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LSC-CyFair Math Department

Course Description
Limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule; mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of of algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions, with an application to the calculation of areas.

Course Learning Outcomes
The student will:
• Develop solutions for tangent and area problems using the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals.
• Draw graphs of algebraic and transcendental functions considering limits, continuity, and differentiability at a point.
• Determine whether a function is continuous and/or differentiable at a point using limits.
• Use differentiation rules to differentiate algebraic and transcendental functions.
• Identify appropriate calculus concepts and techniques to provide mathematical models of real-world situations and determine solutions to applied problems.
• Evaluate definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Articulate the relationship between derivatives and integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Use implicit differentiation to solve related rates problems.

Contact Hour Information
Credit Hours:  4
Lecture Hours:  3
Lab Hours:  2
External Hours:  0
Total Contact Hours:  80

MATH 2412 OR placement by testing;
College level readiness in reading and writing

Required Materials

Textbook:  Willliam Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett; Calculus for Scientists and Engineers, Early Transcendentals; Pearson, 2013
Required: Students must buy an access code to MyMathLab, an online course management system which includes a complete eBook; students will first need a Course ID provided by the instructor in order to register; online purchase of MyMathLab access at www.mymathlab.com; hard copies of access codes available with ISBN: 9780321199911
Hardbound text (optional), ISBN: 9780321785374
Hardbound text + free MyMathLab access + Student Edition of Maple Software, ISBN: 9780321844545

Graphing Calculators may be required for some assignments/assessments at the discretion of the instructor.  TI 83, TI 84 or TI 86 series calculators recommended. 
Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation will not be allowed on tests.  Examples include, but are not limited to, TI 89, TI 92, and Nspire CAS models and HP 48 models. 
Neither cell phones nor PDA’s can be used as calculators.  Calculators may be cleared before tests.

Textbook Sections

Chapter 2.  Limits

2.1  The Idea of Limits

2.2  Definition of Limits

2.3  Techniques for Computing Limits

2.4  Infinite Limits

2.5  Limits at Infinity

2.6  Continuity

2.7  Precise Definition of Limits


Chapter 3.  Derivatives

3.1  Introducing the Derivative

3.2  Rules of Differentiation

3.3  The Product and Quotient Rules

3.4  Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

3.5  Derivatives as Rates of Change

3.6  The Chain Rule

3.7  Implicit Differentiation

3.8  Derivatives of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

3.9  Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

3.10  Related Rates


Chapter 4.  Applications of the Derivative

4.1  Maxima and Minima

4.2  What Derivatives Tell Us

4.3  Graphing Functions

4.4  Optimization Problems

4.5  Linear Approximation and Differentials

4.6  Mean Value Theorem

4.7  L'Hopital's Rule

4.8  Newton's Method (optional)

4.9  Antiderivatives


Chapter 5.  Integration

5.1  Approximating Area Under Curves

5.2  Definite Integrals

5.3  Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

5.4  Working with Integrals

5.5  Substitution Rule