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Math 3a, Section 1: Calculus for life sciences students
You are responsible for checking this page at least once a week for changes.*

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General Information
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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

[do not change your answers; the exams have been xeroxed again]

Rough guide to exam grades:

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.

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.

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Grades
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Homework: 20%

Hour Exams: 20% each

Final Exam: 40%

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Exam Schedule and Policies
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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

Second hour exam: Friday February 25

Final exam: Friday, March 18, 2005 11:30:00 AM - 2:30:00 PM

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Homework
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*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