M151%20Syllabus%203125 - Math& 151 SYLLABUS Fall 2009...

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Unformatted text preview: Math& 151 SYLLABUS Fall 2009 Calculus I Item 3125 Instructor: Mong Kon Mo Office: 5366 (FOSS Building) Office Hours: MWF 12:30-1:30 in the MLC TuTh 9:30-10:20 in the MLC E-mail: [email protected] (This is the best way to contact me.) Blackboard: http://shoreline.blackboard.com I will post all important announcements as well as course documents on Blackboard. Please make sure to check it on a regular basis. Time & Location: M-F 11:30-12:20 in Room 2502A Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6 th edition) by James Stewart WebAssign: http://www.webassign.com Class Key: shoreline 0761 4627 Calculator: You will need a scientific calculator. A graphing calculator (e.g., TI-83, 86, etc.) is recommended, but not required. Course Number This course is Math& 151 and is the first course of a four-course calculus sequence (Math& 151, Math& 151, Math& 163, and Math&264). Prerequisites Math& 142 with a 2.0 or better OR a score of 70 or higher on the College Algebra and Trigonometry COMPASS tests (or equivalent score on SAT, ACT, or ASSET). Commitment This is a college-level mathematics course. You should expect the pace to be much faster than a high school course. Moreover, the style of instruction may be different and level of expectation will be higher than in a high school course. In fact, you will likely find that my level of expectation is higher than that of any other math professor you have had. You should plan to put in your best effort throughout the quarter (and not just towards the end of the quarter). This will include at least 15 hours of time outside of class (not including time you spend reading the textbook; that’s right, you’re supposed to read the textbook). Do not wait until after you find out that you are struggling with the material to put in more time. Put in the time starting NOW! Take a moment to determine if you have the time and energy to invest in this class NOW. Course Objectives As indicated by the prerequisites of this course, it is assumed that you have a working knowledge of the concepts covered in Math& 141 and 142. This includes • how to solve algebraic equations (including absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations) • how to sketch graphs of elementary functions (including absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; parametric curves, curves in polar coordinates) • how to solve applied problems at the precalculus level This course will cover mostly Chapters 1-4 from the textbook. Please refer to the online calendar for details about which sections of the book we will cover and when we will cover them. Topics will include Page 1 of 5 Math& 151 SYLLABUS Fall 2009 • Limits • The definition and interpretation of the derivative • Differentiation rules • Implicit differentiation • Logarithmic differentiation • Derivatives of parametric equations • Analysis of curves and curve sketching •...
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