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Montgomery College-Rockville

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Spring 2015
Course Syllabus
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
Title:
MATH 181-Calculus I, CRN 31691
Credits:
4
Class Time/Days/Room:
10:00-11:25 am, MWF, SC 450
Course Webpage:
Blackboard inside MyMC
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Name:
Dr. Muse Kahsay
Office:
SC 254k
Office Phone:
240-567-5341
Email:
muse.kahsay@montgomerycollege.edu
Office hours:
MW: 1:35 p.m. to 2:05 p.m., and TR: 11:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon.
Course Description:
Intended primarily for students of the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
An introduction to major ideas of single variable calculus including limits, derivatives,
and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions; applications. (MATF)
PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH 165, appropriate score on
mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: ENGL
101/101A, READ 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to five
semester hours. Five hours each week. Formerly MA 181.
Textbook:
James Stewart, Calculus, Concepts and Contexts, 4th Edition, Brooks/ColeCengage
Publishing Company, 2010.
Enhanced WebAssign(EWA) is required for submitting answers to homework. When
you register for your EWAs Online Homework, you need a class key in addition to an
access code. Here is your class key: montgomerycollege 8533 7008. Please follow the
instructions given on the last page of this syllabus when you register for EWA.
Calculator: One of these calculators (TI-83, TI-83 PLUS, TI-84, TI-84 PLUS) is
required. You are not permitted to use a TI-89, TI-92, or other equivalent calculators
containing computer algebra system capability
Topics to be covered: Chapter 2: All sections; Chapter 3: All sections; Chapter 4: All
sections except 4.5; Chapter 5: Sections 5.1-5.4.

Evaluation Methods
Exams

Topics included

WebAssign/online
HW

HW on Chapter 2
HW on Chapter 3
HW on Chapters 4 and 5
Based on Wednesdays
lecture notes

Quizzes-closed
book

Contributes to
the final grade
15%

Dates

15%

On the following
Fridays January
30; February 6, 13,
and 27; March 6,
and 27; April 3, 10,
and 17; and May 1.
February 20th

Check your
WebAssign/online

Test 1-closed
Chapter 2-------4 weeks
15%
book
Test 2-closed
Chapter 3-------3 weeks
15%
March 13th
book
Test 3-closed
Chapter 4-------5 weeks 15%
April 24th
book
Final closed
Comprehensive-includes
25%
May 11, 2015
book
all the chapters
10:15am-12:15pm
April 27, 29, & May 1 cover Chapter 4 and May 4, 6 & 8-review for final.

The exams (tests/final exam) are will be based on the class lecture notes,
WebAssign/online homework, and worksheets (some exercises from the textbook) that
will be posted on your course page: Blackboard.
Your mid-grade will be calculated based on your scores of Test 1, Test 2, HW#1, HW#2,
and that of all the quizzes which will be given on January 30, February 6, 13, 27 and
March 6.
One of the lowest scores of your quizzes will be dropped when I calculate your final
grade for the course.
If your final exam percentage score is at least 70%, then the following will apply: The
lowest percentage score of the first three tests (Test 1, Test 2, and Test 3) will be replaced
with the percentage score of your final exam if that improves your course grade. The final
exams percentage score will be used to replace only one lowest percentage score.
If the college is closed on an exam date, the exam will administered during the next
schedule class period if it is appropriate. Otherwise, information containing the
rescheduling of your exam will be sent through your Montgomery College email address
or through your course page: blackboard. So, please check your Montgomery email or
blackboard regularly.
Grading Policy and Criteria:
90-100A
80-89.B 70-79C

60-69D

below 60F

Make up Policy: No make-up exams (tests/quizzes/final exam) will be given except


under extraordinary circumstances (a documented serious illness, death in the family or a
documented car accident, for example); when such circumstance arises, it is your
responsibility to contact me by e-mail on or before the date of the exam in order to
discuss the issue.
Attendance Policy: You are expected to attend the class regularly and fully (to come to
the class on time and leave the class on time). Attendance may be taken at the end of
every class. If you have to miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what you have
missed. Please ask one of your fellow classmates for what you missed. To study the
missed material, read the book and/or the lecture notes. Do not expect that during my
office hour I summarize for you what you missed in class.
Important Dates
January 26
January 28

February 4

February 11

February 13
March 9-15
March 16-22

March 27
April 8
May 11-17

Classes begin for Spring 2015


Classes dropped for non-payment 11:30 p.m to 6 a.m. for Spring
2015
Check My MC Class Schedule for YOUR Specific Deadlines for
Refund or to Add, Drop without a W or Change from
Audit/Credit for Spring 2015
Classes dropped for non-payment 11:30 p.m to 6 a.m. for Spring
2015
Check My MC Class Schedule for YOUR Specific Deadlines for
Refund or to Add, Drop without a W or Change from
Audit/Credit for Spring 2015
Classes dropped for non-payment 11:30 p.m to 6 a.m. for Spring
2015
Check My MC Class Schedule for YOUR Specific Deadlines for
Refund or to Add, Drop without a W or Change from
Audit/Credit for Spring 2015
Deadline to submit Disability Waiver forms for Spring
Midterm exams held
Spring Recess for Faculty and Students; No Classes
MC CLOSED; Spring Break

