Calculus for Science and Engineering

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

**Course:** Math 20A

**Title:** Calculus for Science and Engineering

**Credit Hours:** 4 (2 credits if taken after Math 10A; no credit if taken
after Math 10B or Math 10C)

**Prerequisite:** Math Placement Exam qualifying score, or AP Calculus AB score of 2
or 3, or SAT II Math 2C score of 650 or higher, or Math 4C with a grade of C- or better, or
Math 10A with a grade of C- or better

**Catalog Description:** Foundations of differential and integral calculus of
one variable. Functions, graphs, continuity, limits, derivatives, tangent lines.
Applications with algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
Introduction to the integral.

**Textbook:** *Calculus: Early Transcendentals* (2nd Edition), by Jon Rogawski;
published by W.H. Freeeman and Company; 2012

**Subject Material:** We shall cover parts of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4,
and 5 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.

**Calculus Tutoring Lab:** A tutoring lab for Calculus students will generally
be open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm in APM B402; please see the
Calculus Tutoring page and follow the
link in the Tutoring Lab section for a complete listing of dates and times when the tutoring lab is
open. There will usually be at least 2 tutors and/or TAs available to help with homework,
calculators, and coursework.
**We strongly recommend that you make use of the Calculus Tutoring Lab.**

**Calculators:** A graphing calculator is recommended: a TI-83 or TI-84 (or similar model) suffices for
this course, but you may wish to consider acquiring a more powerful calculator (such as a TI-89) if you think you might
use it in your other courses. The calculator should be used as an aid in learning concepts, not just as a
means of computation. Help with using TI graphing calculators will be available in the
Calculus Lab. **Note: The use of calculators will not be permitted
during exams or quizzes.**

**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.
A Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) has complete
solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.

**Quizzes:** There will be four (4) quizzes given during the last half of lecture
on certain Fridays; please see the course calendar for the specific
dates. Your cumulative quiz grade will be based on the best 3 of the 4
quizzes. * There will be no makeup quizzes.* No notes (or books) or
calculators will be allowed during the quizzes.

**Midterm Exams:** There will be two midterm exams given from
8:00pm - 8:50pm on two Tuesday evenings; see the
course calendar for the specific dates.
* There will be no makeup exams.*
You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of notes with you to each midterm exam.

**Final Examination:** The final examination will be held at the following time.

**7:00pm - 10:00pm Wednesday, December 7**(See the course calendar.)- Please note:
- This time has been scheduled based on the course's
**midterm exam hour**(Tuesday 8:00pm - 8:50pm),the regular MWF lecture time.*not* - 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.

- This time has been scheduled based on the course's

- Please note:

**Regrades:** Quizzes and midterm exams will be returned in the discussion sections. If you wish to
have your quiz or exam regraded, *you must return it immediately to your TA*. Regrade requests will
not be considered once the quiz 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:

A+ |
A |
A- |
B+ |
B |
B- |
C+ |
C |
C- |
D |

97 |
93 |
90 |
87 |
83 |
80 |
77 |
73 |
70 |
60 |

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. Your cumulative average will be the best of the following two weighted averages.

- 20% Quizzes, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
- 20% Quizzes, 20% Best Midterm Exam, 60% Final Exam

**Academic Dishonesty:** 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. It is in your best interest to maintain your academic integrity. (Click here for more information.)