Winter 2016 Course Syllabus

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 AndrewsOffice: MS 6322Office hours: Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm (Lakretz 120) and Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm (MS 5138) and Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm (MS 6322)email: mjandr@math.ucla.edu |
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TAs: |
William BakerOffice: MS 2905Office hours: Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Wednesday 9:00am-10:00amemail: wsbaker@math.ucla.eduJoshua Keneda Office: MS 2951Office hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Monday 10:00am-11:00amemail: jkeneda@math.ucla.eduYunfeng Zhang Office: MS 6221Office hours: Thursday 2:00-3:00pm and SMC (in MS3974) Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pmemail: zyf@math.ucla.edu |
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LECTURES: | HUMANITIES A51; MWF 11:00am-11:50am | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

DISCUSSION SECTION: |
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. |
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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! |
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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, 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! |
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TEXTBOOK: | Jon Rogawski and Colin Adams, Calculus: Single Variable. Third Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7501-5, ISBN-10: 1-4641-7501-2 |
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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 |