Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2014 - 2015
Term:Fall Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:100 (Class Number 1430)
Instructor:Mark Barsamian
Contact Information:My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours:My office hours are posted on my web page.

Class meetings:

Course Description: A survey of basic concepts of calculus for students who want an introduction to calculus, but who do not need the depth of MATH 2301

Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 1200 or Placement level 2 or higher.

Note: Students cannot earn credit for both MATH 1350 and either of MATH 2301

Textbook Information
Title:Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 13th Edition click on the book to see a larger image
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Authors:Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen
Publisher:Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2014
Remark:The ISBN numbers listed above are for a book without the access code for the "MyMathLab" website. MATH 1350 does not use the MyMathLab website, and books without access codes are substantially cheaper than those with access codes.
Course Packet Information
What is it? a 52-page packet, spiral bound in a light blue cover, containing
  • Complete Set of Reference Pages
  • Complete Set of Class Drills
  • Course Information
  • List of Suggested Homework Problems
  • Information about Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) on the Athens Campus
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Is it required?It is required for students in Section 100.
Where do you get it?Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
Cost?$7.75, including tax
What do you ask for?Tell them that you need the MATH 1350 Packet.

Calculators will not be allowed on exams.

Websites with Useful Math Software: In lectures, I often use a computer for graphing and calculating. The software that I use is free and is easily accessible at the following list of links. I use the same software in my office, instead of a calculator. You are encouraged to use this same free software instead of a calculator. (Link)

Student Resources (Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI)): There are many math-related resources for students on the Athens Campus of Ohio University. For information, go to the following link. (Link)

Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.

Grading: During the semester, you will accumulate points:

Quizzes (best 8 of 10 quizzes, 20 points each):160 points possible
In-Class Exams (best 3 of 4 exams, 180 points each):540 points possible
Cumulative Final Exam:300 points possible
Total:1000 points possible

At the end of the semester, your Total will be converted to your Course Grade:

Total ScorePercentageGradeInterpretation
900 - 100090% - 100%AYou mastered all concepts, with no significant gaps
850 - 89985% - 89.9%A-
800 - 84980% - 84.9%B+You mastered all essential concepts and many advanced concepts, but have some significant gaps.
750 - 79975% -79.9%B
700 - 74970% - 74.9%B-
650 - 69965% - 69.9%C+You mastered most essential concepts and some advanced concepts, but have many significant gaps.
600 - 64960% - 64.9%C
550 - 59955% - 59.9%C-
400 - 43940% - 54.9%DYou mastered some essential concepts.
0 - 3990% - 39.9%FYou did not master essential concepts.

Note that although this grading scale may look easy compared to the usual 90,80,70,60 scale, it is actually not easier. The reasons are:

The Learning Outcomes for this course can be found at the following link: (Learning Outcomes)

Course Structure: One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. This course is designed to provide structure for you as you learn to solve problems, and to test how well you have learned to solve them. This structure is provided in the following ways.

Attendance Policy: Attendance is required for all lectures and exams, and will be recorded using sign-in sheets.

Missing Class: If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to copy someone’s notes or download my notes from the course web page, and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent.

Missing a Quiz or Exam Because of Illness: If you are too sick to take a quiz or exam, then you must

  1. send me an e-mail before the quiz/exam, telling me that you are going to miss it because of illness, then
  2. then go to the Hudson Student Health Center.
  3. Later, you will need to bring me documentation from Hudson showing that you were treated there.
Without those three things, you will not be given a make-up.

Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of University Activity: If you have a University Activity that conflicts with one of our quizzes or exams, you must contact me before the quiz or exam to discuss arrangements for a make-up. I will need to see documentation of your activity. If you miss a quiz or an exam because of a University Activity without notifying me in advance, you will not be given a make-up.

WeekDatesClass topics
1Mon Aug 252.1 Introduction to Limits: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 1) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Aug 262.1 Introduction to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 3) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Aug 272.2 Limits Involving Infinity: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 2) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Aug 292.2 Limits Involving Infinity: Analytical Approach (Quiz 1) (Lecture Notes)
2Mon Sep 1Holiday: No Class
Tue Sep 22.2 Limits Involving Infinity: Analytical Approach (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 32.3 Continuity (Class Drill 3) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Sep 52.3 Continuity: Determining the Sign of a Function on an Interval (Quiz 2) (Lecture Notes)
3Mon Sep 82.4 The Derivative (Reference 4) (Class Drill 4) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 92.4 The Derivative (Reference 4) (Class Drill 5) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 102.4 The Derivative (Lecture Notes)
Fri Sep 122.5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Reference 5) (Quiz 3) (Lecture Notes)
4Mon Sep 152.5 Basic Differentiation Properties (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 162.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 172.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
Fri Sep 19In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 2
5Mon Sep 223.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 233.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 243.2 Derivatives of Exponential Functions (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Sep 263.2 Derivatives of Exponential Functions (Quiz 4) (Lecture Notes)
6Mon Sep 293.2 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions (Reference 5) (Class Drill 6) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 303.3 Derivatives of Products (Reference 5) (Class Drill 7) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 13.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 5) (Quiz 5) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 3Holiday: No Class
7Mon Oct 63.4 The Chain Rule (Reference 5)(Class Drill 8)(Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 73.4 The Chain Rule (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 8Rate of Change Problems (Reference 5) (Class Drills 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 10In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 and Rate of Change Class Drills
8Mon Oct 134.1 First Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach (Reference 7) (Class Drill 10) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 144.1 First Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Reference 7) (Class Drill 11) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 154.1 First Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Reference 7) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 174.2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Graphical Approach (Reference 7) (Class Drill 12) (Quiz 6) (Lecture Notes)
9Mon Oct 204.2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Reference 7) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 214.2 Second Derivative and Graphs: Analytical Approach (Class Drill 13) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 224.5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 244.5 Absolute Maxima and Minima (Class Drill 14) (Quiz 7) (Lecture Notes)
10Mon Oct 274.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Tue Oct 284.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 29Leftovers and Review (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 31In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 4
11Mon Nov 35.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Reference 5) (Class Drill 15) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 45.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 55.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 8) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Nov 75.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 8) (Quiz 8) (Lecture Notes)
12Mon Nov 105.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 8) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 11Holiday: No Class
Wed Nov 125.4 Approximating Areas by Left and Right Sums (Class Drill 16) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Nov 145.4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Quiz 9) (Lecture Notes)
13Mon Nov 175.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Class Drill 17) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 185.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 195.5 The Average Value of a Continuous Function over a Closed Interval (Lecture Notes)
Fri Nov 21In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 5
14Mon Nov 246.1 Area between Curves (Lecture Notes)
Tue Nov 256.1 Area between Curves (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 26Holiday: No Class
Fri Nov 28Holiday: No Class
15Mon Dec 16.1 Area between Curves (Class Drill 18) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Dec 26.2 Applications in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
Wed Dec 36.2 Applications in Business and Economics (Quiz 10) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Dec 56.2 Applications in Business and Economics (Class Drill 19) (Lecture Notes)
14Mon Dec 8Comprehensive Final Exam 10:10am - 12:10pm in Morton 237

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