Syllabus

Course:  Math 10C

Title:  Calculus

Credit Hours:  4

Prerequisite:  AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, or Math. 10B with a grade of C- or better, or Math. 20B with a grade of C- or better.

Catalog Description:  Vector geometry, velocity, and acceleration vectors.

Textbook: Calculus, fifth edition, by Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, et. al.; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009

Subject Material:  We will cover parts of chapters 8, 9, 10, and 12 - 15 of the text.  See the homework page for a complete listing of sections we will cover.

Calculus Tutoring Lab:   A tutoring lab for Calculus students will be open 10 to 12 hours daily Monday through Friday in APM B402A.  There will usually be at least 2 tutors and/or TAs available to help with homework, calculators, and coursework.  Take a look at the schedule to see when it is open or when your favorite tutor or TA is there. We strongly recommend that you make use of the Calculus Tutoring Lab.

Calculators:   For homework, you may use any handheld graphing calculator. The TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus or similar calculators are suitable. More powerful calculators with a built-in CAS, such as a TI-89, should only be purchased if you expect to need it for your future work. Please Note: Calculators will not be allowed on exams or quizzes.

Homework:  Homework will be assigned on the course homework page and should be completed by the discussion section on the indicated due date.  Homework will not be collected; your homework will be evaluated by your performance on periodic quizzes.  You should make every effort to complete the homework assignments and seek help with problems you have not been able to solve.  You can get help with the homework assignments in the Calculus Tutoring Lab (APM B402A).  A Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) has complete solutions for all of the odd-numbered problems in the text.

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.

Quizzes:  There will be four (4) quizzes given during Friday lectures. See the course calendar for the dates of the quizzes.  Each quiz will consist of two problems taken directly from the assigned homework; however, the data (numbers) may be changed on some problems.  You will be allowed twenty (20) minutes to complete each quiz.  Your cumulative quiz grade will be based on the best three (3) of the four (4) quizzes.  No notes (or books) will be allowed during the quizzes.  There will be no makeup quizzes.

Midterm Exams:  There will be two (2) midterm exams.  You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to each midterm exam.   There will be no makeup exams.

Final Exam:  The final examination will be held at the following date and time.

  • 8:00am - 11:00am Monday, December 9 (See also the course calendar.)
  • Please note:
    • The final examination will not be offered at an alternate time.
    • 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 may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to the final examination.

Regrade Policy:  Quizzes and midterm exams will be returned in the discussion sections. If you believe there might be an error in the grading and wish to have your quiz or exam regraded, you must observe the following rules:

  1. Return your quiz or exam immediately to your TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once the quiz or exam leaves the room.
    • If you disagree with the TA's answer to your regrade request, you may ask for the instructor to review it. In order to do this, you must:
      1. Return your quiz or exam immediately to your TA and,
      2. ask that they forward it to the instructor.
    • Instructor review requests will not be considered once the quiz or exam leaves the room.
  2. Retrieve your quiz or exam during discussion section or arrange to pick it up from your TA within one week after it was made available for pickup (i.e., returned) in section.
    • In order to be considered, regrade requests must be submitted within one week after being returned in section.

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 93 90 87 83 80 76 70 66 < 66

Note: 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.

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

  • 15% Quizzes,  20% Midterm Exam I,  20% Midterm Exam II,  45% Final Exam
  • 15% Quizzes,  20% Best Midterm,  65% Final Exam
Note: 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 65% of your weighted average.

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.


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