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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
- exhibit a proficiency in the topics covered in the course;
- engage in logical and critical thinking;
- read technical information; and
- 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**
- Come to every class meeting.
- 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.
- Read each section before it is discussed in class
- Do some math every day.
- Start preparing for the tests at least a week in advance.
- Spend about half of your study time working with your classmates.
- Take advantage of tutors and office hours, extra help can make a big
difference.
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