MATH 117

CALCULUS for SOCIAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 to 9:50 AM

Room A 211                    4 UNITS

Instructor: Larry Green

Phone Number

Office: 541-4660 Extension 341

Internet e-mail:...greenl@ltcc.edu

Home Page:   http://www.ltcc.edu/academics.asp?scatID=5&catID=34"

Lecture Notes:  http://www.ltcconline.net/greenl/courses/117/117.htm

Grades:

Required Text Calculus an applied approach Sixth Edition by Larson, and Edwards 

Course Description The topics covered in this course partial derivatives, probability, elementary differential equations, infinite series, and double integrals. 

Course Objectives  The successful student will

  1. exhibit a proficiency in the topics covered in the course;
  2. engage in logical and critical thinking;
  3. read technical information; and 
  4. demonstrate the solution to problems by translating written language into mathematical statements, interpreting information, sketching relevant diagrams, analyzing given information, formulating appropriate mathematical statements, and checking and verifying results

Prerequisite A grade of C or better in Math 116 or equivalent.

Grading Policy Your letter grade will be based on your percentage of possible points.

A 90 -- 100%        C 70 -- 79%

B 80 -- 89%          D 60 -- 69%

Homework: ..........................................125 points

Midterm 1: April 29.............................125 points

Midterm 2: May 25................................125 points

Midterm 3: June 19........................125 points

Poster Project: May 11..............................150 Points

Final Exam: June 24................................350 points

Exam Policy Students are to bring calculators, pencils or pens, and paper to each exam.  Grading will based on the progress towards the final answer, and the demonstration of understanding of the concept that is being tested, therefore, work must be shown in detail.  Any student who cannot make it to an exam may elect to take the exam up to two days before the exam is scheduled. If all homework is completed and no more than three homework assignments are counted late, then the midterm with the lowest score will be dropped.  A 10% penalty will be given for each late day a student takes an exam 

Homework Policy   Homework will be turned in at the end of class on the date due or by 5:00 PM on the date due. Homework that is turned in within one week of the due date will be counted as half credit.  Homework may be turned later than one week after the due date, but points will not be awarded. At the beginning of each class, a 2 to 5 minute quiz will be given. Each quiz will count as 20% of the homework assignment and cannot be made unless there is a medical excuse.

Extra Credit  Any student who has turned in every homework assignment may elect to work on an extra credit assignment or project that will count as additional points towards either a midterm or the final.

Project   The project involves investigating an application of calculus from a course that your are taking or an interest that you have.  Students will present their poster project at the poster session on May 11.   The display must be approximately 1 meter by 1.3 meters.  You may write any equation by hand. You are encouraged to have Maple assist you in the project. You are also encouraged to work on the project in coordination with a non-math course that you are currently taking. You may work on the project in groups, however there will be higher expectations for group projects.  Your abstract is to be a one paragraph description of your project. Included in your abstract should be a set of references that you intend to use.

Registration

1. You must register for this class in order to attend.

2. You may drop the class with no penalty or mark on your record on or before Friday, April 30.

3. After April 30, you may drop the class and receive a grade of W until Friday, June 4.

4. After June 4, if you are enrolled, you will receive one of the following grades:  A,B,C,D,F or I (Incomplete, must be negotiated with the instructor and is only allowed in special cases).

In this class, it is your responsibility to drop the class in order to avoid an unwanted grade. 

 



OFFICE HOURS:

Monday  ............................  12:30 to 1:30 PM            A210

Tuesday and Thursday......  10:00 to 11:00 AM            GMC

Wednesday ....................      11:00 to 12:00 AM            A210

Friday........................            11:00 to 12:00                 A210



CALCULATORS: A TI 89 graphing calculator is required for this class. 

Instructions on the TI 89 Calculator

LEARNING DISABILITIES: If you have a learning disability, be sure to discuss your special needs with Larry. Learning disabilities will be accommodated.

TUTORING:  Tutors are available at no cost in G4 (The Gateway Math Center).

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Lecture will always be geared towards an explanation of the topics that will be covered on the upcoming homework assignment.

Date    Section  Topic                             Exercises

4-6                     Introductions

4-8       7.1        3D Coordinates   1, 6, 11, 16, 19, 24, 27, 30, 35, 40, 45, 47, 48
            7.2         Surfaces              1, 7, 12, 17, 20, 27, 31-38, 41, 46, 53, 58, 61

 

4-13     7.3        Several Var. Functions          1, 10, 18, 19, 29-32, 37, 43, 44, 48, 49
            7.4        Partial Derivatives            2, 9, 18, 25, 30, 37, 40, 45, 52, 57, 66, 68, 72, 75

4-15     7.5        Extrema              1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36, 39, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 

 

4-20      7.6        Lagrange Multipliers          1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 28, 31, 36, 40, 45, 48, 49

4-22      7.7        Least Squares Line    1, 5, 11,18, 23, 28, 31, 34, 40, 43, 44, 46

 

4-27        7.8     Double Integrals       1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 34, 39, 44, 49, 53, 56
                7.9    Applications              1, 6, 11, 14, 19, 24, 29, 32, 35, 38

4-29       Midterm I

 

5-4      9.1        Discrete Probability        1, 6, 11, 16, 17, 1927, 30, 35
            9.2        Cts. Random Variables  1, 8, 15, 22, 27, 33, 35, 36

5-6      9.3        Expected Value             1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 30, 33, 37, 40, 45, 48, 51, 54    

 

5-11      Poster Project

5-13      10.1     Sequences               1,6,11,16,21,26,31,36,41,46,51,56,57,60,65,70,73,74  

 

5-18      10.2     Series and Convergence  1,6,11,16,19,24,29,34,39,44,45,49,52,57,60,63,67,68

5-20      10.3     p-Series, Ratio Test         1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,54,55     

 

5-25        Midterm 2

5-27     10.4    Power Series     1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,52,53,56

 

6-1    10.5      Taylor Polynomials              1,4,7,10,13,116,19,22,25,28,30
         

6-6     10.6      Newton's Method        1,6,11,16,21,26,31,33,36,41,43,45

 

6-8       C1     Diff EQs                    1,6,11,16,21,26,31,36,41,46,51,56,61,65,69 

6-10       C2     Separation of Variables      1,6,11,16,21,26,31,36,39,40,42

 

6-15       C3      1st Order Diff EQs                 1,6,11,21,26,31,37,40,41,44 

6-17       C4      Applications          1,8,15,18,20,23,26, 29,32,35,39

6-19        Midterm 3

 

6-24        Comprehensive Final Exam  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 



HOW TO SUCCEED IN A MATH CLASS

  1.  Come to every class meeting.
  2.  Arrive early, get yourself settled, spend a few minutes looking at your notes from the previous class meeting, and have   you materials ready when class starts.
  3.  Read each section before it is discussed in class
  4.  Do some math every day.
  5.  Start preparing for the tests at least a week in advance.
  6.  Spend about half of your study time working with your classmates.
  7.  Take advantage of tutors and office hours, extra help can make a big difference.

 


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