Time & Location:

Lectures:

MWF 10:0010:50 am, CB 118 (sections 001008)


Recitations:

TR 08:0008:50 am, CB 339 (section 001)
TR 09:0009:50 am, CB 339 (section 002)
TR 10:0010:50 am, CB 339 (section 003)
TR 11:0011:50 am, CB 339 (section 004)
TR 12:0012:50 pm, CB 339 (section 005)
TR 01:0001:50 pm, CB 339 (section 006)
TR 02:0002:50 am, CB 339 (section 007)
TR 03:0003:50 pm, CB 339 (section 008)

Instructors:

Lecturer:

Alberto Corso,
POT 701, (859) 2573167, alberto.corso@uky.edu
(sections 001008)
Office hours: MWF 11:0011:50am and by appointment


Teaching Assistants:

Eric Kaper,
Math House, (859) 2572461, eric.kaper@uky.edu
(sections 005, 007)
Office hours: TBA; TBA in the Mathskeller, and by appointment
Darleen PerezLavin,
POT 718, (859) 2576806, darleenpl@uky.edu
(sections 002, 004)
Office hours: TBA; TBA in the Mathskeller, and by appointment
Chase Russell,
POT 902, (859) 2577216, brandon.russell700@uky.edu
(sections 006, 008)
Office hours: TBA; TBA in the Mathskeller, and by appointment
Julianne Vega,
POT 722, (859) 2576807, julianne.vega@uky.edu
(sections 001, 003)
Office hours: TBA; TBA in the Mathskeller, and by appointment

Course Description for MA 137 (4 credits):
A first course in onevariable calculus. Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions
(including trigonometric functions) with applications to the life sciences.
Lecture, three hours; recitation, 2 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 a grade of C or better in MA 109 and MA 112, or a grade of C or better in MA 110, or appropriate scores score on math
placement test, or consent of the department. Students who enroll in MA 137 based on their test scores should have completed a year of
precalculus study in highschool that includes the study of the trigonometric functions.
Note: Math placement test recommended.
[Per Senate Rule 4.3.3, students will not be permitted to register for this course for a fourth time.
To request an exception to this rule, visit
https://math.as.uky.edu/lowerlevelmathoverrides.]
Course Outline:
We begin by introducing the notion of a limit, both for sequences and for function of a real variable.
Limits are essential to defining derivatives and integrals. By the end of the semester students
should know precise definitions of the derivative and the integral
and understand the fundamental theorem of calculus which gives the
relation between the derivative and the integral.
We will illustrate the methods and ideas of calculus by studying
several problems from biology. We will study the interpretation
of the derivative as a rate of change, and model growth and
declines of populations.

Chapter 1: Preview and review
Preliminaries, elementary Functions, and graphing

Chapter 2: Discrete time models, sequences,
and difference equations
Exponential growth and decay
Sequences
More population models

Chapter 3: Limits and continuity
Limits
Continuity
Limits at infinity
The Sandwich Theorem and some trigonometric limits
Properties of continuous functions

Chapter 4: Differentiation
Formal definition of the derivative
The power rule, the basic rules of differentiation, and the
derivatives of polynomials
The product and quotient rules, and the derivatives
of rational and power functions
The chain rule and higher derivatives
Derivatives of trigonometric functions
Derivatives of exponential functions
Derivatives of inverse and logarithmic functions
Approximations and local linearity

Chapter 5: Applications of differentiation
Extrema and the Mean Value Theorem
Monotonicity and Concavity
Extrema, inflection points, and graphing
Optimization
L'Hospital's rule
Difference equations: stability
Antiderivatives

Chapter 6: Integration
The definite integral
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Applications of integration
Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to:

apply the methods of calculus in new contexts to solve unfamiliar problems;

compute fluently;

