Short Calculus MAT 16A, Section 1
MWF 1:10 - 2 pm, KLEIBR 3
Instructor : Amitabh Basu
Office Hours : Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, email for appointment. Office Hours will be in my office : Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) 3111.
Email : abasu [at] math [dot] ucdavis [dot] edu
Teaching Assistant : Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) 1118 (Calculus Room) is available from 11 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.
Text : Calculus (16 Series), by Larson and Edwards
Syllabus and Schedule : We will follow the department syllabus.
Drop Deadline : April 27, 2012.
I will have extra office hours on Friday, June 8, from 2 - 4:30pm. My office hours on Thursday, June 7, 3-4pm have been CANCELED.
FINAL EXAM INFO : Room SCOSCI 1100, June 12, Tuesday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
I have put up a Practice final. (see below)
Midterm II solutions are up (see below).
Midterm II grades are out ! Please check SmartSite.
Office Hours on May 31, Thursday, have been CANCELED.
Section 8.3 is NOT included in the syllabus for Midterm II.
The solutions for the Practice Midterm are up (see below).
Practice Midterm II is up (see below).
Midterm I solutions are up (see below).
I will be holding Extended Office Hours on Thursday, May 17 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Special office hours on Tuesday, April 24 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm !! Clarify any doubts before the midterm on Monday.
I have put up a Practice Midterm. Please see below !
I have put up some Practice Problems to try from the textbook. Like I said in class, these are all the problems in the textbook that you should be able to attempt, based on what is covered in the lectures. I will keep updating this list as we move on.
The Student Disability Center asks that students interested in serving as paid notetakers for this course please contact Russ Zochowski at rjzochowski [at] ucdavis [dot] edu. Notetakers are paid a stipend of $25 per unit. Students are asked to put notetaker, the course title and number, and instructor's name in the subject lines of their emails. Their information will be passed along to the SDC student in need of notes, and if they are interested they will contact each student accordingly.
EXAM AND GRADING INFORMATION
There will be 2 in-class examinations (Midterm I and Midterm II) and a Final exam. In addition, I will assign homeworks after each lecture which will be due on Mondays.
Problems to try from the textbook
- Section 1.1 : Problems 7-14, 27, 29.
- Section 1.2 : Problems 1-6, 39-46, 47-54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62.
- Section 1.3 : Problems 5-16 (dont need to plot points), 25-46 (no need to sketch the lines), 47-56 (no need to graph the line), 63-70.
- Section 1.4 : Problems 1-8, 21-24, 35-42, 47-50 (no need to sketch graphs), 51-58 (no need to sketch graphs).
- Section 1.5 : Problems 13-16, 23-40, 41-52.
- Section 1.6 : Problems 11-28, 39-44.
- Section 2.1 : Problems 15-26.
- Section 2.1 : Problems 27-44.
- Section 2.2 : Problems 1-50.
- Section 2.4 : Problems 1-14, 23-44.
- Section 2.5 : Poblems 1-8, 17-40, 45-70.
- Section 2.6 : Problems 1-32.
- Section 2.7 : Problems 1-30, 35-40.
- Section 2.8 : Problems 1-21.
- Section 3.1 : Problems 5-28.
- Section 3.2 : Problems 1-30.
- Section 3.3 : Problems 1-46.
- Section 3.4 : Problems 1-12, 15-20, 24-26, 33.
- Section 3.6 : Problems 1-14, 23-30.
- Section 3.7 : Problems 1, 2, 8, 9, 10.
Midterms and Final
- WebWork will be used for all the homeworks. Please learn how to use it correctly ! Here is a Getting Started Guide.
Here is the link to the WebWork Course Site
- WebWork is not meant to give you concrete feedback on where you are making a mistake in a problem. It is only able to check your answer for correctness. If you would like more feedback on your homework attempts, please visit the Calculus room, or email me for an appointment, or visit me during office hours. Unfortunately, WebWork at this stage cannot give constructive feedback.
