Math 221: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MTWTh 10:00-10:50 - RH201 - Lec C001 - Course #3725 - Final C19-2
Instructor: Dr. Anthony van Groningen
Office: RH229 Ph: (715) 234-8176 x5435
E-mail: anthony.vangroningen AT uwc.edu
Office Hours: M-F 9-10, MW 2-3
Text: Calculus of a Single Variable: Early Transcendental Functions 4/e by Larson et al.
Course Web-site: http://barron.uwc.edu/staff/vangroningen/www/221/
Catalog Description: Analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, the derivative, integrals,
techniques and applications of differentiation, applications of integration, logarithmic and exponential functions,
and trigonometric functions.
Calculus studies the rates at which quantites change, the way quantities accumulate, and
the deep connection between these two concepts. Unlike other mathematics you may have studied, calculus
has a fluid nature making it useful for modeling many real-world phenomena. It is the fundamental language
of science and engineering. This is the first semester of a traditional three-part calculus sequence. You are
expected to be proficient in college algebra and trigonometry topics.
Topics: Ch 2 Limits and Continuity; Ch 3 Differentiation; Ch 4 Applications of Differentiation; Ch 5
Integration; Ch 7 Applications of Integration; Additional topics including L'H˘pital's Rule
- Nov 10: Last day to drop or withdraw
- Nov 27-28: No Classes
- Dec 15: Last Lecture
- Dec 17: Final Exam 11:00-1:00
- We will have four 50 minute exams. The average of the best three will contribute 60% of your course
grade. Tentative dates for the exams are Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 7, and Nov 25.
- Final Exam 25% Cumulative Dec 17 11:00-1:00
- Homework/Worksheets/Quizzes 15%.
- Class participation and attendance may be used to decide border-line grades.
Assessment: A UW Colleges-wide assessment program has been put
into place to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum,
programs, and services of the institution. The following areas of
proficiency will be assessed because they are of primary importance in
the education of our students: Analytical Skills, Quantitative Skills,
Communication Skills, and Aesthetic Engagement. During the 2008-2009
school year, we will focus on the Quantitative Skills proficiency. The
Mathematics Department has also determined a number of core
proficiencies for students enrolled in mathematics classes, including
solving equations, setting up and solving applied problems, simplifying
and evaluating expressions, and graphing-related questions. Some or all
of these skill areas may be incorporated into the department assessment
exercises this year.
Policies and Comments:
- Attendance: The text is not a substitute for lecture; you must attend class. You should have a dedicated notebook for taking lecture notes.
- Homework: Practice exercises will appear on the course
website. You should have a second notebook for doing practice
exercises. Some of these exercises may be collected and graded to
contribute to your homework grade. You should turn collected homework
in on looseleaf paper. Problems from a single section should be stapled
together. Always rewrite the original problem and show all your work.
You are communicating a solution to me, not merely reporting the final
Do not put problems from multiple sections on the same page.
I may also give periodic worksheets. It is vital to your success that
you attempt the exercises in a timely manner.
Collected homework must be under my door by 3:00 pm on the day it is due.
- Need Help? If you are struggling with a given topic, do not hesitate to come see me or discuss the problems with your classmates.
I encourage you to form study groups with your peers, but be sure you are mastering the material independently.
- Make-up policy:
- If you will be missing an exam due to a University-approved absence you must confer with me ahead of time.
- If you are seriously ill or injured you may make up an exam with a note from a doctor's office on official letterhead.
- A student in good standing may make up one missed exam at the end of the semester. Good standing means
regular attendance and a grade of C- or higher. The highest grade you may receive on the missed exam is a C-.
- Calculators: A graphing calculator may be useful for some of the homework exercises.
Calculators will not be allowed (or required) on the exams.
- Set your standards high, do not procrastinate, and be confident in your ability to be successful.
- If you need special accommodations in order to meet any of the
requirements of the course, please contact me as soon as possible.