MAT 116 Calculus for Social and
Life Science Winter
2004 Instructor:
Bruce Armbrust, phone: 5414660 ext. 314, email: armbrust@ltcc.edu Office Hours:
Room A210,
Mon.
10:00 – 11:00 AM Wed.
2:45  3:45 PM Thurs.
12:30  1:30 PM GMC G4,
Tues. & Thurs.
10:00 – 11:00 AM And as always, by appointment. Class Time and Location:
Tues. & Thurs. 8:00  9:50 AM, A211 Textbook:
Calculus: An Applied Approach, 5^{th} Ed., Larson and Edwards Calculator:
A graphing calculator is required for this class. I will be demonstrating with the TI89. I will do my best to assist with other models, but I promise
nothing. Course Description:
MAT 116 is a continuation of MAT 115. Topics
include: antidifferentiation, calculus for trigonometric, exponential and
logarithmic functions, and applications. In
this quarter we will delve into the other branch of Calculus, Integration.
Along the way we will see the links between differentiation and
integration, as well as develop rules for new classes of functions. Prerequisite:
A grade of C or better in Math 115 or Math 105 or equivalent. Successful Students Will: 1.
Exhibit a proficiency in the topics covered in this
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 math statements, and checking and verifying results. Course Grade:
Your final letter grade will be based on the usual grading scale: A 90100%, B
8089%, C 7079%, D 6069%, F 059% The
following items will make up the course grade: Homework:
150 points Quizzes:
100 points Exam1
(January 18) Exam2
(February 8):
450 points Exam3 (March
1) Final Exam
(March 20):
300 points Homework:
Homework will be due the class period after it is assigned.
Homework not turned in at this time will be considered late. You may turn
in homework up to one week after it is assigned for half credit.
If all homework is turned in, and no more than two are late, the lowest
regular exam score will be dropped. Quizzes:
There will be approximately 5 announced quizzes given over the quarter.
These quizzes will be designed to help prepare you for the exams, and
quiz problems will be taken directly from the homework assignments. A missed
quiz may be made up with a penalty of 10% per day. Exams:
Students are to bring a calculator, pencil, and blank scratch paper to
each exam. If you cannot make it to
an exam (final not included), you may take it up to 2 school days prior to the
scheduled date. Otherwise, the exam may be made up after the scheduled date
with a penalty of 10% per day. Registration Information: You
must register for this class at the Office of Admissions and Records.
You may drop the class with no penalty or mark on your record on or
before January 30. After January
30, you may drop the class and receive a grade of W until March 5.
After March 5, if you are still enrolled, you will receive a grade of A,
B, C, D, F or I. How
to Succeed in a Math Class: I am often asked how to
successfully pass a math class, and here is my advice: I) Come to
every class session. Be prepared,
and plan on participating. II) Do your
homework. Remember that what I
assign is what I consider a bare minimum. If
you need more practice, do it. Don’t
make me be a homework enforcer. III) Read
the book. You paid good money for
it, so you might as well use it. IV) Make use
of available tutors and my office hours. You
will find tutors who know the subject matter in this course at the GMC. V) Do math
every day. Math is just like
everything else: if you don’t practice, you become rusty. Learning
Disabled Students: It is important that students
who are identified as being learning disabled speak to me about their special
needs. I am more than willing to
grant you reasonable accommodations. Academic
Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated.
Students caught cheating on exams or quizzes will receive a score of zero
on the assignment for the first offense and a course grade of F for the second
offense. Students my work together
on homework assignments (and, in fact, are encouraged to) as long as all
students understand the material covered. Course Schedule: The
following is a tentative schedule. If
things change (you and I both know they will), I will let you know. January
6
4.1, 4.2
Exponential Functions 8
4.3
Derivatives of Exponential Functions 13
4.4, 4.5
Logarithmic Functions and their Derivatives 15
4.6
Exponential Growth and Decay 20
5.1, 5.2
Antiderivatives and the General Power Rule 22
Exam I
27
5.3
Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals 29
5.4
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus February 3
5.5, 5.6
Areas and Integrals as Sums 5
5.7
Volumes of Solids 10
6.1
Integration by Substitution 12
Exam II
17
6.2
Integration by Parts 19
6.3
Partial Fractions 24
6.5
Numerical Integration 26
6.6
Improper Integrals March 2
8.1, 8.2
Angles and Trig. Functions 4
Exam III
9
8.3
Graphs of Trig. Functions 11
8.4, 8.5
Derivatives and Integrals of Trig. Functions 16
8.6
L’Hospital’s Rule 18
Review
23
Final Exam
The
following is a list of all homework assignments for this course. The due dates for the various sections will be given in
class.
