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Math 3a, Section 1: Calculus for life sciences students
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General Information

The review session will be held in Bunche 2209A 4-6PM, Thursday.
Practice final exam: final3practice.pdf
A suggested Syllabus for Math 3a can be found on the departmental homepage (look under general course information). We are following this fairly closely.
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-12 MS6931
exam grades and homework grades for first 6 assignments are on "my.ucla"; for the latter click "comments". Note: check+=10, check=7, check-=3

NOTE NEW DUE DATES FOR ASSIGNMENTS 8 AND 9
NOTE ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS ON ASSIGNMENT 8
Exam 2
83-100 A, 70-82 B,55-69 C, <55 D,F
This will cover assignments 3-6, as well as the discussion of inverse functions (see practice problems below). Most of 2/23 lecture will be a review for the Friday exam.
Try doing practice problems for second exam: pracex2.pdf
Note:In 1a) read f(x)=x^2 (squared). In 6e and 6f replace "u" by "x"
Exam 1
Practice Exam handout1.pdf
You should know how to prove lim sinh/h =1 (as h goes to 0), and related result for (1-cos h)/h.
You should also know the definition of continuity at a point c and of continuity everywhere. for a function f(x).
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-12 MS6931
The first exam will cover assignments 1 and 2.

Some important suggestions:
1. Xerox your solutions to assignments before handing them in if you think you might not get them back in time for an exam.
2. Before each lecture read the text on the material we are covering. Note that we are sticking very closely to the syllabus. You will find that this will help you to take notes. The syllabus is available online.
3. Try to take accurate notes! After each lecture you should rewrite your notes to see what you don't understand.
4. Come to office hours for help with problems you don't know how to solve.

Homework: 20%
Hour Exams: 20% each
Final Exam: 40%

Exam Schedule and Policies

No calculators, notes, palm pilots, cell phones, etc. allowed during the exam. We will supply the paper and scratch paper.
BRING ID CARD

First hour exam: Friday, January 28
Rough guide to grades: A:87-100, B:70-86 C:55-69 D/F:0-55
If you received a D/F grade you should seriously consider dropping the class.
Second hour exam: Friday February 25
Final exam: Friday, March 18, 2005 11:30:00 AM - 2:30:00 PM

Homework

HOMEWORK POLICY: All homework is to be handed in to me, in class, on Fridays (unless otherwise indicated! -see assigment 2). No late homework will be accepted under any circumstances. Your lowest two homework scores will be ignored.
Put your section letter on the first page of your assignment and fold the assigment vertically

Assignment 1, Due the week of Jan 10 .
1. Write tables (for x=--2, -1.5, -1, -.5, 0, .5, 1, 1.5, 2), graphs, mapping diagrams, and motion diagrams (in which x is time) for the following functions:
a) y= f(x)=(2x) + 3
b) y= f(x)=x^2 - 2x +3
2. Graph:
a_n=(-1)^n for n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Section 2.2: 4, 6, 17, 20, 22, 42, 71, 73
Section 3.1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 41, 51

Assignment 2, Due January 24 (Monday).
Section 3.2: 8, 9, 11, 13, 17
Section 3.3: 1, 2, 7, 8, 15, 18
Section 3.4: 4, 7, 8, 14, 15
Section 3.5: 1, 2, 4, 5

Assignment 3, Due Monday Jan 31 (Monday) .
Section 4.1: 1, 3, 6, 14, 17, 18, 20
Section 4.2: 1, 3, 7, 11, 24, 29, 42

Assignment 4, Due February 4
Section 4.3: use product, quotient rules: 3, 14, 17, 50, 67
Section 4.4: use chain rule: 3, 5, 8, 15, 25

Assignment 5, Due February 11
Section 4.4: 47, 48,  68, 71, 76
Section 4.5:  1, 2, 6, 7, 15, 28
Find the derivative of f(x)=sin x° .

Assignment 6: Due February 18
Section 4.6: 1, 2, 13, 21, 34, 56, 61
Section 4.7: 3, 6, 7, 24, 27, 31, 42, 43

Assignment 7: Due Friday March 4
Section 4.8: 1, 3, 4, 12, 21, 45
Section 5.1: (calculator optional) 1, 2, 3, 5, 25, 35
Section 5.2: (calculator optional) 1, 4, 9, 18,  23

Assignment 8: Due Wednesday March 9
Section 5.3: 4, 6, 17, 22, 36, ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS: 27, 28, 31
Section 5.4: 3, 4, 7, 12

Assignment 9: Due Monday March 14
Section 5.5: 1, 6, 10, 16, 24, 34, 35, 42, 45
Section 5.8: 1, 2, 9, 12, 18, 23

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