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Welcome to Math 20B Lecture B

Instructor Lecture Time (MWF) Location
Ali Behzadan B 8:00 am - 8:50 am CENTR 101

Instructor office hours: (click here)    

Section TA Time (Tu) Location Office Hours
B01 Haik Manukian 6 pm MANDE B-104 Thu 2-4 pm (APM 5748)
Mon 1-2 pm (Calc Lab*)
Wed 1-2 pm (Calc Lab*)
B02 7 pm
B03 8 pm
B04 9 pm
B05 Yashodhara Prabhuzantye 7 pm APM 5402 Mon 11am- 12pm (Calc Lab*)
Wed 11am-12pm (APM 2313)
B06 8 pm

Click on your TA's name in the table to send an email to your TA.
*The Calculus Lab is in APM B402 (which is in the basement of APM).
Math 20B Course Supplement

Lecture Notes

The files are password protected (the same password as homework 0). If you do not have the password for homework 0, please send me an email.

Textbook Information

The textbook used in this course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition), by Jon Rogawski. Please note that there is another version of this book called simply Calculus (also known as Calculus: Late Transcendentals). This book is the wrong book and does not meet our requirements. The correct book says "Early Transcendentals" in a golden band along the right side of the book. You must acquire the correct book for this course.

This is what the correct book looks like: Calculus: Early Transcendentals

  • If you do not plan to take Math 20C, then you can buy a shorter (and cheaper) textbook for just Math 20A and Math 20B that covers only single variable calculus:
        Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by Jon Rogawski; 2012
  • The Student Solutions Manual is optional. It has solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.
  • The Online Study Center Access is optional.
We will also use Sections 1-5 of the Math 20B Course Supplement.

Exam Information

  • Midterm Exam 1: Oct 19 (Mon).  
  • Info for Midterm1.pdf

  • Midterm Exam 2: Nov 16 (Mon).  
  • Info for Midterm2.pdf

  • Final Exam: Dec 7 (Monday) 8:00 - 10:59 am.
  • Info for Final Exam.pdf

    • You must bring a Blue Book to the exam. (You might want to bring two.)
    • You must bring your photo ID.
    • You may not use a calculator or any other other electronic devices.
    • You may use one 8.5 x 11 inch page of handwritten notes. (Both sides are okay, but no photocopies are allowed.) This "cheat sheet" may contain anything you deem useful, with the exception of solved problems or examples. You must turn in your cheat sheet with your blue book.
    • You may not use any other notes or books.

    Links to old Math 20B exams appear below. The following exams are provided "as is"—exactly as they appeared when administered. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term. Working through these old exams may be helpful, but it is not a substitute for reviewing your notes, homework, and keeping up with the class on a daily basis.

  • Extra Credit

    Each homework assignment contains some questions marked in bold. You will get extra credit if you come to my office hours on Friday or Saturday* and explain your solutions to those questions on the board. For each successful presentation you will earn 1/2 point extra credit which will be added directly to your final quarter grade.
    *Note: During Weekends all building entry doors will be locked 24/7. Make sure to bring your UCSD photo ID card; you need to swipe your UCSD photo ID card at an OMNILOCK access control device near either north/south center lobby glass doors to unlock.

    Problem Sessions

    I will hold problem sessions every Friday from 6:00 pm to 7:10 pm in SOLIS 107. The problem sessions are optional. We will not cover new material. I will just do extra examples.

    Review Sessions

    If possible, please attend the review sessions ahead of the exams.

  • Review 1
    • Friday, Oct 16, 5:00p-9:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B01-B03)
    • Saturday, Oct 17, 1:00p-5:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B04-B06)
  • Review 2
    • Friday, Nov 13, 5:00p-9:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B01-B03)
    • Saturday, Nov 14, 1:00p-5:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B04-B06)
  • Review 3
    • Friday, Dec 4, 5:00p-10:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B01-B03)
    • Saturday, Dec 5, 1:00p-6:00p in SOLIS 104 (for sections B04-B06)


    I would like to express my deep gratitude to Professor Adam Bowers and Professor John Eggers for letting me use the contents of their web pages.

    Other Sites of Interest

    Student Resources

    • OASIS:   UCSD's Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (Click here for info on how to sign up for a workshop.)
    • Disability Resources: Information and Resources for people with disabilities at UCSD
    • MIT OpenCourseWare:   MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.
    • Khan Academy Math Video Library:   Video resources on everything from basic algebra to calculus
    • Wolfram|Alpha:   A powerful computational knowledge engine

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