Math 10B Calculus
Winter 2017 Course Syllabus
Course: Math 10B (Course Catalog)
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
- You must buy a copy of the book that has the WileyPLUS Online Homework Code. Otherwise, you will have to buy the code separately!
- If you want ELECTRONIC ACCESS ONLY, you may buy the WileyPLUS code separately. Then, you do not need to buy a physical copy of the book. (This is the cheapest option.)
- If you want a physical copy of the book, the bookstore has several textbook options available. The ``required'' text, Calculus: Single & Multivariable covers the material in 10A, 10B, and 10C. For students who will not take 10C, a less expensive option is Calculus: Single Variable, which covers the material in 10A and 10B. For each of these texts, there is a cheaper looseleaf version which cang be bound in a 3-ring binder. Any of these options suffice for this course.
- The publisher also has a Wiley companion site for the textbook.
Subject Material: We shall cover parts of chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 of the
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.
- The "paper-and-pen" homework assignments will be announced on the course homework page. These assignments will not be turned in and will not be graded; however, you are responsible for the ideas illustrated by these exercises and exam questions could be based on them.
- Online homework will be done through WileyPlus, a service hosted by the the publisher of our textbook.
- Your total homework score will be based on the total possible homework points available; no homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.
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: https://piazza.com/ucsd/winter2017/math10b/home
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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.
- The use of electronic devices will not be permitted during exams.
Exams: There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. See the course calendar for the specific dates.
- 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 will be allowed during the examinations.
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.
- Questions regarding missing or incorrectly recorded exam scores will not be considered after the last day of instruction.
- Note: Your WileyPLUS online homework record will be uploaded to TritonEd after the deadline for the last assignment.
- Technical problems with your WileyPLUS account should be resolved as early as possible. Questions regarding WileyPLUS will not be considered after the last day of instruction.
- Important: Register for WileyPLUS using your UCSD email address and Student ID. Failure to do so may result in loss of your homework grade!
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:
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.
- Method 1: 20% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
- Method 2: 20% Homework, 20% Best Midterm, 60% Final Exam
- You must pass the final examination in order to pass the course.
- Since there are no makeup exams, if you miss the midterm exam for any reason then your course grade will be computed using Method 2.
- 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.
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.)