In Calculus I, we will learn about derivatives, integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus that gives the relation between derivatives and integrals. We
begin by introducing the notion of a limit. Limits are essential to defining
derivatives and integrals. By the end of the semester you should know precise
definitions of continuity, the derivative, and the integral and understand the
fundamental theorem of calculus which relates the latter two. We will illustrate
the methods and ideas of calculus by applying them to solve several physical and
geometric problems.
We will cover most of Chapters 1 to 5 and one section of Chapter 6 of Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Second Edition by Jon Rogawski (Single-variable, UK paperback ISBN-10 1-4641-3302-6, full book UK paperback, ISBN-10 1-4641-3301-8). These books are also available bundled with access to an online version of the textbook. Students are not required to have the custom-published edition, they may use the standard edition. Please see the course calendar for a detailed listing of the sections we will cover.
Exposure to the precision needed in Calculus will foster critical thinking and rational reasoning. In order to help you learn to formulate and communicate mathematical ideas, there will be six written assignments; for the schedule see the course calendar. Your solutions to these assignments are expected to be carefully drafted documents that are written up in complete sentences. You should lay out and explain all the arguments you used to arrive at your solution. It is strongly recommended that you prepare your documents in a word processor, such as Microsoft Word, LaTeX or the like and then export your document to a PDF file to submit.
You can earn up to 500 total points in the course based on the following activities.
3 Exams (100 points each) | 300 points |
Final Exam | 100 points |
Lecture attendance, homework and written assignments |
100 points |
Total | 500 points |
The 100 non-exam points will be assigned as follows:
Web Homework: | 100 |
Written Assignments: | 60 (10 each) |
Lecture attendance: | 40 |
Total divided by 2: | 100 |
Please see your lecturer's syllabus for details on the lecture attendance grade.
Your grade will be based on the number of points you earned according to the following scheme:
Total Course Points (out of 500) | At least 450 | At least 400 | At least 350 | At least 300 |
Final Course Grade | A | B | C | D |
We may adjust (or curve) the grade lines down (but not up!). Decisions about changing the grade lines will be made by the faculty after considering the difficulty of the exams and the performance of students on the exams. Typical means for exams in previous years have been in the 70's. In computing these means, we do not include scores of students who score 30 or below.
In recitation, you will practice the material of the lectures using worksheets. You will work in groups and sometimes individually. For the schedule of the worksheets see the course calendar. The worksheets are available to be downloaded here
Beginning with worksheet 4, you will be responsible for having the recitation worksheets with you for recitation classes. If you fail to do so, then it may be counted as an unexcused absence.
We will use web homework at the addresson the system WeBWorK at https://courses1.webwork.maa.org/webwork2/uky-ma113/. Students who are registered Tuesday afternoon, 27 August, will be able to log in from the first day of class. We will add students over Labor Day Weekend and after the last day to add. See the document titled Introduction to WeBWorK for more information including instructions on how to log in. The document Entering Answers in WeBWorK gives more information about how to enter mathematics to answer questions in WeBWorK. Please contact your lecturer or teaching assistant if you have difficulty logging in or need to change sections.
The due date for each of these homework assignments is given on the corresponding web page as well as in the course calendar. Note that the WeBWorK sets are due at 6 am in the morning after the due date listed in the calendar. Thus the due dates at the web site will be the day after the date listed in the calendar.
Occasionally, we may delay homework due dates. The due date at the WeBWorK server will be the most up-to-date information.
Late web homework will not be accepted. Shortly after the homework is due, solutions to many of the web homework problems will be made available through the WeBWorK server. We cannot allow some students to continue working on the problems after the solutions are available or delay providing solutions to students who have completed the homework on time. If you have an unusual situation that prevents you from completing web homework, please contact your instructor. However, in general students will be expected to complete web homework even if they are traveling.
Suggestions for completing web homework:
Six written assignments are to be turned in during lecture; for the due dates see the course calendar. The assignments will be made available approximately one week before the due date from links in the table below. The solutions will be made available after the due date. Note that individual instructors may have different requirements relative to the written assignments. Any differences will be spelled out in your instructor's syllabus.
