Mathematics and Computer Science

MAT2150: Calculus with Applications

Instructor: Dr. Mary J. Russell 

This course is required for Biology, Business, Information Technology, Science Education, and Middle Grade Mathematics majors. It will include the study of functions of one variable, derivatives, integrals and their applications to the Biological Sciences and Business. Special attention will be given to exponential functions with respect to growth and decay applications. Topics of multi-variable calculus will also be included.
PREREQ: MAT 1070 OR MAT 1090 or equivalent. (A good understanding of algebra is a must for this class.)
It's important to remember that learning mathematics is not a matter of just reading mathematics and writing mathematics: You have to DO mathematics.

*Initiate student-faculty contact
*Cooperate among fellow students
*Participate in active learning
*Spend time on task
*Exemplify high expectations
*Respect diverse talents and ways of learning

Each student will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental properties of the following:
*Applications of differentiation
*Exponential and logarithm functions
*Applications of integration
*Functions of several variables

General Education Objectives
This course addresses the following areas of student learning:
Foster the ability to analyze and weigh evidence
Exercise quantitative and scientific skills
Make informed decisions
Write and speak clearly
Think critically and creatively
*Apply mathematical principles, concepts, and skills to meet personal and career demands
*Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose, methods, and principles of scientific inquiry
*Better understand self and environment through knowledge of scientific principles and concepts
*Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of technology upon the physical and human environment

Course Materials
The textbook materials are:
The student access kit for “MyMathLab” (MML) for this textbook or the textbook itself, Calculus and Its Applications, 10th Edition, by Bittinger and Ellenbogen bundled with MyMathLab student access kit. All of the printed material is available online. If you are used to studying from a printed book, you may want to buy the book. On the other hand, if you are comfortable with studying at a computer, you may want to buy just the access kit, as it costs considerably less than the textbook bundled with the kit. If you have a credit card or debit card, you can purchased this product online.
MyMathLab: The course is being taught under MyMathLab, not under UNCP's Blackboard. The course code will be given to you in class or on Blackboard. It is in the form "russellxxxxx", with your professor's last name in lower case letters followed by some numbers. The access code is the very long number you will find under the pull-away strip inside the MyMathLab package. The web site is "". You also need to know the zip code for UNC Pembroke: 28372.

Grading Policy
Your numerical grade for the course will be the result of your scores on the chapter tests during the semester, your score on the final examination, your grade on online quizzes, and your grade on the online homework. Your letter grade will be determined by the chart shown below in the section entitled "Final Grades". Your letter grade will be the highest letter listed below whose numerical equivalent is not greater than your numerical grade.

Grade Components
Tests during semester
MyMathLab is used for this part of the course.

Most tests will be on two chapters and will be no longer than a 50-minute meeting. No makeup tests are given.
Online quizzes
MyMathLab is used for this part of the course.

Online homework 
MyMathLab is used for this part of the course.

Final exam
MyMathLab is used for this part of the course.

The final exam is held at a time and place determined by the university.

Final Grades
 A: 92  B+: 88  C+: 78  D+: 68  F: <60  
 A-: 90  B: 82  C: 72  D: 62      
     B-: 80  C-: 70  D-: 60      

Attendance Policy
For most students, preparing well for class and regular attendance in class, as well as paying attention during class are all necessary parts of doing well in the course. For an online course, this means being online and doing work several times a week. If you are going to be away for more than three or four days, please email your instructor to explain your absence. If you become ill or another event prevents your doing work, try to get word to your instructor as soon as you can, preferably the same day.

Student Conduct & Honor Code
Student Conduct and Honor Code: Students are expected to act in a manner that promotes learning. The instructor will not allow disruptive behavior or rudeness in the classroom. Students are also expected to do their own work, and to refrain from helping other students to cheat. All students are expected to know and to abide by the UNCP Academic Code, which states that "Students have the responsibility to know and observe the UNCP Academic Honor Code. This code forbids cheating, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, fabrication, or falsification of information, and complicity in academic dishonesty. Any special requirements or permission regarding academic honesty in this course will be provided to the students in writing at the beginning of the course, and are binding on the students. Academic evaluations in this course include a judgment that the student's work is free from academic dishonesty of any type; and grades in this course therefore should be and will be adversely affected by academic dishonesty. Students who violate the code can be dismissed from the University. The normal penalty for a first offense is an F in the course. Students are expected to report cases of academic dishonesty to the instructor." Cheating will not be tolerated, and any student who cheats or help another student to cheat will be punished severely.
UNCP Academic Honor Code

Updated January 12, 2012 | | Copyright © 2012 The University of North Carolina at Pembroke