MATH 163A A06(04856), Fall 2007

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.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
The list of specific learning outcomes is available at
MATH 113 or Placement level 2 or higher.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 10-11am, Thursday 3-4pm, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
Class hours/ location:
MTuThF 12:10-1pm in 326 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 Tuesday, November 20, at 2:30 p.m. 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 MATH 163 webpage has supplemental handouts and drills.
  • 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 4 Introduction; 1.1 1-37odd,39-42,45-59odd
    September 6 1.2 1-6,7-15odd,16,17
    September 7 2.1 1-8,9-65odd Good Problem 1: Mathematical Autobiography, using Layout
    2 September 10 2.2 1-7,9-19odd,20-28,29-41odd
    September 11 2.3 1-3,7-26,27-39odd
    September 13 Review
    September 14 study guide Test 1 on 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3
    3 September 17 3.1 1-15,17-55odd,56,61,62,73 (drop deadline)
    September 18 3.2 1-6,7-13odd,19-29odd,30
    September 20
    September 21 3.3 1-15odd,21,22 Good Problem 2: Section 3.2 #22, using Graphs
    4 September 24 3.4 1-10,11-23odd,31-37
    September 25 3.5 3-6,7-13odd
    September 27 Review
    September 28 study guide Test 2 on 3.1-3.5
    5 October 1 4.1 1-45odd,55
    October 2 4.2 1-31odd,37
    October 4
    October 5 4.3 1-41odd,42,43-51odd,54 Good Problem 3: Section 4.2 #26, using Flow
    6 October 8 (drop deadline with WP/WF)
    October 9
    October 11 Review
    October 12 study guide Test 3 on 4.1-4.3
    7 October 15 5.1 1-8,9-23odd,29,36
    October 16 5.2 1-8,9-23odd,29
    October 18
    October 19 5.3 1-11odd,17-23odd,27-32,33-39odd,49-53odd Good Problem 4: Section 5.2 #16, using Logic
    8 October 22 5.4 3-19odd,35-39
    October 23
    October 25 Review
    October 26 study guide Test 4 on 5.1-5.4
    9 October 29 6.1 1-9,11-23odd,27-31odd,35
    October 30 6.2 1-4,7-27odd
    November 1
    November 2 9.1 1-15odd,17-27 Good Problem 5: Section 6.2 #12, using Intros
    10 November 5 9.2 1-5odd,11,17,21-25odd,33-39odd,47
    November 6
    November 8 9.3 1-15odd,19,20,21-29odd
    November 9 Good Problem 6: Section 9.2 #34, using Symbols
    11 November 12 Veterans' Day, no class
    November 13 Review
    12 November 20 study guide Final Exam Tuesday, at 2:30 pm, in our classroom

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:54:22 EDT 2010