MAT 16A (Short Calculus) Summer Session 2, 2018
     MWF 4:10-5:50PM, 212 Wellman


PREREQUISITES: Math Placement Requirement. You will be dropped from this class if you do not satisfy the requirement!

TEXTBOOK: Calculus, An Applied Approach, 9th Edition, Hybrid Edition, by Ron Larson (Brooks/Cole, 2013). Sections covered: 1.1-1.5, 3.6, 1.6, 2.1, 8.1-8.3, 2.2-2.4, 8.4, 2.5-2.8, 3.1-3.8.
The book seems identical to Calculus: An Applied Approach, 7th Edition (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006), by Larson and Edwards, so feel free to get a used copy of this one.

You can also access the book using inclusive access here. Use the Course Key ucdavis 2855 4567

My colleague Duane Kouba has scanned the homework problems, so you will not need the book to access homework assignments.

GRADE: Course grade will be based on the following:

  • Midterm Exam 1 (Wednesday, August 22, in class): 25%
  • Midterm Exam 2 (Friday, September 7, in class): 25%
  • Quizzes (Aug 10, Aug 13, Aug 17, Aug 20, Aug 24, Aug 27, Aug 31, Sep 5, Sep 10, Sep 12): 10%
  • Final Exam (Friday, September 14, in class): 40% 
4-function calculators are permitted on the exams


Please bear in mind that talking, cellphone ringing, newspaper reading, etc. disrupt the lectures. Use of computers, cellphones, recorders, or any other electronic devices during lectures is prohibited.

If you have any problem at all that requires special accommodation, please let me know well in advance!

Various class materials, including exams (with solutions) from previous years are available on the materials page. However, material presented in the lectures will be the basis for the exams.

Homework will not be collected. However, you are strongly encouraged to do every assigned problem on your own. Any homework problem may occur on an exam, perhaps in a slightly changed form.

Use of books, notes, calculators, or anything else but pencil and paper, will not be allowed on any exam.

There will be no make-up exams. A missed exam counts as 0 points. If you miss the final you will automatically receive an F. The grade I (Incomplete) will not be given in any circumstances.

Solutions for the midterms will be posted on the materials page.