MATH 32A-1-Differential and Integral Calculus-Spring 2018-UCLA

Lecture: MWF, 10:00am-10:50am, at La Kretz Hall Room 110.
Professor: Wenhao Ou (wenhaoou-at-math.ucla.edu, MS 5346).
Office Hours: M 2:00pm-5:00pm, or e-mail me to make an appointment.
Teaching assistant: Kyung Ha (kyungha-at-math.ucla.edu, MS 3921)

Textbooks: Jon Rogawski and Colin Adams, Calculus: Multivariable. Third Edition.
Description. This course introduce differential calculus of multivariable functions.
Schedule.

 Weeks Sections Topics 1 13.1-13.2 Introduction, Vectors 2 13.3-13.5 Products, Planes in 3-space 3 12.1, 14.1-14.2 Vector-valued functions 4 14.3,14.4 Midterm 1, Arc length, curvature 5 14.5,14.6 Motion, 6 15.1-15.2 Functions of multivariable, limit and continuity 7 15.3 Midterm 2, partial derivatives 8 15.4-15.5 Differentiability, tangent planes, gradient 9 15.5-15.6 directional derivatives, chain rule 10 15.7 Optimization

Holidays:

- Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 28

Homework. Homework is assigned weekly and collected at the begining of the class onWednesday. Homework exercises are picked from the textbook. There is no make-up homework. The lowest two scores are dropped from the computation of your grade.
Exam Dates:
- Midterm 1: Monday of week 4, Apr 23,
- Midterm 2: Monday of week 7, May 14,
-Cumulative Final Exam: Thursday, June 14, 8:00am-11:00pm.

Grading. For homework and exams, we will use centesimal system. In the end, we will calculate a “pre-final grade” by using the following two methods, and only the higher output will count.
- 10% Homework + 30% Best of the two midterms + 60%Final Exam.
- 10% Homework + 25% Midterm 1 + 25% Midterm 2 + 40% Final Exam.
For the final grade we will use ABC system. It depends only on the rank of your pre-final grade in the class. Roughly, the first 25% of the class will get an A (including A+, A and A-), the second 50% will get a B (including B+, B and B-) and the last 25% will get a C or lower (including C+, C , C- and D).