Math 131 Applied Calculus I
JOHN FELICE ROME CENTER, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
COURSE CODE: "MATH 131"
COURSE NAME: "APPLIED CALCULUS I"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring Semester 2014
INSTRUCTOR: Gatto Renato, email@example.com
HOURS: Mon 19:00-21:30
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
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.
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.
“Applied Calculus”, 4th Edition, by D. Hughes-Hallett, A. Gleason, et al., Wiley, ISBN: 978-0470-57877-3.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
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:
Final Exam .............................................40%
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).
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
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
Coming late to class or leaving early will be possible only with permission of the instructor.
No make-up exams will be given.
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.
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.