The last written assignment will be collected through Blackboard for use by the University in assessing the University's general education program, UKCore. This assignment will need to be handed in to your lecturer on paper and to Blackboard in electronic form. More information about the procedure for submitting this assignment will be distributed with the assignment.
Assignment 1: | Download | |
Assignment 2 | Download | |
Assignment 3: | Download | |
Assignment 4: | Download | |
Assignment 5: | Download | |
Assignment 6: | Download |
These assignments are intended to help you learn to communicate mathematics and to present clear, well-written solutions to problems. Your solutions will be graded by humans for mathematical correctness and for clarity of exposition. Students who wish to receive full credit should write in complete, grammatically correct sentences. You should give clear reasoning and present the steps of your solution in logical order. You will want to include figures and graphs as needed to explain your reasoning.
Assignments are due at the beginning of your lecture on the due date listed in the course calendar. Late assignments will be accepted, but lose 20% credit for each day or part of a day that the assignment is late. Please speak with your lecturer if a serious illness or family emergency prevents you from completing an assignment. Students with scheduled absences (travel or authorized university excuse) may turn in the assignment early or have another student bring the assignment to class.
Optional homework assignments from the textbook are listed in the course calendar. This homework will not be graded. It is strongly recommended that you do these problems as they prepare you for the exams.
Quizzes will be given on most Thursday's during recitations; for the schedule see the course calendar. Unless there is language to the contrary in your instructor's class syllabus the quizzes will not be graded and do not count toward the grade. The purpose of the quizzes is to give you practice in an exam setting where you have to work on a problem independently, without books, and with a limited amount of time.
Quizzes and Solutions: (Solution links will be active after quiz day)
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There will be three uniform midterm exams and one final exam. Each midterm exam is 120 minutes (2 hours) and the final exam is 120 minutes (2 hours). Please bring your student identification card with you to the exams!
If you must miss an exam due to a conflict as defined in the University Senate Rules, you may request an alternate exam. Requests must be in writing and at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the exam.
Exam | Date | Time |
I | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | 5-7 pm |
II | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | 5-7 pm |
III | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 | 5-7 pm |
Final Exam | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | 8:30-10:30 pm |
The final exam will be held in the following rooms.
Sections | Lecturer | Room | Building |
001-004 | Sathaye | CB 114 | White Hall Classroom Building |
005-008 | Brown | CP 153 | Chemistry-Physics Building |
009-012 | Ott | CB 106 | White Hall Classroom Building |
013-016 | Gluesing-Luerssen | CB 106 | White Hall Classroom Building |
017-020 | Perry | CB 118 | White Hall Classroom Building |
021-024 | Demlow | CP 139 | Chemistry-Physics Building |
025-028 | Hislop | CB 118 | White Hall Classroom Building |
30, 31 | Demlow | CP 139 | Chemistry-Physics Building |
You may use calculators on the homework and exams. You may not use any machine (carbon-based life form or silicon-based) that has symbolic manipulation capabilities of any sort on any exam. This precludes the use of TI-89, TI-Nspire CAS, HP 48, TI 92, Voyage 200, Casio Classpad or laptop computer. Also, you may not use your mobile phone, iPhone or Blackberry on any exam even if you forget your regular calculator. If it runs Android, GEOS, iOS, Linux, MacOS, PalmOS, Ubuntu, Unix, Windows, or similar operating systems, you cannot use it on the exams.
Bald answers will receive little or no credit. A bald answer is one that is simply the output of a calculator routine or a single numerical or symbolic expression that has no supporting work.
A selection of exams given in MA 113 over the past several years is available in MA 113 exam archive. The exams from this semester will be available at the exam archive approximately one week after the administration of each exam.
Before each exam there will be a supplementary review session.
Review | Date | Time | Room |
Review 1 | Monday, 23 September 2013 | 6-7:30 pm | CB 118 |
Review 2 | Monday, 21 October 2013 | 6-7:30 pm | CB 118 |
Review 3 | Monday, 18 November 2013 | 6-7:30 pm | CB 118 |
Review 4 | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | 3:30-5 pm | CB 118 |
The list below gives the instructors and their email addresses. Course meeting times are available from myuk.uky.edu.
