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MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Bianchini, Alessandra


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Course

MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geom I

Semester

U1T 2010 DL

Faculty

Bianchini, Alessandra

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Civil Engineering
MS Mathematics

E-Mail

alessandra.bianchini@park.edu

Semester Dates

U1T 2010

Class Days

TBA

Prerequisites

MA150 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
University Calculus: Alternate Edition plus MyMathLab, 1/e
Hass, Weir & Thomas
©2008 | Addison-Wesley | Cloth Package; 922 pp | Instock
ISBN: 978-0321471963 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

A required additional resource is MyMathLab (MML).
MyMathLab is a REQUIRED interactive website that accompanies the textbook for this course.
The e-book can also be accessed through MyMathLab. It is possible to print selected pages for study purposes.
 
MML access will be provided when registering to the course.

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Course Description:
MA210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I: The study of the calculus begins with an examination of the real number system and the Cartesian plane. Additional topics to be considered include functions and their graphs, limits and differentiation techniques, the mean value theorem, applications of the derivative, indefinite integration, the trigonometric functions. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MA131 and MA141 or MA150or equivalents.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define a mathematical limit and compute various limits
  2. Define a continuous function
  3. Recognize where continuity occurs and its consequences
  4. Define the derivative in terms of a limit of a difference quotient and recognize its geometric applications and properties
  5. Differentiate polynomials, trigonometric, and exponential functions
  6. Utilize first and second derivatives to graph functions
  7. Apply derivatives to optimization and related rates problems
  8. Apply the power rule, the sum rule, the difference rule, the constant factor rule, the product rule, the quotient rule, the chain rule


Core Assessment:




















Core Assessment for MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


1. Define a mathematical limit and compute various limits.


2. Define a continuous function.


3. Recognize where continuity occurs and its consequences.


4. Define the derivative in terms of a limit of a difference quotient and recognize its geometric applications and properties


5. Differentiate polynomials, trigonometric functions, and exponential functions.


6. Utilize first and second derivatives to graph functions.


7. Apply derivatives to optimization and related rates problems


8. Apply the power rule, the sum rule, the difference rule, the constant factor rule, the product rule, the quotient rule, and the chain rule

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Homework – weekly homework will contain exercises from your textbook to be submitted by the deadline indicated in the syllabus (usually by the Sunday of the corresponding week).

Quizzes Each week includes 2 quizzes. Quiz 1 is a timed and a one-time submission quiz. Quiz 2 is not timed and may be submitted as many times as the student decides. The quizzes are due by 11:59 CST on Sunday of the academic week. No late submissions are allowed. Each quiz contains 10 questions.

Weekly DiscussionRespond at least once to a topic for that week, post a ‘thoughtful’ comment to someone else's posting. (3 bonus points max for additional posting -- refer to discussion tread instructions).

Final Exam – Complete the final exam in Week 8.

Grading:

 

Assignment

Total %

Discussion

10

Quizzes

20

Homework

40

Final Exam

30

TOTAL

100


 

In terms of percentage, the final grade will be according to the following scale:

            90 – 100 % =>   A

            80 – 89 %   =>   B

            70 – 79 %   =>   C

            60 – 69 %   =>   D

            <60 %     =>   F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

No late submissions and posting are accepted for the two quizzes and the weekly discussion. These learning activities must be completed within the online week to which they refer.

Late submission of homework may be accepted under special circumstances.

It is unfair to other students to allow some individuals to submit assignments after the scheduled due date. The following is a list of valid reasons for submitting late work:

  • A medical emergency or a serious acute illness. All medical emergencies and illnesses must be verified by a note on letterhead by an M.D., D.O., P.A., or R.N. I will not normally accept a note from other health professionals (e.g., Ph.D., MSW, D.C., Physical Therapist) because their professional functions rarely involve medical emergencies or acute illnesses. I will acccept late work for students who can provide evidence of a verified medical emergency (but not acute illness) involving a child, spouse, parent, sibling, or grandparent.
  • An Accident or Police Emergency. I will require an accident report or note on letterhead from an appropriate law enforcement officer to accept late work due to accidents or police emergencies (e.g., assault on student, student taken hostage, detained witness of a crime).
  • Unforeseen Jury or Witness Duty. I will require a note on letterhead from a judge or attorney to accept late work due to jury or witness duty.
  • Unforeseen Military Deployment or Activation. I will require a note on official letterhead from your commanding officer.
  • Funerals for Immediate Family Member (e.g., parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, first cousins). I will require a copy of the obituary or a note from a minister or funeral director.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class Participation in the Online Learning Environment

  • Some helpful information about participation in an online classroom is found in the Netiquette section on the Help and Resources page. Click here:  Netiquette
  • Additionally, at times we will discuss controversial topics and have people who disagree with each other. You and I both must remember that while each of us has a right to our own opinion, we must respect the right of others to have differing opinions. Calling someone or some idea "stupid" creates a defensive communication climate and hampers the ability of all of us to learn. Think before you criticize.
  • If anyone in class makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately and first. Apologies and policy changes are best handled in the classroom.

