### Math 20C SyllabusFall 2017

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Title: Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
Credit Hours:  4   (Two units of credit given if taken after Math 10C. Credit not offered for both Math 20C and 31BH. Formerly numbered Math 21C.)
Prerequisites:   AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5, or Math 20B with a grade of C- or better.
Catalog Description:  Vector geometry, vector functions and their derivatives. Partial differentiation. Maxima and minima. Double integration.
Textbook:  The required textbook for the course is J. E. Marsden, A. Tromba, Vector Calculus (6th edition), Published by W.H.Freeman and Company, 2012.

• We will use Chapters 1-5 of the text.
Course Readings:  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.
Homework:   As you are aware, you must learn math by doing math. You should try your best to work carefully on every assignment and 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).

• Online homework will be done through WebAssign; you can access this through TritonEd, under Tools.
• The "paper-and-pen" homework assignments will be announced Here. These assignments will not be turned in and will not be graded; however, if you seek help from the instructor or TAs, they will often do these problems. Also, exam questions often look like textbook questions.
• No homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.

You can also get help with the textbook homework in the Calculus Tutoring Lab. A Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) has complete solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.
Electronic Computing Devices:  It may be helpful to check the accuracy of your homework with a calculator. However, work the problems by hand, since you will not be allowed access to any electronic computing devices during exams.

• Help with using TI graphing calculators is available in the Calculus Tutoring Lab.
• The use of electronic devices will not be permitted during exams.
Exams:  There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The exact dates of the midterm and final exams can be found Here. You may use one 8.5 x 11 inch page of handwritten notes. (Both sides are okay, but no photocopies are allowed.) You may not use any other notes or any electronic devices. You must bring a valid photo ID to all exams.
• You may bring ONE 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of handwritten notes. You may use both sides. (No photocopies, other notes or books will be allowed!)
• No calculators will be allowed during the examinations.
Final Exams:

• 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.
• You must pass the final exam ( >59% ) in order to pass the class. (The actual required percentage may be lowered, depending on overall class performance.)
Make-up Exams:  Make-up exams will not be given. If you miss a midterm exam for any reason, then your course grade will be computed using Method 2. (See below.)
Grading:   There are two methods to determine your course grade:

• Method 1:   20% Homework,   20% Midterm Exam I,   20% Midterm Exam II,   40% Final Exam
• Method 2:   20% Homework,   20% Best Midterm Exam,   60% Final Exam

Your grade will be computed using both methods and then the better grade will be used.

After your weighted average is calculated, letter grades will be assigned based on the standard grading scale:

 A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- F 99 93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 <70

We may adjust the scale to be more lenient, but we guarantee that the grade corresponding to a given percentage will not be lower than specified by the above 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 there are no D grades in the Math 10 and 20 calculus sequences.