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Blinn College • Bryan • Mathematics and Engineering • Mathematics - MATH


Calculus I MATH-2413

  • Fall 2016

  • Section SECTION_C12 CRN-11208

  • 4 Credits

  • 08/29/2016 to 12/15/2016

  • Modified 08/24/2016



Meeting Times


TR 0800 - 0950    G 212

Contact Information


Office Library building 214                979-209-7507              jeby @ blinn.edu

http://www.blinn.edu/brazos/matheng/reby/classes.html

 

Office Hours: MW 1500 – 1630

TR: 1000 – 1330 and 1600 - 1630

Check either my door or the web page

http://www.blinn.edu/brazos/matheng/reby/classes.html

for details and updates.

Description


Calculus I is the study of limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, with an application to calculation of areas.

4 lecture hours per week; 64 total contact hours.  Credit: 4 semester hours. 

Requisites

Prerequisites: MATH 1316 and MATH 1414 or MATH 2412 with a grade of “C” or better or an appropriate score on an approved placement test or approval of the Dean or designee.

Core Curriculum Statement


Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:

http://www.blinn.edu/academics/core_curriculum.html

Outcomes


Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Develop solutions for tangent and area problems using the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals.
  2. Draw graphs of algebraic and transcendental functions considering limits, continuity, and differentiability at a point.
  3. Determine whether a function is continuous and/or differentiable at a point using limits.
  4. Use differentiation rules to differentiate algebraic and transcendental functions.
  5. Identify appropriate calculus concepts and techniques to provide mathematical models of real-world situations and determine solutions to applied problems.
  6. Evaluate definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
  7. Articulate the relationship between derivatives and integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Materials


Textbook

Briggs, W., Cochran, L. and Gillett, B. (2014).  Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd ed.) with MyMathLab.  Pearson.

Calculator Policy

A graphing calculator will be required in this course and a TI-83/84 is strongly recommended. The type of calculator allowed and the use of a calculator on any assignment in this class may be restricted. This includes both in class and out of class assignments, such as, but not limited to homework, projects, quizzes, and exams. Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation, such as TI-89, TI-92, HP-48 models, and Nspire CAS models, are not allowed. Additionally, cell phones, computers, and PDA’s cannot be used as calculators.

Course Requirements


The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work covering limits, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, rates and related rates of change, applications of the derivative, differentials, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

Evaluation


Grade: 5 In class exams, 800 points each.

Final Exam 2000 points.

Quizzes 1250 points

Online homework 700 points

Projects 1300 points

5 Take home exams, 150 points each

 

Your minimum grade is       A: 10,000 - 9000 B: 8999 – 8000 C: 7999 – 7000 D: 6999 – 6000 F: Below 6000

 

Grading Policy: Homework will be assigned during the semester.   All quizzes and exams MUST be taken in class during the regularly scheduled class time. All graded material must show work to receive credit, and the work must be neat with the answer clearly marked for credit. Each student should review returned work, and bring any grading disputes to the instructor’s attention the day the work is returned. After that, the grade stands as is. Incomplete Grades will only be given in accordance with Blinn policy. If there are more than 10,000 points for the semester, all points will be added in, but only divided by 10,000

No online homework assignments will be opened up at the end of the semester.

Criteria

Course evaluation instruments shall consist of at least four major grades including the final examination. Other evaluation methods may include quizzes, homework, and projects. Competency will be measured by a 70% minimum performance level over the entire course. At the end of the semester, the scores from daily grades, maple labs and major exams will comprise not more than 80% of the final grade. A comprehensive final exam will determine at least 20% of the final grade.

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Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College Catalog, Blinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Civility Statement

Blinn College holds all members of the college community, which includes students, faculty, and staff accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that respects and demonstrates concern for the dignity, rights, and freedoms of others, including respect for the physical and intellectual property of all members of the college community.

Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference within two school days of being notified of the suspension from class. This statement reflects step one of three possible steps in the incivility process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Catalog and in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (LOCAL).

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all classes. A record of attendance is maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. Students who accrue one week’s worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, may be administratively withdrawn from class. There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
  2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. Military service.

Other circumstances may be considered an excused absence at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. College District-mandated attendance policy applies to all coursework; including coursework in developmental/ non-credit courses. Failure to attend developmental classes will also result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.