Section | Role | Name | Web page | |
001-004 | Lecturer | Avinash Sathaye | a.sathaye@uky.edu | http://www.msc.uky.edu/sohum |
001,004 | Teaching assistant | Robert Wolf | robert.wolf@uky.edu | |
002,003 | Teaching assistant | Nick Benthem | nicholas.benthem@uky.edu | |
005-008 | Lecturer | Russell Brwon | russell.brown@uky.edu | http://www.math.uky.edu/~rbrown/courses/ma113.f.13/ |
005,009 | Teaching assistant | Jonathan Tyler | jpty222@uky.edu | |
006 | Teaching assistant | Ivan Artiouchine | for.drb.calc@gmail.com | |
007,013 | Teaching assistant | Alexander Happ | alex.happ@uky.edu | |
008 | Teaching assistant | Laura Graham | graham.laurad@gmail.com | http://www.math.uky.edu/~lgraham/ |
009-012 | Lecturer | Katharine Ott | katharine.ott@uky.edu | http://www.math.uky.edu/~kott/index/MA113_F13.html |
010,011 | Teaching assistant | Blaine Mullins | rblaine.mullins@uky.edu | |
012 | Teaching assistant | Cliff Taylor | clifford.taylor@uky.edu | |
013-016 | Lecturer | Heide Gluesing-Luerssen | heide.gl@uky.edu | http://www.math.uky.edu/~heidegl/MA113F13.html |
014,015 | Teaching assistant | Eric Kaper | eric.kaper@uky.edu | |
016 | Teaching assistant | Scott Brewer | thomas.brewer@uky.edu | |
017-020 | Lecturer | Peter Perry | peteraperry@gmail.com | http://www.math.uky.edu/~perry/113/ |
017 | Teaching assistant | Qiao Liang | qli228@uky.edu | |
018,019 | Teaching assistant | David Little | david.little@uky.edu | |
020 | Teaching assistant | Sarah Nelson | sarah.nelson@uky.edu | http://www.math.uky.edu/~snelson/MA193020Fall2013.html |
021-024 | Lecturer | Alan Demlow | alan.demlow@uky.edu | http://www.ms.uky.edu/~demlow/Alan_Demlows_Home_Page/Teaching_files/syllabus_113_fa13.htm |
021,024 | Teaching assistant | Lola Davidson | lola.davidson@uky.edu | |
022,023 | Teaching assistant | Jonathan Thompson | jonathan.thompson@uky.edu | |
025-028 | Lecturer | Peter Hislop | peter.hislop@uky.edu | http://www.math.uky.edu/~hislop/ |
025,026 | Teaching assistant | Ryan Northrup | ryan.northrup@uky.edu | |
027,028 | Teaching assistant | Isaiah Harney | isaiah.harney@uky.edu | |
030,031 | Lecturer | Alan Demlow | alan.demlow@uky.edu | |
030,031 | Teaching assistant | Jeffrey Slye | jeffrey.slye@uky.edu |
In addition to the 4 hours of credit for MA 113, the department offers one additional hour of credit as MA 193 on a pass/fail basis. You will pass MA 193 if you have no more than 2 unexcused absences during MA 113 recitations and you pass MA 113. If you fail MA 113 or have 3 or more unexcused absences in recitation, you will fail MA 193.
Your section number for MA 193 must be the same as your section number for MA 113. If you drop or change sections of MA 113, please make sure to also drop or change sections of MA 193.
It is your responsibility to do this if you change sections. If you do not change the section of MA 193 you may receive a failing grade for MA 193 because you are not on the proper class roll.
It is essentially impossible to passively learn mathematics. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. To understand what this means, consider how well you might learn to play football by watching Cristiano Ronaldo. You will not learn the material in this course by just listening to the lectures, and thinking to yourself - "Yes, I understand that". You must work the problems to learn. The instructor's task is that of an assistant to help you learn as much of the material as you desire. This being said, form good study skills from the start!
If you are having trouble with a homework problem, you can send an e-mail through the online homework system to your teaching assistant. Try to provide as much information as possible in your help request. For example, you should at least describe how you attempted the problem and at least guess where you might be going wrong.
If you need more help than what can be provided by the online help, you should take one or more of the following steps.
You can find more detailed suggestions of how to study for the course here.
This course is coordinated by Russell Brown. Comments or corrections related to this web page may be sent to russell.brown@uky.edu.