Syllabus/Greensheet: Math 1A, Spring 2017
Math 1A-63, Spring 2017 (01190) Richard Hansen; S-52B; (408) 864-8577
Calculus (first quarter); TTh 6:30-8:45 pm; E-32 email: HansenRichard@fhda.edu
Text: Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 8th web page: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/hansen
Office Hours: Before class -- TTh 5:30 - 6:20 pm or by appointment
Syllabus: Fundamentals of differential calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 43 (with a grade of C or better), or appropriate score on Calculus Placement Test within the past calendar year.
Equipment: Graphing calculator, numerical only -- no algebraic calculators -- see more info on the website.
Week(Monday) Topics (with reference to chapters and sections in Stewart)
1 (4/10) Introduction; 1: 1 (functions); 2: 1-3 (tangents, velocity, function limits)
2 (4/17) 2: 4-5 (definition of a limit, continuity); Quiz #1
3 (4/24) 2: 6-8 (limits at infinity, rates of change, derivatives); Quiz #2
4 (5/1) *Test #1 (2 May);* 3: 1-3 (derivatives: polynomials, exponentials, trig functions; rules);
5 (5/8) 3: 4-6 (chain rule, implicit differentiation, orthogonal trajectory, log functions); Quiz #3
6 (5/15) 3: 9-10, (related rates, differentials); Quiz #4
7 (5/22) *Test #2 (23 May);* 4: 1-2 (maximum and minimum values, Mean Value Theorem)
8 (5/29) 4: 3-5 (derivatives and graphs, curve sketching, indeterminate forms); Quiz #5
9 (6/5) 4: 7-8 (optimization, Newton's Method); Quiz #6
10 (6/12) 10: 1-2 (parametric equations and curves); Quiz #7
11 (6/19) *Test #3 (20 June);* 4: 9 (antiderivatives); Review
12 (6/26) **Final Examination 29 June 6:15 - 8:15 pm**
Course Requirements: The course will consist of a combination of teacher demonstrations with student participation in discussions, individual, and group work.
1. There will be seven Homework Quizzes during the quarter based upon the suggested problems. No make-ups will be given, unless arranged in advance. The lowest quiz will be dropped in computing the course grade. Note that success in the course requires practice: at a minimum, students should work the problems that are suggested.
2. There will be three in-class Tests. Note the dates; no make-ups will be given, unless arranged in advance. If higher, one-half of the score on the final exam will replace the lowest test score to compute the course grade.
3. There will be a comprehensive two-hour Final Examination, Tuesday, June 29, from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. Any student missing the final exam will fail the course; no excuses are acceptable.
Grading: Quizzes (best 6 X possible 25 points each) 150
Tests (3 X possible 50 points each) 150
Final Exam (1 X possible 100 points) 100
Course grades will reflect the following percentage range of total scores:
A = [360, 400+] C = [240, 300) F = below 50% (below 200)
B = [300, 360) D = [200, 240)
Grades of B+, B-, and C+ will be used as the final distribution of grades warrants; A- will not be used.
Attendance: Regular attendance is expected. A student who misses any class during the first two weeks of the quarter may be dropped from the course. Inform the instructor, in advance, of any necessary absences; telephone the instructor and leave a message if an emergency arises. Note, however, that it is the student's responsibility to formally "drop" the course. Protect your academic record by observing these deadlines:
23 April to drop with no record 5 May for P/NP option 2 June to drop with a "W"