Math 21B-B: Calculus
Winter Quarter, 2009


The final exam scores have been entered and the course grades are submitted.

Solutions to the final exam are here.


John Hunter
Phone: (530) 752-3189
Office: 3230 MSB
Office hours: MWF 1:00–1:50 p.m., 3:15–4:00 p.m.

Lectures: MWF 9:00–9:50 p.m., 198 Young Hall

Important dates:

Discussion sections are listed here


The lead TA for the class is

Emi Arima
Office: 2123 MSB

Emi's web page for the class is here. It includes a list of TA office hours.


There will be two in-class midterms and a final. There will be no makeup exams, and no alternative times for exams.

If you have an official reason that prevents you from attending a midterm, you must contact me by e-mail before the exam takes place, and you must receive a response giving you permission to miss the midterm. Your course grade will then be determined by your performance on the remaining midterm and the final. If you miss a midterm for unforseen reasons beyond your control, please contact me as soon as possible.

No calculators are allowed in any of the exams.

Midterm 1

Midterm 1: Wednesday, January 28, 9:00–9:50 a.m.

Topics and sample questions for Midterm 1

Solutions for Midterm 1 are posted

Midterm 2

Midterm 2: Wednesday, February 25, 9:00–9:50 a.m.

Topics and sample questions for Midterm 2.

Solutions to Midterm 2 are posted here.


Final (Exam Code U): Saturday, March 21, 8:00–10:00 a.m. Homework problems will be assigned on this web page, but homework will not be collected or graded.

Course Grade

The course grade will be based on (weights in parentheses):

Text for Math 21B

Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals, M. D. Weir, J. Hass, and F. R. Giordano, Eleventh ed., Pearson, 2008.

The central topic of the course is integration. We will cover roughly Chapters 5–8 of the text

A detailed syllabus is here.

There is a very nice set of lecture notes for 21B on Qinlan Xia's course webpage for MAT 21B, Winter Quarter 2008.

Computer Accounts

The class will not have assignments that involve computation. However, if you want to use numerical packages such as MATLAB to increase your understanding of calculus, you can sign up with the mathematics department for a class account.


I will not be using MyMathLab in this class. However, if you want to use the homework system as a study aid, you can login to the text publisher's course compass web site and use the following course ID number: MATH 2175251.

Supplementary notes

Some additional notes and MATLAB files for the class are linked here


Homework assignments, with a suggested completion date, are linked below. It will not be collected or graded, but you are strongly encouraged to do all of the assignments; solving problems is essential to learning mathematics.

Homework assignments

Selected homework solutions are posted on Emi Arima's web page.

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