Math 75A. Calculus with Review IA. Fall 2021.
Prerequisites: Elementary geometry, intermediate algebra, and trigonometry; or precalculus. Passing score on the department's Calculus Readiness Test required prior to enrollment. In addition, students must meet the ELM requirement.
Text: Calculus, Volume 1, Strang and Herman, OpenStax, 2016,
Algebra and Trigonometry, Abramson, OpenStax, 2015 (sections 2.1-2.3 and 2.5-2.7)
Catalog Description: Functions, graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications, with extensive review of algebra and elementary functions.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Grading policy: Your grade for the course will be based on your performance on exams, quizzes, and homework (more information on these below). The number of points awarded for these is as follows.
|Test 1||15 %|
|Test 2||15 %|
|Test 3||15 %|
|Final exam||30 %|
Class attendance is strongly encouraged. In addition to new material, important course information will be given in class, and sometimes quizzes will be administered.
Expectations for Zoom meetings: In short, my expections for Zoom class meetings are the same as for regular classes on campus. Connect in advance to avoid being late. The class will start on time. Please turn your camera on, but feel free to use a virtual background as long as it is not too distracting. No recording or taking pictures/screenshots are allowed during class. Mute yourself when you are not talking. Find as quiet spot as pssible and do your best to avoid distractions. Request that your family members do not disturb you during class time. Stay on task the whole time, until the end of the class. Please put away any phones and other distracting gadgets. No texting, etc. during class. Take notes (dedicate a notebook or binder to this class). However, questions addressed to the instructor are welcome at any time during class. I will frequently ask if there are any questions, but if needed, you may ask for a clarification at other times as well.
Quizzes will sometimes be given during class. Quizzes will not be announced in advance. They will be short and quick (5-10 minutes) and will test your knowledge and computational skills. We will often discuss the quizzes right away, so no late quizzes are given. However, two lowest scores are dropped, so if you miss one or two of them, your zeros will be dropped. The quizzes are based on your homework. To do well on quizzes, do your homework diligently, check your answers, and ask questions whenever you miss something.
Homework will be assigned for each section. It is not collected or graded, however, as mentioned above, the quizzes are based on your homework, so it is very important to do it.
Exams: There will be three tests (50 minutes long each) and one final comprehensive exam (2 hours long). If for any reason you can not take a test at the scheduled time, please let your instructor know as soon as possible, and certainly before the test. See schedule for exam dates.
There will be one extra credit opportunity at the end of the semester. To be eligible for extra credit, you must have your camera turned on every class.
Extra Help: It is essential not to fall behind, because each class may use the material studied previously. If you have trouble with some material, seek help in the following ways:
Students with disabilities: upon identifying themselves to the University, students with disabilities will receive necessary accommodation for learning and evaluation. For more information, see http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ssd/.
Academic honesty: cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class. For information on the University's policy, see the University Catalog (section Policies and Regulations).
Honor Code: Members of the CSU Fresno academic community adhere to principles of academic integrity and mutual respect while engaged in university work and related activities. You should:
Disruptive Classroom Behavior: student conduct which disrupts the learning process will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action and/or removal from class.
Computers: At California State University, Fresno, computers and communications links to remote resources are recognized as being integral to the education and research experience. Every student is required to have his/her own computer or have other personal access to a workstation (including a modem and a printer) with all the recommended software. The minimum and recommended standards for the workstations and software, which may vary by academic major, are updated periodically and are available from Information Technology Services or the University Bookstore. In the curriculum and class assignments, students are presumed to have 24-hour access to a computer workstation and the necessary communication links to the University's information resources.
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Subject to Change: This syllabus and schedule are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to check on announcements made while you were absent.