**MATH 1910 COURSE SYLLABUS**

Spring 2016

*Calculus
Early Transcendentals*

Stewart (Eighth Edition)

ISBN 978-1-285-74155-0

**
PREREQUISITES:** Calculus I is the first in a three course
sequence that develops the fundamental concepts of the real number
calculus. This course requires successful completion of Math 1730 (Precalculus)
or its equivalent. If you have taken precalculus but earned a C-, you
should strongly consider retaking that course before taking Calculus I.

You will need a graphing calculator (preferably TI-83 or TI-84). You may not use graphing calculators with symbolic manipulation software (DERIVE, MAPLE, etc.) on exams.

**
PURPOSE:** Calculus I provides an introduction to
single variable calculus. In
particular, in this course you will

- explore the notion of a limit from a computational and motivational perspective
- develop a conceptual understanding of the derivative process for functions and develop fluency in computing derivatives
- work with applications of the derivative
- explore the notion of the definite and indefinite integral from a computational and motivational perspective
- develop some facility working with and computing definite and indefinite integrals (these topics are thoroughly explored in Calculus II).

We will be using graphing calculators extensively in class. If you encounter differences or difficulties, the following links might prove helpful.

**TI
Instruction Manual****s****:** http://education.ti.com/en/us/guidebook/search

**TI
84 Tutorial:**
http://www.atomiclearning.com/ti_84

**TI-83 and TI-84 Tutorial:**
http://hotmath.com/graphing_calculators/ti84_movie_index.html

From a broader perspective, you will also learn key thinking skills that will prepare you for the special difficulties presented by calculus problems. In particular, you will practice

- breaking big problems into small, simple steps
- learning problem solving "rubrics" and patterns
- checking the reasonableness of your solutions

**
OBJECTIVES:** Upon completion of this course, students will have developed an understanding of:

1. limits and how to compute them;

2. the derivative as a limiting
process;

3. the importance of the derivative
function in determining properties of the function it comes from;

4. the methods used for creating
graphs of the derivative function from the graph of a function;

5. the methods used for computing
the derivative formula for a function given the formula for the function;

6. applications of the derivative;

7. the definite integral;

8. antiderivatives for a function and their relationship to the definite
integral;

9. some methods for computing definite integrals given the formula for the
function;

**
REQUIREMENTS:** In general, you are expected to

1. attend class and participate in
discussions;

2. read and study class assignments
and solve assigned problems;

3. ask questions in class when you
are unsure of any concept or unclear on any assigned problem;

4. attend the help lab or come to my
office for additional assistance as necessary;

5. take all announced quizzes and
exams (including the final) on the day they are scheduled

6. come to class prepared. This
includes completing homework in a timely manner, bringing your textbook, and
bringing your calculator.

I have primary responsibility for control over the classroom learning environment and can direct the temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct which otherwise violates the general rules and regulations of the institution. Depending on the severity or frequency of the incident(s), I may report such misconduct to the assistant dean for Judicial Affairs for implementation of such disciplinary sanctions as may be appropriate.

**GRADING:** We will cover the content in Chapters 1 - 5 of the
text (we may not always be using the textbook, however). Grading is done on a standard scale : 90-100 -- A, 80-89.5
-- B, etc. Individual activities are not curved; however, there will be a curve
at the end of the course. The grading components for the course are as follows:

**In-class testing:**There will be a minimum of four in-class exams. All exams are closed-book, last the entire class period, and are worth 100 points each. Exams will count 60% of your final grade.**Final exam:**There will be a comprehensive in-class final exam given on the specified final exam date. This exam will count 15% of your final grade.**Quizzes:**There will be a minimum of four in-class quizzes, each roughly halfway between exams. Quizzes will be approximately 20 minutes long and will count 25% of your final grade.

Your end-of-semester grade will be computed according to the following formula

**FINAL GRADE = 0.6(E / e) + 0.15(F / f) + 0.25(Q / q) **

where

- E denotes your cumulative exam score, and e denotes the highest cumulative exam score in the class
- F denotes your final exam score, and f denotes the highest final exam score in the class
- Q denotes your cumulative quiz score, and q denotes the highest cumulative quiz score in the class

If you are not able to take a quiz or exam at the scheduled time, you must
schedule a makeup time. *Except for medical or family emergencies, the
scheduled makeup time cannot be more than two weekdays after the quiz or
exam. You will not be able to make up graded homework activities. *

*If you are diagnosed with, or
suspect you have the flu... DO NOT COME TO CLASS.*

I usually return an exam or quiz no more than two class days after it is
given. It is your responsibility to monitor your progress in the course. I
strongly recommend you actively ask questions in class or come to my office regularly to discuss your progress. I will be
happy to suggest strategies for helping you succeed, but no strategy provides a
quick-fix. You will receive a detailed breakdown of your grade around mid
term. *Do not wait until the last few weeks of class to try improving
your grade.*

I will be taking attendance on most days. More than four unexcused absences will automatically lower your end-of-semester grade by one letter.

