Office hours for final exam

November 28, 2010

The final exam is on Tuesday, December 7 from 7pm to 10pm and is cumulative. Students in sections B01 and B02 will take the exam in HSS1330 and students in sections B03, B04, B05, and B06 will take the exam in Ledden Auditorium.

IDs are required and will be checked as you hand in your exams. You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes. No books or calculators are allowed during the exam. The exam booklets will be provided for you.

We will be holding some extra office hours to help out as you prepare for the exam.

  • Monday November 29 Prof. Minnes' office hours 4pm-5:30pm in AP&M 5121
    Note: Yeonkyung Kim will not be holding office hours this Monday.
  • Tuesday November 30 Austin Cheng's office hours 2pm-3pm at the Mandeville coffee cart.
  • Wednesday December 1 Yeonkyung Kim's office hours 10am-12pm at the Calculus Lab.
  • Wednesday December 1 Prof. Minnes' office hours 4pm-5:30pm in AP&M 5121.
  • Friday December 3 Erin Bennett's office hours 10am-11am at Muir Woods Coffee Shop.
  • Friday December 3 Yeonkyung Kim's extra office hours 2pm-5pm in AP&M 6444.
  • Friday December 3 Prof. Minnes' extra office hours 4:30pm-5:40pm in AP&M 5121.
  • Monday December 6 Yeonkyung Kim's extra office hours 2pm-5pm in AP&M 6444.

Grades for second exam

November 24, 2010

The second exam had a maximum point value of 35. The approximate grade distribution for the second exam is as follows:

  • A range: 30-35
  • B range: 24-29
  • C range: 18-23
You can find your individual grade for the exam (and quizzes) on WebCT.

Picking up the second exam

November 22, 2010

The second exam will be graded by Tuesday, November 23.

Since there are no discussion sections this week (due to the Thanksgiving break), you can pick up your graded exam from your TA during the following times:

  • Section B01: Austin Cheng, Tuesday Nov 23 2pm-3pm at Mandeville Coffee Cart.
  • Section B02: Erin Bennett, Tuesday Nov 23 4pm-5pm at Muir Woods Coffee Shop.
  • Sections B03-B06: Yeonkyung Kim, Wednesday Nov 24 10am-12pm at Calculus Lab.
If you cannot pick up your exam during your TA's scheduled time, you can email them to make an appointment (email addresses below), or pick up your exam during next week's discussion section (Thursday Dec 2).

Second exam

November 5, 2010

The second exam is on Tuesday, November 16 and covers Sections 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.6, and 3.1-3.5, with an emphasis on Sections 2.1-2.6 and 3.1-3.5.

Students from discussion sections B01 and B02 will take the exam in HSS1330; those from sections B03, B04, B05, B06 will take the exam in Ledden Auditorium. You can use TritonLink to check which section you're enrolled in.

IDs are required and will be checked as you hand in your exams. You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes. No books or calculators are allowed during the exam. The exam booklets will be provided for you.

Yeon Kyung Kim will be holding modified office hours to help out as you prepare for the exam.

  • Monday November 15 10am-12pm AP&M 6444
  • Monday November 15 2pm-4pm AP&M 6444
  • Monday November 15 8pm-10pm AP&M 6444
  • Wednesday November 17 10am-12pm Calculus Lab
  • Monday November 22 no office hours.
The regularly scheduled office hours are listed below.

Grades for first exam

October 27, 2010

The approximate grade distribution for the first exam is as follows:

  • A range: 26-30
  • B range: 20-25
  • C range: 15-19
You can find your individual grade for the exam (and quizzes) on WebCT.

First exam, cont'd

October 13, 2010

The first exam is on Tuesday, October 19 and covers Sections 1.1-1.8, 2.1 from the textbook.

Students from discussion sections B01 and B02 will take the exam in HSS1330; those from sections B03, B04, B05, B06 will take the exam in Ledden Auditorium. You can use TritonLink to check which section you're enrolled in.

IDs are required and will be checked as you hand in your exams. You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes. No books or calculators are allowed during the exam. The exam booklets will be provided for you.

First exam

October 11, 2010

The first exam is on Tuesday, October 19 and covers Sections 1.1-1.8, 2.1. Yeon Kyung Kim will be holding extra office hours:

  • Friday October 15 10am-12pm AP&M 6444
  • Monday October 18 10am-12pm AP&M 6444.
You may also attend all the regularly scheduled office hours (see times and locations below).

Algebra getting you down?

October 7, 2010

The attached document is a great way to firm up your algebra skills. It includes a diagnostic self-test, as well as explanations, examples, and exercises for various techniques in algebra that will be crucial for success in 10A. These techniques include: dealing with fractions, working with exponents, simplifying algebraic expressions, and solving equations.

Mathematical Association of America: Calculus Survey

October 4, 2010

Please follow the link below to complete a short survey about your experience with calculus. The President of the MAA, David Bressoud, writes: "Students in fall term Calculus I:

Your calculus class has been selected to participate in a nationwide survey of Calculus I instruction, funded by the National Science Foundation and run by the Mathematical Association of America. The goal of this study is to improve college-level calculus by enhancing our understanding of who takes calculus and what factors contribute to a successful course. We need your help to do this.

Please go to

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPKSDH2?c=1478

and complete the survey. It should take about 10 - 15 minutes of your time.

No individually-identifiable information about any student will be released to anyone.

Thank you for your assistance in this important study. Toward the end of the term, you will be asked to go back online to comment on your experience of the course.

If you have any questions, please contact the MAA: programs@maa.org."

Examples from the first lecture

September 24, 2010

Here are links to some of the examples we passed around in lecture today. For each graph, identify the function, its domain, and its range. Also, think about what the shape of the graph tells you about the function.

  • Energy use patterns over time: pdf.
  • Elevation profile of Tour de France: png.

Welcome!

September 23, 2010

Welcome to 10A, Lecture B. Any announcements or handouts that are relevant to this lecture will be posted here.

The main webpage for this course is the central 10A homepage. We will also use webCT for record-keeping.

Contact Information

Instructor:

Prof. Mia Minnes

Lectures: MWF 1:00PM-1:50PM     Ledden Auditorium

Office: AP&M 5121     Email: minnes@math.ucsd.edu

Office hours:Mondays 4:00PM-5:30PM and Wednesdays 4:00PM-5:30PM

Discussion Sections:

All the discussion sections for this lecture are held in Warren Lecture Hall 2112.

  • B01 3:00PM-3:50PM Austin Cheng (a6cheng@ucsd.edu)
  • B02 4:00PM-4:50PM Erin Bennett (ebennett@ucsd.edu)
  • B03 5:00PM-5:50PM Yeon Kyung Kim (yeonkyung@ucsd.edu)
  • B04 6:00PM-6:50PM Yeon Kyung Kim (yeonkyung@ucsd.edu)
  • B05 7:00PM-7:50PM Yeon Kyung Kim (yeonkyung@ucsd.edu)
  • B06 8:00PM-8:50PM Yeon Kyung Kim (yeonkyung@ucsd.edu)

TA Office Hours:

  • Austin Cheng Tuesdays 2:00PM-3:00PM Mandeville Coffee Cart.
  • Erin Bennett Fridays 10:00AM-11:00AM Muir Woods Coffee Shop.
  • Yeon Kyung Kim Mondays 2:00PM-4:00PM AP&M 6444 and Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM Calculus Lab.