MAT 17C, Fall 2017


Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT
Office hours: MWF 1-2pm at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.

Teaching Assistants: Kevin Lamb (Lead TA), kmlamb AT ,
Office hours: Tuesdays 9-10 in MSB 2131.
Yanwen Luo(A01-02), lyw AT
Office hours: Calc Room T 6-7pm, W 3-4pm ,
Megan Long (A03), meglong AT
Office hours: Calc Room T 5-6pm ,
Mikhail Gaerlan (A04-05), mgaerlan AT
Office hours: Calc Room W 1-2pm, F 12-1pm,
Keith Fraga (A06), kjfraga AT
Office hours: Calc Room R 6pm-7pm.

Calculus Room schedule: 1317 Earth & Physical Sciences building
MW 1-4pm, TR 4-7pm, F 11am-4pm
More details here .

Student Academic Success Center Drop-In Tutoring:
16 South Hall, MTWR 9 am-4pm, F 9 am - 12 pm
More details here .

General course information


The textbook for the course is "Calculus For Biology and Medicine (3rd Edition)" by Claudia Neuhauser.

Final Exam

Final Exam will be on Wednesday, December 13, 8-10am. It will cover all material in sections 10 and 11 of the textbook.

Practice problems: problems , answers .

There will be a review session on Tuesday 12/12 10:30-11:30 in Giedt 1001.

Letter grade F C C+ B- B B+ A- A A+
Weighed average 0-50 50-60 60-65 65-70 70-80 80-85 85-90 90-100 100-110

Midterm 2

Midterm 2 will be on Wednesday, November 15. It will cover sections 10.6-11.1 of the textbook: eigenvalues and eigenvectors, critical points of functions and linear systems of differential equations.

Practice problems: problems , answers .

Midterm 1

Midterm 1 will be on Monday, October 23. It will cover sections 10.1-10.6.1 of the textbook: contour and surface plots, limits, partial derivatives, tangent planes, linearization, gradient and directional derivatives, implicit differentiation, critical points.

Practice problems: problems

Final grade and exams

There will be two midterms on Monday, October 23 and Wednesday, November 15.
The Final will be on Wednesday, December 13, 8-10am.
The final grade is based on your grades for the homework, midterms and the final:

Homework Midterm I Midterm II Final Exam
20% 20% 20% 40%


The homework should be handed in before the start of Friday lecture. 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. ease put your name on every page and staple the pages together. 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
Sep 27,29 10.1-10.2 HW1 , solutions
Oct 2,4,6 10.3-10.5 HW2 ,solutions
Oct 9, 11, 13 10.5-10.6 HW3 ,solutions
Oct 16, 18, 20 11.1, review
Oct 23, 25, 27 Midterm on Oct 23; 11.2 Drop deadline on Oct 24
HW4 ,solutions
Oct 30, Nov 1, 3 11.3 HW5 ,solutions
Nov 6, 8 11.4 No class on Nov 10
(Veterans Day)
Nov 13, 15, 17 Review, midterm on Nov 15; 12.1 HW6 ,solutions
Nov 20, 22 12.2 No class on Nov 24
Nov 27, 29, Dec 1 12.3 HW7 ,solutions
Dec 4, 6 ,8 12.4, 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)752-3184 or