MAT 21 A, Fall 2015
Instructors
Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT math.ucdavis.edu.
Office hours: MWF 121pm at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.
Teaching Assistants:
Carter Johnson (F01), caljohnson AT ucdavis.edu, OH: Tu 23 pm in Math 1118.
Henry Kvinge (F02), hkvinge AT math.ucdavis.edu, OH: Tu 23pm in Math 1118.
Calculus Room schedule:
RM 1118, Mathematical Sciences Building
MR 17pm, F 16pm
More details here .
Student Academic Success Center DropIn Tutoring:
16 South Hall, MTWR 9 am5 pm,
F 9 am  12 pm
More details
here .
General course information
Textbook
The textbook for the course is Thomas' Calculus (13th edition).
We will use the electronic version of the textbook bundled with MyMathLab (see below).
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 35 points or more ,
with Trigonometry subscore 3 or more . You will be administratively dropped from this course if you have not met the
Mathematics Placement Requirement.
Final exam
The final exam will be on Monday, December 7, 13 pm. It will cover sections 14 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems , solutions .
Weighed average computation:
1. Add all your paper homework grades and the absolute MyMathLab grades (actual scores, not percents).
2. Your weighed average is
0.4*(Final grade)/100+0.2*(1st midterm)/40+0.2*(2nd midterm)/60+0.2*(homework grade)/700.
Course grade table:
Letter grade 
F 
C 
C+ 
B 
B 
B+ 
A 
A 
A+ 
Weighted average 
050 
5060 
6070 
7075 
7585 
8590 
9095 
95105 
105110 
Midterm 2
The second midterm will be in class on Friday, November 13.
It will cover sections 3, 4.1, 4.3 and 4.6 of the textbook (derivatives, tangents,
first derivative test, finding minimal/maximal values). There will be at least one
applied "word" problem.
Practice problems: problems , answers .
Midterm 1
The first midterm will be in class on Friday, October 16.
It will cover sections 1 and 2 of the textbook (transformations of graphs,
limits, continuity).
Practice problems: problems
Final grade and exams
There will be two midterms on Friday, October 16 and Friday, November 13.
The Final will be on Monday, December 7, 13 pm.
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 consists of two parts: paper homework and MyMathLab.
Paper 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.
MyMathLab homework is done online and is graded automatically.
The course ID is gorskiy36407 . The instructions
for the course registration can be found here.
Week 
Sections 
Written Homework 
Sep 25 
1.11.6 

Sep 28, 30, Oct 1 
2.1, 2.2, 2.4 

Oct 5, 7, 9 
2.52.6 

Oct 12, 14, 16 
Review, midterm on Oct 16 

Oct 19, 21, 23 
3.13.3 
Drop deadline on Oct 21 
Oct 26, 28, 30 
3.43.6 

Nov 2, 4, 6 
3.73.9 

Nov 9, 13 
Review, midterm on Nov 13 
No class on Nov 11 (Veterans Day) 
Nov 16, 18, 20 
3.104.1 

Nov 23, 25 
4.24.4 
No class on Nov 27 (Thanksgiving) 
Nov 30, Dec 2, 4 
4.54.7 

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.