Course information:
MAT 21C, Spring Quarter, 2018
Lectures: MWF 4:10–5:00 p.m., 1001 Giedt Hall
Office hours: WF 2:15–3:30 p.m.
Text: Thomas' Calculus, Early Trancendentals, G. B. Thomas Jr. et. al., 13th Edition
Canvas: The Canvas site for the class is here
University of California
Davis, CA 95616, USA
e-mail: jkhunter@ucdavis.edu
Office: 3230 Mathematical Sciences Building
Phone: (530) 601-4444 x4016
Announcements
Solutions to the Final Exam are here.
The Final Exam is Wed, June 13, 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. It will not be in our usual classroom:
Sections B01–B05: Go to Rock Hall
Sections B06–B07: Go to 179 Chem
The exam wil be comprehensive.
- 10.1: Sequences. Limits. Convergence and divergence of sequences.
- 10.2: Series. Convergence and divergence of series. Geometric and telescoping series. A series diverges if the limit of its terms isn't zero.
- 10.3: The integral test for series with decreasing, positive terms. The p-series.
- 10.4: Comparison and limit comparison tests.
- 10.5: Absolute convergence implies convergence. Ratio and root tests.
- 10.6: Conditionally convergent series. Alternating series. Rearrangements of absolutely convergent series converge to the same sum.
- 10.7: Power series. Radius and interval of convergence.
- 10.8: Taylor series. Taylor polynomials
- 10.9: Taylor series with remainder. Error estimates. Convergence of Taylor series.
- 10.10: Binomial expansion. Applications of Taylor series.
- 12.1: Three-dimensional coordinate systems.
- 12.2: Vectors.
- 12.3: The dot product. Geometric and algebraic definitions. Algebraic properties. Projections.
- 12.4: The cross product. Geometric and algebraic definitions. Algebraic properties. The triple scalar product. Areas and volumes.
- 12.5: Parametric equation of a line. Cartesian equation of a plane. Geometric problems involving lines and planes.
- 13.1: Curves in space. Tangent and velocity vectors.
- 13.2: Integration of vector-valued functions. Motion of projectiles.
- 14.1: Functions of several variables. Domains in the plane and space.
- 14.2: Limits and continuity for functions of 2 or 3 independent variables.
- 14.3: Partial derivatives.
- 14.4: The chain rule for functions of several variables.
- 14.5: The gradient and directional derivatives.
- 14.6: Tangent planes (material on estimating changes in a given direction and linearization will not be on the final).
- 14.7: Extreme values, saddle points , and max-min problems for functions of several variables.
- 14.8: Lagrange multipliers and constrained max-min problems.
Some sample final questions are here.
Solutions to the sample final questions are here.
Important Dates
- Instruction begins: Monday, April 2
- Last day to add: Tuesday, April 17
- Last day to drop: Friday, April 27
- Last class: Wednesday, June 6
- Academic holidays: Monday, May 28
TA information
Lead TA: Kirill Paramonov
Discussion sections:
- B01 T 0610-0700 PM BAINER 1130, Anthony Armas
- B02 T 0710-0800 PM BAINER 1130, Anthony Armas
- B03 T 0810-0900 PM BAINER 1130, Haotian Sun
- B04 T 0510-0600 PM BAINER 1130, Christopher Alexander
- B05 T 0410-0500 PM BAINER 1130, Christopher Alexander
- B06 T 0710-0800 PM OLSON 146, Haotian Sun
- B07 T 0710-0800 PM OLSON 205, Kirill Paramonov
TA Help: The Calculus Room in 1118 MSB is open 10a.m.–7p.m. Mon. to Thu., and 10a.m.–6p.m on Fri.
Exams
There will be two in-class midterms and a final.
There will be no makeup exams.
- Midterm 1: Wednesday, April 25
- Midterm 2: Wednesday, May 23
- Final: Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (location TBA)
No notes, books, or electronic devices are allowed in any exams.
Midterm 1
Solutions to the midterm are here.
Scores are avaliable on Canvas. The median score on the Midterm was 48/70.
No requests for regrades will be considered after Wednesday, May 9.
The first midterm will be in class on Wednesday, April 25. The midterm will cover sequences and series:
- 10.1: Sequences. Limits. Convergence and divergence of sequences.
- 10.2: Series. Convergence and divergence of series. Geometric and telescoping series. A series diverges if the limit of its terms isn't zero.
- 10.3: The integral test for series with decreasing, positive terms. The p-series.
- 10.4: Comparison and limit comparison tests.
- 10.5: Absolute convergence implies convergence. Ratio and root tests.
- 10.6: Conditionally convergent series. Alternating series. Rearrangements of absolutely convergent series converge to the same sum.
Some sample midterm questions are here.
Solutions to the sample midterm questions are here.
Midterm 2
Scores for Midterm 2 are available on Canvas.
Exams will be returned in discussion sections on Tue, May 29. Regrade requests can be turned in after class on Wed or Fri. No requests for regrades will be considered after Fri, June 1.
Solutions to Midterm 2 are posted here.
The second midterm will be in class on Wednesday, May 23. The midterm will cover power series, Taylor series, vectors, and functions of several variables:
- 10.7: Power series. Radius and interval of convergence.
