MAT 21 B, Spring 2019


Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT
Office hours: MWF 3-4 at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.

Teaching Assistants:
John Chalennor (lead TA), jchallenor AT ;
Jeffrey Nichols (A01,A02), jsnichols AT ; OH Tu 2-3,Th 10-11 in MAT 1118
Lang Mou (A03, A06), lmou AT; OH Tu 6-7, MSB 3229
Subhadip Dey (A04), sdey AT; OH M 10-11 in MSB 2239
Jiawei Wang (A05), wangjw AT, OH M 5-6 in in MSB 1118.
Matthew Lin (A07) mslin AT; OH F 12-1 in MSB 1118.

Calculus Room schedule: RM 1118, Mathematical Sciences Building
M-R 10-7pm, F 10-6pm
More details here .

Student Academic Success Center Drop-In Tutoring:
16 South Hall, MTWR 9 am-5 pm, F 9 am - 12 pm
More details here .

General course information


The textbook for the course is Thomas' Calculus (14th edition).
We will use the electronic version of the textbook bundled with MyMathLab (see below).

Final grade

As stated below, the final grade is a weighed average of the homework grades, two midterms and the final exam.
To compute the homework grade:

Homework grade=(Online hw1)*10+(Online hw 2-7)+(Paper hw 1-7)
We had 7 homeworks worth 100 points each, so the maximal homework grade is 700 points.

The weighted average is computed as follows:

Weighted average=0.2(Homework grade)/700+0.2*(Midterm 1)/50+0.2*(Midterm 2)/50+0.4*(Final)/100

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

Final exam

The final exam will be on Thursday, June 13. It will cover all material studied in the course.
Practice problems: problems , answers . There will be a review session on Tuesday, June 11, 1-2pm in the Rock Hall. Please prepare your questions in advance.

Midterm 2

The second midterm will be on Monday, May 20. It will cover section 6 and 7.2 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems , more problems .

Midterm 1

The first midterm will be on Monday, April 22. It will cover section 5 of the textbook: definite and indefinite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, substitutions.
Practice problems: problems .

Final grade and exams

There will be two midterms on Monday, April 22 and Monday, May 20.
The Final exam will be on Thursday, June 13 at 10:30am--12:30pm.
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%

Academic Participation Requirements

In September 2018 the campus will require 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 homework consists of two parts: paper homework and MyMathLab. Paper homework should be handed in before the start of Monday 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 gorskiy97649. The instructions for the course registration can be found here.

Week Sections Written
Apr 1, 3, 5 4.8, 5.1, 5.2 HW 1 , solutions
Apr 8, 10, 12 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 HW 2 , solutions
Apr 15, 17, 19 5.6, 6.1, review HW 3 , solutions
Apr 22, 24, 26 Midterm on April 22, 6.2, 6.3 Drop deadline on April 26
Apr 29, May 1, 3 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 HW 4 , solutions
May 6, 8, 10 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 HW 5 , solutions
May 13, 15, 17 8.2, 8.3, review
May 20, 22, 24 Midterm on May 20, 8.4, 8.5 HW 6 , solutions
May 29, 31 8.6, 8.7, 11.1 No class on May 27
(Memorial Day)
June 3, 5 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 HW 7 , solutions

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 .

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