SYLLABUS MAC 2311- Sections 12, 13  Spring 2005

INSTRUCTOR:  Professor Hilbert Levitz


OFFICE: 206 love

OFFICE HOURS : Hours:  T, R  2:00-3:30

CLASSROOM:  106 Love

CLASS MEETING TIMES:  Sec 12    M      5:15-6:05 PM
                                                                    T, R   5:15-6:30 PM

                                                   Sec 13      M       6:45-7:35 PM
                                                                    T, R    6:45-8:00 PM

ELIGIBILITY. You must have the course prerequisites listed below and must never have completed with a grade of C- or better a course for which MAC 2311 is a (stated or implied) prerequisite. Students with prior credit in college calculus are required to reduce the credit for MAC 2311 accordingly. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility.

PREREQUISITES. You must have passed MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry) (or MAC 2140 and MAC 1114 at TCC) with a grade of C- or better or have appropriate transfer credit. Placement in AMP Group 1 or 1H (or 2 if you are currently taking trigonometry) is also considered to satisfy the prerequisite. AMP Group 3A with prior college algebra or AMP Group 3B with prior college trigonometry will also satisfy the prerequisite requirements.

TEXT. Calculus (Early Transcendentals) (Fifth Edition), by James Stewart

COURSE CONTENT. Roughly Chapters 2-6 of the text. (A detailed listing of exact sections to be covered is below.)

COURSE OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to calculus and to demonstrate its usefulness in selected applications.

GRADING. There will be three unit tests and a cumulative final exam. There will be quiz on the Tuesday of each week in which there is no test, except that there will be no quiz the first week or in the week of November 10. Each of the 10 quizzes is worth 10 points. The quiz average will be computed as: (Total number of points)/7, 100 maximum. (Thus, full quiz credit is possible for a student who misses 3 quizzes.) Numerical course grades will be determined by the largest of Av1 and Av2, where Av1 =  6U+Q+3E)/10, Av2 = (3U+Q+6E)/10, U = unit test average, Q = quiz average, and E = final exam grade. Letter grades will be determined from numerical grades as follows. A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59. Plus/Minus letter grades may be assigned to high/low numerical grades. A grade of I will not be given to avoid a grade of F or to give additional study time. Failure to process a course drop will result in a course grade of F.

EXAM POLICY. No makeup tests or quizzes will normally be given.   A missed test will  be excused if the student presents sufficient verifiable evidence of acceptable extenuating circumstances. If a test absence is excused, then the final exam will be used for the missing test grade. An unexcused absence from a unit test will be penalized.  Absences from tests and quizzes or missed homework due to family social events will not be excused. Acceptable medical excuses must state explicitly that the student should be excused from class. Students must take the final examination at the scheduled time. Students must bring FSU ID cards to all tests.

MATH HELP CENTER. The Math Help Center is located in 110 MCH (Milton Carothers Hall) next door to the Love Building.

ANCILLARY MATERIALS. The publisher packed two CD-ROMS  with the text book. Early in the term you will be given a PIN number to enter the publisher's web sites. The use of these materials is not required. Use them to the extent that you find them helpful. A description of other ancillary materials is on page xxiv-xxv of your text.

The publishers web sites are and

OTHER WEB SITES.  Here we list web sites that some students have reported as being helpful.

One student described the tutorials at  in very glowing terms.

Another recommended by a student is Visual Calculus

TESTS AND EXAMS.  While the primary emphasis on each test is on the specific sections to be covered, knowledge of all preceding sections will be assumed.

