**Syllabus for MA 123-022**

**Elementary Calculus and its Applications**

**Fall 1998**

**Course:** MA 123-022, TR 11:00-12:15, CP 183

**Instructor:** Carl Lee

**Office:** 967 Patterson Office Tower

**Phone:** 257-1405 (or 257-3336 to leave a message)

**Email:** lee@ms.uky.edu

**Web Page:** http://www.ms.uky.edu/`~`

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**Office Hours:** To be announced. In the meantime, just give me a
call or see me in class to make an appointment.

**Prerequisites:** Math ACTE score of 21 or above, or MA109, or passing
the math placement exam.

**Text:** *Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and
Life Sciences*, Hoffman and Bradley, McGraw Hill, Sixth Edition.

**Calculator:** You will need a graphic calculator, such as the TI-83.

**Exams:** There will be three exams during the semester and a
comprehensive final at the end of the semester. There are scheduled
in the *evening*. *Locations for these exams will be
different from our daytime classroom*, and announced later.

Exam #1: Wednesday, September 23, 5-7 pm.

Exam #2: Wednesday, October 21, 5-7 pm.

Exam #3: Wednesday, November 18, 5-7 pm.

Final: Thursday, December 17, 8:30-10:30 pm.

Your personal commitments (e.g., work) *must* accommodate these
examination times. If Exams 1-3 above are in conflict with another
class, you are entitled to a rescheduling of these exams, *but you
must give me written notice at least two weeks prior to the conflicted
exam date*. Note especially that **the Final is on a Thursday
evening at 8:30 pm**, which is *different* from the times given
in the Final Exam Schedule for classes meeting first on Thursdays at
11:00 am. If you are enrolled in DIS 300, whose final conflicts with
ours, you are entitled to reschedule your DIS 300 final because its
course number is higher than ours. Make appropriate arrangements with
your DIS 300 instructor.

**Homework:** Assigned according to the accompanying schedule.
Homework papers will usually be collected on Tuesdays, graded, and
returned the following Tuesday. It is possible that the grader will
score a representative selection of around 5 problems from the
assignment rather than grade the entire assignment.

**Quizzes:** There will be approximately 12 short closed book
quizzes worth 5 points each, usually on Thursdays. These will
sometimes require a graphic calculator. Your quiz grade will be the
sum of your best 10 quiz scores.

**Grading:**
Your grade will be based on the number of points you earn in this
course, out of a possible total of 550:

Exam #1: 100 pointsExam #2: 100 points

Exam #3: 100 points

Final Exam: 150 points

Homework: 50 points

Quizzes: 50 points

Total: 550 points

495-550: A440-494: B

385-439: C

330-384: D

0-329: E

**Absences:** A University excuse from a scheduled class activity
such as an exam must be presented in writing no later than two weeks
prior to the date of the absence. An absence due to illness or family
emergency may be excused, provided that you can supply acceptable
written evidence if required, and that you notify me *as soon as
possible*. Notification is almost always possible immediately upon
occurrence of an emergency. If you're too sick to telephone, you can
get a friend to do it. Failure to make such timely notification may
result in denial of your request.
For an explanation of valid excused absences,
refer to U.K.'s *Student Rights and Responsibilities*.

**Cheating:** The University's *minimum penalty* for cheating or
plagiarism is *a failure in the course*.
Cheating or plagiarism can lead to expulsion from the
university. See *Student Rights and
Responsibilities* for information on cheating, plagiarism, and
penalities. It's not worth it, so don't do it.

**Expectations:** I expect that everyone will maintain a classroom
conducive to learning. I like an informal atmosphere, but it must be
orderly. Thus, everyone is expected to behave with basic politeness,
civility, and respect for others. In particular, talking in class is
OK if it's part of a class discussion or directed to me. Private
communications are not, especially during quizzes and tests. Neither
are reading extraneous materials, using electronic equipment, or
sleeping.

**Suggestions:** Suggestions for improvement are welcome at any
time. Any concern about the course should be brought first to my
attention. Further recourse is available through the offices of the
Department Ombud and the Department Chair, both accessible from the
Main Office in 715 Patterson Office Tower.

**Course Content:**

John von Neumann wrote,
``The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics, and it
is difficult to overestimate its importance. I think it defines more
unequivocally than anything else the inception of modern mathematics,
and the system of mathematical analysis, which is its logical
development, still constitutes the greatest technical advance in exact
thinking.'' It is the purpose of this course to give an
introduction to the concepts and applications of calculus, which the
authors of one calculus
textbook (*Applied Calculus for Business, Social Sciences, and
Life Sciences*, by Hughes-Hallett, et al.)
rightfully designate ``one of the most important
accomplishments of the millennium.''
They state, ``Calculus is one
of the greatest achievements of the human intellect. Inspired by
problems in astronomy, Newton and Leibniz developed the ideas of
calculus 300 years ago. Since then, each century has demonstrated the
power of calculus to illuminate questions in mathematics, the physical
sciences, engineering, and the social and biological sciences.
Calculus has been so successful because of its extraordinary power to
reduce complicated problems to simple rules and procedures. Therein
lies the danger in teaching calculus: it is possible to teach the
subject as nothing but the rules and procedures--thereby losing sight
of both the mathematics and of its practical value.''

