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MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Belanger, Fred


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Course

MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geom I

Semester

F2B 2010 BL

Faculty

Belanger, Fred

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
M.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX

Daytime Phone

915-568-5717

E-Mail

p198749@pirate.park.edu

fred.belanger@us.army.mil

Semester Dates

18 October - 12 December 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

MA131 and MA141 or MA150 or equivalents.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
     Larson, et al, Calculus, Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, 9th Edition, Belmont, CA 2010

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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.

Educational Philosophy:

Concepts and techniques will be presented and exercised with the students in order to develop capabilities to solve Calculus problems in the areas covered in the course.

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


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Solve applied problems using techniques presented in course material.
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:
Three examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.

Grading:

     The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:
     Exam I........33%                                                                  A............90% or above
     Exam II.......33%                                                                  B............80 to 89.99%
     Exam III......34%                                                                  C............70 to 79.99%
            Total...100%                                                                  D............60 to 69.99%
                                                                                                  F............Below 60% or 3 unexcused absences

     A grade of 'I' will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
  1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned. 

  2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F.  All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons. 

  3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course.  The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken.  The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

      Date    Chapter             Topic
     19 Oct   P.1-P.4   Preparation for Calculus
     21 Oct   1.1-1.5   Limits and their Properties
     26 Oct   1.1-1.5   Limits & Properties-cont
     28 Oct                 Review, Chapters 1 & 2
       2 Nov                 Exam I, Chapters 1 & 2
       4 Nov  2.1-2.3   Differentiation
       9 Nov   2.4-2.5   Differentiation-cont
     11 Nov   3.1-3.4   Applications of Differentiation
     16 Nov   3.5-3.9  Applications of Differentiation -cont
     18 Nov                 Review, Chapters 2 & 3
     23 Nov                 Exam II, Chapters 2 & 3
     30 Nov   4.1-4.6  Integration
     24 Nov   5.1-5.4  Trancendental Functions
       2 Dec   5.5-5.8   Trancendental Functions-cont
       4 Dec                  Exam III, Chapters 4 & 5

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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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