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Email Archive: Summer Session I 2013

Archive of all email sent to the entire class.

August 04, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Grades Posted to Ted
Date: August 4, 2013 2:27:35 PM PDT

Dear class,
The final exam grades and letter grades have been posted to Ted.  If you want to pick up your final exam 
or go over your exam, you will need to make an appointment with your TA.
Thank you all for a great term!
Doc Bowers

August 01, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C Scores in Ted
Date: August 1, 2013 10:33:22 AM PDT

Dear Class,
All midterm exam scores and WebWork scores have been posted to Ted.  Please make sure that the scores 
posted are what you expect them to be.  If any exam grades are not accurate, you must make an appointment 
with your TA. Please be sure to bring your original graded exam. Without it, there is nothing we can do! 
If there are any issues with your WebWork grade, you should contact me. (The WebWork scores are out of 
126 points. That is how many problems you did!)
Doc Bowers

August 01, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C: Online Homework Survey
Date: August 1, 2013 8:47:23 AM PDT

Dear Class,
I am very interested in your opinion of the online homework system (WebWork) that we used for our class.
I have posted a survey in Ted that I would really appreciate you filling out.  The survey is anonymous and 
voluntary. Thanks!
Doc Bowers

July 31, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Match 20C WebWork
Date: July 31, 2013 8:58:16 PM PDT

Dear class,
Just to be clear:  There is no WebWork homework for Chapter 15.  I don't like to assign homework that 
would be due after the last day of classes.  However, you should still do the textbook homework.  Solutions 
to the textbook homework have been posted to Piazza.
Good luck!
Doc Bowers

July 28, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C: Week 5 Announcements
Date: July 28, 2013 3:38:52 PM PDT

Dear Class,
The final exam is Friday, Aug 2 (in our usual classroom) 3:00 - 6:00 pm. By overwhelming demand (72% to
28%) the exam will be 8 questions (for a total of 80 points) and you will have 3 hours.  The exam will 
cover all topics from class with emphasis on the topics from the last two weeks:
There is no class Monday, July 29:
Solutions to all textbook homework, as well as the Spring 2012 midterm exams, can be found on the course 
Piazza page under "Resources":
Ali will hold a review session on Wednesday.  Information on the review session and TA office hours can be 
found on the class webpage:
Doc Bowers

July 24, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Final Exam Survey
Date: July 24, 2013 5:11:58 PM PDT

Dear class,
I have posted a one-question survey to Ted under "Content".  I want your opinion on what the format 
of the final exam should be.  This survey is completely voluntary.  Thanks everyone! (The survey is 
due at the end of the day on Thursday.)
Doc Bowers

July 15, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C: Week 3 Announcements
Date: July 15, 2013 8:24:22 AM PDT

Dear class,
Solutions to the textbook homework from Chapters 12 and 13, as well as the Spring 2012 midterm exams, 
can be found on the course Piazza page under "Resources":
Due to a previously scheduled meeting, I will not have office hours today:
Information on TA office hours and problem sessions can be found here:
Doc Bowers

July 10, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C Midterm 1
Date: July 10, 2013 10:04:15 PM PDT

Dear Class,
The Midterm 1 grades have been posted to Ted.  Your midterm exams will be returned during discussion 
section tomorrow!
Doc Bowers

July 9, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Math 20C Midterm 1
Date: July 9, 2013 10:50:40 PM PDT

Dear class,
I want to make sure everyone knows that tomorrow I and both TAs have office hours before class. You can 
find office hours here:
The midterm exam will be 50 minutes long.  It will be the first half of class.  After that, we will spend 
the second half of class discussing 13.5 on motion in three dimensional space.  The midterm covers material 
from the first week of class only. You can find all the information about the exam on the class webpage 
You *do not* need a Blue Book. The exam is four pages long and there is one problem on each page. You may 
use a calculator, but no notes and no electronic devices that allow any kind of communication or internet 
Have a good night and see you tomorrow!
Ol' Doc Bowers

July 7, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Second Week Announcements
Date: July 7, 2013 9:10:27 PM PDT

Dear Class,
Solutions to the pen-and-paper homework have been posted to the course Piazza page.  You can view it on the 
"Course Page" under "Resources".  These solutions were not originally intended to be shared, so I have not 
double checked them for accuracy. If you find a mistake, I encourage you to post it in Piazza so everyone 
can benefit. (Please post comments to
One of the TAs, Ali Behzadan, will be holding a problem session on Monday.  Please see the class webpage for 
more information:
Our first Midterm Exam will be held during the first half of class on Wednesday.  Make sure you know what to 
Please know your discussion section number.  We will ask for it on the exam.  If you do not know it, you can 
find it on your class schedule.
Doc Bowers

July 3, 2013

Subject: MATH20C_S113_Bowers: Note Taker
Date: July 3, 2013 12:35:14 PM PDT

Dear class,
If anyone is interested in volunteering as a note taker for a member of our class, please see me after class:
Doc Bowers

June 30, 2013

Subject: Math 20C Summer Session One
Date: June 30, 2013 3:19:41 PM PDT

Dear Class,

As you probably know, we are starting Math 20C on Monday, July 1.  I want to direct you to the course
website, which can be found here:

There are a few things I wish to discuss in this email.  All of this information can be found on the class
webpage, but I feel it will be useful to address some items directly.

**Item 1: Online Homework.

We will be using an online homework system called WebWork.  This system is open source, which means it will
not cost you anything.	You will not be able to log into the WebWork system until the first day of classes. 
You get *UNLIMITED ATTEMPTS* to do each problem until the due date.  Once the due date is reached, however,
solutions to the online homework problems will be made available, so no homework will be accepted late.  

**Item 2: Paper-and-Pen Homework.

I will assign homework out of the textbook, but this will not be collected or graded.  It is intended only to
serve as a guide for your studies.  Solutions to these homework problems will be made available at some
point.	(Probably via the course Piazza page.)

**Item 3: Midterm Exams.

We will have THREE midterm exams. (Please see the calendar.) These exams will be in-class and should take
around 50 minutes each.  You are allowed to use a calculator, but you will not be allowed to use any notes. 
Each exam is worth 15 percent of your total course grade.

**Item 4: Final Exam.

The final exam will be on the Friday of Week 5. (Please see calendar.)	You may use a calculator.  You will
also be allowed one page of handwritten notes for the final exam. (Both sides are okay.)

**Item 5: Course Calendar.

Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 2 - 4 pm.  Discussion Section will meet on Thursday.  Please
note that there is no discussion section on Thursday, July 4 (week1) and there is no class scheduled for
Monday, July 29 (week 5).

Adam Bowers
(aka @DocBowers)