Winter 2020 Course Syllabus

**Course:** Math 10B (Course Catalog)

**Title:** Calculus I

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

**Prerequisite:** AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5 (or equivalent AB subscore on BC exam), or MATH 10A, or MATH 20A.

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

**Textbook:** The required textbook for the course is *Calculus: Concepts and Contexts* (4th Edition), by Stewart; published by Cengage Learning. We will cover parts of Chapters 4-8 in the text. A list of the topics scheduled to be covered can be found on the Course Calendar.

**Course Readings:** Reading the sections in the textbook that correspond to what we are discussing in class is a very important part of learning the subject. Lecture time is very limited and not every subject can be fully covered in the time allotted for lecture. Consequently, it is in your own interest to read the related chapters in the textbook. You should briefly read the section of the book (in order to gain an overview of the subject) prior to the lecture in which that section is discussed.

**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).

- Your course homework score will be computed by adding together all individual assignment scores. Not all assignments will be worth the same number of points, meaning that not every assignment will contribute equally to your final score.
- No homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter.
- You can get help with the textbook homework in TA office hours, or in the course Piazza site, or in the Teaching & Learning Commons Drop-In Math Tutoring Service.

**Late Homework:** It is possible to submit online homework after the deadline, but there are multiple restrictions. See the course Homework page for details.

**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/fall2019/math10a/home

Note: If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email team@piazza.com.

**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 or electronic devices of any kind 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 Canvas are the same as your exam scores published on Gradescope and contact your TA * before the end of the 10^{th} 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 WebAssign online homework record will be uploaded to Canvas after the deadline for the last assignment.- Technical problems with your WebAssign account should be resolved as early as possible. Questions regarding WebAssign will not be considered after the last day of instruction.

**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:

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

97 - 100 |
93 - 96 |
90 - 92 |
87 - 89 |
83 - 86 |
80 - 82 |
74 - 79 |
66 - 73 |
60 - 65 |
0 - 59 |

Your cumulative average will be the best of the following three 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**Method 3:**20% Homework, 50% Better Midterm, 30% Worse Midterm 0% Final Exam

**Other Notes**

**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.
**Keep all of your returned exams**. If there is any mistake in the recording of your scores, you will need the original assignment in order for us to make a change.- 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. Academic integrity is highly valued here at UCSD. (Visit https://students.ucsd.edu/academics/academic-integrity/ for more information.)