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Math 10B Calculus
Winter 2017 Course Syllabus

Updated 12/31/17

Course:  Math 10B (Course Catalog)

Title:  Calculus

Credit Hours:  4  (No credit given if taken after or concurrent with Math 20B.)

Prerequisite:  Math 10A or equivalent

Catalog Description:  Integral calculus of functions of one variable, with applications.   Antiderivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, methods of integration, areas and volumes, separable differential equations.

Textbook: Calculus, sixth edition, by Deborah Hughes-Hallett, et. al.; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013

Subject Material:  We shall cover parts of chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 of the text.

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 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).

You can get help with the homework assignments in the Calculus Tutoring Lab. A Student Solutions Manual (available online as part of WileyPlus) has complete solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.

Late Homework:   Most of the online homework may assignments be submitted up to seven (7) days late; however, there is a late penalty of 50% applied to the problems submitted late (but not to the entire assignment). Note: All homework must be completed by 11:00pm on Friday, March 17 (the day prior to the final examination).

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:

Note: If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email

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 not hesitate 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.

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

Regrade Policy:  Your exams will be graded using Gradescope.  You will be able to request a regrade via Gradescope for a specified window of time.  Be sure to make your request within the specified window of time; no regrade requests will be accepted after the deadline.

Administrative Deadline:  It is your responsibility to check that your exam scores on TritonEd are the same as your exam scores published on Gradescope and to contact your TA before the end of the 10th week of the quarter to resolve recording errors.

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:

< 70

There will be no curve, but we may adjust the scale to be more lenient (depending on the performance of the class). Please note that no D grades will be awarded in Math 10B.

Your cumulative average will be the best of the following two methods of computing the weighted average.

Other Notes

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.)

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