Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
MATH 1CCALCULUSSummer 2014
5 hours lecture.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 5 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Communication & Analytical Thinking

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2006; 11/14/12

1. Description -
Introduction to functions of more than one variable, including vectors, partial differentiation, the gradient, contour diagrams and optimization. Additional topics include infinite series, convergence and Taylor series.
Prerequisite: MATH 1B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Analyze sequences and series
  2. Approximate functions using Taylor Polynomials
  3. Investigate vectors, including dot and cross products
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work with functions of more than one variable
  5. Differentiate functions of more than one variable, including the directional derivative, the Gradient, and the Chain Rule
  6. Optimize functions of more than one variable for both constrained and unconstrained optimization problems
  7. Use technology such as graphing calculators and/or computer software to assist in solving problems involving any of the topics in (A) through (F) above.
  8. Discuss mathematical problems and write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation.
  9. Interpret mathematical solutions.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Graphing Calculator.
  2. When taught hybrid: Four lecture hours per week in face-to-face contact and one hour per week using CCC Confer. Students need internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Analyze sequences and series.
    1. Sequences
      1. Convergence and divergence of sequences
      2. Limits
      3. Convergence Theorems
    2. Series
      1. Geometric series
      2. Alternating series
      3. Power series
      4. Convergence and divergence of series
      5. Tests for convergence
      6. Applications to other disciplines
  2. Approximate functions using Taylor Polynomials
    1. Taylor polynomials
      1. Applications to other disciplines
      2. Error in Taylor polynomial approximations
    2. Taylor series
      1. Finding and using Taylor series
      2. Applications to other disciplines
  3. Investigate vectors, including dot and cross products.
    1. Displacement Vectors
    2. Vectors operations in two-space and three-space
    3. Dot Product
    4. Cross Product
    5. Triple products
    6. Projections
    7. Applications to other disciplines
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work with functions of more than one variable
    1. Functions of several variables
    2. Graphs of Functions of several variables
    3. Lines in 3-space
      1. Parametric Representations
      2. Vector Representations
    4. Contour Diagrams
    5. Cross-sections
    6. Level curves
    7. Linear Functions
      1. Rectangular equation of a plane
      2. Equation of a tangent plane at a point
    8. Limits and Continuity
      1. Limit of a function at a point
  5. Differentiate functions of more than one variable, including the directional derivative, the Gradient, and the Chain Rule.
    1. Partial Derivatives
      1. Definition
      2. Algebraic computation
    2. Tangent planes
    3. Linear approximations
      1. Applications to other disciplines
    4. Gradients
      1. Applications to other disciplines
    5. Directional Derivatives
      1. Applications to other disciplines
    6. The Chain Rule
      1. Applications to other disciplines
    7. Higher-Order Partial Derivatives
    8. Differentiability
      1. Partial derivatives
      2. Directional derivatives
      3. Differentiability of a surface at a point
  6. Optimize functions of more than one variable for both constrained and unconstrained optimization problems.
    1. Local Extrema
      1. Definitions
      2. Second Derivative Test
        1. Local maximuma
        2. Local minima
        3. Saddle points
    2. Optimization
    3. Constrained Optimization
      1. Lagrange Multipliers
    4. Applications to other disciplines
  7. Use technology such as graphing calculators and/or computer software to assist in solving problems involving any of the topics in (A) through (F) above
    1. Calculator/computer utilities for solving problems involving sequences and series
    2. Calculator/computer utilities for constructing graphs of functions and relations in 3-space, contour diagrams, and graphs of cross-sections.
    3. Calculator/computer programs for evaluating directional derivatives.
  8. Discuss mathematical problems and write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation.
    1. Application problems from other disciplines
    2. Proper notation
  9. Interpret mathematical solutions.
    1. Explain the significance of solutions to application problems.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Written homework
  2. Quizzes & tests
  3. Proctored comprehensive final examination.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Stewart, James. Calculus: Concepts and Contexts. 4th ed. Belmont, CA, Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
Mathematics
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Cooperative learning exercises
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 30 - 60 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
  2. Lecture: Five hours per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
  3. Projects: Student projects covering subject matter from textbook and related materials. Projects will require students to discuss mathematical problems,write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation and interpret mathematical solutions. Projects may require the use of a computer algebra system such as Mathematica or MATLAB.
  4. Worksheets: Problems and activities covering the subject matter. Such problems and activities will require students to think critically. Such worksheets may be completed both inside and/or outside of class.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Mathematics and satisfies the Foothill GE requirement for Area V, Communications and Analytical Thinking.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-14 09:17:37


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines