MATH 138 Course Syllabus - SUMMER  2012

NJIT Academic Integrity CODE:  All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly.  This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams.  Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

 

Math 138:  General Calculus I

 

Number of Credits:  3

 

Course Description:  This course is intended for students who are not in Science or in Engineering and is an introduction to differential and integral calculus of a single variable. Effective From: Spring 2009.

Prerequisites:  Math 107 with a grade of C or better, or Math 109 with a grade of C or better or Math 101 with a grade of C or better or Math 110 with a grade of C or better, or placement by performance on standardized entrance examinations

 

Textbook:  'Calculus: Concepts and Contexts' 4th edition by James Stewart ISBN-13: 978-0-495-55742-5

 Instructor:   (for specific course-related information, follow the link below)

 

Math 138-141

Prof. Burris

 

Grading Policy:  The final grade in this course will be determined as follows: 

Quizzes:

20%

Project:

10%

Midterm Exam:

35%

Final Exam:

35%


Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve. This curve may be adjusted slightly at the end of the semester. NOTE:  This course needs to be passed with a grade of C or better in order to proceed to Math 238 or Math 246.

A

89.1-100

C

69.1-75

B+

85.1-89

D

60-69

B

79.1-85

F

 

C+

75.1-79

 

 


Quizzes: There will be a quiz at the beginning of every class. There are no make-up quizzes.

Project: The topic and due date of the project will be given later in the semester.

Drop Date:  Please note that the University Drop Date June 12, 2012 deadline will be strictly enforced.

Calculators:  Calculators are NOT PERMITTED in this course.

Attendance:  Students must attend all classes to absorb the needed knowledge.Tardiness to class is disruptive to the instructor and students. Each student should have contact to several fellow contacts in case they have missed a class.  You are responsible for everything that happens in class whether or not you are present. Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Exams:  There will be two midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam during the semester.
The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the department's to Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced. Please note that calculators, cellular phones, beepers, and all other electronic devices may not be used during any exam.

Makeup Exam Policy:  No make-up quizzes or EXAMS will be given.  In the event the Final Exam is not taken, under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the final exam, a makeup exam will be administered by the math department. In any case the student must notify the Math Department Office and the Instructor that the exam will be missed and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctors note, police report, court notice, etc., clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem.

Further Assistance:  For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed at the link above by clicking on the Instructor’s name. Teaching Assistants are also available in the math learning center.

Cellular Phones:  All cellular phones and beepers must be switched off during all class times.


 

MATH DEPARTMENT CLASS POLICIES LINK 

All DMS students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly. For DMS Course Policies, please click here.

May 21, 2012

M

Summer Session Begins

May 23, 2012

W

Last Day To Register For Full Semester Course

July 4, 2012

W

July 4th Holiday ~ University Closed

June 13, 2012

W

Last Day To Withdraw  from the Semester Course

July 16, 2012

M

The Summer Session Ends

July 16, 2012

M

Final Exam

 

Course Outline and Homework Assignments:

 

 

Week

Section

Title

Homework

1

 

 

1.1

Four Ways to Represent a Function

ex. 5 – 8, 29 – 33

1.2

A Catalog of Essential Functions

ex. 1, 2

1.3

New Functions from Old Functions

ex. 1, 2, 3

2

 

2.1

The Tangent and Velocity Problems

ex. 5, 6, 7

2.2

The Limit of a Function

ex. 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16

3

 

2.3

Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws

ex. 1, 2, 9 – 24

4

 

2.5

Limits Involving Infinity

ex. 3, 4, 5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24

2.6

Derivatives and Rates of Change

ex. 5, 7, 9ab, 13, 15, 43ab, 45, 47

5

 

2.7

The Derivative as a Function

ex. 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16

3.1

Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions

ex. 3 – 28, 45, 49, 50,

6

 

 

Review for Exam 1

 

 

Exam 1

 

7

 

3.2

The Product and Quotient Rules

ex. 3 – 15, 29, 30, 33a, , 35a, 39,

3.3

Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

ex. 1 – 14, 19 – 22, 23a, 25a, 27, 28, 31

8

 

3.4

Chain Rule

ex. 7 – 30, 37, 38

3.5

Implicit Differentiation

ex. 3 – 16, 21 – 28

9

 

3.7

Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions

ex. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

3.8

Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences

ex. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11a, 12a, 13ab, 14, 15, 16ab

10

 

4.1

Related Rates

ex. 2 – 23 odd

11

 

 

Review for exam 2

 

 

Exam 2

 

12

 

4.2

Minimum and Maximum Values

ex. 3, 5, 23, 25, 27, 29, 41 – 51 odd

13

 

4.3

Derivatives and Shapes of Curves

Ex. 7 – 16, 21 – 26

14

 

4.6

Optimization Problems

Ex. 5, 6, 9 – 12, 14, 15, 18, 23, 40

15

 

4.8

Antiderivatives

ex. 1 – 16, 19 – 26

5.1

Definite Integral

 

16

 

 

Review for final exam

 

Prepared By:  Prof. Roy Plastock

Last revised:  January 31, 2012

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