MATH 141 Fall 2016
Sections E006 and E007
|Lectures:||Sections E006 & E007||MoWe||3:55 PM - 5:10 PM||LeConte 113|
|Recitations:||Section E006||TuTh||4:25 PM - 5:15 PM||LeConte 401|
|Section E007||TuTh||6:00 PM - 6:50 PM||LeConte 401|
|Office Hours:||Francisco||MTWThF||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||LeConte 314D|
|David||TTh||4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
6:50 PM - 7:30 PM
Important deadlines you need to know
- The semester begins Thursday, August 18th, and ends Friday, December 2nd.
- The deadline to drop/add and the last day to change credit/audit is Wednesday, August 24th. The first day in which a "W" grade is assigned is therefore Thursday, August 25th.
- The last day to obtain a "W" grade or to elect a pass/fail grade is Monday, October 10th. The first day in which a "WF" grade is assigned is therefore Tuesday, October 11th.
Qualifications earned by grade of C or better in MATH 112, 115, 116 or by a PreCalculus Placement Test.
Calculus. Early Transcendentals by George B. Thomas Jr. (custom edition for the University of South Carolina). Pearson
|Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals Custom Edition for the University of South Carolina||Student Solutions Manual, Single Variable, for Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals|
Course Structure and Grading Policies
Your final score for the course will be computed as follows:
Homework assignments: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade.
A selection of problems from your textbook will be posted on MyMathLab on the day of the lecture, and will be graded. You will have until the end of the next class day to complete the assignment (e.g. what is posted on Monday is due on Wednesday at 11:59PM; what is posted on Wednesday is due on Monday at 11:59PM)
In order to register for your section of the course on MyMathLab, visit www.mymathlab.com and click on [Student]. The course ID for my sections is
blanco-silva00809Click [here] to retrieve further registration/sign-in instructions.
Quizzes: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade.
A 15-minute quiz will be given in every recitation, except on the week of a midterm exam, or the last week of classes. Occasionally, pop-quizzes will be given during lectures, and review quizzes will be offered through MyMathLab. At the end of the course, you will hopefully have taken at least 10 quizzes. If that is the case, only the 10 best scores will count toward your quiz average.
- Computer Labs: (up to 100 points) 10% of the course grade.
Tests: (up to 100 points each) 50% of the course grade (10% each test).
There will be five in-class tests scheduled as follows:
Test # Date 1 Wed, Sep 07 2 Mon, Oct 03 3 Mon, Oct 17 4 Mon, Oct 31 5 Mon, Nov 21
Final Exam: (up to 100 points) 20% of the course grade.
The final exam is scheduled on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
- Participation in an authorized University activity (such as musical performances, academic competitions, or varsity athletic events in which the student plays a formal role in a University sanctioned event)
- Required participation in military duties
- Mandatory admission interviews for professional or graduate school which cannot be rescheduled
- Participation in legal proceedings or administrative duties that require a student’s presence
- Death or major illness in a student’s immediate family
- Illness of a dependent family member
- Religious holy day if listed on www.interfaithcalendar.org
- Illness that is too severe or contagious for the student to attend class
- Weather-related emergencies
The course grade will be determined as follows:
- Honor Code: The Honor Code applies to all work for this course. Please review the Honor Code at [this link]. Students found violating the Honor Code will be subject to discipline.
- Class notes and other additional material will be stored in Dropbox. In that case, you will need an account to retrieve it. If you do not have one already, sign-in through [this link] with your academic e-mail address to receive a base 4GB storage, plus an extra 500MB, free of charge.
- Remember to change your e-mail address on Blackboard if necessary [blackboard.sc.edu]
- Office of Student Disability Services: If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance, please notify the instructor immediately.
- The Math Tutoring Center is a free tutoring service for MATH 111, 115, 122, 141, 142, and 170. The center also maintains a list of private tutors for math and statistics. The center is located in LeConte, room 105, and the schedule is available at the Department of Mathematics website (www.math.sc.edu). No appointment is necessary.
