Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2015 - 2016
Term:Spring Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:100 (Class Number 9262)
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 9262) meets at these times and locations:

Syllabus: For Section 100 (Class Number 9262), 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 blue 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 Utilities: In lectures, I often use a computer for graphing and calculating. The computer tools that I use are free online utilites that are easily accessible at the following link. (Link to free online Math Utilities) I use the same online utilities in my office, instead of a calculator. You are encouraged to use these same free online utilities instead of a calculator.

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 to tutoring and SI resources)

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.

Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of Personal Travel Plans: All of our quizzes and three of our four in-class exams are on Fridays. This includes the Friday before Spring Break. Our final exam is on Wednesday, April 27. Please don't bother asking me if you can make up a quiz or exam, or take it early, because your ride home is leaving earlier in the day, or because you already bought a plane ticket with an early departure time. The answer is, No you may not have a make-up or take the quiz or exam early. You will just have to change your travel plans or forfeit that quiz or exam.

Cheating on Quizzes or Exams: If cheat on a quiz or exam, you will receive a zero on that quiz or exam and I will submit a report to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility (OCSSR). If you cheat on another quiz or 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 9262): During the semester, you will accumulate points as described in the table below. (Note that no scores are dropped.)

Quizzes (10 quizzes, 20 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

At the end of the semester, your Total will be converted to your Course Grade as described in the table below. (Note that there is no curve.)

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-
500 - 54950% - 54.9%D+You mastered some essential concepts.
450 - 49945% - 49.9%D
400 - 44940% - 44.9%D-
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 2015 - 2016 Spring Semester MATH 1350 Section 100 (Class Number 9262):

2015-2016 Spring Semester Class topics
1 Mon Jan 11 1 2.1 Intro to Limits: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 1) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Jan 12 2 2.1 Intro to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 2) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Jan 13 3 2.2 Infinite Limits; Vertical Asymptotes (Class Drill 3) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Jan 15 4 2.2 Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 1)
2 Mon Jan 18 No Class Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Tue Jan 19 5 2.2 Limits Involving Infinity: More examples (Lecture Notes)
Wed Jan 20 6 2.3 Continuity (Class Drill 4) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Jan 22 7 2.3 Determining the Sign of a Function on an Interval (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 2)
3 Mon Jan 25 8 2.4 Rates of Change (Reference 3) (Class Drill 5) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Jan 26 9 2.4 The Derivative (Reference 3) (Class Drills 5,6) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Jan 27 10 2.4 The Derivative (Lecture Notes)
Fri Jan 29 11 2.5 Constant Function Rule; Power Rule (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 3)
4 Mon Feb 1 12 2.5 Sum Rule; Constant Multiple Rule (Class Drills 7,8) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 2 13 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Econ (Reference 5) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Feb 3 14 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Econ (Lecture Notes)
Fri Feb 5 15 In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 2
5 Mon Feb 8 16 3.1 Simple Interest; Periodically Compounded Interest (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 9 17 3.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
Wed Feb 10 18 3.2 Derivatives of Exp. Functions (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Feb 12 19 3.2 Derivatives of Log. Functions (Reference 4) (Class Drill 9) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 4)
6 Mon Feb 15 20 3.3 Derivatives of Products (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 16 21 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 4) (Class Drill 10) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Feb 17 22 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Feb 19 23 3.4 The Chain Rule (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 5)
7 Mon Feb 22 24 3.4 The Chain Rule (Class Drill 11) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Feb 23 25 Rate of Change Problems (Class Drills 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Feb 24 26 Rate of Change Problems (Class Drills 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Feb 26 27 In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 and Rate of Change Class Drills
8 Mon Feb 29 No Class Spring Break
Tue Mar 1No Class
Wed Mar 2No Class
Fri Mar 4No Class
9 Mon Mar 7 28 4.1 Horiz Tang Lines; Incr/Decr Funct. (Reference 6) (Class Drill 14) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 8 29 4.1 Local Extrema & 1st Derivative Test (Class Drills 15,16) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Mar 9 30 4.1 More Examples of 1st Derivative Test (Lecture Notes)
Fri Mar 11 31 4.2 Concavity and 1st Derivative (Reference 6) (Class Drills 17, 18) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 6)
10 Mon Mar 14 32 4.2 Concavity and 2nd Derivative (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 15 33 4.2 Curve Sketching (Reference 6) (Class Drills 19,20) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Mar 16 34 4.5 Absolute Max and Min; Closed Interval Method (Lecture Notes)
Fri Mar 18 35 4.5 Absolute Max and Min (Class Drill 21) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 7)
11 Mon Mar 21 36 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 22 37 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
Wed Mar 23 38 4.6 Optimization (Class Drill 22) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Mar 25 39 In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 4
12 Mon Mar 28 40 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Mar 29 41 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Class Drill 23) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Mar 30 42 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 4) (Class Drill 24) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Apr 1 43 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 7) (Class Drill 25) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 8)
13 Mon Apr 4 44 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 7) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 5 45 5.4 Approximating Areas by Left, Right Sums (Class Drills 26,27) (Lecture Notes)
Wed Apr 6 46 5.4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Lecture Notes)
Fri Apr 8 47 5.5 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Class Drill 28) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 9)
14 Mon Apr 11 48 5.5 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 12 49 5.5 Average Value of Continuous Function over Closed Interval (Lecture Notes)
Wed Apr 13 50 In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 5
Fri Apr 15 51 6.1 Area Between Curves (Class Drill 29) (Lecture Notes)
15 Mon Apr 18 52 6.1 Area Between Curves, Total Change (Lecture Notes)
Tue Apr 19 53 6.2 Total Income & Future Val. for Cont. Income Stream (Lecture Notes)
Wed Apr 20 54 6.2 Consumers' Surplus, Producers' Surplus (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 10)
Fri Apr 22 55 6.2 Equilibrium Price (Class Drill 30) (Lecture Notes)
16 Wed Apr 27
Cumulative Final Exam 10:10am - 12:10pm in Walter 135 (Exam Information)

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