- I will post a homework on WebWork after each lecture which will be due on the following Monday (at midnight - so 12:00 am, Tuesday). A Homework assignment will be posted on the same day as the lecture by 6pm. If no Homework appears on your WebWork course page by 6pm, there will be no homework for that lecture day. It is your responsibility to check if a new homework has appeared on WebWork on a lecture day.
- It is highly advisable for you to attempt a homework as soon as possible after it appears on the WebWork site. This will make sure you are keeping in pace with the class and not lagging
behind. Lagging behind in this class is going to be very very hard to recover from - we have to jog along at quite a brisk speed.
- Calculators may be used for your Homeworks. They are NOT allowed in any of the Midterms or the Final exam (see below).
- You are allowed to consult your fellow students on the Homeworks.
- The lowest homework grade will be dropped when your final grade is computed. One whole week's worth of homework counts as ONE homework. The week in which you have the lowest grade will be dropped - the entire week's homework will be dropped..
- Midterm I will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in class. Midterm II will be on Friday, May 18, 2012 in class. The Final exam is on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 1 - 3 pm.
- There will be NO MAKE UP exams and a missed exam will result in a 0 grade. Please adjust your schedules around this. VERY VERY rare exceptions can be made to this rule if there is an unavoidable conflict for a student. Please let the Instructor know as early as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
- Both Midterms and the Final Exam will be closed book. No calculators are allowed in the Midterms or Final Exam.
- Practice Midterm I.
Problem 8 uses concepts from section 2.1. We will be going over this in class before Midterm I. You should be able to attempt the rest of the questions.
Practice Midterm I Solutions.
The syllabus for Midterm I will be all that is covered in the lectures upto and including the lecture on April 20, Friday. This means it will cover Sections 1.1 - 1.6 from Chapter 1, Section 2.1 from Chapter 2 and Sections 3.6 from Chapter 5.
- Midterm I solutions.
- Practice Midterm II. We havent learnt how to do problems like 3, 6 and 7 yet. The rest should be accessible to everyone.
There was a small typo in the previous version of the Practice Midterm : In problem 3, the given point was (0,8). The correct point is (0,2) as in the new version.
Practice Midterm II Solutions.
There is a mistake in the solutions to Problem 1b). The final answer should be 100x^99sin(x) + x^100cos(x).
The syllabus for Midterm II will be all that is covered AFTER Midterm I and upto (and including) the lecture on May 14, Monday. This means it will cover Sections 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 from Chapter 2, and Sections 8.1 -
8.38.2 and the first page of Section 8.4 (for the 6 derivatives of trig funcitons) in Chapter 8 from the textbook.
- Midterm II solutions.
- Practice Final.
The syllabus for the final is everything that was covered from the beginning of the quarter until the last lecture.
Practice Final Solutions.
There is an error in the Solution to Problem 3 in the above solutions - I use a wrong identity. Please see the Correct Solution to Problem 3 on Practice Final.
My answer to Problem 12 is wrong. I made a mistake in the final step, where I lost a 2. The correct final answer is 1/sqrt(2x-1). Thanks to Nivi Balu for catching that !
My solution to Problem 8 has a mistake in it. I compute the an incorrect value of y. I forgot to include the x in the deonominator for the expression of y. The right answer for y should be 3. Thanks to Christie Barringer for catching this.
- Solutions to Final.
- Your final grade will be computed as follows :
Homeworks - 20%
Midterm I - 20%
Midterm II - 20%
Final - 40%
- SmartSite will be used to post the exam grades. You should be able to access your grades there.
- Midterm I Grades are up on SmartSite. The statistics for this exam are as follows :
Average : 56.36/70 (80.51 %)
Std. Deviation : 10.44
Median : 58.00 (82.85%)
- Midterm II Grades are up on SmartSite. The statistics for this exam are as follows :
Average : 53.09/80
Std. Deviation : 16.03
Median : 54/80
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