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Continuing and Distance Studies, Queen's University

Differential and Integral Calculus

MATH 121/6.0

Differentiation and integration with applications to physical and social sciences; differential equations;
multivariable differential calculus.

This online calculus course covers differentiation and integration of the elementary functions, with
applications to physical and social sciences; Taylor polynomials; multivariable differential calculus. It
is intended for students planning to concentrate in subjects other than Biochemistry, Biology, Life
Sciences, Mathematics or Statistics.

Online Proficiency Test: 2% (for completion)
Unit Self-Tests (Best 20 out of 24): 4%
Participation in activities: 4%
6 WebWork Tests (5% each) 30%
Proctored Mid-Course Exam: 30%
Proctored Final Exam: 30%

If the exam mark in a term is higher than any written term test, the test mark will be replaced
with the exam mark (applies to all tests with grades lower than the exam grade, not just the
If a student misses a test without a valid reason, the mark for the test will remain a zero,
regardless of exam performance. See Course Policy below.

Course Policy

All tests are mandatory, and can only be missed through pre-arrangement, or due to
illness/family emergency. Notification by email is required within 7 days of the missed test in
the case of illness/family emergency.
Missed tests (with appropriate notification) will not be re-taken; the 5% for the test will be
added to the exam for the current term. Missed tests without a reason/notification will be
given a grade of zero.
In the tests and exam, no resources can be used, except those provided explicitly in the test.
First violation on a test: zero on two tests, record with the Faculty.
Second violation on a test or violation in the exam: zero for the course, communication
with the Faculty.

Final and Midterm Examination 10/05/2014
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The midterm exam will be held either on June 19 or 20. You will write your midterm exam at the
same exam centre location as the final proctored exam.

The final exam will be held either on July 30, July 31, or August 1, 2014. The exam schedule will be
determined approximately eight weeks before the start of the exam period.

Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may
vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments,
etc., during the exam period.

This course will be delivered using a completely online approach using online course materials in
Moodle and live/synchronous sessions in Elluminate Virtual Classroom.

Communication tools used in the course:

Moodle Forums
WebWork question feedback options

Course Components:

Lectures will introduce the key ideas of the course, and will be used to work through
introductory examples
Assignments, along with solutions, will give you the chance to master the skills of the course
Tutorials will be where tutors can provide additional examples, as well as the opportunity to
get further clarification about the assignment problems.
Tests are written during your tutorial times, 3 times per term. They will be based on the Test
Preparation Problems from the Assignments.

Learning Objectives

After you complete this course you will be able to:

In Single Variable Differential Calculus:

1. Select a function form or family of functions that have desired graphical and limit properties.
(e.g. a function that starts at (0,0), has one peak, and then a horizontal asymptote at y=2)
a. Have a toolkit of functions for describing relationships in application problems
2. Express (verbally or through calculations or graphs) the meaning of limiting values in
application problems.
a. Calculate value of finite and infinite limits of continuous and discontinuous functions (with
or without l'Hopital's rule), given a function
3. Understand the tangent-slope and rate of change meanings of the derivative
a. Understand the difference between various possible approximations to a function.
4. Construct application models from word problems and use derivatives to investigate properties
of the models.
a. Use derivatives to locate and classify critical points in optimization problems. 10/05/2014
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b. Use relationships between modeling variables to construct relationships between their

rates of change.
c. Use relationships between modeling variables to estimate the effects of changes of
inputs or outputs

In Single Variable Integral Calculus:

1. Understand the relationship between integration and area under a curve/rate graph
a. Understand the graphical/area interpretation of integration and average value
2. Construct application models from word problems and use integrals and/or derivatives to
investigate properties of the models.
a. Master core integration techniques.
b. Understand properties related to the integral - average value, continuous anti-
c. Understand the issues involved with infinite intervals or asymptotic values in evaluating
3. Construct differential equation models from word problems and use qualitative and algebraic
methods to investigate properties of the models.

In Multivariate Differential Calculus:

1. Demonstrate an understanding between graphical presentation and calculus concepts (1st,

2nd part. derivs, gradient, directional deriv) in multivariate functions.
2. Construct application models from word problems involving multivariate functions, and use
differential calculus to investigate properties of the model (related rates and optimization)
a. Vectors
b. Gradient and directional derivative
c. Related rates
d. Concavity
e. Critical points and optimization
f. Constrained optimization and Lagrange multipliers

Textbooks and Materials

CDS reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor
before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website
at to obtain the most up-to-date list of
required materials for this course before purchasing them.

Technology and Equipment Requirements

Computer access with internet

Firefox Internet Browser
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Flash Player
QuickTime Player
Calculator - Casio 991
Digital Camera or Scanner (used to electronically submit hand-writtien work)

Required Textbook

Single and Multivariable Calculus, Sixth Edition Hughes-Hallett 10/05/2014
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Time Commitment
To complete the readings, assignments, and course activities, students can expect to spend, on
average, about 16 - 20 hours per week on the course.

Course Resources


SOLUS is Queens Student On-Line University System. Youll have access to a SOLUS account
once you become a Queens student. Youll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop
courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your


Moodle is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into Moodle to access your course. All
materials related to your coursenotes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums,
assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and helpwill be on the Moodle site.

About Credit Units

Queens courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a
typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general
(three-year) BA requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, youll need a good-quality computer (Windows XP/Vista/7, Pentium III, or
Mac OS X 10.5, G4 or G5 processor, 256 MB RAM) with a high-speed internet connection,
soundcard, speakers, and microphone, and up-to-date versions of free software (Explorer/Firefox,
Java, Flash, Adobe Reader). See also Preparing For Your Course.


The deadlines for new applications to Queens are 1 April (for May summer term), 1 June (for July
summer term), 1 August (for fall term), and 1 December (for winter term). All documents must be
received by the 15th of the month following the deadline. You can register for a course up to one
week after the start of the course. See also Dates and Deadlines. 10/05/2014
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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for 2014-15 first-
year Distance Career Arts & Science Canadian students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course,
$605.31; for a 6.0-unit course, $1210.62. See also Tuition and Payment.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queens Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queens Students

All Queens Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before
applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states
that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queens policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an
online course honestly.

Delivery Mode:

Online asynchronous


Summer 2014

Course Dates: 10/05/2014
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May 5 - July 25, 2014

Exam Dates:

July 30 - Aug 1, 2014


Alan Ableson (Email: and TBA


Recommendation: MHF4U and MCV4U or equivalent, or 4U AFIC, or MATH 006/3.0, or permission

of the Department


No more than 6.0 units from MATH 120/6.0; MATH 121/6.0; MATH 122/6.0; MATH 123/3.0; MATH
124/3.0; MATH 126/6.0.

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