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Unformatted text preview: MATH 147 — 501/502/503  Calculus I for Biological Sciences  Spring 2015 Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:45pm to 2:00pm, in RICH 114 Recitation:
Section 501 MW 8:008:50a.m. in BLOC 121
Section 502 MW 9:1010:00a.m. in BLOC 121
Section 503 MW 10:2011:10a.m. in C E 136
Instructor: Prof. Anne Shiu, Blocker 601E, [email protected]
Course webpage: hﬁp:// *
Ofﬁce hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30pm to 3:45pm, and by appointment** Teaching Assistant: Yating Wang, [email protected] * Homework is posted on the course webpage. **No appointment necessary to attend regular oﬂice hours; for appointments please contact the instructor at
least one day in advance. Required Text: Calculus for Biology and Medicine, (3rd edition), C. Neuhauser, Pearson (2010),
ISBN: 0321644689. (The textbook is available on reserve at the Evans library annex.) Course Description: Introduction to differential calculus in a context that emphasizes
applications in the biological sciences. Topics will included limits, continuity, differentiation
and applications, integration and applications. This course meets twice per week in lecture
(TR) and twice per week in recitation (MW). In recitation, students will work on
assignments/exercises (activities), discuss homework questions, and complete weekly quizzes. Homework: Homework will be due each week on Wednesday at the beginning of recitation. Staple
your homework, and remove frayed edges from paper torn from spiral notebooks. Additionally,
homework solutions must be clear and wellorganized; the grader will impose a 10% penalty for
solutions that are lacking in clarity. Group work is encouraged, but please write up your solutions
independently. Late homework is not accepted. Help Session: Math Department help sessions for MATH 147 will be offered. This is an excellent source of help. The schedule will be posted here: hﬁp://
Students interested in ﬁnding a tutor should ask Jane Ondrasek in Blocker 227. Grading: Final grade: did you accomplish the learning outcomes?
Exam I  15% 90% + A
Exam II  15% 80 — 89% B or better (the precise cutoﬂfs will be
Exam III  15% 70 — 79% C or better determined when ﬁnal
Final Exam  25%. 60 — 69% D or better grades are assigned)
Recitation*  M. < 60% F or better IOO‘V *Recitation points come from homework, quizzes, and activities. For each of these three categories, the lowest two scores
will be dropped. Exams:
Exam I  1.11.3, 3.13.5, 4.1 (tentative) Thursday, Feb. 19 (7:309:30pm)
Exam II  4.24.8, 5.1 (tentative) Thursday, Mar. 26 (7:309230pm)
Exam III  5.25 .6, 2.12.3, 6.1 (tentative) Tuesday, Apr. 28 (7:309:30pm)
Final exam  Comprehensive Tuesday, May 12 (810am) *For each exam, students are required to bring a I5—questi0n Scantronform (815—E) and pencils. Calculator Policy: No calculators will be allowed for exams. Attendance Policy: Attendance is required in this class.
Makeup Policy: No makeup exams or late assignments are possible or accepted without a Universityapproved excused absence (see hﬁpJ/student—rules.tamu.edu/rule07).
An absence for a nonacute medical service or regular checkup does not constitute an excused absence. To be excused, you must notify the instructor in writing (by email is acceptable) prior to the
date of absence, if possible. Consistent with Texas A&M Student Rules, in cases where advance
notiﬁcation is not feasible (e. g. accident or emergency) the student must provide notiﬁcation by
the end of the second working day after the absence. This notiﬁcation must include an
explanation of why notice could not be sent prior to the class. For injury or illness too severe or contagious to attend class, you must provide conﬁrmation of
a visit to a health care professional afﬁrming date and time of visit. The Texas A&M University
Explanatory Statement for Absence from Class form will not be accepted. It is the student's
responsibility to schedule a makeup in a timely manner. This course has regularly scheduled makeup exams. If you are unable to makeup a missed exam at the times listed at hm;:// , you will need a second university excused absence for all of the listed times for that exam.
If an exam conflicts with a lab or other academic activity, email the instructor as soon as
possible. If you must miss class, please get notes from another student in the class. Special Services: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination statute
that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things,
this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that
provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability
requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students
with Disabilities, in Cain Hall or call 8451637. Academic Integrity Statement: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.
Upon accepting admission to Texas A&M University, a student immediately assumes a commitment to
uphold the Honor Code, to accept responsibility for learning, and to follow the philosophy and rules of
the Honor System. Students will be required to state their commitment on examinations, research
papers, and other academic work. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the TAMU
community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor System. For additional information please Visit: hﬁpz/lwwwtamu.edu/aggiehonor/. As commonly deﬁned, plagiarism consists of passing off as one's own the ideas, words, writings, etc.,
which belong to another. In accordance with this deﬁnition, you are committing plagiarism if you
copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have the permission of
that person. Any student found guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or other dishonorable acts in academic
work is subject to disciplinary action. If you are caught cheating, you will receive a grade of "0" and it
could result in your failing the course. Copyright Policy: All printed materials disseminated in class or on the web, including exams, are
protected by Copyright laws. Distributing copies or sale of any of these materials is strictly prohibited. Tentative WeekbyWeek Schedule: hﬁp:// Math 147  Spring 2015
Texas A&M University Catalog Title and Description: (CREDIT 4.0) Calculus I for Biological Sciences  Introduction to differential
calculus in a context that emphasizes applications in the biological sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or
equivalent or acceptable score on TAMU Math Placement Exam. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 131, MATH 142, MATH 147, MATH 151 and MATH 171. Learning Outcomes: This course is focused on quantitative literacy in mathematics with an emphasis on real
world applications, especially to the biological sciences. Upon successﬁil completion of this course, students
will be able to Recognize and construct graphs of basic functions, including polynomials, exponentials, logarithms, and
trigonometric functions. Construct and interpret semilog and doublelog plots used to model biological data. Evaluate limits of functions graphically and algebraically. Evaluate limits of functions analytically by applying the Sandwich Theorem or L'Hopitals Rule.
