Mercer County Community College

MAT 151 :   Calculus 1   : The Study of Change                         COURSE OUTLINE

Catalog Description:

This is the first course in the standard integrated calculus sequence.  Topics covered include differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions. 

Applications include curve sketching, related rates, maxima and minima, and approximations, and calculation of areas and volumes of revolution. 

There is an emphasis on the theory of limits and continuity. 

 

Prerequisites:          MAT146 or MAT116 with minimum C grade

Required Materials:

Pilot Book: SMITH and MINTON, Calculus Early Transcendental Functions, 4th Ed.

ISBN:0077864417 – Smith/Minton with connect plus and aleks prep

or  007723586x – connect plus

A graphing calculator is required. 

TI 83/84is strongly recommended

Instructor:  Richard Porter      

E-mail: porterr@mccc.edu 

Office: LA 129 

Office Hours:  See Web Page

Web Page:    http://www.mccc.edu/~porterr

Extension 3826

Phone: 609-61 MATH 1

Grading:

Homework/Classwork

15%

Quizzes/Tests 20%

Midterm

15%

Project 25%

Final*

25%

Total

100%

*Must Receive a 50% on Final to pass course

93%-100%........A

90%-92%..........A-

87%-89%..........B+

83%-86%..........B

80%-83%..........B-

77%-79%..........C+

70%-76%..........C

60%-69.5%.......D

<59.5%.............F

Topics:

Day
Dates
Topics Classwork Homework Review Practice Quizzes/Tests
1
8/29
Review of Functions AVE RATE Day 1 . . .
2
8/31
Computing Limits INNER LIMIT Day 2 . . Q1
3
9/5
End Behavior END LIMIT Day 3  R1 PT1 .
4
9/7
Definition of Limits E-D LIMIT Day 4 . . Q2/ T1
5
9/12
Continuity CONINUITY Day 5 . . .
6
9/14
Slopes and the Derivative DERIVATIVE Day 6 . . Q3
7
9/19
Techniques of Differentiation POLY' Day 7 . . .
8
9/21
Quotient Rule / Transcendentals TRANSCENDENTAL' Day 8 . . Q4
9
9/26
Chain Rule TRANSFORM Day 9 . . .
10
9/28
Limits of Trig Functions SIN' Day 10 . . Q5
11
10/3
Implicit Diff., Hyperbolics, MVT MVT Day 11 . . .
12
10/5
Newton’s Method, Linearization NEWTONS Day 12 . . Q6
13
10/10
Differentials,Inverse Functions INVERSE' Day 13  R2 PT2 .
14
10/12
Related Rates ERROR Day 14 . . Q7 / T2
15
10/17
L’HopitalsRule 0*OO Day 15 . . .
16
10/19
Analysis of Functions CONCAVE/INFLECT Day 16 . . Q8
17
10/24
Optimization MAX/MIN Day 17 . . .
18
10/26
Area, Definite integral,  AREA Day 18 . . Q9
19
10/31
indefinite integral, ave. value AVE VALUE Day 19 RM PM .
20
11/2
REVIEW . . . . Q10
21
11/7
MIDTERM . . . . .
22
11/9
Sigma Notation,  SUM OF RECS Day 20 . .  
23
11/14
Area as a Limit LIMIT OF RECTS Day 21 . . .
24
11/16
Fundamental Theorem FUND THEOREM Day 22 . . Q11
25
11/21
Integration bySubstition PEER REVIEW Day 23 . . .
26
11/28
Evaluating Definite Integrals PEER REVIEW Day 24 . . Q12
27
11/30
Project Presentations . . R3 PT3 .
28
12/5
REVIEW PROJ QUIZ . . . T3
29
12/7
Final Review . . . . .
30
12/12
Final Review . . . . .
12/14
FINAL EXAM 6-9pm in BS320 . . . . .

  

Make-ups: No make-ups are given for any reason. When valid excuses are produced in writing, work may be replaced by equivalent work from the final exam.

 

Classwork can only be done in class or via "Zoom," and answers are presented in complete sentences. Reviews are culminations of quizzes, with help available. Quizzes have no help and are due before the next class. Practice tests and Exams have time limits of 2 hours.  All exams/midterm/final require worksheets showing all work including calculator steps, and failure to do so will result in lost credit..

 

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ESTIMATION OF HOMEWORK GRADES

 

 
Number of Assignements

Value each towards

Final Grade

TOTALValue Towards

Final Grade

       
CLASSWORK
25
.3% per /HW
7.5%
HOMEWORK
24
.3% per /HW
7.5%
REVIEWS (optional)
4
       
PRACTICE TESTS
4
1% per practice test
4%
QUIZZES
12
.5% per quiz
6%
Test (1, 2, 3)
3
3.33% per test / .25% per q
10%
       
Midterm EXAM
1
15% per, 1% per question
15%
     
TOTAL:
154
50%

 

*you are expected to spend 50 hrs on Connect

 

Mercer County Community College is committed to ensuring the full participation of all students in all activities andprograms. If you have a documented differing ability or think that you may have a differing ability that isprotected under the ADA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact Arlene Stinson in LB216 {stinsona@mccc.edu} for information regarding academic accommodations and additional support services.

 

 

 ESTIMATION OF PROJECT GRADES

 

Proposal (pt 0)
10
2%
Regressions (pt 1)
15
3%
worksheet (pt 2)
50
9%
mockup/ peer review
20
4%
presentation
30
5%
Poster
15
3%
total
140
25%