Course: Calculus

V Calculus • Offering for 2017 • Grade 12 or above • Mathematics Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Fred Williams
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Fred Williams
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM ET • Wednesday 9:30 AM to 10:25 AM ET • Friday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $650.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Calculus website.
* Description
The topics for this course include Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals (both Definite and Indefinite). We will explore tools and techniques for applying these concepts, such as the Derivatives of Products and Quotients, and the Chain Rule. We will also form connections with the physical world, both for understanding and also for application. We'll use computers and apps where appropriate. PLEASE NOTE: This course is under revision: textbook and computer software will be upgraded, with information available by late April. Contact instructor if more information is needed before then.
* Meetings
This course meets 3 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Students should allow at least 6 hours a week for homework. Calculus is a "contact sport", with new and different ways of thinking about the world - and it takes practice to become fluent in those new ways of thinking. Critical thinking - especially problem-solving - is also important, and we will practice that too.
* Prerequisites
Students should be comfortable at the pre-calculus level (including courses such as Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry). A placement test may be required depending on previous work.
* Recommended background
Pre-calculus (including Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry) equivalent to Scholars Online courses.
* Instructor's Notes
Class meets three times a week for problem solving and any required presentation of material.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Calculus Made Easy (Edition: 2)
Sylvanus P. Thompson
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
Publisher's website: Calculus Made Easy
Best sources: Project Gutenberg download (free)
* Calculus: Concepts and Applications (Edition: 2)
Paul A. Foerster
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 1559536543
Publisher's website: Calculus: Concepts and Applications
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Textbook replacement is expected

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