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Math 21: Calculus I Syllabus UC Merced, Fall 2016 Lecture 01 (sections 02–7) Time & Location (L1): MWF 8:30-9:20a, COB 105 Instructor: Dr. Alexander Yatskar (office AOA 180) e-mail: Teaching Assistants: Omar DeGuchy ( Alessandro Monteros ( Stephen Flaherty ( Dimitrius Khaladj ( Section 02D Omar T 9:30 – 11:20 am, COB 286 Section 03D Omar T 7:30 – 9:20 am, COB 279 Section 04D Alessandro F 11:30 – 1:20 pm, COB 288 Section 05D Alessandro F 9:30 – 11:20 am, COB 288 Section 06D Stephen T 5:30 – 7:20 pm, COB 288 Section 07D Dimitrius T 4:30 – 6:20 pm, COB 267 Office hours: (Published separately, see the CatCourses Introduction Page) Class Schedule: (Published separately, see the CatCourses CatCourses Introduction Page) Text: Chapters 1–4 & 6 in Calculus, 8 ed., by James Stewart Course Web Page: MATH 21 website is part of the CatCourses management system. It is available automatically to all students enrolled in this class. All important course materials will be posted under Files on this website, and course related announcements will be made through the email list maintained by the site as well. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should understand: ▯ The concept of a limit and the definitions of derivatives and definite integrals in terms of limits. ▯ How to use derivatives to analyze functions. ▯ How to apply differential and integral calculus to real – world problems. ▯ The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: ▯ Compute limits of algebraic expressions. ▯ Compute the derivative of elementary functions using both the definition of a derivative and differenti- ation formulas. ▯ Identify ways in which a function can fail to have a derivative. ▯ Find maximum or minimum values of functions. ▯ Sketch the graph of a function using information provided by the derivatives of the function. ▯ Solve "real-world" optimization problems by converting them into the language of calculus. ▯ Compute certain simple antiderivatives. ▯ Compute the definite integral of elementary functions. ▯ Define the definite integral as a limit of Riemann sum approximations Grade Determination: Your letter grade in the course will be based on homework assignments (5%, lowest one grade dropped), discussion participation (6%, lowest one grade dropped), quizzes (15%, lowest one grade dropped), three midterm exams (15% each), and a cumulative final exam (29%). If you obtain 90% of the total points, you will receive an A in the course. If you obtain less than 55% of the total points, you will receive an F. For everything in between, letter grades will be given in the approximate framework: A: 90-100%, B: 80–90%, C: 70–80%, D: 60–70%. Please be aware that you need a C– or better to proceed to Calculus II (Math 22). As the semester progresses you will be constantly updated with the status of your grade. It’s up to you to take corrective measures to make sure that you’re not failing the class. Tutoring center, group study, office hour attendance will make a big difference in your mastery of the subject. Note that all grades are final, please do not disturb the instructor , TA’s or the Dean, with the "do me a favor and bump up my grade" requests. 1 Math 21: Calculus I Syllabus UC Merced, Fall 2016 Lectures: Lecture hours are devoted to discuss fundamental concepts and important techniques. Regular and active attendance in lectures provides foundation to success in the class. Class attendance is taken regularly and missing students will loose bonus points that are added to the final exam score. It is impossible to cover all material in lectures alone. Learning from the textbook, going to discussion sections, completing homework, and reviewing periodically are all integral parts of the class. Office Hours: During office hours you’ll receive assitance with homework, worksheets, and any topic or concept that you didn’t understand in class. Please bring lots of questions! Discussion Sections: Discussion sections meet for two hours each week where you will develop and practice your problem-solving skills by working with your classmates to solve challenging problems. Your discussion par- ticipation is graded. Five points are given for effective group work which includes doing selected problems on the board. Points will be deducted for disruptive activities such as coming in late, or chatting on the phone. Additional five points will be given to students who complete the entire worksheet before the beginning of the next discussion section. If your Discussion Section is cancelled due to a holiday, please complete the work- sheet on your own and show it to your TA to get full credit for that week’s discussion.It is your responsiblity to print a copy of the worksheet before coming to dicussion section. Study Groups: Besides the academic work, another important reason to go to university is to form a network of colleagues and friends. Get to know your professors, TA’s and fellow students. Learn from each other. Good social support net is envaluable in helping you succesfully navigate through university curriculum and setting you on a path to a succesful career. This course will help you form human connections. Research shows that the best way to learn is by explaining a topic to a partner. You’re encouraged to work in groups 3-5 people where each participant takes turn at doing a homework or worksheet problem on a board and explaining it to others. Up to 5 pts extra credit that will be added each week to your participation score for submitting a signed group study activity report that lists day, time, participants and problems that were discussed. Each participant will receive the extra credit(1 pt for each presented problem) up to 5 pts. Submit only one group activity report per week. You can set up the groups by clicking on People in CatCourses. You’ll see a list of 30 groups which you can enroll in. Once you form a group you can post messages on the Module board. Tutoring center attendance, office hours held by the instructor and TA’s are also counted as study groups. Quizzes: A quiz will be given during each discussion