Course Syllabus

**Course:** Math 20C

**Title:** Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering

**Credit Hours:** 4 (Two credits if taken after Math 10C; no credit if taken after Math 31BH or Math 21C.)

**Prerequisite:** AP Calculs BC score of 4 or 5, or Math 20B (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or better.

**Catalog Description:** Vector geometry, vector functions and their derivatives. Partial differentiation. Maxima and minima. Double integration.

**Textbook:** *Vector Calculus, sixth edition*, by Jerrold E. Marsden and Anthony J. Tromba; published by W. H. Freeman and Company; 2012

- This is the same book as the one used in Math 20E.
- We will use Chapters 1 - 5 of the text; Math 20E covers almost everything else in this text.

**Subject Material:** We will cover parts of Chapters 1 - 5 of the text. A list of the topics scheduled to be discussed can be found on the course calendar

**Homework:** Homework is a very important part of the course, and in order to fully master the topics, it is essential that you work carefully on every assignment and try your best to complete every problem. We will have two different kinds of homework assignments in this class: online homework (which will be graded) and "paper-and-pen" homework (which will not be graded).

- The "paper-and-pen" homework assignments are on the course homework page. These assignments will not be turned in and will be not graded; however, if you seek help from the instructor or TAs, they will do these problems (but not the online homework problems).
- Online homework will be done through WebAssign.
- No homework scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.

**Reading:** Reading the sections of the textbook corresponding to the assigned homework exercises is considered part of the homework. Lecture time is very limited and not every subject can be fully discussed in the time allotted for lecture. Thus, you must read the assigned sections of your textbook (and work through the examples) to fully understand the subject. You should expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of concepts addressed in the reading and assigned homework exercises *>whether or not they are discussed in the lecture.*

**Exams:** There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. See the course calendar for the specific dates and times.

- 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 or electronic devices of any kind will be allowed during the examinations.**- You must bring a Blue Book to the exam.

**Regrade Policy:** 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 exam regraded, you must observe the following rules:

- Return your exam immediately to your TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once you take your exam out of the room.
- If you are not satisfied with the TA's response to your regrade request, you may ask for the instructor to review it. In order to do this, you must:
- Return your exam immediately to your TA and,
- ask that they forward your exam to the instructor.

- If you are not satisfied with the TA's response to your regrade request, you may ask for the instructor to review it. In order to do this, you must:
- Retrieve your exam during discussion section or arrange to pick it up from your TA within one week after it was made available for pickup (i.e., returned) in section. In order to be considered, regrade requests must be submitted within one week after being returned in section.

**Grade Recording Errors**: Keep all of your returned homework and exams and check TritonEd to make sure that the grades on your papers are the same as the grades recorded on TritonEd. If there is any mistake in the recording of your scores, you must bring us the original assignment/lab/exam in order for us to make the correction.

**Grades:**
Your cumulative average will be the **best** of the following two weighted averages:

- 20% WebAssign Homework, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
- 20% WebAssign Homework, 20% BestMidterm Exam, 60% Final Exam

A+ |
A |
A- |
B+ |
B |
B- |
C+ |
C |
C- |
F |

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

We may adjust the above scale to be more lenient (depending on the overall class performance), but we guarantee that we will not adjust the scale to make it harder to get a better grade. Please note:

**You must pass the final examination in order to pass the course.**- 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 60% of your weighted average.

**Piazza:** Piazza is an online discussion forum that allows you to ask questions using mathematical symbols and expressions. Piazza was designed to enable you to get help quickly and efficiently from classmates, TAs, and instructors. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, you are encouraged to post your questions on Piazza. Find our class page at: https://piazza.com/ucsd/spring2016/math20d/home. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email team@piazza.com.

**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 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. Of course, this also means that you will not be asked to solve problems on exams that require the aid of an electronic computing device.

**The use of electronic devices (of any kind) will not be permitted during exams.**

**Suggestions:** Below are some suggestions that we hope will help you to succeed in this course:

- Spend sufficient time on the course. According to the policy of UCSD's Academic Senate, "The value of a course in units...shall be reckoned at the rate of one unit for three hours' work per week per quarter on the part of the student." Since Math 20D is worth 4 credits, you should be willing to spend about 12 hours per week on the course.
- Keep up with the homework and do not miss a midterm. Missing a homework assignment will hurt your grade because no homework scores will be dropped. This policy is designed to encourage students to complete all the assignments and reward those who do.
- Get started on the homework assignments early. This will enable you to make the most of your discussion section time by coming prepared with specific questions.
- Think about mathematics every day.

**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 take pride in your work maintain your academic integrity. (Click here for more information.)