MA141—Fall 2013

Sections 011, 012, 013 and 014

Instructor

Francisco Blanco-Silva
e-mail: blanco at math dot sc dot edu
office: LeConte 307

Teaching Assistants

Rade Musulin
e-mail: musulin at mailbox dot sc dot edu
office: LeConte 122A


Gregory Ferrin
e-mail: ferringm at mailbox dot sc dot edu
office: LeConte 300A

Meeting Times and Office Hours

Lectures: Sections 011 & 12 MWF 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM LeConte 113
Sections 013 & 14 MWF 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM LeConte 113
Computer Labs: Section 011 ThT 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM LeConte 102
Section 012 ThT 10:05 AM – 10:55 AM LeConte 102
Section 013 TTh 11:40 AM – 12:30 PM LeConte 303A
Section 014 TTh 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM LeConte 303A
Problem Sessions: Section 011 TTh 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM LeConte 121
Section 012 TTh 10:05 AM – 10:55 PM LeConte 121
Section 013 ThT 11:40 AM – 12:30 PM LeConte 112
Section 014 ThT 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM LeConte 112
Office Hours: TTh 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM LeConte 307
MW 1:00 – 2:30 PM LeConte 122A
TTh 10:00 – 11:40 AM LeConte 300A
MWF 11:00 – 12:00 PM

Important deadlines you need to know

The semester begins Thursday, August 22nd, and ends Friday, December 6th.

The deadline to drop/add and the last day to change credit/audit is Wednesday, August 28th. The first day in which a “W” grade is assigned is therefore Thursday, August 29th.

The last day to obtain a “W” grade or to elect a pass/fail grade is Friday, October 11th. The first day in which a “WF” grade is assigned is therefore Saturday, October 12th.

Prerequisites

Qualifications through Placement code MA4-9 or MD0-9 required: earned by grade of C or better in MATH 112, 115, 116 or by PreCalculus Placement Test.

Text

Calculus. Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. Thompson Brooks/Cole 2008 (sixth edition)

Calculus: Early Transcendentals Student Solutions Manual

You will be required to use Enhanced WebAssign, the online homework system that accompanies your textbook, for my course. If you choose to purchase a hard copy of the textbook, you need to purchase the bundle that comes with the Enhanced WebAssign code.

Course Structure and Grading Policies

Your final score for the course will be computed as follows:

F = 0.1 * (HW + Q + CL + ME1 + ME2 + ME3 + ME4 + ME5) + 0.2 * FE
  • Homework assignments: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade. Homework problems have been assigned for each lecture (you can see them at the end of this page, under Lesson Plan). A selection of those problems are posted on WebAssign on the day of the lecture, and will be graded. You will have until the end of the next class day to complete the assignment (e.g. what is posted on Monday is due on Wednesday at 11:59PM; what is posted on Friday is due on Monday at 11:59PM)

    In order to sign up for your section of the course on WebAssign, visit www.webassign.net and click on [I have a Class Key]. The class key is

    sc 4902 2568

    Click [here] to retrieve further registration instructions.

  • Quizzes: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade. Only the 10 best scores have an impact on your course grade. A 15-minute quiz will be given in recitation every Tuesday, except on the day after a midterm exam, or the last week of classes. At the end of the course, you will have taken at least 10 quizzes. No make-up quizzes will be given. Only medical, death in the family, religious or official USC business reasons are valid excuses for missing a quiz and must be verified by letter from a doctor, guardian or supervisor.
  • Computer Labs: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade.
  • Midterm Exams: (up to 100 points each) 50% of the course grade (10% each midterm). There will be five in-class midterm exams scheduled as follows:
    Test # Date
    1 Mon, Sep 09
    2 Fri, Sep 27
    3 Mon, Oct 28
    4 Wed, Nov 6
    5 Fri, Nov 22

    No make-up tests will be given. Only medical, death in the family, religious or official USC business reasons are valid excuses for missing a test and must be verified by letter from a doctor, guardian or supervisor.

