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Math 20A Calculus
Winter 2012 Course Syllabus

Updated 1/7/12

Course:  Math 20A

Title:  Calculus

Credit Hours:  4

Prerequisite:  Math Placement Exam qualifying score, or AP Calculus AB score of 2 or 3 (or equivalent AB subscore on BC exam), 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, derivative, tangent line. Applications with algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Introduction to the integral. (Two credits given if taken after Math 1A/10A and no credit given if taken after Math 1B/10B or Math 1C/10C. Formerly numbered Math 2A.)

Textbook: Calculus Early Transcendentals, 2 Edition, by Jon Rogawski;

Subject Material:  We will cover parts of chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the text.  See the homework page for a complete listing of sections we will cover.

Calculus Tutoring Lab:   A tutoring lab for Calculus students will be open 10 to 12 hours daily Monday through Friday in APM B402A.  There will usually be at least 2 tutors and/or TAs available to help with homework, calculators, and coursework.  Take a look at the schedule to see when it is open or when your favorite tutor or TA is there. We strongly recommend that you make use of the Calculus Tutoring Lab.

Calculators:  A graphing calculator (preferably a TI-83 or something similar) is recommended.   Many exercises in the textbook assume the use of a graphing calculator.  Help with using TI graphing calculators will be available in the Calculus Tutoring Lab.  Note:  Note: The use of calculators will not be permitted during exams.

Homework:  Homework will be assigned on the course homework page and should be completed by the discussion section on the indicated due date.   Your completed homework assignments should be submitted by the due time into the homework dropbox (located in the basement of AP&M) labeled 20A and your TAs name. Your worst homework score will be dropped. Before you submit, make sure to staple your work and have your name, ID number and section number written clearly on top of the front page. Late homework will not be accepted.

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.

Midterm Exams:  There will be two (2) midterm exams given on   Week 4 and Week 8s.  (See also the course calendar).  You may bring a ONE SIDED 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to each midterm exam. No calculators will be allowed.   There will be no makeup exams.

Final Exam:  The final examination will be held at the following date and time.

Regrades:  Midterm exams will be returned in the discussion sections. If you wish to have your exam regraded, you must observe the following rules:

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: Note: Since there are no makeup exams, if you miss an exam for any reason then your course grade will be computed with the final exam counting 65% of your weighted average.

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 integrity.

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