Math 21B: Integral Calculus
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Fall Quarter, 2017
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
Midterm 1: Wednesday,
October 25, in class.
Midterm 2: Monday, November 20, in class.
Final Exam: Friday, December 15,
Homework will be assigned but will not be collected or
The course grade will be based on (weights in
- Midterm 1 (28%)
- Midterm 2 (28%)
- Final Exam (44%)
Text for Math 21B
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.
- Ch. 5: Integration
- Ch. 6: Definite integrals and applications
- Ch. 7: Logs and Exponentials
- Ch. 8: Integration methods
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.