  • Final Exam: (up to 100 points) 20% of the course grade. The final exam is scheduled as follows:
    • Sections 11 and 12: Friday, December 13th at 9:00 AM.
    • Sections 13 and 14: Thursday, December 12th at 12:30 PM.

    No make-up final exam will be given. Only medical, death in the family, religious or official USC business reasons are valid excuses for missing the Final Exam, and must be verified by letter from a doctor, guardian or supervisor.

The course grade will be determined as follows:

GRADE RANGE
A 90%-100%
B+ 85%-89%
B 80%-84%
C+ 75%-79%
C 70%-74%
D+ 65%-69%
D 60%-64%
F below 60%

Further Information

  • Honor Code: The Honor Code applies to all work for this course. Please review the Honor Code at [this link]. Students found violating the Honor Code will be subject to discipline.
  • Some material will be stored in Dropbox. In that case, you will need an account to retrieve it. If you do not have one already, sign-in through [this link] with your academic e-mail address to receive a base 4GB storage, plus an extra 500MB, free of charge.
  • Remember to change your e-mail address on Blackboard if necessary [blackboard.sc.edu]
  • ADA: If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance, please notify the instructor immediately.
  • Math Tutoring Center: The Math Tutoring Center is a free tutoring service for MATH 111, 115, 122, 141, 142, 170, 221, 222, and 241. The center also maintains a list of private tutors for math and statistics. The center is located in LeConte, room 105, and the schedule is available at the Department of Mathematics website (www.math.sc.edu). No appointment is necessary.
  • ACE centers: Tutoring for 100-Level Math is offered Monday through Thursday 7-9pm in the ACE centers in Bates Hall and Columbia Hall and Monday through Thursday 6-9pm in Sims Hall. No appointment is needed. You may contact the Student Success Center at 803-777-0684 and tutoring@sc.edu with additional questions.
  • Supplemental Instruction: SI is available for this course to assist you in better understanding the course material. The SI program provides peer-facilitated study sessions led by qualified and trained undergraduate SI leaders who attend classes with students and encourage students to practice and discuss course concepts in sessions. Sessions are open to all students who want to improve their understanding of the material, as well as their grades. SI sessions will focus on the most recent material covered in class. Each SI leader holds three sessions per week. Your SI leader is Alex Houck and you can find the schedule online at www.sa.sc.edu/supplementalinstruction/. You can contact the Student Success Center at (803) 777-0684 if you have questions about the SI session schedule.

Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes Calculus I (MATH 141) should continue to develop as an independent learner with the ability to approach problems from a conceptual viewpoint, to utilize more than one idea in a single problem, and to apply appropriate calculus skills to problems in context. In particular, the successful student will master concepts and gain skills needed to solve problems related to:

  • Handling Functions
    • Functions and their graphs
    • Finding limits graphically, numerically and analytically
    • Continuity and one-sided limits
    • Infinite limits and limits at infinity
  • Differentiation
    • The derivative and rates of change
    • Basic differentiation rules
      • Polynomials
      • Exponentials
      • Trigonometric functions
      • Logarithmic functions
      • The product and quotient rule
      • Chain rule
    • Implicit differentiation
    • Applications of differentiation
      • Related rates
      • Extrema on an interval
      • Mean Value Theorem
      • Curve sketching
      • L’Hospital’s Rule
      • Optimization problems
  • Integration
    • Antiderivatives and indeterminate integrals
    • Definite Integrals
    • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
    • Basic computation of area between curves
    • Basic computation of volume of solids of revolution