TOPICS SCHEDULE: The following is an approximate schedule for discussing the various sections of the text. It may vary slightly owing to the fact that all class periods are not of the same length. I anticipate that at the end of each week we shall be back on schedule. In the list of problems below, specification of a range of problems refers to odd numbered problems; thus 7-19 means "the odd numbered problems from 7-19". Even numbered problems will be named individually.  Answers to odd number problems are in the back of the text book. Complete worked out solutions to the odd number problems can be purchased; (See page XXV of the text.)
Date    Sec.    Probs

Jan 6     2.1    The Tangent and Velocity Problems
Jan 10   2.2    The Limit of a function
                     1-9, 12, 23-29
Jan 11   2.3    Calculating Limits Using Limit Laws
                     3-9, 10, 11-29, 35, 45, 46
Jan 13  2.5    Continuity
                      3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 23, 37, 41, 43
            2.6    Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Assymtotes
                    13-33,  37, 39, 45
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 18   2.7    Tangents, Velocities, and Other Rates of 
                     Change 7-11, 17, 27
            2.8    Derivatives 
                     7-9, 13-25, 29
Jan 20  2.9    The Derivative as a Function
                     21-31, 37, 43.
Jan 24  3.1    Derivatives of Polynomials and 
                     Exponential Functions
                     3-31, 47-49, 57, 59
Jan 25   3.2    The Product and Quotient Rules
                     3-25, 41
Jan 27    3.4    Derivatives of Trigonometric Function
Jan 31   3.5    The Chain Rule
Feb 1    Review

Feb 3  Test 1 Ch 2 (Omitting 2.4), Ch3 (Sec 3.1-3.2) 

Feb 7    3.6   Implicit Differentiaion
                     1-25, 41-43
Feb 8  3.7     Higher Derivatives
                     5-19, 25-27, 33-35, 43
Feb 10  3.8    Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
                     1-21, 25, 35-45
Feb 14  3.9    Hyperbolic Functions
                     1-3, 7-11
Feb 15  3.10  Related Rates
                     1, 5-11, 23
Feb 17  3.11  Linear Approximation and Differentials
                    31, 35

Feb 21   4.1        Maximum and Minimum Values 
                         3-5, 15, 19-21, 27, 31-33, 37-47, 53-61
Feb 22   4.2, 4.3  The Mean Value Theorem; How Derivatives
                          Affect the Shape of a Graph 
                          pg. 305; 11-23, 33-51

Feb 24    4.4       Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Riule
                          5-27, 31, 37, 51
Feb 28   4.5       Summary of Curve Sketching

Mar 1   4.7       Optimization Problems
                          3-5, 9, 15, 23, 27, 33
Mar 3   4.10     Antiderivatives
                          1-15, 19-33, 59-63, 69.

March   7-11      Spring Break

Mar 14   5.1     Areas and Distances
                          Read Only - No Probs
Mar 15   Review

Mrch 17          Test 2 Ch 3 (Sec 3.4-311)  Ch4 (Sec 4.1-4.10 Omitting 4.6, 4.8, 4.9) 

Mar 21  5.2        The Definite Integral
                          17,  27, 35, 39 
Mar 22  5.3      The Funda,mental Theorem of Calculus
Mar 245.4 Indefinite Integrals and The Net Change Theorem
                          1, 5-13, 45, 53 

Mar 28  5.5     The Substitution Rule

                          1-41, 49-67
Mar 29  5.6     The Logarith Defined as an Integral  (This section will be skipped altogether during Spring 05.)
                           3, 7, 9 

Mar 31    6.1     Areas Between Curves
Apr 4     6.2      Volumes
                           1-17, 31-35, 41
April 5 Review

April 7   Test 3   Ch5 (Sec 5.2-5.5), Ch 6 (Sec 6.1-6-2) 

Apr 11  6.3      Volume by Cylindrical shells
Apr 12   6.4      Work
                           1, 3, 7, 13, 19
Apr 14  6.5     Average Value of a Function
                           1-7, 13, 19
Apr 18    Review 
Apr 19    Review
Apr 20    Review
Final Exams  - 
                    -  Section  12  on  Wednesday April 27 5:30-7:30 PM 
                       Section  13  on  Monday     April 25  8:00-10:00 PM 
Note then that for final exams, the course is treated like 
a MWF class.






ALGEBRA REVIEW:  There is a decent brief online algebra review, with problems and answers, on the
web site for our text. You can access it without a password.

Go to

On the left side of the page, click on "Student Book Companion Sites." Some pictures of book covers will come up. Our book is the one in the upper left corner. Click on it. Now on the left column, click on Algebra Review.

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AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: 1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC); 2) bring a letter to the instructor from SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class.

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On 11 Aug 2003, 18:08.