Finally, come talk to me when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. It is less frustrating for both of us if you ask questions before the assignment is due, rather than after it has affected your performance.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1

The material of  week 1 is a review of the topics studied in the previous algebra courses especially in relation to functions and their graph. These basic concepts represent the fundaments to further develop the subjects in this calculus course. Chapter 1

WEEK 2

The material of week 2 includes the main topics of calculus. The subjects covered are the fundamental concepts about limits and analyzes all the different cases we may encounter in calculus. Chapter 2 – Limits and Continuity (Sections 2.1 to 2.4)

WEEK 3

The material of week 3 concludes the topic of the limit and introduces the important concept of continuity. The chapter also introduces the concept of derivatives in geometric terms. Chapter 2 – Limits and Continuity (Sections 2.5 to 2.7)

WEEK 4

The material of week 4 is dedicated to the definition of derivatives. The chapter presents the differentiation rules and the definition of the derivative concepts as a rate of change. The derivatives of trigonometric functions are also introduced. Chapter 3 – Differentiation (Sections 3.1 to 3.4)

WEEK 5

The material of week 5 concludes the field of differentiation. The fundamental chain rule is introduced together with the concept of implicit differentiation. The concepts of linearization and differentials are also presented in this chapter. To conclude, it is reviewed the important concept of curve parameterization. Chapter 3 – Differentiation (Sections 3.5 to 3.9)

WEEK 6

The material of week 6 is dedicated to the calculation of the derivative. The chapter shows the strategies to apply the fundamental derivation rules of the different functions. The derivative will be applied to identify increasing or decreasing functions and the function extreme values. The chapter introduces also the use of higher derivative to analyze the concavity of a function. Chapter 4 – Applications of Derivatives

WEEK 7

During Week 7, we’ll review the concepts inverse of functions and their derivatives. Logarithmic and exponential functions are also introduced. The chapter review trigonometric functions and their inverse. The derivatives of transcendental functions are explained. The chapter concludes with the hyperbolic functions and L’Hopital’s rule. Chapter 7 – Transcendental Functions

WEEK 8

Material review and final exam

ACTIVITIES

Discussions –
Initial Posts by Friday at 12:01 a.m.  CST, follow-up post by Sunday at midnight CST.

Assignments (Homework and Quizzes)  – By Sunday at midnight CST

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can solve 5 out of 5 problems involving limits Can solve 4 out of 5 problems involving limits Can solve 3 or fewer out of 5 problems involving limits Makes no attempt to solve any limit problem 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Can find the derivative of 5 out of 5 functions Can find the derivative of 4 out of 5 functions Can find the derivative of 3 or fewer  out of 5 functions Makes no attempt to solve any derivative problem 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Can solve 5 out of 5 problems correctly concerning continuity Can solve 4 out of 5 problems correctly concerning continuity Can solve 3 or fewer out of  5 problems correctly concerning continuity Makes no attempt to solve any problem concerning continuity 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
5, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Apply the power rule, the sum rule, the constant factor rule, the product rule, and the chain rule to 5 out of 5 problems correctly Apply the power rule, the sum rule, the constant factor rule, the product rule, and the chain rule to 4 out of 5 problems correctly Apply the power rule, the sum rule, the constant factor rule, the product rule, and the chain rule to 3 or fewer out of 5 problems correctly Makes no attempt to provide any application 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Can define what a limit is with perfect  accuracy. Can define what a continuous function is with perfect accuracy Can define what a limit is with substantially complete accuracy.                                             Can define what a continuous function is with substantially complete accuracy Can define what a limit is with incomplete  accuracy.                                              Can define what a continuous function is   with incomplete accuracy. Makes no attempt to define any concept 
Technical skill in communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can define a derivative in terms of the limit of a difference quotient with perfect accuracy Can define a derivative in terms of the limit of a difference quotient with substantially complete accuracy Can define a derivative in terms of the limit of a difference quotient with incomplete accuracy Makes no attempt to define any concept 
Graphing functions using calculus                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can utilize first and second derivatives to graph a function  with greater than 80% accuracy. Can utilize first and second derivatives to graph a function  with  80% accuracy. Can utilize first and second derivatives to graph a function  with less than  80% accuracy. Makes no attempt to graph any function 
Solving optimiztion and related rates problems                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can apply derivatives to solve 5 out of 5 problems of optimization or related rates Can apply derivatives to solve 4 out of 5 problems of optimization or related rates Can apply derivatives to solve 3 or fewer  out of 5 problems of optimization or related rates Makes no attempt to solve any optimization or related rates problem 

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