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Revision Date: 12-May-20

Calculus I

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

A review of analytical geometry and introduction to the calculus of one variable. Topics include limits, derivatives of algebraic, transcendental, and trigonometric functions, rates of change, optimization, curve sketching, elements of integration of algebraic, transcendental, and trigonometric functions, area, volume, and practical applications in many fields. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or equivalent skills.

Essential Objectives:

1. Use the Cartesian Coordinate system to graph linear and other functions.
2. Define and recognize functions.
3. Apply concepts of limits and continuity.
4. Define and apply the concept of derivative.
5. Apply the appropriate process to find the derivative to include product and quotient rule, chain rule.
6. Use derivatives to find solutions to maximum and minimum problems.
7. Find derivatives of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
8. Use the appropriate process to find the integral of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
9. Use the definite integral to solve area and other applied problems.
10. Employ the graphing calculator for the numerical and graphical solution of problems.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

This online summer course is twelve weeks long. It begins on Tuesday, May 26th and ends on Monday, August 17th. The week will begin each Tuesday and end each Monday throughout the semester.

Textbook is required: Single Variable Calculus by James Stewart, 7th Edition, (Hardcover).

Look for "Red ( not blue) Integral symbol on front cover"

ISBN: 9780538497831

Textbook is available online from websites like Amazon, (not available in ccv bookstore).

Buy used, it would be lot cheaper. Buy the book before class starts, don't wait.

To order the textbook you may use the following link :

TI-83 plus calculator or an equivalent graphing device is recommended


Class Participation: Participation is very important in this online course and I will be posting weekly video clips. It will be your responsibility to watch/understand the video content and participate in discussion forums. We will be using weekly one hour zoom meetings to talk about the homework and topics related to that particular week’s material. Attendance is optional but highly recommended. It provides you an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face. I am hoping to use weekly zoom discussions to help everyone in this online class. I will be scheduling and facilitating the zoom discussions. I also would like to encourage everyone to ask questions and/or provide an answer to a particular problem. I am flexible and realize that some of you may be working during the day, so I am thinking perhaps an evening hour might work better. For now, zoom meeting's day/time is to be decided at a later date and I will communicate with you at the very beginning of the semester.

Homework will be assigned each week from the textbook. The answers to the assigned homework problems are given in the back of the book so you can verify. Homework is not graded, has no weight. I will answer homework questions online and in zoom meetings. I expect you to do the homework each week and ask questions. You are all responsible, spending the time and money to learn this course, doing homework and asking questions is your responsibility.

Overall, the combination of videos, online communication and zoom meetings will help you gain better understanding of the reading material and homework assignments which will ultimately help in quizzes and exams.

Quizzes and exams will be announced in Canvas at least four days prior to posting them. Once posted, your answers will be due within two days. Though, I will be somewhat flexible with the due dates.

Evaluation Criteria:

participation= 10%; quiz#1=10% ; mid term exam=35%; quiz#2 =10%; final exam=35%.


A = Above 92%

A- = 89-92%

B+= 86- 88%

B= 83-85%

B- = 80-82%

C+= 77-79%

C= 73-76%

C- = 69-72%

D = 60-68%

F = Below 60%


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.


The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Attendance Policy:


'Unit 1: Functions and Limits'

Review of the prerequisite Pre-calculus, Functions and Limits, A catalog of Essential Functions, New Functions from Old Functions, The Limit of a Function, Calculating Limits, The Squeeze Theorem, Continuity, & Quiz1

'Unit 2: Derivatives'

Derivatives and Rates of change, Differentiation Formulas, Product and Quotient Rules, Differentiation of Trig & inverse Trig functions, The Chain Rule, Implicit Differentiation, Linear Approximations, Differentials, & Mid Term Exam

'Unit 3: Applications of Differentiation'

Maximum and Minimum Values, How Derivatives Affect the shape of a Graph, Limits at Infinity, L'Hospital's Rule, Quiz 2

'Unit 4: Integrals'

Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Evaluating Definite and Indefinite Integrals, The Substitution Rule, Integrals of exponents and logarithmic functions

'Unit 5: Applications of Integration'

Areas between Curves

'Unit 6: Differential Equations'

First Order Differential Equations, Modelling & Separable Equations, & Final Exam

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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