Spring 2017 - Math 1A
Richard Hansen, De Anza College, Mathematics
email: HansenRichard@fhda.edu

 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

                                                                                                                                     400  points

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"

 

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