- Student Success Center:
In partnership with University of South Carolina faculty, the Student Success Center (SSC) offers a number of programs to assist you in better understanding your course material and to aid you on your path to success. SSC programs are facilitated by trained undergraduate peer leaders who have previously excelled in their courses. Resources available to students in this course include:
- Peer Tutoring: You can make a one-on-one appointment with a peer tutor by going to www.sc.edu/success. Drop-in Tutoring and Online Tutoring may also be available for this course. Visit the previous website for a full schedule of times, locations, and courses.
- Success Connect: Throughout the semester, I may communicate with the SSC regarding your progress in the course. If contacted by the SSC, please schedule an appointment to discuss campus resources that are available to you. Success Connect referrals are not punitive and any information shared by me is confidential and subject to FERPA regulations.
A student who successfully completes Calculus I (MATH 141) should continue to develop as an independent learner with the ability to approach problems from a conceptual viewpoint, to utilize more than one idea in a single problem, and to apply appropriate calculus skills to problems in context. In particular, the successful student will master concepts and gain skills needed to solve problems related to:
- Handling Functions
- Functions: domain, range and graphs
- Finding limits graphically, numerically and analytically
- Continuity and one-sided limits
- Infinite limits and limits at infinity
- The derivative and rates of change
- Basic differentiation rules
- Trigonometric functions
- Logarithmic functions
- The product and quotient rules
- Chain rule
- Implicit differentiation
- Logarithmic differentiation
- Differentiation of inverse functions
- Applications of differentiation
- Extrema on an interval
- Mean Value Theorem
- Curve sketching
- L'Hospital's Rule
- Related rates
- Optimization problems
- Antiderivatives and indeterminate integrals
- Definite Integrals
- The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
- Applications of integration
- Basic computation of area between curves
- Basic computation of volume of solids of revolution
- First part: Functions
- Mon Aug 22: 1.1 & 1.2
- Wed Aug 24: 1.5 & 1.6
- Mon Aug 29: 2.2 & 2.4
- Wed Aug 31: 2.6 & 2.5
- Wed Sep 07:
First Test---1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
- Second Part: Introduction to Differentiation
- Mon Sep 12: Change of management
- Wed Sep 14: 3.2 & 3.3
[p.133 #1--12 (only 1st derivatives),17,19,20,28,31,32,33]
- Mon Sep 19: 1.3 & 3.5
[p.27 #13,14,18,20,31—34,39-41,47,50. p.160 #1--18]
- Wed Sep 21: 3.6
- Mon Sep 26: 3.7 & 3.8
[p.175 #1--6,11,12. p.185 #41,42,45,46,47,48,51]
- Wed Sep 28: 3.8, 3.9
[p.186 #89--96. p.192 #21--26,33,34,42]
- Mon Oct 03:
Second Test---1.3, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9
- Third Part: Applications of Differentiation
- Wed Oct 05: Classes canceled
- Mon Oct 10: 2.1, 3.1 & 3.2
- Wed Oct 12: 4.1, 4.3 & 4.4
- Mon Oct 17: 4.5
Expect a take-home or online test around this date
- Wed Oct 19: 3.10 & 4.6
- Mon Oct 24: 3.10 & 4.6
- Wed Oct 26: 3.10 & 4.6
- Mon Oct 31:
Fourth Test---4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5
- Fourth Part: Introduction to Integration
- Wed Nov 02: 4.8, 5.1, 5.5
- Mon Nov 07: 5.1
- Wed Nov 09: 4.8 & 5.5
- Mon Nov 14: 5.2
- Wed Nov 16: 5.3 & 5.4
- Mon Nov 21:
Fifth Test---4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5
- Fifth Part: Applications of Integration
- Mon Nov 28: 5.6
- Wed Nov 30: 6.1 & 6.2