- 10.8: Taylor series. Taylor polynomials
- 10.9: Taylor series with remainder. Error estimates. Convergence of Taylor series.
- 10.10: Binomial expansion. Applications of Taylor series.
- 12.1: Three-dimensional coordinate systems.
- 12.2: Vectors.
- 12.3: The dot product. Geometric and algebraic definitions. Algebraic properties. Projections.
- 12.4: The cross product. Geometric and algebraic definitions. Algebraic properties. The triple scalar product. Areas and volumes.
- 12.5: Parametric equation of a line. Cartesian equation of a plane. Geometric problems involving lines and planes.
- 13.1: Curves in space. Tangent and velocity vectors.
- 13.2: Integration of vector-valued functions. Motion of projectiles.
- 14.1: Functions of several variables. Domains in the plane and space.
- 14.2: Limits and continuity for functions of 2 or 3 independent variables.
- 14.3: Partial derivatives.
Some sample midterm questions are here.
Solutions to the sample midterm questions are here.
Grade
Grade will based on the midterm and final exams, weighted as follows:
- 30%: Midterm 1
- 30%: Midterm 2
- 40%: Final
Homework will be assigned weekly but will not be collected or graded. Don't expect to pass this course unless you do the homework.
Text
The text Thomas' Calculus, Early Trancendentals, 13th Edition should be same edition of the text that you used for MAT 21A, 21B. The 12th edition is probably fine too. Homework will be assigned from the 13th edition, but a key to changes in the problem numbers from the 12th edition is here.
There will be no online homework, so all you require for the class is a hard copy or pdf file of the text.
The text is available through the UC Davis Inclusive Access Program. Use of the online platform to access the text is optional but includes pre-quizzes and sample homework sets you may find useful. See Inclusive Access for your access instructions, billing terms, and opt out information. If you have questions, email the Inclusive Access Help Desk at inclusiveaccess@ucdavis.edu
Syllabus
We will cover most of Chapters 10, 12, 13, and 14 of the text (but not Chapter 11). The main topics are:
- Sequences and series (Ch 10)
- Vectors (Ch 12.1–12.5, Ch 13.1–13.2)
- Partial derivatives (Ch 14)
The detailed Department listing of the course syllabus is here.
Homework
Set 1 (Friday, April 5)
Sec 10.1, p. 581: 1, 2, 11, 13, 17, 26, 28, 30, 33, 49, 54, 63, 111, 112, 119, 122, 129, 134
Read material in text at end of 10.1 on bounded and monotone sequences
Set 2 (Friday, April 12)
Sec 10.2, p. 591: 1, 3, 4, 11, 18, 29, 32, 36, 45, 53, 60, 65, 69, 79, 90
Sec 10.3, p. 598: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 17, 20, 27, 29, 30, 41, 45, 55, 56
Set 3 (Friday, April 19)
Sec 10.4, p. 603: 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 29, 31, 40, 45
Sec 10.5, p. 609: 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 20, 27, 29, 34, 43, 45, 63
Sec 10.6, p. 615: 1, 5, 6, 11, 17, 23, 28, 35, 37, 47, 59, 63, 67, 68
Set 4 (Friday, April 26)
Sec 10.7, p. 624: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 35, 40, 41, 57
Set 5 (Friday, May 4)
Sec 10.8, p. 630: 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 19, 27, 32, 37
Sec 10.9, p. 637: 5, 11, 14, 35, 40, 41, 52 (Optional: 53, Step 6)
Sec 10.10, p. 645: 1, 5
Sec 12.1, p. 707: 7, 13, 47
Sec 12.2, p. 716: 1, 7, 9, 19, 25, 41
Set 6 (Friday, May 11)
Sec 12.3, p. 724: 1, 2, 5, 17, 25, 31, 35
Sec 12.4, p. 730: 1, 6, 7, 11, 15, 23, 27, 30, 39, 48
Sec 12.5, p. 738: 3, 9, 10, 21, 25, 31, 35, 39, 55
Sec 13.1, p. 757: 3, 4, 7, 9, 15, 21, 23be, 28
Sec 13.2, p. 768: 5, 8, 11, 15, 17, 18
Set 7 (Friday, May 18)
Sec 14.1, p. 799: 1, 5, 11, 15, 19, 31, 35, 61, 63
Sec 14.2, p. 807: 3, 5, 8, 11, 21, 29, 31, 37, 41, 53, 60
Sec 14.3, p. 819: 1, 6, 23, 29, 35, 38, 43, 48, 51, 61, 65, 72, 90
Set 8 (Friday, June 1)
Sec 14.4, p. 828: 3, 6, 7, 9, 25, 29, 41, 44
Sec 14.5, p. 838: 1, 3, 5, 11, 12, 17, 27, 32, 38, 40
Sec 14.6, p. 845: 1, 5, 9, 15, 19, 29, 39, 55, 57, 58
Set 9 (Friday, June 8)
Sec 14.7, p. 855: 1, 7, 13, 23, 31, 37, 41, 45, 46, 57
Sec 14.8, p. 864: 1, 5, 11, 15, 29, 27, 31, 34, 47