Math 17A, Sections D01-D07
Fall Quarter 2016
Instructor: Professor Bob Guy
Office: MSB 2136
Email: guy@math.ucdavis.edu
Phone: 754-9201
Class webpage: www.math.ucdavis.edu/~guy/teaching/17a
Text: C. Neuhauser, Calculus for Biology and Medicine, 3rd Ed;
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Teaching Assistants
Lead TA: David Haley, drhaley@ucdavis.edu
The lead TA is responsible for the administration of the class. Please contact David with questions on adding, dropping, grading, etc.
Section D01, D05 : Victoria Kelley, vmkelley@math.ucdavis.edu
Sections D02, D04 : Victor Bankston, lvbankston@math.ucdavis.edu
Section D03, D06 : Emily Meyer, emeyer@math.ucdavis.edu
Section D07 : Brett Leroux, leroux@math.ucdavis.edu

Office Hours
Prof. Guy, MSB 2136
Monday 10-11
Tuesday 4-5:30
Thursday 2-3:30
David Haley
Tuesday 1-2
Victoria Kelley*, Calc Room, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Victor Bankston*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Wednesday 12:55-3:00
Emily Meyer*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Friday 2:00-4:00
Brett Leroux*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Monday 4:00-7:00
Friday 2:00-4:00
Calc Room, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Monday 3-7 PM
Tuesday 1-4 PM
Wednesday 1-7 PM
Friday 1-6 PM

*TAs will be working in the Calculus room at these times.  They will be helping students from all classes.


Discussion Sections
The discussion sections meet on Thursdays. You must attend the discussion for which you are registered. In these sessions, you will take quizzes, and you will work in groups on discussion sheets. Discussion sheets will be turned in and graded.

Homework
Homework will be assigned daily, but it will not be collected or graded. It is up to you to keep up with assignments. Completing the homework is crucial for most students to do well in the course. If you need to do more problems than what I assign, do them. Do not fall behind on your homework because understanding new material requires that you understand previous sections. The quiz problems will be based on the homework.

Quizzes
For each week there is not an exam, there will be a short quiz (10-15 minutes) at the beginning of your discussion section. Your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped. There will be no make-up quizzes given for any reason. You must take the quiz in the discussion section for which you are registered.

Exams
We will have two midterm exams during the quarter and a comprehensive final exam. Make-up exams will only be given for university excused absences and must be arranged in advance with the lead TA and the instructor. The exam dates are given below so plan accordingly.
Midterm 1
Monday, October 17th
Midterm 2
Friday, November 18th
Final Exam
Thursday, December 8th, 8:00-10:00 AM

Grading
Your grade will be based on your performance on quizzes, midterms, and the final.  The weights for each of these are as follows:
Discussion Sheets 10%
Quizzes (best 5 of 7)
15%
Midterm 1
20%
Midterm 2
20%
Final Exam
35%

Announcements


Schedule and Homework Assignments

Week Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1


9/21 - 1.1.2 Lines and linear equations, word problems and graphs
Review 1.1.4 & 1.1.5 on your own
HW: 1.1 - 7, 15, 19, 29, 31, 45, 46, 52, 53
Install R on your laptops and try it out: mac, windows, tutorial
9/22 - Discussion 1
Discussion Sheet
9/23 - 1.2 Functions and applications
HW: 1.2 - 25, 26, 32, 42, 44, 51, 56, 62, 65, 66, 88
2


9/26 - Allometry and log-log graphs, graphs for class
HW: 1.3 - 85, 88, 89, 94, 96
9/28 - 1.3 log-linear and log-log graphs, graphs for class
HW: 1.3 - 37, 39, 67, 69, 73, 75, 79, 84, 93, 95, 97
9/29 - Discussion 2
Quiz 1
Discussion Sheet
9/30 - 2.1 and begin 2.2
HW: 2.1 - 9, 17, 21, 31, 33, 39, 45, 51, 55
2.2 - 5, 7, 19, 20, 30, 32
3


10/3 - 2.2 continued
HW: 2.2 - 46, 49, 50, 75, 77, 81, 103, 105, 106, 110, word problems with recursions.
10/5 - 3.1 limits
HW: 3.1 - 5, 11, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 36, 43, 49, 51
10/6 - Discussion 3
Quiz 2
Discussion Sheet
10/7 - 3.3 and 3.4
HW: 3.3 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28
3.4 - 1, 4, 9, 11, 12, 21
4


10/10 - 3.2 and 3.5 - Example R code for bisection
HW: 3.2 - 17, 21, 23, 24, 25
3.5 - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
10/12 - 4.1 Derivatives
HW: 4.1 - 3, 7, 13, 15, 21, 23, 26, 27, 38, 41, 70
10/13 - Discussion 4
Quiz 3
Discussion Sheet
Movie and Images
10/14 - 4.2 Power rule and derivatives of polynomials
HW: 4.2 - 1-41 (pick some, practice as needed) , 47, 55, 57
5


10/17 - Exam 1 10/19 - 4.3
HW: 4.3 - 1-16; 49-70 (pick some, practice as needed), 27, 35, 43, 47, 78, 94
10/20 - Discussion 5
Discussion Sheet
10/21 - 4.4.1-4.4.2
HW: 4.4 - 1-28; 40-46 (pick some, practice as needed), 31, 33, 34, 39, 49, 51, 56, 59
6


10/24 - 4.4 continued
HW: 4.4 - 65, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 87
10/26 - 4.5 and begin 4.6
HW: 4.5 - 1-44 (pick some, practice as needed); 60-63
4.6 - 1-52 (pick some, practice as needed); 53-56
10/27 - Discussion 6
Quiz 4
Discussion Sheet
10/28 - finish 4.6
HW: 4.6 - 59, 65, 67, 71
7


10/31 - 4.7
HW: 4.7 - 22, 23-60 (practice as needed), 67, 69, 73
11/2 - 4.8
HW: 4.8 - 1, 7, 9, 15, 17, 21, 39, 43, 45, 47
11/3 - Discussion 7
Quiz 5
Discussion Sheet
11/4 - 5.5 L'Hospital's rule
HW: 5.5 - 5, 7, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 35, 43, 51, 55, 64
8


11/7 - 5.1
HW: 5.1 - 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39, 49
11/9 - 5.2
HW: 5.2 - 3, 5, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 37, 38
11/10 - Discussion 8
Quiz 6
Discussion Sheet
11/11 - Holiday
9


11/14 - begin 5.3
HW: 5.3 - 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 21, 25, 26
11/16 - finish 5.3
HW: 5.3 - 27, 29, 33, 40, 41, 44
11/17 - Discussion 9
Discussion Sheet
11/18 - Exam 2
10


11/21 - finish 5.3, start 5.4
HW: 5.4 - 1, 2, 7, 11, 13, 17, 18, 21
11/23 - finish 5.4 11/24 - Holiday 11/25 - Holiday
11


11/28 - 2.3 , graphs from class
HW: 5.6 - 1, 2, 3, 4
2.3 - 36, 37, 40, 41, 44, 45
11/30 - 5.6
Hw: 5.6 - 9, 11, 13a, 16(a-c), 17(a-c), 23, 24, 25
in problems 16 and 17, analyze stability of nontrivial fixed point
12/1 - Discussion 10
Quiz 7
Discussion Sheet
R-code for logistic equation
12/2 - Finish 5.6
HW: Study for final.
exam week 12/5 12/7 12/8 - Final Exam, 8-10 AM 12/9