Math 21B: Integral Calculus
  Fall Quarter, 2017

If you have a question about registering for the class or your place on the wait list, please contact

Instructor Ben Morris

e-mail: morris at math dot ucdavis dot edu
Office: 2105 MSB
Office hours (starting Sep 29): W 2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m, F 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m and by appointment
Lectures: MWF 1:10 p.m., Scrub Oak 160

TA Office Hours

Head TA: Alaina Gibbons (akgibbons at ucdavis dot edu). Alaina will hold an administrative office hour Mondays 2-3 in 2204 MSB.

The Calculus room (1118 MSB) is open Monday-Thursday from 1-7 and Friday from 1-6 and is continuously staffed by TAs. You can ask questions of any TA.


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, October 25, in class.   

Midterm 2

Midterm 2: Monday, November 20, in class.    

Final Exam

Final Exam:  Friday, December 15, 10:30am-12:30pm.


Homework will be assigned but 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, Twelfth ed., Pearson. Earlier editions of the textbook should also be suitable.

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

A detailed syllabus is here.

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.