section except for those during weeks marked with "no quiz". The quiz will be one problem taken from one of six problems listed in the class schedule. These problems come from the book on chapters covered during the previous weeks. Homework: Each week you will see new homework assignment posted on WebAssign with the corresponding due date. For most problems you will have five chances to enter the answer correctly. For True/False problems only one chance is given. Please carefully follow webassign instructions regarding the format of the answer. Note that you will not receive credit if your answer was rejected for format issues. For example if the answer is cos(x) and you entered cosx or cos(X), it will be marked as incorrect and instructor will not regrade the problem. WebAssign: Self register at using the code ucmerced 6247 2553. WebAssign Notes: ▯ WebAssign is finicky about significant figures. Always enter answers in the exact form when possible or carry out numeric answer to at least 5 decimal places. For example if the answer is 4/3, WebAssign might not accept numerical answer 1.33, so you need to use the equation editor to enter the fraction 4/3 into the answer box. ▯ WebAssign is case sensitive so cos(x) is not the same as cos(X). Carefully follow webassign directions when entering constants and functions. Typically variables x,y,z are lower case letters. ▯ WebAssign is font sensitive, so be careful with the use Greek and Roman letters. For example, Greek letter ”nu” ▯ looks like Roman v. WebAssign will mark your answer as incorrect if you substitute one letter for another. Typically Greek letters are used to express angles, and Roman letters for everything else. Examine the font carefully! ▯ If you want to express function to a power, use parenthesis. For example sin (x) should be entered as (sin(x))ˆ2, entry sinˆ2(x) would not be accepted. ▯ WebAssign customizes problems for each student, so your answer will not be the same as your friend’s. 2 Math 21: Calculus I Syllabus UC Merced, Fall 2016 ▯ For technical problems you should contact WebAssign tech support at support/student/(click on "Create a Customer Support Case" under "E-mail Support".) Note that your Instructor and Teaching Assistants will not be able to assist you with technical issues that may arise in the course of using the WebAssign. ▯ Always maintain a handwritten version of your homework. Exams: The three midterm exams will be given during class on Sep. 16, Oct. 14, and Nov. 9. There will be no make- up exams or early exams. If you are sick during an exam, please bring a note from your doctor verifying your illness. Doctor’s excuse may not be used retroactively- if you elect to take an exam, you may not later claim that you were sick during the exam. Family emergencies that require your absence on the day of exam are also excused, please provide a letter before exam explaining your situation. Your course grade will then be determined by the rest of your course work. Please bring your student ID to each exam. Calculators and crib sheets are not allowed on the exams. A special needs room for people with documented disabilities will be provided for each exam. See your instructor and the CatCourses Announcements page for more information. On exam days, students are strongly encouraged to be in their seats 5 minutes before the beginning of class. Old Math 21 exams are posted at Bonus Points: Bonus points are given to encourage attendance in lectures. Every student has 5 bonus points in the beginning of the semester. During lectures, students will be chosen randomly to answer questions. Each time a chosen student is not present, (s)he will lose 1 bonus point. These points will be added to you Final Exam score. Green Books: Each student is required to purchase four (11 X 8.5) green (or blue) books and give them to their section leader by the second recitation. Green books are preferred because they are made from recycled mate- rial.These will be distributed for the exams, so please do not write anything (not even your name) on the front of the green (blue) books. Portable Electronic Devices: All portable electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers and laptops) must be turned off and put away during exams, lectures, and discussion sections. Calculators are the exception; they may be used in lectures and discussion sections, but not in exams. Calculators & Computers: We recommend that you obtain a graphing calculator or other computational tool (e.g., Mathematica, Maple, Matlab, Octave) to aid in your completion of homework assignments. Remember, however, that there will be no calculators or crib sheets allowed in the exams. Dropping the Course: After Wednesday, Sep. 14, dropping the course is possible only with a petition approved by the Dean’s office. Please see the instructor if you wish to drop after Wednesday, Sep. 14. CatCourses Page: Extra Help: You are encouraged to get extra help whenever you need it. The instructor and section leaders each have office hours, which are posted at the top of this document. You may go to the posted office hours of any Calculus 1 instructor or section leader, even if they are not your regular instructor or section leader. In addition, review sessions are scheduled just before each exam. Other helpful items are posted on the Course Web Page. You are welcome to send questions to your instructor via e-mail at any time. Free Tutoring Tutoring is available from your peers through the Bright Success Center, students that have taken Calculus classes and done well. Tutoring generally becomes available in the second or third week of the semester. You will find a calendar for times and locations of Math 21 tutors, as well as other tools for academic success, on their site here. Tutoring is also available through the STEM Resource Center, located in AOA 114. This also generally becomes available in the second or third week of the semester. Find more information on their site here. Special Accommodations: If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit a letter from Disability Services to the instructor in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed. Student Affairs determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. The instructor will make every effort to accommodate all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments, or required attendance. Please speak with the instructor during the first week of class regarding any potential academic adjustments or accommodations that may arise due to religious beliefs during this term. 3 Math 21: Calculus I Syllabus UC Merced, Fall 2016 Beyond Calculus I: You must receive a grade of C– or better in this course in order to advance to Math 22. Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is the foundation of an academic community and without it none of the educational or research goals of the university can be achieved. All members of the university community are responsible for its academic integrity. Existing policies forbid cheating on examinations, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. The current policies for UC Merced are described under Student Judicial Affairs at Examples of academic dishonesty include: ▯ Using Wolfram or similar programs/calculators during exam. ▯ receiving or providing unauthorized assistance on examinations ▯ using unauthorized materials during an examination ▯ plagiarism - using materials from sources without citations ▯ altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading ▯ fabricating data or references ▯ using false excuses to obtain extensions of time or to skip coursework Use of calculator/wolfram during exam will result in an immediate F for the course with an option of academic dishonesty recorded on the trascript. We don’t need to catch you in the act to initate a disciplinary action, calculator use can be easily ascertained during the grading of an exam. The ultimate success of a code of academic conduct depends largely on the degree to which the students fulfill their responsibilities towards academic integrity. These responsibilities include: ▯ Be honest at all times. ▯ Act fairly toward others. For example, do not disrupt or seek an unfair advantage over others by cheat- ing, or by talking or allowing eyes to wander during exams. ▯ Take group as well as individual responsibility for honorable behavior. Collectively, as well as individu- ally, make every effort to prevent and avoid academic misconduct, and report acts of misconduct which you witness. ▯ Do not submit the same work in more than one class. Unless otherwise specified by the instructor, all work submitted to fulfill course requirements must be work done by the student specifically for that course. This means that work submitted for one course cannot be used to satisfy requirements of another course unless the student obtains permission from the instructor. ▯ Know what plagiarism is and take steps to avoid it. When using the words or ideas of another, even if paraphrased in your own words, you must cite your source. Students who are confused about whether a particular act constitutes plagiarism should consult the instructor who gave the assignment. ▯ Know the rules – ignorance is no defense. Those who violate campus rules regarding academic miscon- duct are subject to disciplinary sanctions, including suspension and dismissal. Tips for Success: Everything that we will do in this class is to help you learn mathematics, but you need to take control, ownership and responsibility of your academic career. At some point in college, most students dis- cover that their study habits from high school don’t work well anymore. Don’t be discouraged! This is an encouraging sign that you are growing intellectually. Try to figure out what does work for you. Many students consider Math 21 to be a difficult course. Even those who have taken Calculus in high school are likely to be surprised by the amount of work that we require. Problem solving. The goal of this course is to help you continue to learn calculus as well as you can. Learning calculus means doing calculus. Just as a violinist must practice scales and a basketball player must practice free-throws, a calculus student needs to practice solving problems. To succeed in this course, you need to learn (1) how to solve calculus problems and (2) why calculus works the way it does. To learn these two things, you need to gain experience by solving many problems. Along these lines, we suggest the following tips for success. B Manage your time wisely! Plan to spend at least two hours outside of each lecture and discussion section working with Math 21 material. 4 Math 21: Calculus I Syllabus UC Merced, Fall 2016 – Before Lecture: Read (at least scan) the day’s section. Work through the example problems in that section and identify in them what you know already and what is new and different. – After Lecture: Review the day’s textbook section and lecture notes. Go over the example problems done in class to warm up. Ask yourself, “What is the big picture here?” Try to answer that question as best as you can. Then start the homework problems. B Be mindful of the time it takes to complete a problem. Speed is not the most important factor in your success in this course. However, there is a time limit to every homework assignment and exam. So, to some extent, you are graded based on your ability to solve problems in a timely manner. Practice through solving many problems is the key. B Be engaged in the class and discussion sections. Attend all lecture and discussion sections, and ask questions when you have them – don’t wait until later. B As you practice solving problems, always try to understand the “why” behind the methods you use. Exams will be written to test your understanding of the methods, not your ability to follow a “recipe” for solving a particular problem. B Homework will consist of even-numbered problems for which there are no solutions in the book. If you are stuck on a problem, try the odd-numbered problems on either side, for which the solution is in the back of the book. B Use office hours to both aid in completion of homework and to understand topics that are not clear. 5


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