MATH 17B, course information

Instructor: Prof. Jesús A. De Loera.
email: or CANVAS

Lecture: MWF 11:00-11:50 PM (over ZOOM until further notice), all recorded and posted to Aggie Video.
Office hours: MWF 3:00pm-4:00pm (over ZOOM). or by prior appointment.

Teaching Assistants (zoom links for sections will be in canvas)
Prawin Sankar (,
Andrew Ballin (,
Benjamin Godkin (,
Evuilynn Nguyen (
Lead TA (in charge of CANVAS,ZOOM,GRADESCOPE,etc issues only) Cameron Bjorkland (

Text: BioCalculus: Calculus,Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences latest Edition
by Stewart/Day (Cengage).

Description: This course is an introduction to integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and analytic geometry with applications. We will study fundamental theorem of calculus, integration, elementary first order differential equations, and matrices.

I intend to cover the topics in the order and timing stated in the official department syllabus (of course, minor variations may occur).

Pre-requisites: MAT 17A or equivalent. Ask if you have any questions.

All grades and communication will be through CANVAS.

Grading policy and Rules:

IMPORTANT: Calculators, books or notes are NEVER allowed in the exams. You have been warned.

IMPORTANT: Attendance is NOT required, but you are responsible to know everything I say in class

IMPORTANT: Due to the pandemic I will record all lectures (quality not controled!). Quizzes can be taken online