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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Corequisite: MATH 1BH.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will use formal definitions with theorems and mathematical proof techniques to prove indefinite, definite, and improper integrals, properties of integrals, and relevant theorems.
  • Students will complete applied real world problem projects with solutions and relevant explanations, accompanied with the use of mathematical typesetting software.


An honors seminar for MATH 1BH. In this course, students will explore a multitude of advanced problems from the calculus II honors course, including proofs of the fundamental theorems, properties of integrals, integration techniques, and various other theorems and propositions concerning the behavior of integrable functions. As the calculus II honors course will require students to submit typed technical solutions to applied problems, this lab will support students in learning how to use mathematical typesetting software. Best practices for mathematical writing will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. State and prove integrals.
B. State and prove properties of integrals.
C. State and prove relevant theorems.
D. Demonstrate an understanding of applications of the integral.

Course Content

A. State and prove integrals.
1. The Reimann integral
a. Reimann integrable functions
2. Epsilon-delta proofs of Reimann integrals
3. Proofs of improper integrals using the formal definition
a. Local integrabality
4. Prove indefinite integrals by applying the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
5. Proofs of integrals involving the formal definition of partition of sets
B. State and prove properties of integrals.
1. Additive property
2. Linear property
3. Monotone property
4. Absolute property
5. Adjacent interval property
6. Even and odd functions
7. Boundedness properties
C. State and prove theorems.
1. Fundamental Theorem of calculus part I and II
2. Mean Value Theorem for integrals part I and II
3. Integration by substitution
4. Integration by parts
D. Demonstrate an understanding of applications of the definite integral.
1. Physics applications
2. Engineering applications
3. Volumes
4. Average value
5. Separable differential equations
a. Exponential decay
b. Newton’s Law of Cooling
c. Slope fields
d. Mixture problems
6. Lengths of curves

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Access to graphing technology, such as a graphing calculator or graphing software
B. Access to Mathematical Typing Software

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Typed formal proofs
B. Special applied projects
C. In class presentations

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Cooperative learning projects

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

A. Briggs W., L. Cochran, and B. Gillett. Calculus Early Transcendentals. 2nd ed. Boston: Pearson, 2015.

B. Instructor-generated materials, such as excerpts from:

1. Trench, William F. Introduction to Real Analysis. Free Edition Open Textbook Online, previously published by Pearson Education.

2. Lay, Steven R. Analysis With an Introduction to Proof. 5th ed. Pearson Education, Inc., 2014.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Homework Problems: Homework problems covering the subject matter from the text. Honors students will be assigned more of the challenging problems from the text on a regular basis.

B. Special Applied Projects: At least one applied real world project which will be typed using appropriate math typing software. Projects will also be presented in class.

C. Typed proofs: Formal proofs which will be typed and accompanied with math typing software.