Course: Math 20B (Course Catalog)
Title: Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Credit Hours: 4 (2 credits if taken after Math 10B or Math 10C)
Prerequisite: Math 20A (or equivalent) or Score of 4 or better on AB calculus AP test
Catalog Description: Integral calculus of one variable and its applications, with exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic, and trigonometric functions. Methods of integration. Infinite series. Polar coordinates in the plane and complex exponentials.
Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition), by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Company; 2012.
- If you do not plan to take Math 20C, then the separate single variable portion suffices:
Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Company; 2012
- The Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) is optional. It has complete solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.
Subject Material: We will cover parts of chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the text, as well as the Math 20B Course Supplement.
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 will be assigned on the course homework page and should be completed by 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 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 make-up quizzes. No notes (or books) or calculators will be allowed during the quizzes. (Please see the homework page for a list of topics for each quiz.)
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 or quizzes. Of course, this also means that you will not be asked to solve problems on exams or quizzes 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 or quizzes.
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.
- 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% Quizzes, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
- Method 2: 20% Quizzes, 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.
- Since there are no makeup exams, if you miss the midterm exam for any reason then your course grade will be computed using Method 2.
- Keep all of your returned quizzes and 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.
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.)