MAT 17A, Fall 2023
Instructors
Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT math.ucdavis.edu.
Office hours: Wednesdays 1112am in Math 2112.
If you have a question and cannot attend office hours, write me an email.
Teaching Assistants:
Darian Sorenson , dsorenson AT ucdavis.edu (C01)
Duc Hoang, mdhoang AT ucdavis.edu (C02,C03)
Noah Wiesner, nawiesner AT ucdavis.edu (C04,C05)
Jake Quinn, jsaquinn AT ucdavis.edu (C06,C07)
Joshua Turner, jpturner AT ucdavis.edu (C08,C09)
Alexis NagasawaHinck, anagasawahinck AT ucdavis.edu (C10,C11)
Calculus Room: details and schedule
Academic Advising and Tutoring Center (AATC): details and schedule
Code of Academic Conduct
The Code of Academic Conduct exists to support high standards of behavior and to ensure fair evaluation of student learning. Students who violate the Code of Academic Conduct are subject to disciplinary sanctions that include censure, probation, suspension, deferred separation or dismissal from the University of California.
The code can be found at this link , or
here .
Cheating will be taken extremely seriously, and will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs.
In particular, it is OK to discuss homework problems with others, but you have to write the solutions in
your own words . You cannot copy solutions from other students, books or the Internet.
For the midterms and the final, you are not allowed to discuss problems with anyone else or search the Internet.
It follows exactly the same rules as the in class exam. If we observe that your solutions match someone else's or
some Internet resource, your exam grade will be annuled.
Important: every student in MAT 17A should read
Code of Academic Conduct . You should
write the following text on a piece of paper:
"I have read and understood UC Davis Code of Academic Conduct"
Date and sign it with your name and student ID
and upload to Gradescope.
Textbook
The textbook for the course is "Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences", 1st edition, by Stewart/Day
The textbook is a part of Equitable Access program .
Math Placement Requirement
All students enrolled in this course must
fulfill the Math Placement Requirement .
Your total score for the Math Placement Exam should be 30 points or more ,
with Trigonometry subscore 2 or more . You will be administratively dropped from this course if you have not met the
Mathematics Placement Requirement.
Final grade and exams
There will be two midterms on Wednesday, October 18 and Wednesday, November 15.
The Final exam will be on Tuesday, December 12, 13pm.
The final grade is based on your grades for the discussion sessions, homework, midterms and the final.
Discussion sessions 
Homework 
Midterm I 
Midterm II 
Final Exam 
5% 
15% 
20% 
20% 
40% 
Academic Participation Requirements
The campus requires students to verify that they have begun each course for which they are registered via the Academic Participation program. This program also encourages students to acknowledge their responsibilities regarding academic integrity and the Code of Academic Conduct, reinforcing our campus culture of honesty.
MyUCDavis will notify students online and through email on the first day of instruction to complete their Academic Participation verification no later than the quarter add deadline. Failing to verify academic participation by this deadline may result in a reduction of the financial aid award.
Please see more details by this link .
The first midterm will be in class on Wednesday, November 15. It will cover section 3 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems , answers .
The first midterm will be in class on Wednesday, October 18. It will cover sections 1 and 2 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems , solutions .
The homework will have two parts: written homework on Gradescope and WebAssign.
We will use Gradescope for written homework assignments. You should be able to access Gradescope directly from Canvas.
More information on Gradescope for students: link
Webassign instructions: How to Register for WebAssign in Canvas.
The homework will be assigned every week on Wednesday, and it will be due the following Wednesday before the start of the class.
It must be legible, and written in connected sentences that explains what you are doing.
Just the answer (whether correct or not) is not enough.
Please put your name on every page and upload to Gradescope.
Homework should be handed in on time, late homework will not be graded.
Though it is fine to discuss the HW problems with others, you must always write up
the solutions in your own words. Copying will be penalized. Of course, in the exams
you must work on your own: no calculators, textbooks etc will be allowed.
Week 
Sections 
Written Homework 
Sep 27, 29 
1.11.2 
HW 1, solutions 
Oct 2, 4, 6 
1.31.5 
HW 2, solutions 
Oct 9, 11, 13 
2.22.4 
HW 3, solutions 
Oct 16, 18, 20 
review, 2.5 
Midterm on Oct 18 
Oct 23, 25, 27 
3.13.3 
Drop deadline on Oct 24 HW 4, solutions

Oct 30, Nov 1, 3 
3.43.6 
HW 5, solutions 
Nov 6, 8 
3.73.8 
No class on Nov 10 (Veterans Day) HW 6, solutions 
Nov 13, 15, 17 
Review, 4.1 
Midterm on Nov 15 
Nov 20, 22 
4.24.3 
No class on Nov 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
HW 7 
Nov 27, 29, Dec 1 
4.4, 1.6, 2.1 

Dec 4, 6, 8 
4.5, review 

Disability Services
Any student with a documented disability who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations
must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC). Faculty are authorized to provide only
the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have any questions, please contact the SDC
at (530)7523184 or sdc@ucdavis.edu.