MATH 163A A08(04704), Fall 2006

Introduction to Calculus

Catalog Description:
Presents a survey of basic concepts of calculus. For students who want an introduction to calculus, but do not need the depth of 263A-B-C. Note: Students cannot earn credit for both 163A and either of 263A of 266A.
MATH 113 or Placement level 2 or higher.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 1-2pm, Tuesday 11am-12, Thursday 5-6pm, and Friday 11am-12.
Web page:
Class hours/ location:
MTuThF 2:10-3pm in 222 Morton Hall.
Calculus with Applications (brief version), eighth edition, by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, and Nathan P. Ritchey; Addison Wesley, 2005.
Several problems from each section of the book are assigned. These problems will not be collected or graded, but you will need to do them in order to learn.
Good Problems:
Six Good Problems are assigned, and will be collected and graded. These are homework problems that will be graded half on content and half on presentation. The idea is to practice writing mathematics regularly but in small pieces.
There will be four mid-term tests, in class. Calculators are not permitted.
Final Exam:
The final exam is on Saturday, November 18, at 12:20 pm in our regular classroom. Calculators are not permitted.
Each Good Problem is worth 1 unit, each test is worth 2 units, and the final is worth 4 units. Your lowest 2 units will be dropped and then your average is computed and a 90% guarantees you at least an A-, 80% a B-, 70% a C-, and 60% a D-.
Missed or Late work:
Only reasons given in advance of a missed test will be considered; otherwise a score of 0 will be given. Late Good Problems are penalized 5% for each 24 hour period or part thereof, excluding weekends and holidays. You can resubmit good problems to improve your score, but the late penalty will apply.
Attendance is assumed but is not counted in your grade. It is your responsibility to find out any announcements made in class.
Academic Dishonesty:
You are strongly encouraged to work together on the homework. You can work together on the Good Problems, but you must acknowledge in writing what help you received and from whom. The tests and final exam must be your own work, and without the aid of notes, etc. Dishonesty will result in a zero on that work, and possible failure in the class and a report to the university judiciaries.
Supplemental Instruction:
SI "provides free, out-of-class study sessions led by an Ohio University undergraduate student who has already taken the course. Used throughout the U.S. and the world, the SI program has proven highly successful in increasing student achievement and retention." Check with the academic advancement center for more information and the schedule.
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
Learning Resources:
  • Your classmates are your best resource. Use them!
  • The Academic Advancement Center's Math Center has drop-in help, tutors, online help, and a telephone hotline.
  • The calculus page at UC Davis has links to many Calculus resources.
  • Schedule

    The Good Problems and Tests are fixed, but we may not cover sections on exactly the days shown.
    Week Date Section Homework/Materials (ungraded) Good Problem/ Test
    1 September 5 Introduction
    September 7 1.1 1-37odd,39-42,45-59odd
    1.2 1-6,7-15odd,16,17
    September 8 2.1 1-8,9-65odd Good Problem 1: Mathematical Autobiography, using Layout
    2 September 11 2.2 1-7,9-19odd,20-28,29-41odd
    September 12 2.3 1-3,7-26,27-39odd
    September 14 Review
    September 15 study guide Test 1 on 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3
    3 September 18 3.1 1-15,17-55odd,56,61,62,73
    September 19 3.2 1-6,7-13odd,19-29odd,30 (drop deadline)
    September 21 3.3 1-15odd,21,22
    September 22 Good Problem 2: Section 3.2 #22, using Graphs
    4 September 25 3.4 1-10,11-23odd,31-37
    September 26 4.1 1-45odd,55
    September 28 4.2 1-31odd,37
    September 29 Good Problem 3: Section 3.4 #14, using Flow
    5 October 2 4.3 1-41odd,42,43-51odd,54
    October 3
    October 5 Review
    October 6 study guide Test 2 on 3.1-3.4,4.1-4.3
    6 October 9 5.1 1-8,9-23odd,29,36 (drop deadline with WP/WF)
    October 10 5.2 1-8,9-23odd,29
    October 12
    October 13 5.3 1-11odd,17-23odd,27-32,33-39odd,49-53odd Good Problem 4: Section 5.1 #12, using Logic
    7 October 16 5.4 3-19odd,35-39
    October 17
    October 19 Review
    October 20 study guide Test 3 on 5.1-5.4
    8 October 23 6.1 1-9,11-23odd,27-31odd,35
    October 24 6.2 1-4,7-27odd
    October 26
    October 27 9.1 1-15odd,17-27 Good Problem 5: Section 6.2 #20, using Intros
    9 October 30 9.2 1-5odd,11,17,21-25odd,33-39odd,47
    October 31
    November 2 Review
    November 3 study guide Test 4 on 6.1,6.2,9.1,9.2
    10 November 6 9.3 1-15odd,19,20,21-29odd
    November 7
    November 9 9.4 1-13odd,15-17,19
    November 10 Veterans Day, no class
    11 November 13 Good Problem 6: Section 9.3 #14, using Symbols
    November 14 Review
    November 18 study guide Final Exam Saturday, at 12:20 pm, in our classroom

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:54:16 EDT 2010