Spring 1999

M 155 : Calculus-Biolog Sciences

Section: 8

Time:  2:10-3PM MWRF

Meeting Room: EE 204 MWF; EE103 R

Instructor:  Nicholas krier

Office: EE 112
Phone: 491-6231
Email: krier@math.colostate.edu

Office Hours: 11-12 MWF 3-4 R

Text: Calculus in context
by Callahan Hoffman et al

Course Outline:

The reading and homework assignments will be due on the day listed.
Homework and projects will be due at the beginning of the hour.

Jan 20 Introduction
Jan 21  Read 1-5, 5-9, xvi-xix;  JB Puzzle
Jan 22 Read 24-30 30-32   P18, 7

Jan 25                    P17-18 1-6    Class work P19 8-14(due Jan 27)
Jan 27  Read 9-13 Intro to calculator: Goal to reproduce the table on p 11.
Jan 28  Read 13-15      P39 19,20
Jan 29 Read 15-16      P41 22

Feb 1Get SIR running     P41 23
Feb 30 Read 53-58    Get SIRVALUE running    Q: Changes to SIR to get
table on p55.
Feb 4 Read 58-64          P66 2,3  (Get SIRPLOT Running).
Feb 5 Read 41-42  69-74  (Project-1 due What goes around-pp23-23  #23-28)

Feb 8 Read 76-82      P42 25  P74 1 (modify new  SEQUENCE) LENGTH, BABYLON
Feb 10                P83  8,9,10,14,16 
Feb 11  Review
Feb 12 Hour test Chapt 1&2.

Feb 15 Read 89-93   Graphing on the calculator   Classwork P93 1-7  due
Feb 17.
Feb 17 Read 95-102
Feb 18 Read 106-110114-116  P116 1,2
Feb 19 Read 128-132    P118 6  Q tables on 129 and 131

Feb 22                 P134 5,6 (Project 2 due
Orchard pp51-52 #1-4)
Feb 24 Read 121-125    Practice puzzles
Feb 25                 P126 2,6,9
Feb 26 Read 138-145    P136 16,17,18,21

Mar 1                  Practice puzzles P146 6,7,10,11
Mar 3 Test Chapt 3
Mar 4 Read 157-163
Mar 5 Read 163-166     P166 1,2,4

Mar 15 Read 177-179
Mar 17 Read 179-181 186-192
Mar 18 Read 200-208.   P197 17-20 
Mar 19                 P211 8,9,10.

Mar 22 Read 216-221.
Mar 24 Read 222-224 and 224-227;   P228 4,5,7  P229 15.
Mar 25 Read 230 238       Program PLOT
Mar 26                    P238 1,3,4,6,7.  (Project 3 due Hare-Lynx pp170-171 #7)

Mar 29
Mar 31 Test Chapter 4.
Apr 1  Read 240-251            Q.  quote Product and Quotient Rule.
Apr 2                     P251 1j-r, 3,5,11.

Apr 5  Read 264-270       P255 15,16,22,23
Apr 7                     P271 1,2   P273   5,6.  
Apr 8   Read 276-279      P275 9,12,13,14
Apr 9  Read 280-289       P280 2,4,5,6

Apr 12                    P289 1,2,3
Apr 14  Test Chapt 5
Apr 15  P297-305
Apr 16  Read 308-316     P306 6,7,10

Apr 19  Read 316-320     P321  2,3,4
Apr 21                   P327 16,17,19,22
Apr 22  Read 328-339
Apr 23  read 339-348     (Project 4 due  Colorado River pp258-259  #26-30)

Apr 26   Average Value
Apr 28   Read 353-365    (Project 5 due Epidemic Runs its Course pp291-293 #10-15)
Apr 29                                
Apr 30  Test Chapt 6 

May 3-7 Review for the Final Exam on May 14  11:30-1:30 Location N/A

Note that we may want to modify the plan a bit and so we have a few days
of slack time if they are needed.

Grading Policy:

Hour tests  5 each of 100 points                 500

Quizzes   5-15 points each                       100

Homework and class work                          200

Projects 50 points each                          200

Final Exam                                       200

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Total                                           1200

  Hour tests will cover one or two chapters of the text.  The course will
be derived from Chapters one through six, plus some programs in Appendix
A.

  Quizzes will be based on the days reading assignment, or ideas  and
concepts recently discussed.  Often they will be announced the class
meeting before the quiz.  I will count your best 100 points worth.  Each
quiz will be valued at 10 to 20 points.

  Homework will be due the day it is listed on the syllabus.  I will mark
one or two problems, usually not checking the most difficult ones.  

Each problem will be marked as 70% for the math and 30% for the
explanation of the work. The advantage for you is that the papers will be
a useful resource for studying.

The projects will be valued at 50 points each and will be chosen from a
set of related problems from the text.  These must be written in pen or
typed.  I plan to read them thoroughly, ask questions and give you a
chance to turn in written corrections and/or explanations along with the
original paper. The corrections must be on paper separate from the
original and both must be turned in. On the syllabus you will find that
there are five projects listed. This is my way of granting a chance for
some extra credit. You will have a week from the time I first return the
projects to make corrections.

Of the 1200 points from which averages will be computed, the grades
will be as follows
  
90% A;  87% A-; 84% B+; 80% B;  77% B-; 74 % C+; 70% C; 65% C-;  60% D.

Course Coordinator: N Krier