MAT 21B, Winter 2023


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

Teaching Assistants: (E01, E04) Jake Quinn, jsaquinn AT
Office hours: TBA in Calculus Room.
(E02) Raymond Chou, rochou AT .
Office hours: TBA in Calculus Room.
(E03) Hyun Soo Lee, hsalee AT
Office hours: TBA in Calculus Room.
(E05) Josiah Cowin, jrcowin AT
Office hours: TBA in Calculus Room.
(E06-E07) Kaveh Sayeh, kwsayeh AT
Office hours: Thursdays 1-3 in Calculus Room.

Calculus Room schedule: M-F 11am-6pm at MSB 1118
More details here .

Student FAQ resource page


The textbook for the course is Thomas' Calculus (15th edition).
The textbook is a part of Equitable Access program .

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 21B 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.

Final exam

The final exam will be in class on on Thursday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m, it will cover all topics in the class (sections 5, 6, 8 and 11.1-11.4 of the textbook).

Practice problems: problems .

Midterm 2

Midterm 2 will be in class on Friday, February 24. It will cover sections 6 and 8 of the textbook: applications of integrals (areas, volumes, arc length, surface area, center of math) and methods for computing integrals (rational functions, partial fractions, trigonometric integrals).
Practice problems: problems .

Midterm 1

Midterm 1 will be in class on Wednesday, January 25. 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 Wednesday, January 25 and on Friday, February 24.
The Final will be on Thursday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
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

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 homework will have two parts: written homework and MyLab.

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

We will use MyLab for online homework assignments. You should be able to connect to MyLab from Canvas, detailed instructions here.

The written homework will be assigned every week on Monday, and it will be due the following Monday 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
Jan 9, 11, 13 5.1, 5.3, 5.4 HW 1
Jan 18, 20 5.5, 5.6 Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 16
HW 2
Jan 23, 25, 27 review, 6.1 Midterm on Jan 25
Jan 30, Feb 1, 3 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 HW 3
Feb 6, 8, 10 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 HW 4
Feb 13, 15, 17 8.4, 8.5, 8.8 HW 5
Feb 22, 24 review, midterm on Feb 24 Presidents' Day on Feb 20
Feb 27, Mar 1, 3 11.1, 11.2 HW 6
Mar 6, 8, 10 11.3, 11.4 HW 7
Mar 13, 15, 17 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