Note: In Fall 2020, the Textbook was updated to the 9th edition of Stewart and the Homework Management System was changed from Webwork to WebAssign. So, please ignore any reference to the 8th edition of Stewart or to Webwork below.

We now are using WebAssign by Cengage as our homework management system. By purchasing your WebAssign account you get an ebook of our textbook: 
Calculus: Early Transcendentals,  9th Edition by James Stewart; Daniel K. Clegg; Saleem Watson  (ISBN-13: 978-1-337-61392-7).


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:

Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Stewart, Clegg, Watson, 9th edition.  An electronic version of this book is included with WebAssign, the online homework system.  Typically it is cheaper to purchase WebAssign directly through the textbook publisher (Cengage) than to purchase it through the bookstore.  Currently (October 2023), a single term of WebAssign costs $30 when purchased through Cengage, and full access to WebAssign for all of 2A/2B/2D/2E costs $60.

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 (9th Edition)
Math 2B Homework (9th Edition)

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.  (The topic of Arc Length has been moved from Math 2B to Math 2D, which is why you are instructed to ignore several of the exam questions below.)

(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


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