Lecture Room: | B102 VAN VLECK |

Lecture Time: | MWF 1:20-2:10 |

Final Exam: | None. |

Lecturer: | David Brown |

Office: | 319 Van Vleck |

Phone: | (510)508-0255 |

Email: | david.m.brown.jr@gmail.com |

Office Hours: | 2-4 M, 10-11 W, or by appointment. |

See the official
syllabus and list of topics.

According to the academic calendar
here
there are 43 MWF days in the fall semester. It should therefore be possible to complete this syllabus at a
pace of roughly one line per lecture, leaving a little time for things
like review sessions.

The textbook for the class is **Thomas' Calculus, 12th
edition** (**with 2nd-order differential equations**), ISBN 0321587995. Be careful about the version you buy: the
university bookstore has the right one, but Amazon doesn't seem to
carry this specific edition. We will cover chapters 1 to 7,
inclusive.

If you want additional viewpoints, have a look at the excellent notes by Prof. J. W. Robbin and the equally-excellent notes by Prof. S. B. Angenent.

The official prerequisite is one of

- satisfactory placement scores, OR
- Math 112 and Math 113, OR
- Math 114.

You should be comfortable with basic algebra and trigonometry. If you want to do some revision beforehand, work through Chapter 1 of Thomas and of the lecture notes mentioned above.

If you want to check your basic algebra skills, you can take Prof. Robbin's pre-test, with answers.

Attend the Review Workshops (What are you expected to know in your math class?) if you are not sure you know enough precalculus.Before each lecture I will post a new homework assignment related to the day's lecture; you should begin working on the assignment soon after lecture. Your TA is responsible for deciding how and when to collect homework.

Each week (starting in the second week of class), your TA will give a 20 min quiz during your discussion section, consisting of a few questions from or related to the previous few homeworks. This will make up part of your grade, as described below. The TA for your section might decide to collect some homework or have some additional methods of assessment, at their discretion.

Notes, textbooks, or calculators will **not** be allowed in the
quizzes. At least one of your lowest quiz scores will be discarded,
and there will be no make-up quizzes.

Even if it is not collected, you should do **all** of the
homework if you want a chance to do well in the class.

There will be **two midterm exams**.
**Each** of the three midterm exams is worth **28.33 percent**,
for a total of **85 percent** of the final grade.
The remaining **15 percent** is a Discussion Section grade allocated by your TA
who will base it on homework, quizzes, participation,
attendance, and effort. The Discussion Section grade will be adjusted
to account for variations among the TAs, and the final letter grades
will be curved.

Midterm Exam I | 28.33% | (Mon., Oct. 11, In class) |

Midterm Exam II | 28.33% | (Fri., Nov. 12, In class) |

Midterm Exam III | 28.33% | (Wed., Dec. 15 In class) |

Discussion section grade | 15% |

**Calculators, notes, and textbooks are not allowed in exams or quizzes.**

Look here for mandatory reading on know how to study effectively.

There are many ways to get help with math. In addition, following these guidelines is a recipe for (but not a guarantee of) success:

- Taking notes (students who are talking, reading newspapers or magazines, or playing with cellphones, laptops, ipods, etc... will be asked to leave the classroom);
- Asking questions if something the instructor says or writes is unclear.

- Reading the textbooks;
- Working out homework problems as well as additional problems;
- Doing problems without looking at the answers or solutions as you go;
- Practicing doing problems under timed, exam-like conditions; you can use
**past exams**to help with this; - Coming to office hours if necessary (TA first, then instructor);
- The Math Library is located in B224 Van Vleck. This is a nice quiet place to study and has additional sources you may wish to consult if you need a different viewpoint from the textbooks'.