Campus:Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year:2017 - 2018
Term:Fall Semester
Course:Math 1350
Title:Survey of Calculus
Section:105(Class Number 8840)
Instructor:Mark Barsamian
Contact Information:My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours:By appointment.

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 105 (Class Number 8840) meets at these times and locations:

Syllabus: For Section 105 (Class Number 8840), 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 62-page packet, spiral bound in an orange cover, containing
  • Complete Set of 7 Reference Pages
  • Complete Set of 32 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 105 (Class Number 8840).
Where do you get it?Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
Cost?about $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: Seven of our ten quizzes and three of our four in-class exams are on Fridays. We have a quiz on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break. 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 in order to extend your weekend or lengthen your Thanksgiving Break. 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 105 (Class Number 8840): During the semester, you will accumulate points as described in the table below.

Quizzes (best 8 of 10 quizzes, 20 points each):160 points possible
In-Class Exams (best 3 of 4 exams, 200 points each):600 points possible
Cumulative Final Exam:240 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 2017 - 2018 Fall Semester MATH 1350 Section 105 (Class Number 8840)

Class topics
1 Mon Aug 28
Fri Sep 1
1 2.1 Intro to Limits: Graphical Approach (Class Drill 1) (Lecture Notes)
2 2.1 Intro to Limits: Analytical Approach (Reference 2) (Lecture Notes)
3 2.2 Infinite Limits; Vertical Asymptotes (Class Drills 2,3) (Reference 3) (Lecture Notes)
4 2.2 Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes (Reference 4) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 1)
2 Mon Sep 4
Fri Sep 8
Mon Labor Day Holiday: No Class
5 2.2 Limits Involving Infinity: More examples (Reference 3,4)) (Lecture Notes)
6 2.3 Continuity (Class Drill 4) (Lecture Notes)
7 2.3 Determining the Sign of a Function on an Interval (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 2)
3 Mon Sep 11
Fri Sep 15
8 2.4 Rates of Change (Reference 5) (Class Drill 5) (Lecture Notes)
9 2.4 The Derivative (Reference 5) (Class Drill 6) (Lecture Notes)
10 2.4 The Derivative (Lecture Notes)
11 2.5 Constant Function Rule; Power Rule (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 3)
4 Mon Sep 18
Fri Sep 22
12 2.5 Sum Rule; Constant Multiple Rule (Reference 6) (Class Drills 7,8) (Lecture Notes)
13 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Econ (Reference 7) (Lecture Notes)
14 2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics (Lecture Notes)
15 In-Class Exam 1 on Chapter 2
5 Mon Sep 25
Fri Sep 29
16 3.1 Simple Interest; Periodically Compounded Interest (Lecture Notes)
17 3.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest (Lecture Notes)
18 3.2 Derivatives of Exp. Functions (Reference 6) (Class Drill 9) (Lecture Notes)
19 3.2 Derivatives of Log. Functions (Reference 6) (Class Drill 10) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 4)
6 Mon Oct 2
Fri Oct 6
20 3.3 Derivatives of Products (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
21 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 6) (Class Drill 11) (Lecture Notes)
22 3.3 Derivatives of Quotients (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
23 3.4 The Chain Rule (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 5)
7 Mon Oct 9
Fri Oct 13
24 3.4 The Chain Rule (Reference 6) (Class Drill 12) (Lecture Notes)
Tue Fall Semester Reading Day: No Class
25 Rate of Change Problems (Class Drills 13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) (Lecture Notes)
26 In-Class Exam 2 on Chapter 3 and Rate of Change Class Drills
8 Mon Oct 16
Fri Oct 20
27 4.1 Horiz Tang Lines; Incr/Decr Funct. (Reference 8) (Class Drill 15) (Lecture Notes)
28 4.1 Local Extrema & 1st Derivative Test (Class Drills 16, 17) (Lecture Notes)
29 4.1 More Examples of 1st Derivative Test (Lecture Notes)
30 4.2 Concavity and 1st Derivative (Reference 8) (Class Drills 18, 19) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 6)
9 Mon Oct 23
Fri Oct 27
31 4.2 Concavity and 2nd Derivative (Reference 8) (Lecture Notes)
32 4.2 Curve Sketching (Reference 8) (Class Drills 20,21) (Lecture Notes)
33 4.5 Absolute Max and Min; Closed Interval Method (Lecture Notes)
34 4.5 Absolute Max and Min (Class Drill 22) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 7)
10 Mon Oct 30
Fri Nov 3
35 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
36 4.6 Optimization (Lecture Notes)
37 4.6 Optimization (Class Drill 23) (Lecture Notes)
38 In-Class Exam 3 on Chapter 4
11 Mon Nov 6
Fri Nov 10
39 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 6) (Lecture Notes)
40 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 6) (Class Drill 24) (Lecture Notes)
41 5.1 Antiderivatives, Indefinite Integrals (Reference 6) (Class Drill 25) (Lecture Notes)
Fri Veterans Day Holiday: No Class
12 Mon Nov 13
Fri Nov 17
42 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 9) (Class Drill 26) (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 8)
43 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 9) (Class Drill 27) (Lecture Notes)
44 5.2 Integration by Substitution (Reference 9) (Lecture Notes)
45 5.4 The Definite Integral (Class Drill 28) (Lecture Notes)
13 Mon Nov 20
Fri Nov 24
46 5.4 Approximating Areas by Left, Right Sums (Class Drill 29) (Lecture Notes)
47 5.4 The Definite Integral as a Limit of Sums (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 9)
Wed Thanksgiving Break: No Class
Fri Thanksgiving Break: No Class
14 Mon Nov 27
Fri Dec 1
48 5.5 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Class Drill 30) (Lecture Notes)
49 5.5 Total Change Problems (Lecture Notes)
50 5.5 Average Value of Continuous Function over Closed Interval (Lecture Notes)
51 In-Class Exam 4 on Chapter 5
15 Mon Dec 4
Fri Dec 8
52 6.1 Area Between Curves (Class Drill 31) (Lecture Notes)
53 6.1 Area Between Curves, Total Change (Lecture Notes)
54 6.2 Total Income & Future Value for Continuous Income Stream (Lecture Notes)
(Quiz 10)
55 6.2 Consumers' Surplus, Producers' Surplus, Equilibrium Price (Class Drill 32) (Lecture Notes)
16 Mon Dec 11 56 Final Exam 10:10am - 12:10pm in Morton 235 (Exam Info)

(page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated Nov 28, 2017