This website provides information and resources for the UCI Calculus courses, Math 2A and Math 2B. Please consult your instructor's syllabus and course webpage for more complete details about your particular section.

Course Textbook

The textbook for Math 2A and 2B is:

MATH 2A/2B: Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, 8th edition or UCI Custom Edition, 8th edition.

Students have the option of purchasing the text in a variety of formats. You can purchase the book as (1) a custom paperback book just containing the Single Variable Calculus part of the book, (2) a hardback book containing the full Single and Multivariable Calculus text, or (3) an e-copy of the book accessible online or as a one-time download. If you will be taking Math 2D and 2E later, you should purchase option (2) or (3). There are also various online products available from the publisher (Cengage) including interactive applets and a student solution manual. Physical copies can be bought at the UCI Bookstore and at various locations online. The e-book can also be purchased online.

*It is not a hard requirement for 2A/B that you purchase a new version of the textbook. The drawbacks to having an older edition are that any electronic materials will likely be unavailable/inaccessible and that the suggested homework problems (below) may not be relevant. Since these homework questions are not collected in 2A/B, this will not prevent you from completing the course. If you will eventually take Math 2D/E, however, it is possible that your instructors in those classes will assign homework directly from the textbook, so please bear this in mind. Due to the rapidly-changing and large number of permutations of the text available, please be very careful to make sure you are buying exactly the product(s) you want. 

Course Syllabus

Below are suggested sample syllabi for the Math 2A and 2B courses. These are suggested pacings only and it is expected that individual course sections may deviate somewhat from this schedule. 

Note: The online Webwork homework assignments are based on these suggested syllabi.

Math 2A Syllabus (Fall - Spring)        Math 2A Syllabus (Summer) 
Math 2B Syllabus (Fall - Spring)        Math 2B Syllabus (Summer)

Suggested Homework

Below is a set of suggested homework problems for Math 2A and 2B. This is meant to be a minimal set of problems for students to solve in order to help master the Calculus material. Your individual instructor may assign different problems. 

Math 2A Homework (8th Edition)

Math 2B Homework (8th Edition)

Webwork Information

Webwork is an online homework system used to supplement the textbook homework and quizzes in the Math 2A and 2B courses. During the academic year, Webwork assignments will be given weekly starting the second week of classes (and the first week of classes in the summer). Students will have one week to complete each assignment and can retry problems as many times as necessary until they are correct.

Webwork Login Page (from on campus)

To access Webwork from off campus, students must use VPN Client Software (not the WebVPN). To download this software and for instructions on how to connect, see http://www.oit.uci.edu/vpn/

Sample Midterms and Final Exams

Below are sample midterms and final exams that may be useful practice in preparation for course exams. These give examples of questions which could be asked on the actual exams, but the actual exams given in your class could be shorter or longer than these samples.  These are in no way meant to be a comprehensive review of course material and should NOT be used as the sole study mechanism. Individual instructors may slightly vary the content cutoff for the midterms, so be sure to attend class and review the relevant midterm material for your particular course.  

(Fall - Spring)

2A Midterm 1 2B Midterm 1
2A Midterm 2 2B Midterm 2 (ignore Qn 3)
2A Final Exam 1 2B Final Exam 1 (ignore Qn 8(b))
2A Final Exam 2 2B Final Exam 2 (ignore Qn 10)
2A Final Exam 3 2B Final Exam 3

(Summer)

2A Midterm 2B Midterm

Review Materials: (Algebra and Trigonometry)

Students tend to struggle with Calculus material if they have not adequately mastered Algebra and Trigonometry skills. Below are links to some review materials that may help you prepare for success in your Calculus course.

UCI Pre-Calculus Review Videos
Algebra Cheat Sheet
Trigonometry Cheat Sheet

Online Algebra and Trigonometry Tutorial
Study Tips for Math Courses

Supplemental Course Materials

Below are links to a few external resources that you may find a useful supplement to your Calculus textbook and class lectures.

Math 2A: Calculus Lecture Capture on UCI OCW 
Math 2B: Calculus Lecture Capture on UCI OCW
Calculus Lecture Videos from University of Houston
Calculus Visualization Applets

Mathematics Department Links

Mathematics Department Homepage
Add/Drop Policy
Mathematics Placement Test
Course Homepages
Mathematics Department Tutoring