MATH 1210, Section 5, Fall 2009

Time: MTWF 12:55-1:45pm
Place: JTB 130 (James Talmage Building)

Instructor

Roi Docampo Álvarez
Office: LCB 116 (LeRoy Cowles Building)
Phone: (801) 585-9112
Email:
Office hours: MW 1:50-2:50pm (or by appointment)
Course website: http://www.math.utah.edu/~docampo/math1210

Course Description

This is the first course of the Calculus sequence. In this course, we will study functions of one variable, focusing on limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and applications. The main texts are:

To enroll for this course, you must have either passed Math1050 (College Algebra) and Math1060 (Trigonometry) with a grade of C or higher, or had an ACT score of at least 23 plus a grade of B or higher in your high school Algebra and Trigonometry (Pre-Calculus) courses.

Here is a brief overview of the material that we will cover. A more complete day-by-day syllabus can be found at http://math.utah.edu/~docampo/math1210/fullsyllabus.html. See the homework section below for weekly assignments.

Week Sections Brief description Exam dates
       
1 N.1 - N.4 Introduction to Polynomial Calculus 9/22 Midterm 1
2 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6 Limits, continuity
3 2.1 - 2.3 Introduction to derivatives
4 0.7, 1.4, 2.4 Trigonometric functions
5 Review  
       
5 2.5 - 2.6 Chain rule, higher derivatives 10/21 Midterm 2
6 2.7 - 2.9 Implicit diff., approximations
7 3.1 - 3.3 Optimization
8 Fall break  
9 3.4 and review Practical problems
       
9 3.5 Graphing functions 11/20 Midterm 3
10 3.6 - 3.8 MVT, Num. Calc., antiderivatives
11 3.8 - 3.9, 4.1 - 4.2 Antideriv., diff. eqns., definite int.
12 4.2 - 4.5 Fundamental Theorems, MVT
13 4.5 and review MVT
       
14 5.1 - 5.3 Area, volume 12/15 Final, 1-3pm
15 5.3 - 5.5 Volume, arc length, work
16 5.6, 4.6, and review Moments, numerical integration
17 Final exam week  

Grading

The grade distribution for this course will be as follows:

Weekly Homework 15% More details below.
Three Midterms 60% Lowest midterm grade 10%, other two 25% each.
Dates: 9/22, 10/21 and 11/20, during lecture.
Final Exam 25% Comprehensive. Tuesday, 12/15, 1-3pm.

The following scale is a guideline for assignment of letter grades. The final grading scale will be no stricter.

A A-
100 - 93 92 - 90
     
B+ B B-
89 - 87 86 - 83 82 - 80
     
C+ C C-
79 - 77 76 - 73 72 - 70
     
D+ D D-
69 - 67 66 - 63 62 - 60
 
E
59 - 0
A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E
100 - 93 92 - 90 89 - 87 86 - 83 82 - 80 79 - 77 76 - 73 72 - 70 69 - 67 66 - 63 62 - 60 59 - 0

Your grades will be posted on Blackboard/WebCT, which can be accessed through the university website http://webct.utah.edu. To log in, use your uNID and password. I will update the grades on a regular basis. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of your grades. If you find any mistakes, let me know right away so I can correct them.

Homework

There are 40 homework assignments total, each corresponding to a different section in the book or notes.

Each section is worth 10 points. 8 points will be awarded if you do every problem AND show all your work. No work will receive no points. The remaining 2 points will be accounted for by the correctness of a randomly chosen problem.

A homework set of several sections will be collected once a week. The table below specifies the collection dates, which are normally the first day of the week. The homework set will be collected at the beginning of class.

Each homework set must be stapled together with a cover sheet as the front page. I will provide the cover sheet in class, or you can find it at http://www.math.utah.edu/~docampo/math1210/coversheet.pdf. A homework set without a cover sheet or without being stapled together will not be accepted. Please be prepared before you come to class.

For each week that the homework is late, you will be penalized 2 points, but homework that is more than two weeks late will not be accepted. The last day to submit any homework is Friday, 12/11.

At the time of collection, I will return homework from the previous week. If you are not present during lecture to receive your graded homework, then you can pick it up during normal office hours.

Group work is strongly encouraged but proper credit should be given to any cooperation. If two students work together on their homework, then that should be acknowledged on both works.

