Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2015 - 2016
Term:Fall Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:100 (Class Number 4028)
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.

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

Class meetings: Section 100 (Class Number 4028) meets at these times and locations:

Syllabus: For Section 100 (Class Number 4028), this web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a paper syllabus (now or in the future), print this web page.

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 60-page packet, spiral bound in a gray cover, containing
  • Complete Set of 7 Reference Pages
  • Complete Set of 28 Class Drills
  • 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 (Class Number 4028).
Where do you get it?Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
Cost?$10, 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.

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.

Cheating on Exams or Quizzes: If cheat on an exam or quiz, you will receive a zero on that exam or quiz and I will submit a report to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility (OCSSR). If you cheat on another exam, you will receive a grade of F in the course and I will again submit a report to the OCSSR.

Grading for Section 100 (Class Number 4028): During the semester, you will accumulate points:

Quizzes (28 quizzes, 10 points each):200 points possible
In-Class Exams (4 exams, 150 points each):600 points possible
Cumulative Final Exam:200 points possible
Total:1000 points possible

Notice that it is actually possible to score 280 Quiz points and 1080 Total points. Any points scored over 1000 will be extra credit!

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.

Calendar for Section 100 (Class Number 4028):

WeekDateClass topics
1Mon Aug 24 2.1 Intro to Limits: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 1) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Aug 252.1 Intro to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 2) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Aug 26 2.2 Infinite Limits; Vertical Asymptotes (Class Drill 3) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 1)
Fri Aug 28 2.2 Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 2)
2Mon Aug 31 2.2 Limits Involving Infinity: More examples (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 3)
Tue Sep 1 2.3 Continuity (Class Drill 4) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 2 2.3 Determining the Sign of a Function on an Interval (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 4)
Fri Sep 4 2.4 Rates of Change (Reference 3) (Class Drill 5) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 5)
3Mon Sep 7Holiday: No Class
Tue Sep 8 2.4 The Derivative (Reference 3) (Class Drills 5,6) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 9 2.4 The Derivative (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 6)
Fri Sep 11 2.5 Constant Function Rule; Power Rule (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 7)
4Mon Sep 14 2.5 Sum Rule; Constant Multiple Rule (Class Drills 7,8) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 8)
Tue Sep 15 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Econ (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 16 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Econ (Lecture Notes)
Fri Sep 18
In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 2
5Mon Sep 21 3.1 Simple Interest; Periodically Compounded Interest (Lecture Notes)
Tue Sep 22 3.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 23 3.2 Derivatives of Exp. Functions (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 9)
Fri Sep 25 3.2 Derivatives of Log. Functions (Reference 4) (Class Drill 9) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 10)
6Mon Sep 28 3.3 Derivatives of Products (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 11)
Tue Sep 29 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 4) (Class Drill 10) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Sep 30 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 12)
Fri Oct 2Holiday: No Class
7Mon Oct 5 3.4 The Chain Rule (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 13)
Tue Oct 6 3.4 The Chain Rule (Class Drill 11) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 7 Rate of Change Problems (Class Drills 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) (Lecture Notes)
(Optional Bonus Quiz)
Fri Oct 9
In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 and Rate of Change Class Drills
8Mon Oct 12 4.1 Horiz Tang Lines; Incr/Decr Funct. (Reference 6) (Class Drill 14) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 14)
Tue Oct 13 4.1 Local Extrema & 1st Derivative Test (Class Drills 15,16) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 14 4.1 More Examples of 1st Derivative Test (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 15)
Fri Oct 16 4.2 Concavity and 1st Derivative (Reference 6) (Class Drills 17, 18) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 16)
9Mon Oct 19 4.2 Concavity and 2nd Derivative (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 17)
Tue Oct 20 4.2 Curve Sketching (Reference 6) (Class Drills 19,20) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 21 4.5 Absolute Max and Min; Closed Interval Method (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 18)
Fri Oct 23 4.5 Absolute Max and Min (Class Drill 21) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 19)
10Mon Oct 26 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 20)
Tue Oct 27 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Wed Oct 28 4.6 Optimization (Class Drill 22) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Oct 30
In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 4
11Mon Nov 2 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 21)
Tue Nov 3 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Class Drill 23) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 4 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Class Drill 24) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 22)
Fri Nov 6 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 7) (Class Drill 25) (Lecture Notes)
12Mon Nov 9 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 7) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 23)
Tue Nov 10 5.4 Approximating Areas by Left, Right Sums (Class Drills 26,27) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 11 Holiday: No Class
Fri Nov 13 5.4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 24)
13Mon Nov 16 Class Cancelled
Tue Nov 17 5.5 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Class Drill 28) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 18 5.5 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 25)
Fri Nov 20 5.5 Average Value of Continuous Function over Closed Interval (Lecture Notes)
14Mon Nov 23
In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 5
Tue Nov 24 6.1 Area between Curves (Class Drill 29)
(Quiz 26)
(Lecture Notes)
Wed Nov 25 Holiday: No Class
Fri Nov 27 Holiday: No Class
15Mon Nov 30 6.1 Area between Curves, Total Change (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 27)
Tue Dec 1 6.2 Total Income & Future Val. for Cont. Income Stream (Lecture Notes)
Wed Dec 2 6.2 Consumers' Surplus, Producers' Surplus
(Quiz 28)
(Lecture Notes)
Fri Dec 4 6.2 Equilibrium Price (Class Drill 30) (Lecture Notes)
16Wed Dec 9 10:10am - 12:10pm in Grover W115:
Final Exam

(page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated Nov 17, 2015