Course: Math 10C (Course Catalog)
Title: Calculus III
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: Math 10B, Math 20B, or equivalent. (No credit given if taken after or concurrent with Math 20C.)
Catalog Description: Introduction to functions of more than one variable. Vector geometry, partial derivatives, velocity and acceleration vectors, optimization problems. Integration of functions of two variables.
Textbook: Calculus, 6th edition, by Deborah Hughes-Hallett, et. al.; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013.
- You must buy a copy of the book that has the WileyPLUS Online Homework code. Otherwise you will have to buy the code separately! (If you were in Math 10B last quarter, then you can use the same WileyPlus code as last quarter.)
- If you want ELECTRONIC ACCESS ONLY, you can buy the WileyPLUS code separately. Then you do not need to buy a physical copy of the book. (This is the cheapest option.)
- If you want a physical copy of the book, the bookstore has several textbook options available. The "required" text, Calculus: Single & Multivariable covers the material in 10A, 10B, and 10C. For students who will take only 10C, a less expensive option is Calculus: Multivariable which covers the material in 10C only. For each of these texts, there is a cheaper looseleaf version which can be bound in a 3-ring binder. Any of these options suffice for this course.
- The publisher also has a Wiley companion site for the textbook.
- Important: Register for WileyPlus using your UCSD email address and Student ID. Failure to do so may result in loss of your homework grade!
Subject Material: We will cover parts of chapters 12—16 of the text.
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. It will be expected that you read the assigned material in advance of each lecture.
Homework: Homework is a very important part of the course and in order to fully master the topics it is essential that you work carefully on every assignment and try your best to complete every problem. We will have two different kinds of homework assignments in this class: online homework (which will be graded) and "paper-and-pen" homework (which will not be graded).
- The "paper-and-pen" homework assignments will be announced on the course "Homework" page. These assignments will not be turned in and will not be graded; however, if you seek help from the instructor or TAs, they will usually do these problems, not the online homework problems.
- Online homework will be done through WileyPlus, a service hosted by the the publisher of our textbook.
- No homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.
You can get help with the homework assignments in the Calculus Tutoring Lab
. A Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) has complete solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.
Electronic Computing Devices: Graphing calculators and computer programs (or online computing websites such as Wolfram|Alpha) can be very helpful when working through your homework. However, a calculator/computer should be used as an aid in the learning concepts, not just as a means of computation. You should use these devices when working on math problems at home, but always keep in mind that you will not be allowed access to any electronic computing devices during exams. Of course, this also means that you will not be asked to solve problems on exams that require the aid of an electronic computing device.
- Help with using TI graphing calculators is available in the Calculus Tutoring Lab.
- The use of electronic devices will not be permitted during exams.
Exams: There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. See the course calendar for the specific dates.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a schedule conflict involving the final examination.
You should not enroll in this class if you cannot sit for the final examination at its scheduled time.
- The final exam for ALL Math 10C lectures is Saturday, June 7, 3pm-6pm
- There are no make-up exams for any reason. Nor do we allow alternate times for taking exams. (If you have a documented disability or must miss the exam for a university sponsored activity, then arrangements can be made using the standard procedures.)
- You may bring ONE 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of handwritten notes with you to examinations. You may use both sides. (No photocopies!)
- No calculators will be allowed during the examinations.
- You must bring a Blue Book to the exam.
Regrades: All graded material will be returned in the discussion sections. If you wish to have your homework or exam regraded, you must return it immediately to your TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once the homework or exam leaves the room. If you do not retrieve your quiz or exam during discussion section, you must arrange to pick it up from your TA within one week after it was returned in order for any regrade request to be considered.
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:
We may adjust the scale to be more lenient, but we guarantee that the grade corresponding to a given percentage will not be lower than specified by the above scale. There will be no curve.
There are two methods to determine your course grade:
- Method 1: 20% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
- Method 2: 20% Homework, 20% Best Midterm Exam, 60% Final Exam
Your grade will be computed using both methods and then the better grade will be used.
Please notice that outside factors, including the need for a certain grade for admission/retention in any academic program, scholarship or transfer credit, graduation requirements or personal desire for a specific grade DO NOT appear in the above calculations, and thus are not considered in any way in the determination of your course grade. Effort, improvement, class attendance and participation will all dramatically improve your grade in the course in that they will allow you to do well on quizzes, exams, and the final exam. They will NOT, however, actively participate in the calculation of your course grade.
- You must pass the final examination in order to pass the course.
- There are no makeup exams, so if you miss a midterm exam for any reason then your course grade will be computed using Method 2.
- Keep all of your returned exams. If there is any mistake in the recording of your scores, you will need the original assignment in order for us to make a change.
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