Understand continuity and be able to justify whether a ﬁmction is continuous or not using the
mathematical deﬁnition of continuity. Explain the Intermediate Value Theorem and use it to estimate roots of ﬁinctions. Compute derivatives using the limit deﬁnition of the derivative. Interpret derivatives as rates of change and as the slope of a tangent line. Compute derivatives of polynomials and rational, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse
ﬁmctions. Apply the product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule to take derivatives of compositions of functions.
Set up and solve related rates problems. Compute the linear approximation of a ﬁmction and use it in applications of approximation and error
estimation. Analyze ﬁrst and second derivatives to determine intervals where a function is increasing or decreasing,
concave up or concave down, and to ﬁnd the locations of local extrema and inﬂection points. Graph complicated functions by analyzing and evaluating the information obtained by differentiation.
Set up and solve optimization problems. Evaluate limits of sequences and recursions. Model singlespecies populations and analyze population models. Find ﬁxed points and analyze their stability using the cobwebbing method and the stability criterion.
Interpret the deﬁnite integral as a sum of signed areas. Compute deﬁnite integrals using Riemann sums. Find the antiderivatives of basic functions. Compute deﬁnite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Apply the substitution method to compute integrals. Core Objectives
Critical Thinking Students will evaluate limits of functions graphically and algebraically. Students will evaluate limits of functions analytically by applying the Sandwich Theorem or L’Hopital’s
Rule. Students will justify whether a function is continuous or not using the mathematical deﬁnition of
continuity. Students will compute derivatives using the limit deﬁnition of the derivative. Students will compute derivatives of polynomials and rational, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic,
and inverse functions. Students will use inquiry to determine the best method for taking derivatives of complicated functions.
Students will apply calculus to ﬁnd innovative ways to graph complicated functions without the aid of a
graphing calculator or computer. Students will think creatively about how to accomplish a given optimization objective and apply
calculus to achieve this goal. Students will compute the linear approximation of a ﬁmction and use it in applications of approximation
and error estimation. Students will think creatively about the relationship between two given rates of change and how they
affect each other. Students will compute limits of sequences and recursions and synthesize the results by explaining the
relationship between these limits and the longterm behavior of population growth. Students will evaluate and synthesize singlespecies population data to determine the best mathematical
model to represent the population. Students will compute deﬁnite integrals using Riemann sums. Students will ﬁnd the antiderivatives of basic functions. Students will compute deﬁnite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will apply the substitution method to compute integrals. Communication Skills Students will recognize and construct graphs of basic functions, including polynomials, exponentials,
logarithms, and trigonometric functions. Students will construct and interpret semilog and doublelog plots used to model biological data.
Students will justify results that require the use of theorems such as the Sandwich Theorem and
Intermediate Value Theorem or mathematical deﬁnitions such as the deﬁnition of continuity by writing
mathematical proofs. Students will be required to answer questions during lecture concerning topics discussed in class.
Students will be required to explain verbally in class the connection between derivatives, rates of
change, and slopes of tangent lines. Students will explain the solutions to related rates problems and optimizations problems in writing.
Students will develop sketches of the graphs of complicated functions by analyzing the function itself
and its ﬁrst and second derivatives. Students will analyze the stability of ﬁxed points by applying the cobwebbing graphical technique.
Students will interpret deﬁnite integrals as sums of signed areas under a graph. Empirical and Quantitative Skills Students will analyze semilog and doublelog plots and derive functional relationships associated with
such plots. Students will analyze population data and determine whether an exponential discrete time model can be
used to model the data. Students will understand the Intermediate Value Theorem and apply it to locate the roots of ﬁmctions.
Students will compute derivatives of ﬁmctions and use derivatives in applications such as ﬁnding
equations of tangent lines, computing the linear approximation of a ﬁJnction, solving related rates
problems, solving optimization problems, and ﬁnding the rate at which a population is growing.
Students will ﬁnd the relationship between two given rates of change and make conclusions about how
one is affecting the other. Students will make conclusions about monotonicity, concavity, extrema, and inﬂection points of a given
ﬁinction by analyzing the given ﬁmction and its derivatives. Students will manipulate given information to develop a onevariable function to be used in an
optimization problem and then apply calculus to ﬁnd and interpret the optimal solution. Students will use antiderivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to compute and interpret
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