Math 17A, Sections C01-C07
Fall Quarter 2017
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;
Available electronically in Canvas or opt-out and buy your own.



Teaching Assistants
Lead TA: Alaina Gibbons, akgibbons@math.ucdavis.edu
The lead TA is responsible for the administration of the class. Please contact Alaina with questions on adding, dropping, grading, etc.
Section C01 : Albie Sheng, sheng@math.ucdavis.edu
Sections C02, C03 : Adam Rose, arose@math.ucdavis.edu
Section C04, C07 : Carl Corcoran, ctcorcoran@math.ucdavis.edu
Section C05 : Jonathan Robey, jrobey@math.ucdavis.edu
Section C06 : Alaina Gibbons, akgibbons@math.ucdavis.edu

Office Hours
Prof. Guy, MSB 2136
Monday 4:15-5:30
Wednesday 5:30-7:00
Friday 2:00-3:00
Albie Sheng*, Calc Room, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Monday 2-4
Adam Rose*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Wednesday 1-2
Friday 1-2
Alaina Gibbons*, Calc Room, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Monday 1-2
Alaina Gibbons, administrative office hour, MSB 2204
Monday 2-3
Carl Corcoran*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Wednesday 1-2
Friday 1-2
Jonathan Robey*, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Friday 12-1
Calc Room, 1317 Earth & Planetary Science Monday 1-4 PM
Tuesday 4-7 PM
Wednesday 1-4 PM
Thursday 4-7 PM
Friday 11-4 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
In most weeks (see schedule below), 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 23rd
Midterm 2
Wednesday, November 29th
Final Exam
Wednesday, December 13th, 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 6 of 8)
15%
Midterm 1
20%
Midterm 2
20%
Final Exam
35%

Announcements


Schedule and Homework Assignments

Week Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1


9/27 - 1.1.2 Lines and linear equations
review trig, exp, log from 1.1 on your own as needed
HW: 1.1 - 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 45, 46, 52, 53
Install R on your laptop and try it out by working tutorial posted under announcements.
9/28 - Discussion 1
Discussion Sheet 1
9/29 - 1.2 Functions and applications
HW: 1.2 - 25, 51, 42, 44, 32, 58, 56, 62, 65, 66, 88
try using R to make graphs for 25, 51, 42
2


10/2 - Allometry and log-log graphs
HW: 1.3 - 85, 88, 89, 94
10/4 - log-linear and log-log graphs
HW: 1.3 - 67, 69, 73, 75, 79, 84, 93, 95, 97
10/5 - Discussion 2
Quiz 1
Discussion Sheet 2
10/6 - finish 1.3 and 2.1 - discrete time models and recursions
HW: 2.1 - 9, 17, 21, 31, 33, 37, 43, 49, 55
2.2 - 87, 85, 89
3


10/9 - 2.2 Sequences and limits
HW: 2.2 - 19, 20, 30, 32, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 50, 73, 75, 77, 81
10/11 - 2.2.3 recursions, and begin 3.1 limits
HW: 2.2 - 103, 105, 106, 110, recursion word problems
3.1 - 5, 11, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 36, 43, 49, 51
10/12 - Discussion 3
Quiz 2
Discussion Sheet 3
10/13 - 3.1 and 3.3, limits and limits at infinity
HW: 3.3 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28
4


10/16 - 3.5 sandwich thm and trig limits
HW: 3.4 - 1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 21
10/18 - 4.1 Derivatives
HW: 4.1 - 3, 7, 13, 15, 21, 23, 26, 27, 38, 41, 70
10/19 - Discussion 4
Quiz 3
Discussion Sheet 4
10/20 - 4.2 Power rule and derivatives of polynomials
HW: 4.2 - 1-41 (pick some, practice as needed) , 47, 55, 57, 69, 74
5


10/23 - Exam 1 10/25 - 4.3 product and quotient rules
HW: 4.3 1-16, 49-70 (pick some, practice as needed), 27, 35, 43, 47, 48, 78, 79, 85, 94
10/26 - Discussion 5
Quiz 4
Discussion Sheet 5
10/27 - 4.4.1-4.4.2, chain rule and implicit differentiation
HW: 1-28; 40-46 (pick some, practice as needed), 31, 33, 34, 39, 49, 51, 56, 59
6


10/30 - 4.4 continued, related rates, higher order derivatives
HW: 4.4 - 65, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 87
11/1 - 4.5 derivatives of trig, start 4.6
HW: 4.5 - 1-44 (pick some, practice as needed); 60-63
11/2 - Discussion 6
Quiz 5
Discussion Sheet 6
11/3 - 4.6 derivatives of exponentials
HW: 4.6 - 1-52 (pick some, practice as needed); 53-56, 59, 65, 67, 71
7


11/6 - 4.7 derivative of log and inverse functions
HW: 4.7 - 23-60 (practice as needed), 22, 67, 69, 73
11/8 - 4.8 Linearization and error propagation
4.8 - 1, 7, 9, 15, 17, 21, 39, 43, 45, 47
11/9 - Discussion 7
Quiz 6
Discussion Sheet 7
11/10 - Holiday
8


11/13 5.5 l'Hospital's rule
HW: 5.5 - 5, 7, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 45, 51, 55, 57, 64
11/15 5.1 Extrema and MVT
HW: 5.1 - 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39, 49
11/16 - Discussion 8
Quiz 7
Discussion Sheet 8
11/17 - 5.2 - Monotonicity and concavity
HW: 5.2 - 3, 5, 11, 19, 21, 26, 28, 37
9


11/20 - 5.3 Extrema, inflection, graphing
HW: 5.3 - 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 26
11/22 - 5.3 Extrema, inflection, graphing 11/23 - Holiday 11/24 - Holiday
10


11/27 11/29 Exam 2
11/30 - Discussion 9
No Quiz
12/1
11


12/4 12/6 12/1 - Discussion 10
Quiz 8
12/8
exam week 12/11 12/13 - Final Exam, 8:00-10:00 AM 12/14 12/5