Math 2A (44140) - Fall 2015

Single Variable Calculus

Lecturer Dr. Neil Donaldson
Office RH 472 (Rowland Hall)
Office Hours MWF 10-12 + MW 4-5
Lecture Times MWF 12-12.50pm RH 104
Webwork/Homework/Resources page

Discussion Sessions
Sec E50 (44145) WF 2-2.50pm PCB 120
Sec E51 (44150) WF 3-3.50pm ICF 103
Teaching Assistant Shaun Benvie
Tutoring Center Hours (RH 592/594) Tu 10-12, W 1-2, F 1-2

Make sure you attend the correct discussion class - there is limited space in each classroom and you will only have your quizzes graded if you take/submit them in the correct section.

Syllabus Functions, Exponentials and Logarithms, Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Implicit Differentiation, Linear Approximations, Maxima/Minima, Mean Value Theorem, L'hopital's Rule, Optimization, Anti-derivatives

Course Text James Stewart's Calculus: Early Transcendentals 7th, 8th or either UCI-custom edition
You are NOT required to buy the book as homework questions will not be collected, however the text will be followed closely so it will be very useful to have a copy. If you are taking Math 2B then any of the three versions will work. The UCI custom edition only covers 2A/B, not the multivariable classes 2D/E, although there is also a `multivariable' version available for when you get that far. All references in the syllabus and to homework questions will be from the above version. It is more important that you buy a textbook that you are going to keep and that you get to know (and hopefully love!), so don't plan on selling it back at the end of the term. If you're balking at a hefty price-tag, find a second-hand copy of a previous edition - the content is almost identical in any elementary calculus book.
For a more detailed syllabus, listing sections covered each day, click here

Assessment The final grade for the course will be computed as follows: 40% Final, 20% each Midterm, 10% Quizzes, 10% Webwork
Your letter grade equivalent will be computed according to the scale: A 90-100%, B 80-90%, C 70-80%, D 60-70%
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