Lectures: MWF 12:10pm-1:00pm, Lectures at WELLMAN 229.
Discussion: Th 6:10-7pm, at VEIMEYER 116.
Instructor: Prof. Jesús A. De Loera.
Phone: (530)-554 97 02
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30am-2:30pm or by appointment. My office is 3228 Mathematical Science Building (MSB).
The Lead TA for this class is Mr. Robert Scherer. His office hours are 5:15pm-6:15pm at 2204 MSB (he can also help with special questions about grades, etc if I am not available).
You can also consult any TA at the calculus room (3118 MSB). It is open from 11am to 6pm (may close on university holidays).
We will be glad to help you with any questions, problems or concerns you may have!
Text: I will follow Neuhauser's Calculus for Biology and Medicine. (3rd ed.) 2011, ISBN 9780321644688. (Find out about the UC Davis inclusive access program and information on how to opt out on http://inclusiveaccess.ucdavis.edu). In lecture I will supplement the text with examples and exercises
Course Description This course covers Multivariable Calculus (chapter 10 sections 10.1-10.5 and 10.6.2) Systems of Differential Equations (chapter 11), and Probability (chapter 12.1-3), with an emphasis on applications to biology and medicine.
Grading policy: There are 100 points possible in the course, distributed as follows: Please mark your calendars! and make plans accordingly.
I will drop the three lowest scores for homeworks (or two lowest if we only do 7 homeworks), for a total of 25 points. Textbook Homework is due at the end of class the date it is due. New homework sets will be posted each week on the class web page (see the end of this page).
Solutions will not be posted online, but you can ask for solutions if cannot figure it out. Alas Solutions to most homework problems from “handouts” and the textbook can be found at https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~kouba/Math17CHWSolutions.html (courtesy of Dr. Duane Kouba!! Thanks so much!!).
The worksheets will consist of extensive/involved problems that stress key concepts of the course. Teaching Assistant (TAs) and undergraduate "Learning Assistants" (LAs) will guide students through the worksheets. Each group must hand in a write-up for each worksheet, which will be graded mainly for completion and counts for 3 points. Total of 15 points (I will drop the lowest two from your grade).
I am here to help you, I will be very happy to talk to you about any question or idea you had and I hope you will enjoy learning this beautiful topic!
HOMEWORK, SLIDES and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ALL slides used in class
Homework 1 Due April 13
Homework 2 Due April 20
Homework 3 Due April 27
The FIRST MIDTERM will take place May 5th in class
It will include all material covered in homeworks 1,2,3 (Chapter 10)
NOTE: Homework 4 is only due May 8 and will be tested in Second Midterm, but contains 5 review questions for midterm 1.
Homework 4 Due May 8
Homework 5 Due May 18
Homework 6, Due May 29
(last!) Homework 7, Due June 8. Contains review problems for Midterm 2
SECOND MIDTERM will take place June 7th.
It will cover all material present in homeworks 5,6,7
REVIEW SESSION FOR FINAL EXAM On Thursday June 8th discussion there will be a review session for the final exam. A review problem set will be distributed in advance. See review problems .