Section Problems Due date
     
N1 # 1 - 25 odd Monday, 8/31
(Chapter N)
N2 # 1 - 14
N3 # 1 - 14
N4 # 1 - 10
     
1.1 # 1 - 17 odd, 29 - 33 odd Tuesday, 9/8
1.3 # 1 - 31 odd, 41, 43
1.5 # 1 - 39 odd
     
1.6 # 1 - 37 odd, 49 Monday, 9/14
2.1 # 1 - 17 odd
2.2 # 1 - 33 odd, 37 - 43 odd, 61
2.3 # 1 - 51 odd
     
0.7 # 1 - 33 odd Monday, 9/21
1.4 # 1 - 15 odd
2.4 # 1 - 21 odd, 27
     
2.5 # 1 - 59 odd Monday, 9/28
2.6 # 1 - 29 odd, 33, 35
     
2.7 # 1 - 35 odd Monday, 10/5
2.8 # 1 - 13 odd, 17, 21, 27
2.9 # 1 - 9 odd, 17, 21, 27, 35
     
3.1 # 1 - 23 odd, 27, 29, 31 Monday, 10/19
3.2 # 1 - 35 odd, 47
3.3 # 1 - 27 odd, 31 - 37 odd
     
3.4 # 1 - 19 odd, 23 - 29 odd, 35, 39, 43 Monday, 10/26
3.5 # 1 - 25 odd, 29 - 33 odd
     
3.6 # 1 - 19 odd Monday, 11/2
3.7 # 1 - 17 odd, 31
     
3.8 # 1 - 41 odd Monday, 11/9
3.9 # 1 - 21 odd
4.1 # 1 - 23 odd, 43 - 57 odd
     
4.2 # 5 - 19 odd Monday, 11/16
4.3 # 1 - 27 odd
4.4 # 1 - 57 odd
4.5 # 1 - 27 odd, 35 - 45 odd
     
5.1 # 1 - 29 odd Monday, 11/30
5.2 # 1 - 23 odd, 33
     
5.3 # 1 - 17 odd, 23 Monday, 12/7
5.4 # 1 - 15 odd, 23 - 29 odd
5.5 # 1 - 11 odd, 19
     
5.6 # 1 - 5 odd, 9 - 17 odd Friday, 12/11
4.6 # 1 - 13 odd

Exams

There will be three midterms and a comprehensive final.

  Date Time Place Material covered
       
Midterm 1 9/22 12:55-1:45pm JTB 130 N.1 - N.4, 0.7, 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 - 2.4
Midterm 2 10/21 12:55-1:45pm JTB 130 2.5 - 2.9, 3.1 - 3.4
Midterm 3 11/20 12:55-1:45pm JTB 130 3.5 - 3.9, 4.1 - 4.5
       
Final 12/15 1pm to 3pm TBA Everything above + 4.6, 5.1 - 5.6

You are expected to be present for all exams. There will be no retakes under any circumstances. Makeup exams will be given only in case of a verifiable emergency. In such situations, it is your responsibility to communicate with me as soon as possible, preferably before the exam occurs. Talking to me late may be sufficient reason to deny the request for a makeup.

Tutoring

The Math Department Tutoring Center has tutors available if you want to drop in for help. They meet in room 155 of the T. Benny Rushing Center, adjacent to JWB and LCB. Check their website (http://www.math.utah.edu/ugrad/tutoring.html) for hours.

The ASUU Tutoring Center, SSB 330, also offers inexpensive private tutoring. A list of tutors is available at the Math Department office, JWB 233.

Policies

Quantity of work
As with any 4 credit hour math course, you should expect to spend at least 12 hours per week studying and doing homework, in addition to the 4 hours of lecture. I recommend reading the material to be covered in lecture before coming to class. Any concerns about the class pace, material, and homework, as well as any problems preventing you from performing up to your expectations should be promptly discussed with me.
Quality of work
Anything that you submit should be neat, legible, and clearly written. Solutions to problems should always include sufficient justification. You must show enough of your work so that a reasonable person with average knowledge of the material could logically follow and be convinced by your argument.
Calculators
You are welcome to use a calculator as you see fit. I encourage you to learn to use it in an effective manner. However, your calculator will not be able to pass this class for you. I may or may not allow calculators on exams.
Email & internet
You will need to have internet access and a valid email address registered with Campus Information System. I will regularly send emails to the class and update the course website and your grades and expect you to be responsible for receiving and monitoring that information.
Classroom etiquette
I demand respectful behavior in my classroom to me and to fellow students. Refrain from talking in class and in general avoid behavior that distracts others. Come to class on time and if you have to be late, try to be as discreet as possible. No disrespectful behavior will be tolerated under any circumstance.
Academic honesty
As an University of Utah student, you are bound to the standards of academic honesty put forth by the University Code: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/academics/6-400.html.