**THERE ARE NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTRA CREDIT IN THIS COURSE. **

IMPORTANT: It is Department policy not to grant withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline has passed, unless circumstances have arisen which make it impossible for you to complete the course. Late withdrawals must be approved by the Department Chair and often require documentation for the extenuating circumstances.

**No one will be exempt from the final.
**

**LOTTERY
STATEMENT:**

**INCOMPLETES: **An incomplete will be given only in accordance with the University Policy.
If you have a disability that may require assistance or accommodation, or you have questions related to any accommodations
for testing, note takers, readers, etc., please speak with me as soon as possible. Students may also contact the
Office of Disabled Students Services (898-2783) with questions about such services.

**ACADEMIC
MISCONDUCT**** :
**Middle
Tennessee State University takes a strong stance against academic misconduct.
Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism,
cheating, and fabrication. Plagiarism,
cheating, fabrication, or facilitating any such act.
For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)
**Plagiarism:
**The adoption or
reproduction of ideas, words, statements, images, or works of another person as
one’s own without proper attribution. This includes self-plagiarism, which
occurs when an author submits material or research from a previous academic
exercise to satisfy the requirements of another exercise and uses it without
proper citation of its reuse.

(2)
**Cheating:
**Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or
study aids in any academic exercise. This
includes unapproved collaboration, which occurs when a student works with others
on an academic exercise without the express permission of the professor.
The term academic exercise includes all forms of work submitted for
credit or hours.

(3)
**Fabrication:
**Unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or
citation in an academic exercise.

Going
online and taking information without proper citations, copying parts of other
student’s work, creating information for the purposes of making your paper
seem more official, or anything involving taking someone else’s thoughts or
ideas without proper attribution is **academic
misconduct**. If you work together
on an assignment when it is not allowed, it is **academic misconduct**. If
you have a question about an assignment, please come see me to clarify.
Any cases of academic misconduct will be reported to the Office of
Academic Affairs for violating the academic honesty requirements in the student
handbook. They will also result in
failure for the course. Remember –
ignorance is NOT a defense.

**Students
with Disabilities: ** Middle Tennessee State University is committed to
campus access in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any student
interested in reasonable accommodations can consult the Disability
& Access Center (DAC) website and/or
contact the DAC for assistance at 615-898-2783 or dacemail@mtsu.edu.

This syllabus is only a guide for your convenience; I reserve the right to make changes as class needs dictate.

**Important dates:**

January 30 --- Last day to drop without a grade March 26 --- Last day to drop with a "W"

March 6 - 11 --- Spring Break April 27 --- Study Day (No Classes)

April 28 - May 4 --- Finals Week

**FINAL EXAM --- Section
012 Friday April 28 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Section 015 Monday May 1 12:30 PM
- 2:30 PM**

**The final exam is comprehensive and multiple choice.
You will NOT need a Scantron sheet.**

**CLASS SCHEDULE (Subject to change as class
needs dictate) (Investigation handouts will be placed on my webpage.
Problem assignments can be found on the investigation handouts. Some
assignments come from sections in the textbook, while others do not.**

**Pathways Through Calculus
Investigation 1 (Defining Quantities) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 2 (Constant Rate of Change and Linearity) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 3 (Average Rate of Change) **

**QUIZ
NUMBER 1**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 4 (Local Linearity)**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 5 (Introduction to Limits) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 6 (Computing with Limits) **

**EXAM
I**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 8 (Instantaneous Rate of Change) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 9a (What the Derivative Can Tell Us) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 9b (What the Derivative Can Tell Us) **

**QUIZ
NUMBER 2**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 9c (The Mean Value Theorem) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 10 (Introduction to Differentiation) **

**EXAM
II**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 11 (Product and Quotient Rules) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 12 (Differentiation with Trigonometric Functions) **

**QUIZ
NUMBER 3**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 13 (The Chain Rule) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 14 (Applying the Chain Rule) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 15 (The Derivative Tests) **

**EXAM
III**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 16 (Optimization) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 17 (Antidifferentiation) **

**QUIZ
NUMBER 4**

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 18 (N-Point Accumulations) **

**Pathways Through
Calculus Investigation 19 (The Net Area Theorem) **

**EXAM
IV**