     It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. Students interested in dropping a course or withdrawing from school may do so by logging into myBlinn and clicking on the “My Records” tab, clicking on “add or drop classes” under registration tools, and  then selecting the current registration term and “webdrop” from the action drop down menu. The final step is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking submit. Students should contact Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800 for assistance with webdrop or to drop due to: severe illness, care for a sick, injured, or needy person, death of a close relative/relation, military duty, military duty of a close relative/relation, or change in work schedule. The last day to drop a class with a Q is set according to the Academic Calendar.

Scholastic Integrity

The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual. A student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in these documents.

It is the responsibility of students and faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty.  If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor will address the infraction.

Students with Disabilities

Non-Discrimination Statement

Blinn College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable federal laws and regulations. The designated coordinator for Blinn College’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) is Patricia E. Moran, M.Ed., 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833, (979) 830-4157. Students should make arrangements for disability service directly with each campus on which they attend classes. Students enrolled on the Brenham, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses should contact (979) 830-4157 for more information. Students on the Bryan Campus should contact (979) 209-7264.

Services for Students with Documented Disabilities

Students with documented disabilities must self-identify and provide current, appropriate documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to receiving services. Students are encouraged to contact this office as early as possible to initiate services. Direct services to students with disabilities are provided in the following areas:

  • Assessment of needs and appropriate services
  • Provision of classroom and testing accommodations
  • Assistance in orientation and registration procedures
  • Counseling on disability related issues

Information, education, referrals, and consultation about specific disabilities are available to interested parties on request. For answers to specific questions or to request an information packet, contact the Office of Disability Services on the specific campus you will be attending.

Bryan Campus: (979) 209-7251; Brenham, Sealy, Schulenburg Campuses: (979) 830-4157

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final course grade, the guidelines and timeline for a three-step appeal process are detailed in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual.

Electronic Devices

Cellular telephones and beepers/pagers must be disengaged and kept out of sight while the student is in the Blinn College Library or any classroom/lab, unless otherwise instructed. Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the Blinn College Administrative Procedure Manual – Electronic Devices.

Course Policies


Grading Policy: Homework will be assigned during the semester.   All quizzes and exams MUST be taken in class during the regularly scheduled class time. All graded material must show work to receive credit, and the work must be neat with the answer clearly marked for credit. Each student should review returned work, and bring any grading disputes to the instructor’s attention the day the work is returned. After that, the grade stands as is. Incomplete Grades will only be given in accordance with Blinn policy. If there are more than 10,000 points for the semester, all points will be added in, but only divided by 10,000

No online homework assignments will be opened up at the end of the semester.

 

 

Make-up Exam Policy: It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor prior to or immediately after all absences. Make-up work will only be given in the case of an excused absence. Bring all proper documentation needed for your absence, and expect the instructor to verify your excuse before determining if make-up is allowed. NOT ALL ABSENCES ARE EXCUSED! There will be one make-up exam, which will be comprehensive. A time will be set up and announced regarding the date, time and location of the make-up exam. If more than one regular exam is missed, the make up exam will only replace one test, and the other tests will have a grade of zero.

 

Communication Policy: The relationship between instructor and student is a formal one. While there is clearly room for all involved to be friendly, it is still a formal relationship. Therefore, any communication that uses “chat lingo”, “text lingo”, or anything else that is not proper English will not be recognized by the instructor. This includes, but is not limited to, email, work for class, work on quizzes, and work on tests.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE: All pagers and cell phones must be turned OFF during any and all tests, quizzes, exams, or assignments. Simply being on “silent” mode is not enough. Therefore, if I see them out, you are considered using them, and therefore cheating.

*** NO recording of the instructor is allowed without obtaining written permission first.

 

Attendance Details:

Should a student accumulate the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, s/he will be administratively dropped from class. The following chart indicates two weeks’ worth of absences:

Fall & Spring

MWF

6 absences

 

MW

4

 

TR

4

8-week Fall & Spring

MTWR

4

12-week Fall & Spring

 

4

Winter/May Minimester

 

2

Summer 1 & 2

 

3

 

Example:  In a Fall semester in a TR class, students will receive a notification via Blinn student email after 2 days of unexcused absences and will be dropped after 4 days of unexcused absences. 

If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class.  When the student is administratively dropped after the “Q” date, students will receive a “QF” as stated in current policy.  You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN.  (New students myBLINN email address is of the form [email protected], where ## is the last 2 digits of your Blinn ID.)

 

This semester’s “Q” drop date is __November 18______________________.

