Mathematics 1172, Engineering Mathematics A
MWF 7:50 - 9:20 AM,
|Office hours: M 10:45 - 11:45 AM
| Office: Ovalwood 367
|WF 9:30 - 10:30, or by appointment
Textbook: Calculus for Scientists and Engineers: Early Transcendentals, OSU custom edition, by Briggs, Cochran, and Gillet (Pearson).
Course description: Topics
include integration (techniques and applications), sequences and
series, Taylor series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors
and vector-valued functions, lines and curves in space, functions of
several variables (limits, continuity, partial derivatives, the chain
rule). We will cover Sections 6.2-6.5, 7.1-7.5, 7.8, 9.1-9.5, 10.1-10.4,
11.1-11.3, 12.1-12.8, and 13.1-13.6 (with some omissions). You are
expected to attend the lectures, and read the appropriate
sections of the text, each week.
Homework Assignments: Homework consists of online
homework (graded) and additional offline assignments from the course
textbook. This course uses the the Carmen course management system in
conjunction with the MyMathLab online homework system. You will receive
an access code for MyMathLab when you purchase your textbook.
Alternatively, you can buy MyMathLab accesss only, which includes an
electronic version of the textbook. MyMathLab access is provided as a
link through Carmen (https://carmen.osu.edu), and not through the
general MyMathLab website. At the end of the semester your lowest
MyMathLab score will be
dropped. It is strongly recommended that
you do your homework regularly - otherwise you will be at a serious
disadvantage in quizzes and exams. You are encouraged to ask any
questions about homework problems during my office hours.
MyMathLab Technical Help: http://www.math.osu.edu/mymathlab
Study Plan: Additional practice
problems are available for you through the MyMathLab Study Plan. These
questions are not for credit, but will help you study. The Study Plan
can automatically select problems for you to practice based on how you
do on your homework assignments and sample tests available in
MyMathLab. The sample tests are available for you to use to optimize
your use of the study plan. MyMathLab sample tests are NOT intended to
be practice exams or exam reviews for the course midterms.
The Math Lab: I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the
Math Lab in the Conard Learning Center.
Quizzes: A short quiz will be given
the beginning of some of the lectures (quizzes will generally consist
of two problems and be ten minutes in length). There will be seven
total. Their tentative dates are 8/28, 9/04, 9/25, 10/02, 10/23, 10/30, and 11/20.
quiz will consist of problems selected from the most recent
homework assignments. At the end of the semester your lowest quiz score
will be dropped.
There will be three
midterm exams. Their tentative dates are Wednesday September 11th, Wednesday October 9th, and
Wednesday November 6th. Each midterm exam will take the place of one
lecture. Absence from an exam (midterm or final) will be excused
if you can
provide verifiable and convincing evidence that you have a significant
illness or serious family crisis that will prevent you from attending.
In such a case, you are expected to make arrangements promptly with me
to make up the exam.
Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive, and will
take place from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on Thursday, December 5th.
Grading Policy: Your grade will be based on
| Final exam
The expected grading scale is
Calculators: Calculators are not required in this
course. Calculators are permitted during quizzes and exams, except
those calculators that have symbolic algebra or calculus capabilities,
or that have a QWERTY keyboard. In particular, the following
calculators (and their upgrades) are not permitted: TI-86, TI-89,
TI-92, TI Voyage 200, HP-40, HP-48, HP-49, Casio FX2.0, Casio CFX
9970G. Also, it is not permitted to use higher memory functions on a
calculator to store and read formulas during a quiz or an exam; this is
the electronic equivalent of using notes during exams, which is
prohibited. Cellphones and web-enabled devices cannot be used as
calculators during quizzes or exams.
GEC statement: This
Mathematics course can be used, depending on your degree program, to
satisfy the Quantitative and Logical Skills category of the General
Education Requirement (GEC). The goals and learning objectives for this
To master the essentials of Differential and Integral Calculus and its
applications, and to develop the computational and problem solving
skills for that purpose.
To understand some basic techniques of Calculus, including the notions
of sequences and series, power series, parametric equations, polar
coordinates, vectors and vector-valued functions, lines and curves in
space, functions of several variables (limits, continuity, partial
derivatives, the chain rule). Problem solving will be emphasized
throughout the course to promote a deeper understanding of the theory
of calculus and its applications.
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excellence in teaching, research, and other educational and scholarly
activities. It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic
Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation
of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term academic
misconduct includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever
committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and
dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall
report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee.
For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct:
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student who needs an accommodation based on the impact of a disability
should contact Michelle McLane at the Office for Disability Services,
to privately discuss his or her specific needs. Please contact Michelle
by phone at (419) 755-4304, by e-mail at email@example.com, or stop by
her office, C100G, located on the first floor of the Conard Learning
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