**Course:** Math 10A

**Title:** Calculus

**Credit Hours:** 4

**Prerequisite:** Math Placement Exam qualifying score, or
AP Calculus AB score of 2, or SAT II Math 2C score of 600 or higher, or
Math 3C with a grade of C or better, or Math
4C with a grade of C- or better. (No credit given if taken after
or concurrent with
Math 20A).

**Catalog Description:** Differential calculus of
functions of one variable, with applications. Functions,
graphs, continuity, limits, derivatives, tangent lines,
optimization problems.

**Textbook:** *X Wileyplus Calculus, seventh edition*, by
Deborah
Hughes-Hallett, et. al.;
published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2017

**Subject Material:** We shall cover parts of Chapters 1,
2, 3, and 4 of the text.

**Reading Assignments:** Reading and doing the
examples in the sections of the textbook corresponding to our discussions
in lecture will help you learn and understand the course material
better. If you work through the relevant examples in the book before
you start
your homework problems, you will probably solve the homework problems
more easily and perform better on your exams than if you do not do the
reading. Your reading assignments are on the course calendar; for example, 1.8 is written on
October 2,
so your
assignment is to read Section 1.8 before our class meeting that day.

**TritonEd and WileyPlus:** We will use TritonEd for
two purposes in this class: to disseminate grades, and as a portal to
WileyPlus, the online homework system associated to the textbook, through
which you will submit your homework. Here are the steps to access your online course materials for the first time:

- Sign into TritonEd and enter your Math 10A course
- Click "WileyPlus Links" at the top of the main menu column on the left
- Click on the top link, "WileyPlus Read, Study, and Practice". The first time you click this link, you will have three choices: enter an access code (that you have already purchased) OR purchase an access code OR use the free fourteen day grace period.

**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. In this class, we will have online homework which will be assigned
through Wileyplus and will be
accessible via TritonEd, as
indicated above. Note:

- You will be allowed an unlimited number of attempts to correctly answer the problems which are not multiple choice problems.
- You will be allowed three attempts to correctly answer the multiple choice problems.
- (Late Homework) Online homework problems may be completed after the due date; however, there is a late penalty of 50%. This penalty is applied only to the problems which are submitted late, and not to those already submitted before the due date.
- No homework scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.
- Homework may not be submitted after the day of the final exam.

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

- Help with using TI graphing calculators is available in the Calculus Tutoring Lab.
**The use of electronic devices will not be permitted during exams.**

**Homework Help:** You can get help with the
homework assignments in the Calculus Tutoring
Lab.

**Homework Help (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/fall2017/math10a. If
you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email team@piazza.com.

**Midterm Exams:** There will be two midterm examinations
during the quarter. Please note:

- The first midterm exam on Wednesday, Oct. 25 will be held from 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm (not during lecture!).
- The second midterm exam on Monday, Nov. 20 will be held
**during lecture**. - There will be no makeup or rescheduling of the midterm exams, so make sure that you do not have a schedule conflict.
- You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of notes with you to the midterm exam (handwritten, front and back OK).
- No calculators will be allowed during the midterm exam.
- If you violate the instructions of the midterm or communicate in any way with any other student during the midterm, you will receive a zero on the midterm, and the zero will not be dropped when computing your cumulative course average.

**Final Exam:** The final exam will be held
from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Monday, December 11. Please note:

- It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a schedule conflict involving the final exam; you should not enroll in this class if you cannot sit for the final examination at its scheduled time.
- You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of notes with you to the final exam (handwritten, front and back OK).
- No calculators will be allowed during the final exam.
- If you violate the instructions of the final or communicate in any way with any other student during the final, you will receive a zero on the final, which means that you will fail the class.

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

- 15% Online Homework, 20% Midterm Exam 1, 20% Midterm Exam 2, 45% Final Exam
- 15% Online Homework, 30% Best Midterm Exam, 55% Final Exam

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

93 |
90 |
87 |
83 |
80 |
77 |
73 |
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 55% of your weighted average.

**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 this course 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 homework assignment. 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 maintain
your integrity. (Click
here
for more
information.)