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I. Course
IMA 210 Calculus I
Credits: 3 (306)
Prerequisite: IMA102 Advanced Mathematics
II. Course Description
A study of mathematical concepts used for solving problems numerically and graphically such as matrices, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications. Students will develop an understanding of the methodology used in advanced mathematics courses.
III. Course Objectives
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 Understand the theoretical definition of a derivative as it relates to limits, continuity, and rates of change
 Calculate the derivative using the product rule, quotient rule, chain rule as well as for exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
 Interpret the first, second, and higher order derivative of a function graphically
 Analyze and understand the relationship between a function and its input variables
 Have a strong fundamental background in derivative calculus upon which to build in future integration and multivariate calculus courses
IV. Course Organization
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Locations: Pentecost (PC) 213
Instructor: Aluma Dembo (Full time instructor)
email aluma_d@payap.ac.th
office Pentecost Building (PC) 314
phone (053) 85147886 ext. 7221
V. Course Texts and Webpage
The textbook is required and students are expected to complete the reading prior to the lecture for which it was assigned. The textbook is available in the CIS office for student use.
Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Charles D. Miller, (1998) Calculus with Applications, 6^{th} Edition, AddisonWesley, ISBN 0321016319
Homework, solution sets, announcements and additional resources will be posted on the course website. http://cis.payap.ac.th/?page_id=1508
VI. Grading
Twelve weekly assignments are due at the 3:30pm every Monday in class excluding the first week of the course, and the week of the midterm. In addition there will be one midterm during the week of August 2 – 7, and one final during the weeks of September 27 October 9.
The grade breakdown for this course is as follows:
Assignments: 25%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final Exam: 45%
VII. Content overview
Week 
Topics 
Reading 
# lectures 
# HWs 
12 
Introduction and Review 
R.1R.7, 1.11.3, 2.12.6 
4 
1 
3 
Limits 
3.1 
2 
1 
4 
Continuity, Intermediate Value Theory, Rates of Change 
3.2 
2 
1 
5 
Tangent Lines, definition of a derivative, calculating derivatives 
3.33.4 
2 
1 
6 
Graphing derivatives 
3.5 
2 
1 
7 
Product rule, quotient rule, chain rule 
4.14.3 
2 
1 
8 
midterm review 
1 
0 

9 
derivative of exponential and logarithmic functions 
4.44.5 
2 
1 
10 
derivative of trigonometric functions, interpreting the derivative 
12.2, 5.1 
2 
1 
11 
Relative and global extrema 
5.25.3 
2 
1 
12 
absolute minima and applications of extrema 
6.16.3 
2 
1 
13 
Implicit differentiation, related rates 
6.46.5 
2 
1 
1415 
multivariate differentiation 
9.19.3 
3 
1 
15 
final review 
1 
0 
VIII. Course Policies
Although students are encouraged to work together on homework assignments, they are required to submit separate homework and to write up solution methods independently. Plagiarism is not tolerated any student found plagiarizing, or aiding another student in plagiarizing will receive a zero.
For information on the consequences of cheating on an exam, students are encouraged to read the Curriculums and Regulations for International Programs handbook.
It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a minimum attendance of 80%. Any student with less than the minimum required attendance cannot take the final exam.
Letter grade evaluation is based on the Payap University Grading Scale shown below
Grade  Letter Grade  Score out of 4  Transcript Legend 
80100  A  4  Excellent 
7579  B+  3.5  Very Good 
7074  B  3  Good 
6569  C+  2.5  Fairly Good 
6064  C  2  Fair 
5559  D+  1.5  Poor 
5054  D  1  Very Poor 
049  F  0  Fail 
I Incomplete
W Withdraw
IP Course work in progress
U Audit
P Pass (same requirements as a C)
NP Not Pass