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MA 221 Calc & Analy Geom for Majors I
Smith, Charlie L.

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MA 221 Calc & Analy Geom for Majors I


FA 2009 HO


Smith, Charlie L.


Associate Professor of Mathematics


B.A. in Mathematics, William Jewell College, 1981
M.A. in Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1983
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002

Office Location

Science Hall, Room 308

Office Hours

MTWRF 10:00-11:00 a.m., MW 3:00-4:00 p.m., or BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 17, 2009-December 9, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

MWF 11:00 - 11:50 AM; TR 11:35 AM -12:50 PM


MA 150 or equivalent

Credit Hours



James, Stewart. Essential Calculus. Belmont, CA: Thompson Brooks/Cole, 2007. ISBN 0495014427

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Course Description:
MA 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I for Majors: The calculus begins with a study of limits of functions and continuity. Additional topics to be considered include: the derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, differentiation techniques, applications of differentiation, the Mean Value Theorem, indefinite integration, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and basic rules of integration. Prerequisite: MA150 or equivalent. 5:0:5

Educational Philosophy:
A famous old adage says that mathematics is not a spectator sport.  In order to learn mathematics, students must attempt a significant number of problems.  Drill and practice are essential in order to succeed.  In addition, the material should not be covered too quickly.  Student comprehension always takes priority in the educational process.

Class Assessment:

Component                                      Percentage
Homework Assignments                    40%
Chapter 1 Test                                  10%
Chapter 2 Test                                  10%
Chapter 3 Test                                  10%
Chapter 4 Test                                  10%
Final Examination                              20%
The final examination will be comprehensive, and will occur on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
All tests will be CLOSED REFERENCE tests, meaning that you are NOT allowed to use any books, notes, or handouts.  You will of course be required to bring a calculator.  PLEASE take each test on the day that it is scheduled.  Any make-up test given will be significantly more difficult than the original test.  The instructor may deny this option depending upon circumstances.  Once taken and recorded, your test score if final and cannot be changed.


Percentage            Grade
85 - 100%             A
70 - 84%               B
60 - 69%               C
50-59%                 D

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assignments MUST be turned in on the announced due date.  LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  You will either turn in an assignment on the date that it is due, or you will not turn it in at all.  An assignment MUST be received by class time on the announced due date.  If it is not received by this time, then a score of ZERO will be recorded for that assignment.  NO EXCEPTION.  NO EXCUSES.  Athletes who are traveling out of town with a Park University team must turn in the assignment before departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Expectations (What are the things that the student needs to do in order to succeed in this course?)
 1.  Regular attendance is ESSENTIAL.
 2.  PLEASE bring your calculator to every class session.
 3.  Listen carefully and pay attention.
 4.  Take thorough, accurate class notes.  For better retention, review your notes as soon as possible after each class
      session.  Review your notes regularly throughout the semester.
 5.  VOCABULARY, TERMINOLOGY, and NOTATION are extremely important in learning mathematics.
 6.  ASK QUESTIONS DURING CLASS whenever you need more explanation.
 7.  Read your textbook over and over until you understand the material completely.
 8.  Consult with the instructor if you are having ANY DIFFICULTY WHATSOEVER.  That's why they pay me the big
 9.  Tutoring assistance is available through the Academic Support Center, Mabee Underground, Room 406, phone 584-
Read chapters from the textbook as assigned.  You may have to read a chapter several times until you understand the material completely.  Each chapter contains numerous Examples.  Study these carefully and thoroughly, making sure that you follow and comprehend the reasoning behind each step of the solution.
Show respect for the instructor.  Show respect for your classmates.  Disruptive behavior in any form will not be tolerated.
The student is totally responsible for obtaining and learing any material missed because of absence.  Get handouts and assignments from the instructor.  Get class notes from another student in the class.
Each student will need a scientific (not statistical or business) calculator.  Graphing calculators are optional but will not be needed.  Please make sure that the calculator has trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse function capabilities.  Try not to spend more than $25 or so.  You can probably find one on sale somewhere.  Most students use Texas Instruments, Casio or a comparable brand name.
What material are you responsible for understanding?  EVERYTHING.  Of course, it would be impossible for you to reproduce everything or demonstrate total knowledge on homework and tests, but you are expected to strive for excellence in everything that we cover, so that you will be prepared for anything.  As mathematics and science majors, any effort on your part less than this cannot be considered satisfactory.
The instructor reserves the right to make changes in the syllabus due to time constraints, speed of coverage, or other factors.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week       Sections
 1             1.1, 1.2, 1.3
 2             1.4, 1.5
 3             1.6, 2.1
 4             2.2, 2.3
 5             2.4, 2.5
 6             2.6, 2.7
 7             3.1, 3.2
 8             3.3, 3.4
 9             Fall Break
10            3.5, 3.6
11            3.7, 4.1
12            4.2, 4.3
13            4.4, 4.5
14            5.1, 5.2, 5.3
15            5.4, 5.6
16            5.8, Review
17            Finals Week

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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