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 (, MS 5346).
Office Hours: M 2:00pm-5:00pm, or e-mail me to make an appointment.
Teaching assistant: Kyung Ha (, MS 3921)


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

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


- 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).

Academic integrity. Please review the regulations at the following website:

- Textbooks, Calculators, laptops and cell phones are prohibited during the Midterms and the Final Exam.
- There will be no make-up test. A missed test will count for a zero for that test.
- Students may work together to solve homework problems, but each student must write down his/her own solutions on separate copy. One should also write down the names of his/her collaborators.
- Exam grading complaint should be submitted to the instructor, no later than two weeks after the exam, and before the last lecture.