Lesson plan

  • First part—Functions; graphs, limits and continuity
    • Fri Aug 23: 1.2: Intro to Functions [pp.20–22: 1abcde, 2abcef, 5, 6, 7, 27, 28, 30, 38, 41, 42]
    • Mon Aug 26: 1.3: New functions from old functions [pp.43–44: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42]
    • Wed Aug 28: 1.5 and 1.6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions [p.58: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18. p.71: 33–39, 47–52]
    • Fri Aug 30: 2.2 and 2.3: Limits [p.97: 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34a. p.106: 1, 3–9, 11–27]
    • Wed Sep 04: 2.5: Continuity [pp.128: 3a, 4, 10–13, 16–18, 20, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42]
    • Fri Sep 06: Limits and continuity II
    • Mon Sep 09: First Midterm—sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6
  • Second Part: Introduction to Differentiation
    • Wed Sep 11: 2.7 and 2.8: Intro to derivatives [p.150 :4ab, 5–8, 10ab, 21, 25–30]
    • Fri Sep 13: 3.1: Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential functions [p.180: 3–30, 33, 34, 45, 52, 53, 54]
    • Mon Sep 16: 3.2: The Product and Quotient Rule [p.187: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 29, 31, 52]
    • Wed Sep 18: 3.3: Derivatives of Trigonometric functions [p.195: 1–6, 9–14, 21, 23, 24, 25a, 34]
    • Fri Sep 20: 3.4: The Chain Rule [p.203: 1—21, 23, 25–30, 32–34, 36, 37, 51–54, 62]
    • Mon Sep 23: 3.5: Implicit Differentiation [p.213: 1–30, 63, 64a, 65, 66]
    • Wed Sep 25: 3.6: Derivatives of Logarithmic functions [p.220: 2–22, 27–30, 33, 34, 37–50]
    • Fri Sep 27: Second Midterm—sections 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6
  • Third Part: Applications of Differentiation
    • Mon Sep 30: 3.9: Related Rates I [p.245: 1–33]
    • Wed Oct 02: 3.9: Related Rates II
    • Fri Oct 04: 3.9: Related Rates III
    • Mon Oct 07: 4.2: The Mean Value Theorem [see assignment online in webassign]
    • Wed Oct 09: 4.1: Maximum and Minimum values I [p.277: 6, 8, 10, 29–44, 47–62], 4.3: First and Second Derivative Test [p.295: 5, 6, 7, 9–22, 33–50]
    • Fri Oct 11: 4.1: Maximum and Minimum values II
    • Mon Oct 14: 4.4: L’Hopital’s Rule I [p.304: 5–64]
    • Wed Oct 16: 4.4: L’Hopital’s Rule II
    • Mon Oct 21: Curve Sketching [p.314: 1–27]
    • Wed Oct 23: Curve Sketching II
    • Fri Oct 25: Curve Sketching III
    • Mon Oct 28: Third Midterm—sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5
    • Wed Oct 30: 4.7 Optimization Problems I
    • Fri Nov 01: 4.7 Optimization Problems II
    • Mon Nov 04: 4.7 Optimization Problems III
    • Wed Nov 06: Fourth Midterm—sections 3.9, and 4.7
  • Fourth Part: Introduction to Integration
    • Fri Nov 08: 4.9: Antiderivatives [p.345: 1–15, 18, 18, 21]
    • Mon Nov 11: 5.4: Indefinite integrals [p.397: 5–18]
    • Wed Nov 13: Appendix E: Sigma notation [p.A38: 1–36, 43–46]
    • Fri Nov 15: 5.1 and 5.2: Intro to Definite Integrals
    • Mon Nov 18: 5.3: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus [p.388: 7–12, 19–33, 35, 36, 39, 40, 65, 66, 68, 74]
    • Wed Nov 20: 5.5: The Substitution Rule [p.406: 1–46]
    • Fri Nov 22: Fifth Midterm—sections 4.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5
  • Fifth Part: Applications of Integration
    • Mon Nov 25: 6.1: Area between curves I
    • Wed Dec 02: 6.1: Area between curves II
    • Fri Dec 04: Review for Final Exam
    • Mon Dec 06: Review for Final Exam
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