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John Felice Rome Center

Math 131 Applied Calculus I

Spring 2014

JOHN FELICE ROME CENTER, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

COURSE CODE: "MATH 131"

COURSE NAME: "APPLIED CALCULUS I"

SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring Semester 2014

SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Gatto Renato, rgatto1@luc.edu

HOURS: Mon 19:00-21:30

UNITS: 3.00

PREREQUISITES: MATH 118 (Precalculus) with a grade of “C-” or better, or appropriate score on the Math Diagnostic Test.

OFFICE HOURS: Thu 14:00-15:00 or other times by appointment

COURSE AIMS:

The main goal of the course is to provide an understanding of selected topics in

calculus of one variable and their applications. Conceptual and computational skills

will be developed, with an emphasis on understanding concepts.

SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

Introduction to differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on applications.

Topics include: modeling change using functions including exponential and

trigonometric functions, the concept of derivative, computing the derivative,

applications of the derivative to business and life, social, and computer sciences, and

an introduction to integration.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The course is intended for students in the life and social sciences, computer science,

and business. These students will acquire a clear intuitive pictures of the central ideas

in calculus, and get a firm understanding of the power of mathematics as applied to their fields of interests – be it the spread of a disease or the analysis of a company. 

TEXTBOOK:

“Applied Calculus”, 4th Edition, by D. Hughes-Hallett, A. Gleason, et al., Wiley, ISBN: 978-0470-57877-3.

REQUIRED RESERVED READING:

NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:

NONE

 

 

 

 

GRADING POLICY

-ASSESSMENT METHODS:

There will be 2 exams, the first  carrying 15% and the second carrying 20% of the final grade, a final examination (comprehensive) worth 40%, and (weekly) homework worth 15%. The remaining 10% is associated with attendance and class participation:

2 Exams...................................................35%

Final Exam .............................................40%

Homework .............................................15%

Attendance and Class Participation .........10%

The final grade will be computed using the following formula:

        Score = 0.15 x E1 + 0.20 x E2 + 0.4 x F + 0.15 x H + 0.10 x A

where E1, E2 = Exam 1 and Exam2 scores (0-100), F = Final Exam score (0-100), H = Homework score (0-100), A = Attendance and Class Participation score (0-100). 

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:

The grade scale is as follows:

A: 90%-100% (The student demonstrates complete, accurate, and critical knowledge of all the topics, is able to make

appropriate connections among different parts of the subject matter, uses the appropriate language and terminology

correctly and rigorously and is autonomous in his study)

B: 80%-89% (The student has a somewhat accurate knowledge of the subject matter and uses clear logic in his/her

arguments)

C: 70%-79% (The student has the essential knowledge of the subject matter, understands the topics, and can express

it in a simple language)

D: 60%-69% (The student has a superficial, mnemonic knowledge of the subject matter, is uncertain and makes errors

in the presentations)

F: below 60% (At best, the students has a superficial knowledge of some of the topics discussed in the course. He

makes serious errors in the presentations).

Numerically, the final grade is computed as follows: G=0.20 E1 + 0.20 E2 + 0.4 F + 0.1 H + 0.1 A,

where G is the final grade, E1 the score in the first exam, E2 the score in the second exam, F the score in the final,

H the average score in the homework, and A is the score associated with attendance and class

participation. The conversion between numerical grade and letter grade is described by the following table:

A   100 - 93

A-  92 - 89

B+ 88 - 86

B   85 - 81

B-  80 - 78

C+ 77 - 75

C   74 - 71

C-  70 - 68

D+ 67 - 63

D   62 - 60

F   59 – 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

               -ADDITIONAL CLASS POLICIES:

 

Cheating is not tolerated (please see the University Catalog for the policy regarding

academic dishonesty).

Coming late to class or leaving early will be possible only with permission of the instructor.

                            No make-up exams will be given.

              -ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Attendance will contribute to the final grade. Full credit for attendance will be given to people

with one or fewer unexcused absences. Two or more absences will result with a proportional

reduction of the grade.

SCHEDULE

               Week 1: Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

                Week 2: Sections 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

                Week 3: Sections1.7, 1.8, 1.9. Review for Exam 1.

                Week 4: EXAM 1. Sections 1.10, 2.1.

                Week 5: Sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

                Week 6: Sections 2.5, 3.1, 3.2

                Week 7: Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5. Review for Exam 2.

                Week 8. EXAM 2. Sections 4.1, 4.2

                Week 9: Sections 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

                Week 10: Sections 4.6, 4.7, 4.8

                Week 11: Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

                Week 12: Sections 5.5

                Week 13: Review for Final Exam.

                               FINAL EXAM.

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