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UA Course Catalog Prerequisites:
C- or higher in MATH 113 and C- or higher in MATH 112; or C- or higher in MATH 115
Course Description and Credit Hours
This is the first of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and the definite integral. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including approximations of error using differentials, maxima and minima problems, and curve sketching using calculus. There is also a brief review of selected precalculus topics at the beginning of the course. Degree credit will not be granted for both MATH 121 and MATH 125 or MATH 145.
Required Texts from UA Supply Store:
- STEWART (USED HARDBOOK ONLY) / ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS (Required)
- STEWART (HARDBACK BUNDLE) / BUNDLE: ESSENTIAL CAL W/ WEBASSIGN 3 SEMESTER CODE (Choose One)
- STEWART (BINDER READY BUNDLE) (CUSTOM) / BUNDLE: ESSENTIAL CALCULUS W/WEBASSIGN MULTI-TERM SEMESTER CODE (Choose One)
- NONE (CODE) / WEBASSIGN 1 SEMESTER ACCESS CODE MATH (Choose One)
- CALC CASIO FX-260 VIRGINIA STATE TESTING SCHOOL (Required)
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will develop a basic understanding of the concepts of calculus and be able to apply them to real situations.
2. Students will be able to find limits of functions.
3. Students will be able to calculate (and simplify) derivatives involving rational, exponential, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions.
4. Students will be able to apply derivatives to various applications including optimization problems, linear approximation, and curve sketching.
5. Students will be able to calculate (and simplify) integrals using some basic techniques of integration.
6. Students will be able to use integration to find the area of certain types of planar regions.
Other Course Materials
1.Text: Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentalsby J. Stewart, Second Edition published by
Brooks/Cole. You may use the e-book version if you prefer. You only need to obtain one of the
possible choices listed.
2. A calculator for aid in doing homework problems. No electronic devices will be allowed during tests.
3. WebAssign Access Code. This must be purchased. Go to the webassign log in page at www.webassign.net. Further details will be forthcoming when the class start time approaches.
Outline of Topics
1. Functions and Limits [1.3-1.6]
2. Derivatives [2.1-2.6, 2.8]
3. Inverse Functions: Exponential, Logarithmic and Inverse Trigonometric Functions [3.3, 3.5]
4. Applications of Differentiation [4.1-4.5, 4.7]
5. Integrals [5.1-5.5]
7. Applications of Integration [7.1]
Exams and Assignments
Homework will be assigned throughout the course. Homework assignments will be completed online using WebAssign. Homework may be done at home or on any of the computer labs on campus. You will be given 5 submissions for each homework question.
There will be 3 in-class exams, and a comprehensive final exam. The lowest score of the 3 in-class exams will be dropped.
Exam 1: June 4, Monday (Chapter 1)
Exam 2: June 14, Thursday 2:00-3:15 pm (Chapter 2)
Exam 3: June 21, Thursday 2:00-3:15 pm (Chapters 3, 4)
Final: June 28, Thursday 8:00-10:30 am (cumulative)
3 in class exams: 60% (the lowest score will be dropped)
Comprehensive final exam: 30%
Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework
There will be no extensions of the deadline for homework, unless there are documented legitimated reasons.
A makeup exam may be given in the following cases subject to verification: a medical emergency, a University-sponsored event, a religious event, or a family emergency. A makeup exam should be scheduled at least one week in advance, unless it is due to emergency situations. You must present the documentation either before the exam or as soon as you return to class.
Class attendance is required. Class participation is strongly encouraged. Students are solely responsible for any work missed during an absence.
Notification of Changes
The instructor will make every effort to follow the guidelines of this syllabus as listed; however, the instructor reserves the right to amend this document as the need arises. In such instances, the instructor will notify students in class and/or via email and will endeavor to provide reasonable time for students to adjust to any changes.
Statement on Academic Misconduct
Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the official Academic Misconduct Policy provided in the Online Catalog.
Statement On Disability Accommodations
Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as detailed in the Online Catalog.
Severe Weather Protocol
Please see the latest Severe Weather Guidelines in the Online Catalog.
Pregnant Student Accommodations
Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy or parental status. If you are pregnant and will need accommodations for this class, please review the University’s FAQs on the UAct website.
Under the Guidelines for Religious Holiday Observances, students should notify the instructor in writing or via email during the first two weeks of the semester of their intention to be absent from class for religious observance. The instructor will work to provide reasonable opportunity to complete academic responsibilities as long as that does not interfere with the academic integrity of the course. See full guidelines at Religious Holiday Observances Guidelines.
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