Course: Math 20C
Title: Calculus & Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
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: Please Note: Calculators will not be allowed on exams.For homework, you may use any handheld graphing calculator
If you would rather go with a calculator, the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus or similar calculators are suitable and strong enough for M20C. More powerful calculators with a built-in CAS, such as a TI-89, should only be purchased if you expect to need it for your future work.
A better long term investmant than a $100 calculator (in Prof. Helton's opinion)
is one of the 3Ms: Maple, Mathematica, or Matlab for your laptop; about $150,
which you certainly do not need for this course.
In various majors you are
likley to buy one of these
Eg in Physics they use Mathematica while in Electrical or many parts of
Mechanical Engineering they use Matlab.
So getting good with which ever one you pick early is an advantage.
Technology changes fast so let me know which of this advice helped you.
Remember: Calculators will not be allowed on exams, so do not get too dependent on them
Homework: Homework problems will be assigned on the course homework page, and will be collected at the beginning of class `You may work together with your classmates on your homework and/or ask the instructors, the TAs, or tutors in the calculus lab for help on assigned homework problems. However, the work you turn in should be your own. Your lowest homework grade will be dropped from the average. No late homework assignments will be accepted. Please adhere to the following neatness guidelines for homework that you turn in to be graded; homework not conforming to these guidelines may not receive full credit and may not be graded at all.
Midterm Exams: There will be two midterm exams. There will be no makeup exams.
Final Examination: The final examination will be held at the date and time stated in the course calendar.
Regrade Policy: Homework and midterm exams will be returned in the discussion sections. If you believe there might be an error in the grading and wish to have your homework or exam regraded, you must observe the following rules:
Grading: Your course grade will be determined by your weighted average at the end of the term. This average will be evaluated on a curve comparing it to others. Your weighted averages will be gotten from:
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.