Math 20C (Calculus) Winter 2009

Last updated December 29, 2008

Credit Hours:  4

Prerequisite:  Math 20B or equivalent

Textbook: Multivariable Calculus (Early Transcendentals), by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Co.

Subject Material:  We will cover most of chapters 12-15 of the text.

Calculus Tutoring Lab:   A tutoring lab for Calculus students will be open 10 to 12 hours daily Monday through Friday in APM B402A.  There will usually be at least 2 tutors and/or TAs available to help with homework, calculators, and coursework.  Take a look at the schedule to see when it is open or when your favorite tutor or TA is there. We strongly recommend that you make use of the Calculus Tutoring Lab.

Calculators:  A graphing calculator (preferably a TI-83) is recommended.  Help with using TI graphing calculators will be available in the Calculus Tutoring Lab.  Note: You may use any calculator you wish during exams and quizzes; however, you will be expected to show all work leading to a solution. No credit will be given for unsupported answers obtained directly from your calculator.

Homework:  Homework will be assigned on the course homework page and should be completed by the discussion section on the indicated due date.  Homework will not be collected; your homework will be evaluated by your performance on periodic quizzes.  You should make every effort to complete the homework assignments and seek help with problems you have not been able to solve.  You can get help with the homework assignments in the Calculus Tutoring Lab (APM B402A).  A Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) has complete solutions for all of the odd-numbered problems in the text.

Lecture:  Attending lectures is a fundamental part of the course; you are responsible for material presented in the lecture whether or not it is discussed in the textbook.  You should expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of concepts discussed in the lecture. The lectures are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 am until 11:50 pm, in Solis Hall 107.

Reading:  Reading the sections of the textbook corresponding to the assigned homework exercises is considered part of the homework assignment; you are responsible for material in the assigned reading whether or not it is discussed in the lecture.

Quizzes:  There will be four (4) quizzes given during lectures. See the course calendar for the dates of the quizzes.  Each quiz will consist of two problems taken directly from the assigned homework and you will be allowed fifteen (15) minutes to complete each quiz.  Your cumulative quiz grade will be based on the best three (3) of the four (4) quizzes.  No notes or books will be allowed during the quizzes.  There will be no makeup quizzes.

Midterm Exams:  There will be two (2) midterm exams given in the lecture period on Friday of the fourth and eighth weeks of the term. See the course calendar for the dates of the midterm exams.  You may bring one 8.5 inch by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to each midterm exam--one side only.   There will be no makeup exams.

Final Exam:  The final examination will be held at the following date and time.

Grading: Your course grade will be determined by your cumulative average at the end of the term and will be based on the following scale:

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D
97 93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 60
Your cumulative average will be the best of the following two weighted averages: In addition,  you must pass the final examination in order to pass the course. Note: Since there are no makeup exams, if you miss an exam for any reason then your course grade will be computed with the final exam counting 65% of your weighted average.

Academic Integrity:  Academic dishonesty is considered a serious offense at UCSD. Students caught cheating will face an administrative sanction which may include suspension or expulsion from the university.

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