Math 31a, Lecture 3: Differential and Integral Calculus
Winter 2016 Course Syllabus


Practice material:
Practice midterm 1
Practice midterm 1 solutions
Midterm 1
Practice midterm 2
Practice midterm 2 solutions
Midterm 2
Practice Final
Practice Final Solutions

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Andrews
Office: MS 6322
Office hours: Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm (Lakretz 120) and Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm (MS 5138) and Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm (MS 6322)
TAs: William Baker
Office: MS 2905
Office hours: Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Wednesday 9:00am-10:00am

Joshua Keneda
Office: MS 2951
Office hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Monday 10:00am-11:00am

Yunfeng Zhang
Office: MS 6221
Office hours: Thursday 2:00-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm
LECTURES: HUMANITIES A51; MWF 11:00am-11:50am
Section Day Time Location TA
3C Tuesday 11:00am-11:50am MS 5118 William Baker
3D Thursday 11:00am-11:50am WGYOUNG 1044 William Baker
3E Tuesday 11:00am-11:50am LAKRETZ 120 Joshua Keneda
3F Thursday 11:00am-11:50am ROLFE 3129 Joshua Keneda
3A Tuesday 11:00am-11:50am GEOLOGY 6704 Yunfeng Zhang
3B Thursday 11:00am-11:50am GEOLOGY 4645 Yunfeng Zhang

The discussion section will be a time for students to get help with homework, review material covered in class, and gain additional mastery of the material. While attendance is not required it is strongly recommended that you go. While preferably you should go to the section which you are enrolled, you may (at the discretion of the TAs) attend the other section.

HOMEWORK: There will be eight homeworks. They will be collected in class starting in week 1. The assignments are posted online. Do not submit homework by e-mail. No late homework will be accepted. However, the lowest two homework scores will be dropped.

I encourage you to form study groups in the class with friends / people you like. When faced with a homework question, you should make sure that you understand the relevant material from lectures first. Discussing the lectures with others in your study group and/or talking to the TAs and myself can help. You should try to solve a problem by yourself first. When you have enough thoughts about it, you can talk with others in your study group about it. Working in groups is generally beneficial to your understanding and helps you learn how to communicate clearly about mathematics. However, you must write up all solutions yourself and not copy off of others work. Moreover, since crediting your collaborators is an important element of academic ethics, you should write down with whom you worked at the top of each assignment. You must also cite any sources you use other than the lecture or the textbook (other textbooks, a blog about analysis, etc.).

The Student Math Center (SMC) is useful resource. You should use it!

EXAMS: There will be in-class midterms on Friday, October 21 and Friday, November 18. There will be a final exam on Friday, December 9, 11:30am-2:30pm. There will not be any make-up exams except in extreme and documented circumstances. In particular, note that university policy requires that a student, who has an undocumented absence from the final exam, be given a failing grade in the course.

The first midterm will cover sections 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.3, 3.5-3.8, the second midterm will cover sections 3.9, 4.2-4.6, and the final will be comprehensive. The exams are closed book and closed notes.

GRADES: Your course grade will be determined as follows. First, I'll scale the scores of the midterms to account for the fact that one may have been more difficult. Then your score is calculated by taking the BETTER of the following two schemes:

10% Homework, 25% Midterm 1, 25% Midterm 2, 40% Final
10% Homework, 30% Best midterm, 10% Worst midterm, 50% Final

Grade boundaries are then determined according to what UCLA suggests for math 31B. Exceptional performances on the final will be taken into account, since they demonstrate a mastery of all the material, although they cannot make up for doing nothing all quarter.

Any issues about grading for homeworks or exams must be addressed within two weeks of the turn-in date. After that time no score changes will be allowed. Grades will be available online through the myUCLA website, though they will not consider the rescaling due to a more difficult midterm. My own spreadsheet WILL account for this!

TEXTBOOK: Jon Rogawski and Colin Adams, Calculus: Single Variable. Third Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7501-5, ISBN-10: 1-4641-7501-2
CALCULATORS: A scientific calculator will be useful in doing the homework problems. Calculators will NOT be permitted on exams.
CHEATING: Cheating is stupid and a serious offense. Students caught cheating will be reported. Do NOT cheat!!

Department of Mathematics Math 31a