Instructor: José Simental Rodríguez. josesr AT math.ucdavis.edu
Lecture: MWF 5:106pm, Rock Hall.
Office hours: MWF 45pm and by appointment, 2147 MSB.
Textbook: (Strongly recommended but NOT required) "Calculus for Biology and Medicine" by Claudia Neuhauser, third edition.
Inclusive Access: To access the textbook via the UC Davis Inclusive Access Program, go to https://canvas.ucdavis.edu/courses/295319/modules and login with your UCD credentials. Please note that:
Teaching assistants:
Lead TA. Will Wright. willwright AT math.ucdavis.edu
B04, B07. Ye He. leohe AT math.ucdavis.edu
B02, B03. Graham Hawkes. hawkes AT math.ucdavis.edu
B05. Carter Johnson. caljohnson AT ucdavis.edu
B06, B08. Qianhui Wan. qhswan AT math.ucdavis.edu
B01. Nathaniel Gallup. npgallup AT math.ucdavis.edu
We will closely follow the department syllabus, which is here.
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  

9am – 4pm  
4pm – 5pm  Office hours  Office hours  BAINER 1130 N. Gallup 
Office hours  
5pm – 6pm  Rock Hall 
Rock Hall 
BAINER 1130/HGYM 290 Ye He/C. Johnson 
Rock Hall 

6pm – 7pm  CHEM 166/BAINER 1130 G. Hawkes/Ye He 

7pm – 8pm  CHEM 166/BAINER 1132 G. Hawkes/Q. Wan 

8pm – 9pm  CHEM 166 Q. Wan 
A very helpful resource for this class is the Calculus Room, 1317 Earth and Sciences Bulding. There you can find help with things relating to the course, including Webwork. Please see https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/resources/calc_room/ for more details.
Your grade will be determined as follows:
Homework – 10%
Discussion sheets – 10%
Midterms – 40% (20% each)
Final – 40%
A+  A  A–  B+  B  B–  C+  C  C–  D+  D  D–  F 

[100, ∞)  [93, 100)  [90, 93)  [88,90)  [83, 88)  [80, 83)  [78, 80)  [73, 78)  [70, 73)  [68, 70)  [63, 68)  [60, 63)  [0, 60) 
There will be weekly homework, due Mondays on WebWork.
There will be weekly discussion meetings with your corresponding TA. You will work on the exercise discussion sheet in groups of 4. Unless otherwise indicated, you will hand in one solution per group the following Thursday. The solutions will be graded.
In order for your grade to be recorded correctly, you have to go to the discussion session you are assigned to.
Please bring your laptop to discussion, as we will be using the programming language R to plot graphs and visualize data.
Download R from https://www.rproject.org/ and download R studio from https://www.rstudio.com/products/RStudio/#Desktop . Alternatively, you could also use the inbrowser application at https://rstudio.cloud/ (click "Sign up with Google" and log in with your UC Davis credentials)
Instructions for downloading R/R studio on PC.
Instructions for downloading R/R studio on Mac.
There will be two midterms, during the fourth and eighth weeks of the quarter. The exact dates are to be determined. You will receive at least two weeks notice before each midterm. In case a university sanctioned excuse (with proof, such as a doctor's note) causes the student to miss one of the midterm exams, the other midterm will be worth 40% of the final grade. No notes or books are allowed in any exam. A scientific calculator is ok, but a graphing calculator is not.
The final exam will be on Tuesday, March 19, 3:30 – 5:30pm in California Hall . Please bring your student ID to the final, or you will not be admitted into the exam room.
Please find a list of practice problems for the final exam here. The solutions are here. (In number 7, ignore the concavity part.)
We will have a review session on Monday, March 18, 3:30 – 5:30pm in Wellman 234.
All students enrolling in MAT 17A are required to pass the Math Placement Exam with an overall score
of at least 30 AND a trig score of at least 2.
All students who have not met this requirement
will be ADMINISTRATIVELY DROPPED from the class.
For more information on the Math Placement Exam, see
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/undergrad/math_placement
Any student with a documented disability who needs to arrange reasonable accommoda tions must contact the Student Disability Center, 54 Cowell Building. Faculty are authorized to provide only accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have any questions, please contact the SDC at 5307523184, or sdc AT ucdavis.edu.
Cheating will not be tolerated, under any circumstances. Every incident will be reported, and will result in a score of zero for the test or a failing grade for the course.