write correct justifications for their solutions to problems.
Grading:
You will be able to obtain a maximum of 500 points in this class,
divided as follows:
Three 2hour exams, 100 points each
Final exam, 100 points
Homework, 40 points
Quizzes, 40 points
Final project, 20 points
Your final grade for the course will be based on the total points you
have earned as follows:
A: 450500
B: 400449
C: 350399
D: 300349
E: 0299
The grading scale might be adjusted at the end of the semester.
You will be guaranteed the above letter grade if your score falls within
the given range, but the minimum score for each letter grade might be lowered.
Midterm grades will be posted in myUK by the deadline established in the
Academic Calendar.
Calculator:
You may use calculators on the homework and exams. You may not use any machine that has symbolic manipulation capabilities of any sort on any exam.
This precludes the use of TI89, TINspire 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.
Final Project:
As part of the Gen Ed requirements,
you are required to submit a final project by the end of the semester
(see Final Project for details).
Your project paper will be worth at most 20 points. These points will
be added to the raw scores (attendance, homework, quizzes, midterms and final grades)
that will determine your final letter grade.
Policies:
Attendance and excused absences. Attendance in MA137 is mandatory.
Be on time and remain until dismissed. Do not leave in the middle of class.
Whenever possible, please notify your instructor of absences prior to class.
S.R. 5.2.4.2 defines the following as acceptable reasons for excused absences: (a) serious illness, (b) illness or death of family member, (c)
Universityrelated trips, (d) major religious holidays, and (e) other circumstances found to fit as reasonable
cause for nonattendance by the professor.
You may be asked to verify absences in order for them to be considered excused. Senate Rule 5.2.4.2 states
that faculty have the right to request appropriate verification when students claim an excused absence
because of illness or death in the family. Appropriate notification of absences due to universityrelated trips is
required prior to the absence.
If you anticipate an absence for a major religious holiday please notify your instructor (in writing) of anticipated absences
due to your observance of such holidays no later than the last day in the semester to add a class.
Two weeks prior to the absence is reasonable, but should not be given any later. Information regarding major religious
holidays may be obtained through the Ombud (859) 2573737,
http://www.uky.edu/Ombud/ForStudents_ExcusedAbsences.php.
You are expected to withdraw from the class if more than 20% of the classes scheduled for the semester
are missed (excused or unexcused) per university policy.
Classroom behavior. Electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets should be put away or used only as part of class
activities during lectures and recitations.
Mobile phones, laptops, and computers may not be used during exams.
Makeup policies.
Per Senate Rule 5.2.4.2, if you are missing any graded work due to an excused absence you are responsible
for informing the Instructor about your 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 instructor will give you 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.
In particular, if you have university excused absences or have
universityscheduled class conflicts with uniform examinations you may
arrange with their instructor to take the exam at an alternate time.
Generally these makeup exams will be scheduled on the day of or on the day after
the regularly scheduled exam.
Workrelated conflicts are neither university excused absences nor
universityscheduled absences.
Students needing accomodations. If you have a documented disability that requires academic accommodations, please see your instructor as soon as possible. In order to receive accommodations in this course, you must provide your instructor with a Letter of Accommodation from the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC coordinates campus disability services available to
students with disabilities. It is located on the corner of Rose Street and Huguelet Drive in the Multidisciplinary Science Building, Suite 407. You can reach them via phone at
(859) 2572754 and via email at drc@uky.edu.
Their web address is http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/DisabilityResourceCenter/.
Accommodations for victims of violence:
By federal law, any student who is a victim of dating violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or stalking (whether on or off campus) is entitled to appropriate accommodations for his or her coursework. To get help getting accommodations and other support, students who are assaulted can do any of the following:

Tell your instructor who can assist you in accessing resources appropriate to your situation;

Call the UK VIP Center (Violence Intervention and Prevention Center) at 2573574 or vipcenter@uky.edu or http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter/about_contact.php; or walk in to the Center in Frazee Hall,
lower level, between 8:30 and 5:00;

Call the University Counseling Center at 2578701; 2nd floor, Frazee Hall;

Call Ms. Patty Bender from the UK Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity at 2578927 or patty.bender@uky.edu;

In the case of an emergency, contact the UK Police Department at 911.

Students may also contact community resources 24hours a day, including:

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center at 800.656.4673 or http://bluegrassrapecrisis.org/

Greenhouse17 (formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program) at 800.544.2022 or http://greenhouse17.org/
Academic Honesty:
Cheating or plagiarism is a serious offense and will not be tolerated.
It will be thoroughly investigated, and might lead to failure in the
course or even to expulsion from the university. See
http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Code/part2.html
(Sections 6.3.1 and 6.3.2) for information on cheating, plagiarism,
and penalties.
A summary of recent changes to rules on cheating can be found at the
Academic Ombud website:
http://www.uky.edu/Ombud
