MATH 122 Fall 2018

Sections 011 and 015

Meeting Times

Section Days Times Location
011: TTh 10:05 AM - 11:20 AM Gambrell 152
015: TTh  2:50 PM -  4:05 PM Callcot 201

Important deadlines you need to know

General Dates
Classes begin Aug 23, 2018
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3, 2018
Fall Break Oct 18—19, 2018
General Election Day Nov 6, 2018
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 21—25, 2018
Last Day of Classes Dec 7, 2018
Academic Deadlines
Last Day to Change/Drop without W Aug 29, 2018
First Day W Grade Assigned Aug 30, 2018
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw without WF Oct 15, 2018
First Day WF Grade Assigned Oct 16, 2018


A grade of C or better in MATH 111/111I, or by an algebra placement test.


Applied Calculus
—Shana Calaway,
—Dale Hoffman,
—David Lippman


A graphing calculator is required for this course. Either the TI-83 or TI-84 is preferred, and as a matter of fact, highly recommended. A TI-89 or a similar calculator with a computer algebra system is not allowed on examinations.

Course Structure and Grading Policies

Your final score for the course will be computed as follows:

  • Homework

    15% of the course grade. Starting on August 29th, a selection of problems from your textbook will be posted through MyOpenMath 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 Tuesday is due on Thursday at 11:59 PM; what is posted on Thursday is due on Tuesday at 11:59 PM).

    Section 011   Course ID: 39724   Enrollment Key: blanco122011
    Section 015   Course ID: 39755   Enrollment Key: blanco122015
  • Quizzes

    15% of the course grade. At least a quiz will be given weekly except the week of a test, the first or the last week of classes.

  • Tests

    Each test counts 10%, for a total of 40% of the course grade. There will be four in-class tests tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Test # Date
    1 Tue, Sep 18
    2 Tue, Oct 16
    3 Thu, Nov 08
    4 Tue, Nov 20

  • Final Exam

    30% of the course grade. The dates for the final exam are:

    • Section 011: Thursday, December 13th at 9:00 AM
    • Section 015: Tuesday, December 11th at 4:00 PM

The course grade will be determined as follows:

A 90%-100%
B+ 86%-89%
B 80%-85%
C+ 76%-79%
C 70%-75%
D+ 66%-69%
D 60%-65%
F below 60%


Attendance is mandatory. Penalties to your final grade apply as follows:

  • Students missing three sessions will have a penalty of 5 points in their final grade (this is equivalent to a half-letter penalty, e.g. from C to D+).

  • Students missing five sessions will have a penalty of 10 points in their final grade (this is equivalent to a full-letter penalty, e.g. from B to C)

  • Students missing seven sessions or more will have a penalty of 15 points in their final grade (this is equivalent to a letter-and-a-half penalty, e.g. from A to C+)

  • Dishonesty

    Students whose names appear on the attendance sheet, but are not present in class, will have immediately applied an extra penalty of 5 points in their final grade.

Further Information

  • 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.
  • Notes, slides, other material

    Class notes and other additional material will be stored in Dropbox. In that case, you may 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.

  • Blackboard

    Remember to change your e-mail address on if necessary.

  • Student Disability Resource Center

    If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance, please notify the instructor immediately.

  • 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 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: 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.

    SSC services are offered to all USC undergraduates at no additional cost. You are invited to call the Student Success Hotline at (803) 777-1000 or visit to check schedules and make appointments. Success Consultants are available to assist you in navigating the University and connecting to available resources.

  • Supplemental Instruction

    The Supplemental Instructor is Aaron Gulibon.

    You can find the schedule and contact information at

Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes Applied Calculus (MATH 122) will master concepts based on derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will be able to solve (with and without the aid of a graphing calculator) applications involving maxima, minima, rates of change, motion, work, area under a curve, and volume. Students will be able to verbally interpret data given as graphs, tables, and equations, and put into words the relationship between a function and its derivative or integral.

Lesson Plan

  • Thu, Aug 23

    PreCalculus Review

    —Introduction to Functions

    [p.15 #1—30]   Answers

  • Tue, Aug 28

    PreCalculus Review

    —Linear Functions

    [p.40 1—34]   Answers

  • Thu, Aug 30

    PreCalculus Review


    [p.49 #1—12]   Answers

  • Tue, Sep 04

    PreCalculus Review


    [p.58 #1—18]   Answers

  • Thu, Sep 06

    PreCalculus Review

    —Exponential Functions

    [p.66 #1—6]   Answers

  • Tue, Sep 11

    Classes canceled

  • Thu, Sep 13

    Classes canceled

  • Tue, Sep 18

    PreCalculus Review


    —Logarithmic Functions

    [p.45 #1—24. p.72 #1—28]   Answers

  • Thu, Sep 20

    Review for Test #1. [click here to retrieve the review we did online]

  • Tue, Sep 25

    Test #1. PreCalculus Review

  • Thu, Sep 27

    The Derivative

    —Definition and Interpretation

    [p.92 12ab, 13ab, 24]   Answers

  • Tue, Oct 02

    The Derivative

    —Power and Sum rules

    [p.105 #1, 4—9]   Answers

  • Thu, Oct 04

    The Derivative

    —Product and Quotient Rules

    [p.112 #1,4,7—9,10a,11a]   Answers

  • Tue, Oct 09

    The Derivative

    —The Chain Rule

    [p.121 #7—12]   Answers

  • Thu, Oct 11

    Classes canceled

  • Mon, Oct 15

    Online review for Test #2. [video | pdf]

  • Tue, Oct 16

    Test #2. The Derivative

  • Tue, Oct 23

    Applications of the Derivative

    —Demand, Cost, Revenue, Profit

    —Marginal Cost, Marginal Revenue, Marginal Profit

    —Average Cost, Average Revenue, Average Profit

    [p.106 #10,11. p.113 #12] and the following problems

  • Thu, Oct 25

    Applications of the Derivative

    —Local Extrema

    —Global Extrema

    [p.139 #1—17,22—24] Answers

  • Tue, Oct 30

    Applications of the Derivative

    —Applied Optimization

    [p.156 #15—19]

  • Thu, Nov 01

    Applications of the Derivative

    —Applied Optimization

  • Thu, Nov 08

    Test #3. Applications of the Derivative

    [Recording of online review session | Transcript (pdf)]

  • Tue, Nov 13

    The Integral

    —Antiderivative Rules: Building Blocks

    [p.196 #1—10]  


  • Thu, Nov 15

    The Integral

    —Antiderivative Rules: Substitution

    [p.202 #1—8]   Answers

  • Tue, Nov 20

    Test #4. Antiderivatives

  • Tue, Nov 27

    Applications of the Integral

    —Area and Signed Area

    [p.177 #1—4,15—20,42—45]

  • Thu, Nov 29

    Applications of the Integral

    —The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

    —Riemann Sums

    [p.177 #12,13. p.189 #1—5. p.196 #11—18. p.202 #9—12]

  • Thu, Dec 04

    Applications of the Integral

    —Distance from Velocity

    —Accumulation (Total Change)

    [p.177 #5—11,21,22,33]

  • Thu, Dec 06

    Applications of the Integral

    —Average Values

    —Demand and Supply

    —Consumer and Producer Surplus

    [p.214 #19—26,28. p.220 #1,2abc,3]