1 1-15,17-55odd,56,61,62,73
    January 14 3.2 1-6,7-13odd,19-29odd,30 Good Problem 2: Section 2.2 #60, using Flow .pdf
    3 January 17 Martin Luther King Day, no class
    January 18 3.3 1-15odd,21,22 (drop deadline)
    January 20 Review study guide .pdf
    January 21 Test 1 on 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3,3.1-3.2
    4 January 24 3.4 1-10,11-23odd,31-37
    January 25 4.1 1-45odd,55
    January 27 4.2 1-31odd,37
    January 28 Good Problem 3: Section 4.1 #8, using Symbols .pdf
    5 January 31 4.3 1-41odd,42,43-51odd,54
    February 1
    February 3 Review
    February 4 Test 2 on 3.3,3.4,4.1-4.3
    6 February 7 5.1 1-8,9-23odd,29,36 (drop deadline with WP/WF)
    February 8 5.2 1-8,9-23odd,29
    February 10
    February 11 5.3 1-11odd,17-23odd,27-32,33-39odd,49-53odd Good Problem 4: Section 5.1 #12, using Logic .pdf
    7 February 14 5.4 3-19odd,35-39
    February 15
    February 17 Review
    February 18 Test 3 on 5.1-5.4
    8 February 21 6.1 1-9,11-23odd,27-31odd,35
    February 22 6.2 1-4,7-27odd
    February 24
    February 25 9.1 1-15odd,17-27 Good Problem 5: Section 6.2 #14 with a graph, using Graphs .pdf
    9 February 28 9.2 1-5odd,11,17,21-25odd,33-39odd,47
    March 1
    March 3 Review
    March 4 Test 4 on 6.1,6.2,9.1,9.2
    10 March 7 9.3 1-15odd,19,20,21-29odd
    March 8
    March 10 9.4 1-13odd,15-17,19
    March 11 Good Problem 6: Section 9.3 #14, using Intros .pdf
    11 Mar 14 Final Exam 8-10am Monday, in our classroom

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:53:56 EDT 2010