Schedule


 Schedule  All test dates will be announced a class day ahead of time, and this schedule is subject to change. All exams may be comprehensive. The instructor will decide and announce this when the test date is announced. THE FINAL IS COMPREHENSIVE. Once final exams start, the class cannot be dropped, and a letter grade (A,B,C,D,F) will be recorded.    

Final Exam:         section C12           Tuesday, December 13, 745 - 1000

                                Section 376           Tuesday, December 13, 1245 - 1500


TUESDAY

THURSDAY

   

8/30/2016

9/1/2016

Chp. 1 1.1-1.4 Introduction and Prerequisites 

2.1 and 2.2 Def. of Limits using Graphs and Tables 

9/6/2016

9/8/2016

2.3 Algebraic Techniques for Computing Limits, 3.1 Derivative, special Trig limits 

Review

9/13/2016

9/15/2016

Exam 1

2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 Limits and the infinite, continuity

9/20/2016

9/22/2016

 .2 3.3, 3.8, 3.9, 3.6 Basic Rules of Differentiation

 4.5  differentials

9/27/2016

9/29/2016

 Review

 Exam 2

10/4/2016

10/6/2016

 3.7 Chain rule 

 4.5, 4.6 MVT, Rolles, 4.7 L'Hôpital's Rule

10/11/2016

10/13/2016

  3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules  

  3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules  

10/18/2016

10/20/2016

Review 

 Exam 3

10/25/2016

10/27/2016

 4.1, 4.2, Extrema, Concavity, Increasing / Decreasing

4.3 Graphing, 4.4 Optimization

11/1/2016

11/3/2016

 3.8 Implicit Differentiation, 3.11 Related Rates

3.8   Implicit Differentiation, 3.11 Related Rates 

11/8/2016

11/10/2016

 REVIEW

 Exam 4

11/15/2016

11/17/2016         Q ->

5.1 and 5.2 Approximating Areas  

5.1 and 5.2 Approximating Areas  

11/22/2016

11/24/2016

 5.3 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus  

 Thanksgiving

11/29/2016

12/1/2016

 5.5 Substitution Rule 

 Review

12/6/2016

12/8/2016

 Exam 5

 REVIEW – grade with project

12/13/2016

12/15/2016

FINALS

FINALS

 

Week One

Meeting Details

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chp. 1 1.1-1.4 Introduction and Prerequisites 

2

4

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2.1 and 2.2 Def.   of Limits using Graphs and Tables 

2

Week Two

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2.3 Algebraic Techniques for Computing Limits, 3.1 Derivative, special Trig limits 

2

4

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Review

2

Week Three

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Day of Record     Exam 1

2

4

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 Limits and the infinite, continuity

2

Week Four

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2 3.3, 3.8, 3.9, 3.6 Basic Rules of Differentiation

2

4

Thursday, September 22, 2016

 4.5  differentials

2

Week Five

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review

2

4

Thursday, September 29, 2016

 Exam 2

2

Week Six

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

3.7 Chain rule 

2

4

Thursday, October 6, 2016

 4.5, 4.6 MVT, Rolles, 4.7 L'Hôpital's Rule

2

Week Seven

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules  

2

4

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules  

2

Week Eight

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review

2

4

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Exam 3

2

Week Nine

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

4.1, 4.2, Extrema, Concavity, Increasing / Decreasing

2

4

Thursday, October 27, 2016

4.3 Graphing, 4.4 Optimization

2

Week Ten

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3.8 Implicit Differentiation, 3.11 Related Rates 

2

4

Thursday, November 3, 2016

3.8 Implicit Differentiation, 3.11 Related Rates 

2

Week Eleven

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review

2

4

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Exam 4

2

Week Twelve

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

5.1 and 5.2 Approximating Areas  

2

4

Thursday, November 17, 2016

5.1 and 5.2 Approximating Areas  

2

Friday, November 18, 2016

Last Day to Drop with a “Q”

 

Week Thirteen

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5.3 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus  

2

4

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Campus Closed

 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

2

Friday, November 25, 2016

Campus Closed

 

Week Fourteen

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5.5 Substitution Rule 

2

4

Thursday, December 1, 2016

 Review

2

Week Fifteen

 

LEC

Weekly

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Exam 5

2

4

Thursday, December 8, 2016

REVIEW – grade with project

2

Week Sixteen - Finals Week

 

LEC

Weekly

Monday, December 12, 2016

 

 3+1

4

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FINAL EXAM

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

GRADES DUE/ GRADUATION

 

 

Total Contact Hours

 

64