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MAC 2311 – Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (Fall 2009 Syllabus) Tallahassee Community College
Class meeting: MTR 5:30 - 6:50pm (Rm SM133)
Email: [email protected]
and other
Instructor: Lina Williams
Office: SM 283
Phone: 201-8367 (email preferred)
MW:11am-1:30pm TR:11am-1pm & 4-5:30pm F:11:30-1:30pm. Use them!
Learning Commons: In case I am unavailable, the TCC Learning Commons (located in
LC 30,, 850.201.8193) provides one-stop convenient access
to expanded learning assistance and resources. The Math and Science area offers support in
mathematics and science. Students can work independently or in small groups while having
access to resources including: trained tutors, specialists and learning assistants, videos,
textbooks, calculators, an open-access computer lab and much more.
The TCC Learning Commons is open:
Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Smarthinking: Online tutoring service available to TCC students via blackboard (see website).
1. Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 11th ed., Weir, Hass, and Giordano, Addison
Wesley Publishing Company, 2008. (Available at the Learning Commons for use)
2. Calculator: A graphing calculator is required. Available at the Learning Commons and
rentable at the TCC Library. Calculators that do symbolic algebra, such as TI
89, TI 92, HP 48, etc. are not allowed. Cell phones cannot be used.
3. ID: A photo ID is required for tests and the final exam.
In order to remain in this course, the student must have met one of the following four criteria:
i) scored appropriately on the TCC Mathematics placement exam;
ii) passed the TCC courses MAC2140 and MAC2114 with a grade of “C” or better;
iii) passed the TCC course MAC2147 with a grade of “C” or better; or
iv) passed courses equivalent to MAC2140 and MAC2114, or MAC2147 at another college or
university with a grade of “C” or better.
Topics in this course include: limits of functions and continuity; the derivative of a function;
Description techniques of differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions; the Mean Value
Theorem; applications of the derivative (relative and absolute extrema, velocity and
acceleration, related rates, curve sketching, differentials); indefinite and definite integrals; the
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; integration by substitution; approximate integration;
applications of the definite integral (area, volume, work, arc length, and area of a surface of
revolution). 5 credit hours.
To earn an AA degree, students must demonstrate proficiency in these CLAS skills. This
requirement is met by earning a GPA of 2.5 or higher in your college-level mathematics
courses. Alternative methods of meeting this requirement include scoring at certain levels on
various standardized exams including the SAT, ACT, or CPT. Further details can be obtained
at the Enrollment Services and Student Success Center.
Disabilities Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is committed to making all programs, services and
facilities accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities in order for students to obtain
maximum benefit from the educational experience and to effectively transition to our college
environment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to register with the TCC Disability
Support Services Office which is located on the first floor of the Student Union.
Disrespectful behavior toward anyone in the classroom such as tardiness, disruptive talking, cell
phone usage, etc. is not acceptable. Smoking, eating or drinking is not allowed in the
classroom. Please place all trash in the appropriate container.
Attendance Success in this course depends on your regular attendance. Students are responsible for
completion of all work assigned in class whether they are present or not.
W Deadline The last day to withdraw is Wed. November 11 (cannot withdraw online). If you are absent,
tardy and/or leave class early more than three times during the semester (for whatever reason)
with a failing test average, you will be administratively withdrawn from class. Do not
automatically assume you have been withdrawn.
Homework Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. Completing and understanding your homework is
the best way to study for tests. Your homework/quiz average counts as a test grade.
Expect a quiz every class day. A zero on a quiz counts as an absence. Your Quiz average also
counts as a test grade. A few replacement quizzes will be given throughout the semester, but no
make up quizzes. NO EXCEPTIONS!
There will be a total of four tests. The test dates are Mon. September 14, Mon. October 12,
Mon. November 9, and Tues. December 1. There are no makeup tests. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Your final test grade will help you fill in the grade of a total of one lowest test grade with
exemption of Quiz/HW average.
Final Exam Final exam is on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30-7:30pm.
You are expected to do your own work on exams taken in class. Providing information to
another student or receiving information concerning exam content is considered cheating and
will NOT be tolerated. If this should occur, disciplinary action will take place in one of the
following forms: a zero for the test, being dropped from the course, suspension, or expulsion
from school.
& Grading
Your grade will be determined by your online homework, tests, and the final exam.
Tests: 75% of Your Grade Final Exam: 25% of Your Grade
Your Quiz/Homework average counts as one test grade.
T: Test
F: Final exam
% Grading Scale:
90 - 100
80 - 89
70 - 79
60 - 69
0 - 59