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                         SPRING, 2014, JAN 27 – JUNE 2


                             Mon – Wed,  7:00 – 8:50    

         INSTRUCTOR: Robert Ridgway (

             TEXT:  Calculus And Its Applications, Bittinger 10th.

                        ASSIGNMENTS AND TESTS

                 (do at least every other odd in all sets) 

                         (homework will be checked the night of each test)   

             Mon                                                   Wed

1/27  Alg Rev.                                    1/29  1.1 – 1.2

2/3  1.3 – 1.4                                       2/5    1.5

2/10   1.6                                                2/12  1.7

2/17  Holiday                                      2/19  1.8

2/24   Practice Test                             2/26  TEST 1

3/3    2.1- 2.2                                       3/5     2.3

3/10    2.4                                            3/12   2.5

3/17  2.6                                              3/19   2.7

3/24   Practice Test                             3/26  TEST 2

3/31  3.1 – 3.2                                     4/2   3.3 – 3.4

4/7   3.5 – 3.6                                      4/9  Practice Test

4/14  ******  SPRING  *******  BREAK ******                                                                            

4/21  TEST 3                                      4/23  4.1 – 4.2

4/28   4.3 – 4.4                                     4/30    4.5

5/5     4.6                                              5/7      5.1

     5/12   practice test                               5/14  TEST 4

5/19   Final Review                             5/21  practice final

                    FINAL EXAM    6/2     7:00 – 9:00 


Homework:  20%         Tests:  50%           Final:  30%

98 –100 = A+      88 – 89 = B+     78 – 79 = C+   60 – 69 = D

93 – 97 = A         83 – 87 = B       73 – 77 = C

90 – 92 =  A-       80 – 82 = B-      70 – 72 = C-



A calculator will be needed for this course.  I recommend a TI 83 or 84.

Others will work but I am most familiar with these.  There may be some problems where calculators are not allowed.


  • A student will be able to categorize matrix algebra problems and use appropriate theorems, formulas, and algorithms to solve them.
  • A student will be able to define and apply the concepts of limits, continuity, derivatives and antiderivatives to solve a variety of problems.
  • A student will be able to demonstrate understanding of the geometric relationship between a function, its first and second derivatives and its antiderivatives.
  • A student will be able to interpret and analyze information to develop strategies for solving problems in business and behavorial science involving related rates and optimization problems.
  • A student will be able to communicate the mathematical process and assess the validity of the solution.


Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Disabled Student Services & Programs (DSP&S) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact DSP&S in person in room 110 or by phone at (619) 644-7112 (voice) or (619) 644-7119 (TTY for deaf).


Cheating and plagiarism (using as one’s own ideas writings, materials, or images of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment (all of which may lead to a failing grade in the course) to, under certain conditions, suspension or expulsion from a class, program or the college.  For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.


At all times a student’s conduct and language is expected to be respectful of others.  Any student who decides to disrupt the class or hinder the progress of any other student may be asked to leave.  Conduct that distracts from the learning process includes but is not limited to talking, ringing cell phones, arriving late to class, leaving class early, reading magazines/newspapers, sleeping and eating.  Disruptive behavior will be dealt with in the following manner; first offense results in a verbal warning, second offense results in a one day suspension from the class.  Each expulsion will count as ONE absence.   Two absences result in being dropped from the course.   This means that students who talk during the lecture portion of the course or engage in any form of disruptive behavior may end up being dropped from the class.    Remember that you are in charge of your education, so take responsibility and learn the material as best you can.  If you have a question, ask it.  If you don’t understand something, say so!  Any question that will help you to better understand the material is not stupid.  Because of this, I expect you to be patient and respectful of others who are asking questions in an effort to do well.   All other GrossmontCollege policies are enforced.




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