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Course: Calculus

V Calculus • 2019 listing - for reference only • 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 3, 2019 to June 8, 2020
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Friday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Session 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. This course uses an unusual format, using two phases. First, we go through Calculus Made Simple in 8 weeks for a fast overview of the subject. Second, we then turn to APEX Calculus for a deeper and more rigorous view.
* 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. So students will need to allocate sufficient time for interaction with the material.
* 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
* APEX Calculus (Edition: 4)
Gregory Hartman, Troy Siemers, Brian Heinold, Dimplekumar Chalishajar
This text is required.
ISBN: 1719219591
Publisher's website: APEX Calculus
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore for hardcopy. Hardcopy is in 3 volumes, but we will not use volume 3. The PDF when used with Adobe Acrobat Reader provides interactive 3D color graphics. ISBN is for volume 1.
Other information: has the book in PDF form FREELY DOWNLOADABLE and is recommended.
* Calculus Made Easy (Edition: 2)
Sylvanus P. Thompson
This text is required.
Publisher's website: Calculus Made Easy
Best sources: Project Gutenberg download (free)

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