MATH 1450 - Accelerated Calculus - University of Houston

# MATH 1450 - Accelerated Calculus

Section number: This information applies to all sections.

Delivery format: face-to-face lecture or online.

Prerequisites: At least one semester of advanced placement high school calculus and placement out of MATH 1330

Course Description: An accelerated calculus sequence. MATH 1451 will include topics normally covered in MATH 1432 and MATH 2433.
Note: Credit may not be received for both MATH 1450 and MATH 1431. Students with credit in MATH 1451 may not enroll in or receive credit for either MATH 1432 or MATH 2433.

Core Category: [20] Mathematics and [90] Math/Reasoning

Textbook:  The textbook is “Calculus-early transcendentals” by James Stewart 6th edition, ISBN: 9780495011668. Instructor's lecture notes will also cover other material. Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11 will be "loosely" covered. This book is available on Amazon for example.

The information contained in this class outline is an abbreviated description of the course.  Additional important information is contained at your instructor’s personal webpage. You are responsible for knowing all of this information.

Course Content:  (subject to change depending on time constraints etc.)

• Differentiation and applications.
• Linear approximation and the chain rule; related rates.
• Integration, fundamental theorem of calculus.
• Concept of work and force; applications in physics and biology.
• Area and volume by integration; techniques of integration.
• Polar coordinates and complex numbers.
• Newton’s laws of motion.
• Mean value theorem and Taylor’s theorem with remainder.
• Sequences and series.
• Introduction to differential equations and applications.

Assignments:

1. 4 Regular Exams
2. Final Exam
3. Online Quizzes
4. Written Quizzes – given weekly in recitation
5. Homework – on each section of the textbook covered in class
6. Poppers  – in-class quizzes given daily starting the 3rd week of classes.

Assessment:

• (85) 25 points for each of two midterms and 35 points for a final exam scheduled provisionally on Thursday December 5 from 2pm to 5pm.
• (15) 15 points for homeworks. A random selection of homework problems will be graded from among those assigned

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