Fall 2020 - MATH 157 D200

Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Class Number: 2801

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:


This course will be delivered online. You are expected to have access to a reliable internet connection. You will need a computer from which you can download course materials and activities and watch live and/or recorded lectures and participate in live tutorials or workshops.

You will need a camera to take photographs of your work. A phone is acceptable.



Topics Covered:
  • Function review
  • Limits and continuity
  • Average and instantaneous rates of change
  • The derivative
  • Differentiation Techniques
  • Applications of Differentiation
  • Related rates
  • Linear approximation and Newton's method
  • Curve sketching
  • Optimization
  • Multi-variable calculus: partial differentiation and extrema
  • Applying qualitative analysis to business and economics models


Course Delivery

  •  Lecture: synchronous- lectures will be held at fixed times, on-line
  •  Midterm(s): synchronous; date: TBA
  •  Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Grading

  • Diagnostic Test 0%
  • Instructor Questions/Quizzes (10 sets of questions, 9 count) 10%
  • Online Questions (13 sets of questions, all count) 10%
  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE  ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.  
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks.
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.
Quantitative

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required: 

  • Access to strong and reliable internet.
  • Ability to scan documents (phone app acceptable)
  • Access to webcam and microphone (embedded in computer sufficient)

REQUIRED READING:

Course Notes: CALCULUS Early Transcendentals - Differential & Multi-Variable Calculus for Social Sciences adapted by Petra Menz and Nicola Mulberry available as a downloadable version from the Canvas MATH 157 course container in full format or section by section. If a student is enrolled in the course, this Canvas MATH 157 course container opens at the start of the term and can be accessed through https://canvas.sfu.ca/.

 A Math XL access code for Math 157 must be purchased only through SFU bookstore either in person or online: sfu.collegestoreonline.com > Course Materials > Find eBooks and Access Codes. We have secured the best possible price, which comes with a 3-term access, but it is ONLY available through the SFU bookstore. 

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).