We will work hard in this course to avoid this pitfall. It would be a
tragedy to finish this course with the impression that calculus is a
largely incomprehensible collection of rote calculations and algebraic
manipulations. Plan now to read the book, come to class, and schedule
time outside of class to study the material and discuss it with
others. Many homework problems are not simply simple
variations on the examples in the book, but rather require a real
understanding of the concepts.
*A good rule of thumb for any
course you take is to schedule three hours of study time outside of
class for every hour inside class.*

**Proposed Course Schedule and Homework Problems:**

**Aug 27 Thu:**- Section 1.1.
Problems 5,8,9,11,15,16,23-28,33-35,42,43,56.

Section 1.2. Problems 1-18,25-28,40,43,44. **Sep 1 Tue:**- Section 1.3. Problems 1,2,9,11,16,20,21,31-33,36,37,39.
**Sep 2 Wed:**-
**Last day to add a class.** **Sep 3 Thu:**- Section 1.4. Problems 1,3,5,7,9,10,14-16,18,21,22,33,34,51.
**Sep 7 Mon:**-
**Labor Day Holiday.** **Sep 8 Tue:**- Section 1.5. Problems 1-8,13,14,18,19,25,29-31,33,34,37,39,42,44-46.
**Sep 10 Thu:**- Catch-up.
**Sep 15 Tue:**- Section 2.1. Problems 1-6,9,10,19,20,26-28.
**Sep 16 Wed:**-
**Last day to drop with no record.** **Sep 17 Thu:**- Section 2.2. Problems 1-10,17,18,24-26.
**Sep 22 Tue:**- Review for Exam 1: 1.1-1.5, 2.1, 2.2.
**Sep 23 Wed:**-
**Exam 1, 5-7 pm.** **Sep 24 Thu:**- Section 2.3. Problems 7,8,16-18,28-30.
**Sep 29 Tue:**- Section 2.5. Problems 1,2,4-6,11,14,17-22,27,37,42.
**Oct 1 Thu:**- Section 2.7. Problems 1-4,21,24,25.
**Oct 2 Fri:**-
**Fall Break.** **Oct 6 Tue:**- Section 3.1. Problems 1-10,17,18,29,30,37,38.
**Oct 8 Thu:**- Section 3.2. Problems 1,6,15,16,23,24,47-49,51-53.
**Oct 13 Tue:**- Section 3.3. Problems 1,2,17-20.
**Oct 15 Thu:**- Review for Exam 2: 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 3.1-3.3.
**Oct 19 Mon:**-
**Midterm.** **Oct 20 Tue:**- Catch-up.
**Oct 21 Wed:**-
**Exam 2, 5-7 pm.** **Oct 22 Thu:**- Section 3.4. Problems 1,2,5,6,8,9,14,15,21,23.
**Oct 23 Fri:**-
**Last day to drop with a ``W''.** **Oct 27 Tue:**- Section 4.1. Problems 1-8,17-20,24-26,30,33,38,39.
**Oct 29 Thu:**- Section 4.2. Problems 1-4,6-8,25,26.
**Nov 3 Tue:**- Section 4.3. Problems 1-10,15-18,23,24,27,28,33,34,47.
**Nov 5 Thu:**- Section 4.4. Problems 1-8,13-18,25,27,32-34,49,50,53.
**Nov 10 Tue:**- Section 4.5. Problems 2-4,7,13,14,20,21,23,24,26,27,33.
**Nov 12 Thu:**- Catch-up.
**Nov 17 Tue:**- Review for Exam 3: 3.4, 4.1-4.5.
**Nov 18 Wed:**-
**Exam 3, 5-7 pm.** **Nov 19 Thu:**- Section 5.1. Problems 1-13,21,23,39-41,48,51.
**Nov 24 Tue:**- Section 5.2. Problems 1-10,39-41,45.
**Nov 26 Thu - Nov 27 Fri:**-
**Thanksgiving Holidays.** **Dec 1 Tue:**- Section 6.1. Problems 1-7,23-25.
**Dec 3 Thu:**- Section 5.3. Problems 1-6,23-26,28.
**Dec 8 Tue:**- Review for comprehensive final.
**Dec 10 Thu:**- Review for comprehensive final.
**Dec 17 Thu:**-
**Final Exam, 8:30-10:30 pm.**

Tue Aug 25 10:59:04 EDT 1998