CALCULUS FOR BIOSCI

MATH 17B Fall 2022

Course Information



Lectures: MWF 4:10 - 5:00 held in Hoagland Hall 168.
Sections: Lectures: Tue 6:10 - 7:00pm held in Hoagland Hall 168.
Instructor: Babson
Office Hours: 11am Tuesdays in zoom 7150588313.
Email: b a b s o n@math.ucdavis.edu
Teaching Assistant:Akshit Parmar
Office Hours: 11am Mondays in the calculus room.
Email: a n p a r m a r@ucdavis.edu
Text: Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences by James Stewart and Troy Day.
Grading: 20% Homework, 80% Exams. The final will have the same weight as either 1 or 2 midterms, whichever grade is higher. More explicitly: (Top 6 of 7 homework scores)/6 + (MidtermI+MidtermII+Final) or (Top 6 of 7 homework)/6 + (4*MidtermI + 4*MidtermII + 2*Final)/3.
The final will be out of 200 points. Grades: F:0-159, D-:160-179, D:180-219, D+:220-239, C-:240-269, C:270-299, C+:300-329, B-:330-349, B:350-379, B+:380-399, A-:400-419, A:420-459, A+:460-480.
Exams: You are allowed to use one sheet of notes (both sides), no calculator and no books.
Homework: Please return the assignemnts through Canvas.
Syllabus: Department Syllabus.

We are here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact either of us if you have a question or problem.

Calculus Room: Math 17ABC Calculus Room , where TAs are available to answer your questions.
Old Versions: Here are some web sites from previous versions of this course with various helpful links: Fall 2020 , Spring 2016 and another.

You are expected to work hard and to try as many exercises as possible. This is the only way to learn mathematics. We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to come and see any of us if you have a question or problem.

Course Outline: The course is an introduction to integral calculus and elementary differential equations via applications to biology and medicine. Topics will include the fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, improper integrals, elementary first order differential equations, linear algebra and applications in biology and medicine.

The prerequisites for this course are (from the course catalog): Any of the differential calculus courses MAT 16A, MAT 17A or MAT 21A.

This is a rough outline of when topics will be covered and will be edited as the term progresses. The exam scheduling will not change. Homework problems will also be added and collected on the following section days.

You are expected to work hard and to try as many exercises as possible. This is the only way to learn mathematics.

DayDateSection(s) coveredHomework
Wednesday September 214.6: Antiderivatives Practice: 4.6: 5, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35.
Friday September 235.1: Definite Integrals Practice: 3, 5, 7, 9.
Monday September 265.3: FTC Practice: 5.3: 3, 7, 11, 19, 23, 33, 35, 47; Due Oct 5: 5.3: 6, 26, 48.
Wednesday September 285.4: Substitution Practice: 5.4: 3, 7, 9, 17, 21, 43, 63; Due Oct 5: 5.4: 6, 18, 58.
Friday September 305.5: Parts Practice: 5.5: 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25; Due Oct 5: 5.5: 4, 16, 22.
Monday October 35.6: Partial Fractions Practice: 5.6: 1, 5, 7, 9, 15; Due Oct 12: 5.6: 4, 10, 16.
Wednesday October 55.8: Improper Practice: 5.8: 1, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 27; Due Oct 12: 5.8: 8, 18, 28.
Friday October 76.1-2: Area and Average Practice: 6.1: 1, 5, 9; 6.2: 3, 5, 7, 15, 19; Due Oct 12: 6.1: 6; 6.2: 8, 16, 20.
Monday October 106.3: Bio IntegralsPractice: 6.3: 1, 3, 5, 7; Due Oct 12: 6.3: 4, 8.
Wednesday October 12Review Pactice Midterm I and Solutions.
Friday October 14Midterm I
Monday October 176.4: Volumes Practice: 6.4: 1, 2, 3; Due Oct 26: 6.3: 4.
Wednesday October 197.1: Differential Equations Practice: 7.1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; Due Oct 26: 7.1: 4, 8, 10.
Friday October 217.2: Stability Practice: 7.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; Due Oct 26: 7.2: 2, 8, 14.
Monday October 247.3: Euler Method Practice: 7.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25; Due Nov 2: 7.3: 2, 20, 24.
Wednesday October 267.4: Separable Practice: 7.4: 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 37, 41, 49; Due Nov 2: 7.4: 10, 12, 38.
Friday October 287.5: Autonomous Systems Practice: 7.5: 1, 3, 13, 15, 19, 23; Due Nov 2: 7.4: 16, 22.
Monday October 317.6: Phase Planes Practice: 7.6: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, 27; Due Nov 2: 7.6: 8, 18, 24.
Wednesday November 2Review
Friday November 4 Midterm II Pactice Midterm II and Solutions.
Monday November 78.1-3: Linear Systems Practice: 8.2: 7, 11, 13, 15, 19; 8.3:5, 9, 21; Due Nov 16: 8.2: 12, 16; 8.3: 4.
Wednesday November 98.4: Matrix Algebra Practice: 8.4: 3, 9, 11, 18; Due Nov 16: 8.4: 4, 12.
Friday November 11No Class
Monday November 148.5: Leslie Matrices Practice: 8.5: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21; Due Nov 23: 8.5: 6, 20, 22.
Wednesday November168.6: Determinants Practice: 8.6: 1, 11, 15, 31; Due Nov 23: 8.6: 2, 10, 34.
Friday November 188.7: EigenvectorsPractice: 8.7:9.acdf, 11.abcd, 13.abcdef, 27, 29; Due Dec 2: 8.7: 10.acde, 12.abde, 28.
Monday November 218.8: Iteration Practice: 8.7: 24, 25; 8.8: 1,3,5,15,17; Due Dec 2: 8.7: 26; 8.8: 2, 15-20 instructions using the matrix from 2.
Wednesday November 238: Examples Practice: 8.Rev: 12, 13, 14, 20, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30.
Friday November 25No Class
Monday November 288: Examples Practice: 8.Rev: (32, 33, 34, 35, ignore DeMoivre), 36bcd, 38bc, 39acde.
Wednesday November 30Models Overview
Friday December 2Review
Monday December 5Final:10:30am-12:30 Pactice Final and Solutions