**Math 105 - Fall 2017 -Section 1**

**Syllabus**

** Professor: **Ben Cox
coxbl"at"cofc.edu

**Office:
**Robert Scott Small Rm 348, Ph. 953-5715.

** Office Hours: **Monday, Wednesday
11:00-11:50 a.m.

**Additional help: **Math Lab, Addlestone
Library 953-5635

Hope Florence, Director

Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 1PM Friday,
6PM - 9PM Sunday

See also: Math Lab

**Class Meeting Time:**

JEWISH STUDIES CENTER 333

**Textbook: Calculus
and its applications, 13th edition. Goldstein, Lay et. al.
Pearson.
ALT: You may use the ebook, or the shortened version ``Brief
Calculus and its applications" by the same authors.
**

Prerequisites.

Chapter 0: Functions 0.2-0.6

Chapter 1: The Derivative 1.1-1.3, 1.5-1.8

Chapter 2: Applications of the Derivative 2.1-2.3, 2.5, 2.7

Chapter 3: Techniques of Differentiation: 3.1, 3.2

Chapter 4: Exponential and Log functions 4.1-4.5

Chapter 5: Applications of exp x and ln x 5.1-5.3

Chapter 7: Functions of several variables, optimization 7.1-7.4

Chapter 6: The Definite integral, applications 6.1-6.3, 6.5

**Calculators: **A graphing calculator is
required for this course. We strongly recommend that you get a
TI-81, -83, -85, or 86 for the course. No programmable
calculators are allowed on the exams.

Homework:
Problems
from
the
text
will due at the end of nearly each week, on Sundays.
We will be using My
Math Lab homework for our course.

Important Dates: In-class tests take place on **Wednesday.
Sept. 27** and **Monday, Nov. 6**. The last date to
withdraw from class with a grade of W is Oct. 26. The final
exam for this course takes place on

** Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:00-3:00 p.m**.

Grade Formula:
Each midterm will be worth 25%, the final will be worth 35% and
the homework 15%.

Letter
Grades

Grade |
A |
A- |
B+ |
B |
B- |
C+ |
C |
C- |
D+ |
D |
D- |

Lower
Bound |
90% |
85% |
83% |
78% |
75% |
73% |
68% |
65% |
63% |
58% |
55% |

Make-ups: Late homework will be accepted and make-up exams will be given only in the cases of verifiable illness or family emergency.

**Student Learning Outcomes:**

After successfully completing Math 105 (calculus for students in
business and social sciences), students will

- understand the algebraic and geometric meanings of limits, derivatives, and integrals,
- understand functions of one or more variables, graphs, and the meaning of their shapes,
- be able to use functions and graphs to model phenomena
relevant to business and social science.

These outcomes will be assessed on homework, tests, quizzes, and
the final exam.

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes: **Students are
expected to display a thorough understanding of the topics
covered. In particular, upon completion of the course, students
will be able to

1. model phenomena in mathematical terms,

2. solve problems using these models, and

3. demonstrate an understanding of the supporting theory behind
the models apart from any particular application.

These outcomes will be assessed on the final exam**.
**

**Disability Services (see also
http://disabilityservices.cofc.edu)**

The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with
documented disabilities. Students should apply
at the Center for Disability Services / SNAP, located on the first
floor of the Lightsey Center, Suite 104. Students approved
for accommodations are responsibility for notifying me as soon as
possible and for contacting me one week before accommodation is
needed.

**Honor Code and Academic Integrity (language provided by the
Dean of Students -see
http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php)**

Lying, cheating, attempted cheating, and plagiarism are violations
of our Honor Code that, when identified, are investigated. Each
instance is examined to determine the degree of deception
involved.

Incidents where the professor believes the student’s actions are
clearly related more to ignorance, miscommunication, or
uncertainty, can be addressed by consultation with the student. We
will craft a written resolution designed to help prevent the
student from repeating the error in the future. The resolution,
submitted by form and signed by both the professor and the
student, is forwarded to the Dean of Students and remains on file.

Cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be reported directly
to the Dean of Students. A student found responsible for academic
dishonesty will receive a XF in the course, indicating failure of
the course due to academic dishonesty. This grade will appear on
the student’s transcript for two years after which the student may
petition for the X to be expunged. The student may also be placed
on disciplinary probation, suspended (temporary removal) or
expelled (permanent removal) from the College by the Honor Board.

It is important for students to remember that unauthorized
collaboration--working together without permission-- is a form of
cheating. Unless a professor specifies that students can work
together on an assignment and/or test, no collaboration is
permitted. Other forms of cheating include possessing or using an
unauthorized study aid (such as a PDA), copying from another’s
exam, fabricating data, and giving unauthorized assistance.

Remember, research conducted and/or papers written for other
classes cannot be used in whole or in part for any assignment in
this class without obtaining prior permission from the professor.

Students can find a complete version of the Honor Code and all
related processes in the Student Handbook.