Spring Midterm Grades Due


Check with My MC Class Schedule for YOUR Specific
Deadlines to Drop with W for Spring
Final Exams for Spring 2015

For more detail and other important dates, please visit the website:
http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=39338

Email Communication Statement: MC student e-mail is an official means of


communication for Montgomery College. Students are responsible for information and
announcements sent via MC e-mail, and it is expected that students check their student email regularly. When e-mailing Dr. Muse Kahsay, you need to use your MC e-mail
account in order to get reply from me. Also, please write also your first name, last name,
and your class in your email message.
Math Science Center: Free tutoring and other resources are available in the MSC.
Rockville Campus, Math/Science Center, Macklin Tower 02, 240-567-5200, Hours:
Mon. Thurs. 8am 8pm, Fri. 8am 4pm, Sat. 10am 3pm
http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/mathscrv/
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Statement:
Any student who may need an accommodation due to a disability, please make an
appointment to see me during my office hour. In order to receive accommodations, a
letter from Disability Support Services(R-CB122; G-SA175; or TP/SS-ST120) will be
needed. Any student who may need assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation
must identify to the Disability Support Services Office; guidelines for emergency
evacuations are at: www.montgomerycollege.edu/dss/evacprocedures.htm.
Combat2College:
If you are a veteran or on active or reserve status and you are interested in information
regarding opportunities, programs and/or services, please visit the Combat2College
website at www.montgomerycollege.edu/combat2college.
Academic Regulations & Student Code of Conduct:
All MC students are expected to follow Academic Regulations & Student Code of
Conduct as described in the MC Student Handbook. These regulations and guidelines
can be found at:
www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/academicevp/Student_PandP.htm
Inclement Weather:
If inclement weather forces the College or any campus or College facility to suspend
classes or close, public service announcements will be provided to local radio and
television stations as early as possible. You may also call MC at 240-567-5000 or check
the college website www.montgomerycollege.edu to verify MC school closings. Any
exams planned on days classes are suspended will be administered at the first class
meeting once classes resume. Note that the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)
and Montgomery College do not follow the same school closing procedures.

Delayed Opening or Closing of the College: On occasion, Montgomery College will


announce a late opening or early closing of a specific campus or the entire college
because of weather conditions or other emergencies.
If a class can meet for 50% or more of its regularly scheduled meeting time OR if the
class can meet for 50 minutes or more, it will meet. Montgomery College will always
operate on its regular schedule unless otherwise announced. Depending on the nature of
the incident, notifications of emergencies and changes to the Colleges operational status
will be communicated through one or more communication methods including the
Colleges web page http://montgomerycollege.edu
For the most up-to-date information regarding College openings, closings, or
emergencies, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for email and text
alerts via Montgomery College ALERT. Registration information is available at
www.montgomerycollege.edu/emergency

The instructor reserves the right to amend this syllabus as appropriate throughout the
semester. Students will be notified of any such changes.

MATH 181 Course Outcomes


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to
# Outcome: Upon completion of the course a student will be able to:
Limits
1. Evaluate limits graphically, algebraically, and numerically.
2. Interpret limits verbally.
3 Use the definition of continuity to determine whether or not a given function is
continuous at a point.
Derivatives
4. Understand and distinguish between average and instantaneous rates of change
and be able to interpret each within the context of an applied problem.
5. Find a derivative directly from the definition of a derivative.
6. Interpret derivatives verbally in the context of an application.
7. Use first and second derivatives to obtain information about the graph of a function
and use the graph of a function to obtain information about its first and second
derivatives.
8. Identify and apply the appropriate rule(s) for symbolic differentiation.
9. Implicitly differentiate a function.
10.Use derivatives to determine the extreme values of a function.
11.Use derivatives to model and analyze a variety of applications, such as problems
involving optimization, related rates, and motion.
Integrals
12.Interpret the definite integral as a limit of sums.
13.Interpret the indefinite integral as an inverse process of differentiation and evaluate
indefinite integrals.
14.Determine when and how to apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
15.Set up and evaluate definite integrals to solve applied problems, such as problems
involving area, motion, and net change.
16.Technology
Use technology to discover, explore, illustrate and understand limits, derivatives
and integrals.

Some information about the textbook:


Format

ISBN

Where to buy

Cost

Textbook Only Options (excludes EWA)


Hardcover
text
Binder
Ready text
(cannot be
sold back)

9780485559726

MC-Rockville Bookstore

$268.50 new,
$201.50used

9781111072223

MC-Rockville Bookstore

$62.50

e-book text

9781439025741

MC-Rockville Bookstore

$79

Student
Solutions
Manual
(optional)

9780495560616

MC-Rockville Bookstore

$129.25 new,
$79 used

Text + EWA Options


Hardcover
text, e9781111034689
book, and
EWA
EWA only,
printed
access
0538738111
code is
mailed to
student
e-book +
EWA
(provides
0538738073
immediate
access)

http://www.cengagebrain.com/micro/11MOYTVP

$150

www.cengagebrain.com

$65
(excludes text)

www.cengagebrain.com

$95
(excludes
hardcover text)

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