MATH-101A Calculus I Syllabus (PDF)

OHLONE COLLEGE - COURSE SYLLABUS
MATH 101A – Calculus with Analytic Geometry
Spring 2015: Section 101A-02 (061958), 5 credits
DAYS / TIME: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Priya Babu
E-MAIL : PBabu@ohlone.edu
Prerequisites: Passing grade in Precalculus or the equivalent.
Text: Briggs and Cochran Calculus: Early Transcendentals 1st Edition, Pearson, 2010
ISBN: 978-0321570567
Content: Chapters 1 to 5
Calculator: Graphing calculator can be used as a supplement.
Websites:
Sample Tests: http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/math/101atests
Calculator Help: http://www2.ohlone.edu/people2/joconnell/ti
Catalog Description:
This course includes a review of functions and graphs; elements of analytic geometry,
limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential,
and inverse trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, and introduction to
integration and some applications of the definite integral.
Counselor Information:
MATH 101A is the beginning course of the calculus sequence, applicable to a variety of
majors (most especially mathematics, engineering, and the sciences). It is important that
students be well prepared for this course by successfully completing a precalculus
course (such as MATH 188 here at Ohlone) or the equivalent.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Manipulate and evaluate mathematical expressions involving limits and derivatives at
the intermediate level.
2. Apply differential calculus to problems involving related rates and optimization at the
intermediate level.
3. Use the methods of calculus to analyze the qualitative behavior of graphs of twodimensional functions at the mastery level.
4. Manipulate and evaluate mathematical expressions involving integration at the
beginning level.
5. Use technology to analyze functions found in differential calculus at the intermediate
level.
Grading:
A 100 % - 90%
B 89.9% - 80%
C 79.9% - 65%
Assignments - 15%
Tests - 55%
Final - 30%
D 64.9% - 55%
Homework: The assigned homework is the minimum work that should be done every day to
reinforce the concepts learnt. Homework will not be collected.
Assignments: Should be turned in on the date printed on the assignment. It should be done
neatly with appropriate work shown. Answers only will not be accepted. Students can submit one
day late with no points deducted. Assignments submitted later than that will not be accepted.
Two lowest scores will be dropped.
Tests/ Finals: There will be five chapter tests during the semester. One make-up test may be
given along with the finals depending on the reason for missing a test. The final exam will cover
all the material discussed during the semester.
Academic Dishonesty: This includes, but is not limited to: cheating, copying work of others,
permitting others to copy your work, submitting work done by others, and altering work after
grading and submitting it for re-grading. You are expected to be aware of Ohlone Board policy
on this matter. See http://www.ohlone.edu/org/board/policy/chapter7reg.htm#r7.8.4
Dropping: If you want to drop the class, do so according to the procedure listed in the schedule
of classes. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F for the course.
Tutoring: Free tutoring is available in the Math Learning Center NC 1102.
Mental Health and Stress Management:
The staff and faculty of Ohlone College are here to see you succeed academically and care
about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of
confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on
campus by visiting the Student Health Center in building 7
orhttp://stepupohlone.org/oncampus-resources/. The Crisis Support Services of Alameda
County offers a 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Jan 26 - First day of class
Feb 8 - Last day to DROP a semester length classes without a “W” and receive refund
Feb 5 - Last day to DROP a class without a “W”
Feb 16 – President’s Day – Holiday
Mar 23 to Mar 29 - Spring Break
Apr 24 - Last day to DROP a class with a W (letter grades issued after that)
May 14 – Last day of class
May 18 – FINAL EXAM – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Tentative Topics Schedule
DATE
SEC.
Mon
DATE
SEC.
Tue
DATE
SEC.
Wed
DATE
SEC.
Thu
1/26 Intro
1/27
1.1
1/28
1.2
1/29
1.3
2/2
1.3
2/3
1.4
2/4
1.4
2/5
review
2/9
Test 1
2/10
2.1
2/11
2.2
2/12
2.3
2/16 Holiday
2/17 2.3
2/18
2.4
2/19
2.5
2/23 2.6
2/24 2.6
2/25
2.7
2/26 review
3/2
Test 2
3/3
3.1
3/4
3.2
3/5
3.3
3/9
3.4
3/10
3.5
3/11
3.5
3/12
3.6
3/18
3.7
3/19
3.8
3/25
Spring Brk
4/1
3.10
4/2
review
3/16 3.6
3/23 Spring Brk
3/17 3.7
3/24 Spring Brk
Spring Brk
3/30 3.9
3/31
4/6
4/7
4.1
4/8
4.2
4/9
4.3
4/13 4.4
4/14
4.4
4/15
4.5
4/16
4.6
4/20 4.7
4/21
4.8
4/22
4.8
4/23
review
4/27 Test 4
4/28
4/30
5.2
5/4
5/5
5.5
Test 3
5.3
5/11 review
3.10
3/26
5.1
5.4
5/12 Test 5
4/29
5.1
5/6
5.4
5/7
5/13
review
5/14 review
5/18 FINALS
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