MATH 31A/1 WINTER 2019
Time: MWF 1-1:50
Place: MS 4000
Instructor: Sorin Popa, office MS7907
Office hours: M 11:45-12:30; W 11:45-12:30
Text Book: ``Single Variable Calculus'' by Rogawski and Adams, 3rd Ed (see dept webpage info)
Syllabus: 2.3-2.8, 3.1-3.3, 3.5-3.9, 4.1-4.7, 5.1-5.5, 5.7, 6.1-6.4
Grading Policy: Grade will be based on the
two Midterms and the Final exam, plus HW score as
The two Midterms will each count 25% and the Final 40% of the grade. Homework counts for 10% of the grade. The grades are A, A-, B+, B, B-,C+, C, C-, D, F.
Homework: The homework will be
assigned weekly and generally
collected on Fridays, at the beginning of the lecture.
The main purpose of the homework is to give you a variety of practice problems that allow you to actively learn the class material.
The homework will be graded by the reader and returned to you in the next discussion section.
Please note that there will be no make-up homework, but the two lowest homework scores will be dropped in the computation of your final grade.
Midterms: There will be two midterms,
during the regular class hours: 1st Midterm on Wed 02/06/2019, 1-1:50; 2nd Midterm on F 03/01/2019, 1-1:50; both will be in our classroom. Please
make sure that you have no time conflicts. There will be no
make-up exams. If you miss a midterm, the missed midterm
will not count but the remaining midterm and the final exam will
count for more (see the grading scheme below).
Grading: Your final class score will be computed as the maximum of the following:
10% Homework + 25% Midterm 1 + 25% Midterm 2 + 40% Final
10% Homework + 35% (best
of two Midterms) + 55% Final
Grading complaints: If you believe a problem on a quiz or on an exam has been graded incorrectly, or that your score was not correctly recorded, you must bring this to the attention of the instructor within 14 calendar days of the the date of the exam or quiz in question, and before the date of the final exam . Grading complaints not initiated within this period of time will not be considered. Please verify in a timely manner that your scores are correctly recorded in MyUCLA gradebook.