CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES II (MATH 286)

Fall 2012, Tuesday and Thursday


INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Ye, Qi

Department of Mathematics, Syracuse University

Tel 315-443-1498

qiye@syr.edu and yeqi.iit@gmail.com

GRADER

Jonathan David Aziz

jdaziz@syr.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is the first course in a two-course, terminal calculus sequence. It is designed to introduce students to the beauty and power of calculus. Topics include functions, limits, the derivative, tangent lines, curve sketching, exponential and logarithmic functions and the calculus of several variables. Applications to the life sciences are emphasized.


SYLLABUS

Syllabus, PDF (provided by Prof. J. L. Meyer)


SCHEDULE


TEXT BOOK

Calculus for the Life Sciences, by Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey and Margaret Lial, 1st Edition.


REFERENCES

Calculus and Its Applications, by Marvin L. Bittinger, David J. Ellenbogen and Scott Surgent, 10th Edition.


COURSE RESTRICTIONS

Math 285 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of Math 284 or Math 295. Students planning to major in a physical science, engineering or mathematics should take Math 295.


HOME WORK

1st week (10 problems)
7.1: 13, 15, 25, 37, 47
7.2: 7, 13, 25, 31, 37

2nd week (10 problems)
7.3: 3
7.4: 1, 3, 5, 7, 25, 29, 37, 43, 53

3rd week (10 problems)
7.5: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 27, 29

5th week (10 problems)
7.6: 1, 5, 13, 29
8.2: 5, 9, 13, 19, 23, 25

6th week (10 problems)
8.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 21, 27, 29
8.4: 1, 5

9th week (10 problems)
9.2: 35, 39, 41, 43, 47
9.5: 15, 17, 21, 23, 27

10th week (10 problems)
9.5: 53, 55, 57
11.1: 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 39

11th week (10 problems)
11.2: 1, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25

12th week (10 problems)
11.3: 1, 3, 5
11.6: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Due Date: every Tue (no later than Thur) (begin on Sep. 4th).


Suggested Homework

The suggested homework is very useful and important for the tests and the final exam.


QUIZZES

15 minutes quizzes with 3 simple problems in every Tue class (first quizee on Sep 4th.)

Final quizze grade = exact average quizze grade / 80% = exact average quizze grade * 1.25 (no more than full grade)


OFFICE HOURS

Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM and 2:00PM-3:30PM on Tues and Thurs, or by appointment.

Location: 215 Carnegie Building, Room 207


GRADES

Your semester average will be based on your performance on the final exam, the three hour exams, homework, quizzes, and exam corrections. These components will be weighted as follows:

There will be no make-up exams. If you have an excused absence for one of the exams, the relevant portion of the final exam will be used to provide a score for the missed exam.

An essential part of success in a mathematics course is to learn from one's mistakes. Part of your grade will be to submit correct solutions to problems that you missed on each exam. An exam score of at least 90 exempts you from making corrections on that particular exam. Corrections are to be submitted to your instructor within one week after the exams are returned in class. Late corrections will not be accepted.


LECTURE NOTES

Section 7.1, PDF

Section 7.2, PDF

Section 7.3, PDF

Section 7.4, PDF

Section 7.5 part 1, PDF

Section 7.5 part 2, PDF

Section 7.6, PDF

Section 8.2, PDF

Section 8.3, PDF

Section 8.3, Application, PDF

Section 8.4, PDF

Section 9.2 and 9.5, PDF

Section 11.1, PDF

Section 11.2, PDF

Section 11.3, PDF

Section 11.6, PDF


HISTORY OF INTEGRAL

History of Integration (Wolfram)


LIST OF INTEGRALS

Lists of Indefinite Integrals (from Wikipedia)

TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS

Lists of Trigonometric Functions (from Wikipedia)

VIDEOS

What is Calculus?


This Is Calculus (Math Rap)

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students who need special consideration because of any sort of disability should contact me as early in the semester as possible to be sure that appropriate accommodations are made.


HELP RESOURCE

American Mathematical Society (AMS)