A course in one-variable calculus, including topics from analytic geometry. Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions (including the trigonometric functions) with applications. Lecture, three hours; recitation, two hours per week. Students may not receive credit for MA 113 and MA 137. Prereq: Math ACT of 27 or above, or math SAT of 620 or above, or MA 109 and MA 112, or MA 110, or consent of the department. Students who enroll in MA 113 based on their test scores should have completed a year of pre-calculus study in high school that includes the study of the trigonometric functions. Note: Math placement test recommended
MA 113 consists of lectures and recitations. Each large lecture is divided into multiple sections for recitations. When combined, this course website and the website for lecture section 0XY comprises the syllabus for MA 113 0XY.
The course calendar lists all assignments and exam dates.
The list below gives the instructors. Course meeting times are available from myuk.uky.edu.
|001 - 010||Lecturer||Benjamin Braunemail@example.com||Web page|
|011 - 015||Lecturer||David Jensenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Web page|
|001 & 002||TA||Karthik Chandrasekharemail@example.com||Web page|
|003 & 004||TA||Jared Antrobus||Web page|
|005||MathExcel Leader||McCabe Olsen||Web page|
|007 & 009||TA||Ashley Lawson|
|008 & 012||TA||Jessica Doering|
|010 & 015||TA||Ben Brodie|
|013 & 014||TA||Jacob Adams|
Students will gain experience in the following mathematical practices:
We will watch these videos during lecture and recitation. After watching the video, all students will spend 2-3 minutes writing a paragraph or two in response to the video. The prompt for your writing is the following question: What are specific examples where your personal experience in previous mathematics courses has aligned with the video you just watched? After writing, you will spend 2-3 minutes discussing your response with another student you are sitting near.
Students are not allowed to make negative comments about themselves or their mathematical ability, at any time, for any reason. Here are example statements that are now banned, along with acceptable replacement phrases.
You do not need to purchase a separate WebAssign access code for this course, as we will use the WebWork online homework system.
During the last two weeks of class, students will be using this handout on higher-order approximation to supplement the textbook reading.
You purchased access to the eBook when you purchased your textbook from the UK Bookstore or Kennedy's. Instructions for accessing the eBook are available in the Student Quick Start guide.
You will need our class access key: uky 8986 5069
WebAssign gives you free access to the eBook for two weeks after the start of class. To continue to use WebAssign after that, you will need to enter the access code that came with the textbook you bought or purchase access online.
You may access your course grades through the Canvas system, logging in with your linkblue ID and password. Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:
|Activity||Percentage of total course grade|
|3 Midterm Exams and a Final Exam||70%|
|Web Homework (WebWork)||10%|
|Six Written Assignments||10%|
Please see your lecturer's syllabus for details on the lecture attendance grade.
Your grade will be determined as follows:
|Total percent in course||At least 90.0||At least 80.0||At least 70.0||At least 60.0||Less than 59.99|
|Final Course Grade||A||B||C||D||E|
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 for download as a single pdf file.
Beginning with worksheet 2, 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. You may print the worksheet and bring it to recitation class or your TA might provide other options.
We will use web homework at the address on the system WeBWorK at https://webwork.as.uky.edu/webwork2/MA113S17/. We will add students to the homework system until 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. 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 working web homework:
Quizzes will be given on most Thursdays during recitations; for the schedule see the course calendar. Calculators will not be allowed for quizzes. The quiz grades contribute to your overall course grade as described in the grading section of this website.
Quizzes and Solutions: (Solution links will be active at some point after quiz day)
|Quiz 1 and Solution|
Six written assignments are to be turned in during lecture; for the due dates see the course calendar.
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 may 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.
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). You must 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. You will need to submit your request to your lecture instructor at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of the exam using the MA 113 Alternate Exam Request Form. Information regarding alternate exam times will be emailed directly to the students requesting an alternate exam.
|I||Tuesday, February 7, 2017||5:00 - 7:00 pm|
|II||Tuesday, March 7, 2017||5:00 - 7:00 pm|
|III||Tuesday, April 11, 2017||5:00 - 7:00 pm|
|Final Exam||Monday, May 1, 2017||8:30 - 10:30 pm|
All exams are scheduled in the following rooms.
|001, 002, 003, 004||CP 139||Chemistry-Physics Building|
|007, 008, 009||CP 153||Chemistry-Physics Building|
|010, 012, 013||CP 155||Chemistry-Physics Building|
|005, 014, 015||CP 320||Chemistry-Physics Building|
You may use calculators on the homework and exams, but not on the quizzes. 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.
Review sessions for MA 113 are hosted by The Study. You can find common hour review schedules (for MA 113 and other courses) here: http://www.uky.edu/AE/study-peer-schedule (you need to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the graphic with relevant information).
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.
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 listening to the lectures, and thinking to yourself - "Yes, I understand that". You must also read the book and 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 and lecturer. Try to provide as much information as possible in your help request. Describe what you have attempted and give a guess as to what might be wrong. Have you found an answer that is being marked wrong, or are you unable to start solving the problem?
In addition to 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.
Students are expected to withdraw from the class if more than 20% of the classes scheduled for the semester are missed (excused) per University policy. Per Senate Rule 188.8.131.52, students missing any graded work due to an excused absence are responsible: for informing the Instructor of Record about their excused absence within one week following the period of the excused absence (except where prior notification is required); and for making up the missed work. The professor must give the student an opportunity to make up the work and/or the exams missed due to an excused absence, and shall do so, if feasible, during the semester in which the absence occurred.
University Policy on Academic Integrity. Per University policy, students shall not plagiarize, cheat, or falsify or misuse academic records. Students are expected to adhere to University policy on cheating and plagiarism in all courses. The minimum penalty for a first offense is a zero on the assignment on which the offense occurred. If the offense is considered severe or the student has other academic offenses on their record, more serious penalties, up to suspension from the University may be imposed. Plagiarism and cheating are serious breaches of academic conduct. Each student is advised to become familiar with the various forms of academic dishonesty as explained in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Complete information can be found at the website Ombud A plea of ignorance is not acceptable as a defense against the charge of academic dishonesty. It is important that you review this information as all ideas borrowed from others need to be properly credited. Senate Rules 6.3.1 (see Senate Rules for the current set of Senate Rules) states that all academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by students to their instructors or other academic supervisors, is expected to be the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. In cases where students feel unsure about a question of plagiarism involving their work, they are obliged to consult their instructors on the matter before submission. When students submit work purporting to be their own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording, or content from another source without appropriate acknowledgment of the fact, the students are guilty of plagiarism.
Plagiarism includes reproducing someone else's work (including, but not limited to a published article, a book, a website, computer code, or a paper from a friend) without clear attribution. Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work, which a student submits as his/her own, whoever that other person may be. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual work is done, it must be done by the student, and the student alone. When a student's assignment involves research in outside sources or information, the student must carefully acknowledge exactly what, where and how he/she has employed them. If the words of someone else are used, the student must put quotation marks around the passage in question and add an appropriate indication of its origin. Making simple changes while leaving the organization, content, and phraseology intact is plagiaristic. However, nothing in these Rules shall apply to those ideas, which are so generally and freely circulated as to be a part of the public domain.
Students are encouraged to work together to understand a problem and to develop a solution. However, the solution you submit for credit must be your own work. In particular, you should prepare your solutions to the written assignments independently and you should submit your answers for web homework. Copying on exams and usage of books, notes, or communication devices during examinations is not allowed. Cheating or plagiarism is a serious offense, and it will not be tolerated. Students are responsible for knowing the University policy on academic dishonesty.
This course is coordinated by Benjamin Braun. Comments or corrections related to this web page may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.