MATH 205-10 (Calculus I), Fall 2018

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Instructor: Jake Wildstrom
Office: Natural Sciences Building 113
Office hours: M12–13, T10–11, W14–15, R14:30–15:30, and by appointment
Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: MTR 13:00–14:15 in Natural Sciences Building 317
Prerequisites: MATH 111-112, MATH/ENGR 190 or an appropriate score on a placement exam.
Special notes: MATH 205 is a four-credit-hour course. Credit may not be received for both MATH 205 and either MATH 180 or ENGR 101.
Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, eighth edition. Access to this book as an eBook is provided through WebAssign free with your purchase of WebAssign access for this class and it is not necessary to purchase a physical edition of the text.
WebAssign: You will need access to WebAssign in order to complete the assignments in this class. Access to WebAssign will also come with access to the full text of the text above. Access codes can either be purchased at the bookstore, or through other online vendors, or directly from WebAssign itself. Signing up for this class will require visiting the WebAssign site, clicking the "ENTER CLASS KEY" button, and entering the code louisville 8150 5442.
Course Objectives: Students who complete this course will be expected to describe the concept of the limit of a function and calculate limits both graphically and analytically; recognize the definition of the derivative and identify the relationship between derivatives and graphs of functions; describe the definition of the definite integral as a limit of Riemann sums and interpret the definition as an area; demonstrate understanding of the relationship between the definite integral and antiderivatives via the fundamental theorem of calculus; master the standard formulas for computing derivatives and antiderivatives.
Cardinal Core and Learning Outcomes: MATH 205 fulfills the quantitative reasoning component of the Cardinal Core program. Competency in each of five learningoutcomes will be assessed through performance on homework, quizzes, and exams.
  • Outcome 1: Interpret information presented in mathematical and/or statistical forms.
  • Assessment: Students will be required to apply the mathematical meanings of limits and derivatives presented in both graphical and analytical forms.
  • Outcome 2: Illustrate and communicate mathematical and/or statistical information symbolically, visually, and/or numerically.
  • Assessment: Students will be required to graph polynomial and rational functions using information provided by the first and second derivative.
  • Outcome 3: Determine when computations are needed and execute the appropriate computations.
  • Assessment: Students will be required to demonstrate competency in applying the rules of calculus to compute derivatives and antiderivatives.
  • Outcome 4: Apply an appropriate model to the problem to be solved.
  • Assessment: Students will be required to apply the theory of differentiation to solve problems in optimization, related rates of change, population growth, and radioactive decay.
  • Outcome 5: Make inferences, evaluate assumptions, and assess limitations in estimation, modeling, and/or statistical analyses.
  • Assessment: Students will be required to use the derivative to make inferences on the local behavior of functions in both theoretical and applied situations.
Responsibilities: You are responsible for attending class on a regular basis and maintaining comprehension of the scheduled class objectives for each day. You are expected to be active participants in class, and to attend quizzes and examinations. Assignments are provided for your benefit and you are expected to complete them on schedule to receive full credit for your study.
Special needs: Any scheduled absence during a quiz or examination, or any other special needs, must be brought to my attention during the first week of class. Unscheduled absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with exceptions generally made only for documented emergencies.
Calculators: Calculators are unnecessary for any in-class work, and may not be used on quizzes or examinations. Calculators will also be unnecessary for most homework problems, but may be used at your discretion. For any calculation more complicated than simple arithmetic, you are expected to show your work.
Honesty: There are many resources available to help you succeed in this class, including consultation during office hours and cooperation with other students. It is important, however, that all work handed in be the result of your individual comprehension of the course material. Duplication of others' work is both a disservice to your own education and a serious violation of the university's academic honesty policy.
Grades: Homework, completed on WebAssign, will account for 10% of your grade. Quizzes will be based on the homework problems, and will collectively account for 20% of your grade. The three midterm examinations will each be worth 15%, and the final examination is worth 25%. A 90% overall guarantees a grade of A–, 80% guarantees a B–, and 70% guarantees a C–. Two percentage points above each of these thresholds (92%, 82%, etc.) guarantees an unmodified grade (A, B, C, etc.). All in-class assessments except for the final exam may be revised to recover up to half of the lost credit; refer to the revision instructions on page 2 of the syllabus when revising.
Title IX/Clery Act Notification: Sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and any other nonconsensual behavior of a sexual nature) and sex discrimination violate University policies. Students experiencing such behavior may obtain confidential support from the PEACC Program (502-852-2663), Counseling Center (502-852-6585), and Campus Health Services (502-852-6479). To report sexual misconduct or sex discrimination, contact the Dean of Students (502-852-5787) or University of Louisville Police (502-852-6111). Disclosure to University faculty or instructors of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or sex discrimination occurring on campus, in a University-sponsored program, or involving a campus visitor or University student or employee (whether current or former) is not confidential under Title IX. Faculty and instructors must forward such reports, including names and circumstances, to the University's Title IX officer. For more information, see the Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide.
Changes: The syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be announced in class and updated online.

Course schedule

This schedule is tentative and may not reflect our progress at any particular time in the class; treat this as a rough guide only.

Weed Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
August 20th
Precalc review
August 21st
Section 2.1
August 23rd
Section 2.2
August 27th
Section 2.3
August 28th
Section 2.3
August 30th
Section 2.4
Quiz #1
September 3rd
Labor Day
September 4th
Section 2.5
September 6th
Section 2.6
Quiz #2
September 10th
Section 2.7
September 11th
Section 2.8
September 13th
Section 3.1
Quiz #3
September 17th
Section 3.2
September 18th
Section 3.3
September 20th
Exam #1
September 24th
Section 3.4
September 25th
Section 3.4
September 27th
Section 3.5
Quiz #4
October 1st
Section 3.5
October 2nd
Section 3.6
October 4th
October 8th
Mid-term break
October 9th
Mid-term break
October 11th
Section 3.9
Quiz #5
October 15th
Section 3.9
October 16th
Section 3.10
October 18th
Section 4.1
Quiz #6
October 22nd
Section 4.3
October 23rd
Section 4.4
October 25th
Exam #2
October 29th
Section 4.4
October 30th
Section 4.5
November 1st
Section 4.7
Quiz #7
November 5th
Section 4.7
November 6th
Section 4.8
November 8th
Section 4.9
Quiz #8
November 12th
Section 5.1
November 13th
Section 5.2
November 15th
Section 5.3
Quiz #9
November 19th
Section 5.3
November 20th
Exam #3
November 22nd
November 26th
Section 5.4
November 27th
Section 5.4
November 29th
Section 5.5
December 3rd
Section 5.5
Quiz #10
December 4th
Reading day
December 6th
No class
December 7th
Final exam, 14:30–17:00

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