UC Davis Math 16B, Section 2
Short Calculus II — Integrals
Winter 2011

Basic information

Instructor: Brian Osserman
Office: Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 3218
Office Hours: W 2:00-3:00, F 12:00-1:00
Email: (Please send administrative questions to the lead TA)

Lead TA: Ernest Woei
Office: MSB 3125
Email: woei@math.ucdavis.edu (please contact with all administrative questions)

Lecture: MWF 5:10-6:00 PM, Haring 2205
CRN: 30012


3/21: Homework scores and grade ranges are now posted, and overall letter grades are visible on SmartSite.

3/20: Final exam scores (out of 200) are now visible on SmartSite, and the letter grade ranges are posted below under Grading.

3/14: Practice Exam 3 and solutions are now posted below.
There will not be regular office hours during finals week, but there will be extra office hours on Tuesday, 3/15, 2:00-4:00.

3/7: The office hour on Friday, 3/11 has been rescheduled to Thursday, 3/10, 2:00-3:00.

2/25: The final exam will take place in Chem 194.

2/23: Exam scores are now visible on SmartSite, and the letter grade ranges are posted below under Grading.

2/17: Solutions to practice exam 2 are now posted below.

2/16: The practice exam 2 is now posted below. Solutions will be posted on Thursday.

2/13: Information related to Exam 2 is now posted below. Additionally, Wednesday's lecture will be review of the exam material, and a practice exam will be posted Wednesday evening. Be sure to bring your ID card to the exam.

1/30: Exam scores are now visible on SmartSite, and the letter grade ranges are posted below under Grading.

1/24: Practice Exam 1 and solutions have now been posted in the Exams section below.

1/20: Information related to Exam 1 is now posted below. Additionally:

WeBWorK HW#4 will cover only the material from F 1/21, and will be due on W 1/26 (the day of the exam)
An extra office hour will be scheduled for M 1/24, 4:00-5:00
Review will be conducted during the second half of lecture on M 1/24.
A practice exam will be posted on this page after Monday's lecture.

1/3: Welcome to Math 16B!

Suggested reading: Duane Kouba's Doing Well in Calculus.

Important dates:
First exam Jan 26; second exam Feb 18; final exam Mar 16.
Martin Luther King Jr Day Jan 17; Presidents' Day Feb 21.
Add deadline Jan 19; drop deadline Jan 31.

Textbook and Syllabus:

The syllabus and textbook for the course are standardized for the entire 16 sequence. The textbook is Calculus: An Applied Approach by Larson and Edwards, 7th edition.

The course will primarily cover material from chapters 4-6 of the book, with some additional material from later chapters. A more detailed syllabus may be found here.


Grades will be weighted as follows: 20% for homework (submitted via WeBWorK), 20% for each in-class exam, and 40% for the final exam.

Cheating will be taken extremely seriously. The minimum punishment will be an F on the exam or assignment in question, and all cases will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs.

Grading will be on a soft curve, meaning that I do not predetermine either what scores correspond to what grades, or what percentage of students get what grades. Rather, after grading each exam I will assign grade ranges using the following general criterion: those who earn an A should demonstrate a strong mastery of nearly all the material; a B should correspond to a good working knowledge of a strong majority of the material; and C should correspond to an ability to solve routine problems in a majority of the topics covered. Under this system, if you all do well, you will all get good grades.

Your lowest homework score will be dropped when calculating your grade.

The first exam scores are visible on SmartSite. The mean score was 74%, median 76%, and standard deviation 17%.

The second exam scores are visible on SmartSite. The mean score was 58%, median 60%, and standard deviation 21%.

The final exam scores are now visible on SmartSite (it is out of 200 points). The mean score was 69%, median 77%, and standard deviation 18%.

The letter grade range for the first exam is as follows:
88%-100%: A range
76-88%: B range
62-76%: C range
50-62%: D range
0-50%: F

The letter grade range for the second exam is as follows:
80%-100%: A range
66-80%: B range
50-66%: C range
35-50%: D range
0-35%: F

The letter grade ranges for the final exam are as follows (note that the below is in percents, while the exam was scored out of 200):
88%-100%: A range
75-88%: B range
55-75%: C range
40-55%: D range
0-40%: F

The letter grade ranges for the homework are as follows:
90%-100%: A range
80-90%: B range
70-80%: C range
60-70%: D range
0-60%: F


Homework will be assigned after every lecture, to be completed on the free online homework system WeBWorK. Homework will be due every Friday. By popular demand, we will also list additional optional recommended exercises from the textbook, which you are encouraged to do if you feel you need more practice. They will be listed in the WeBWorK set info for each problem set.

To get started with WeBWorK, please first read the Getting Started Guide. To access your homework, go to the WeBWorK course page.

Important: You are responsible for checking the assignments on the WeBWorK page after each lecture.

Also important: You have limited attempts on problems, and typos will be counted as failed attempts, so be sure to use the "Preview" button before each time you submit an answer. You are also encouraged to "Email instructor" if you run into any technical problems. However, do not use this button for mathematical questions; please go to office hours of the Calculus Room instead. If you have a conceptual question, you can email the professor or lead TA.


There will be two in-class exams and a final exam. These will be closed-book exams, with no calculators or notes allowed. You will write your answers directly on the exam, so do not need to bring blue books. However, please bring your ID card to the exams.

Makeup exams will not be offered. If you have an unavoidable conflict with an exam date, or an emergency of some sort, you must let us know as early as possible in order to make appropriate arrangements.

The first exam will be given on Wednesday, January 26, and will cover all material from lecture up to and including Friday, January 21, but not including Monday, January 24. This corresponds to WeBWorK assignments 1-4, and to Chapter 4 and Sections 1-3 of Chapter 5 of the textbook (together with the additional material covered in lecture). It will be graded prior to the drop deadline, which is January 31.

Practice Exam 1
Solutions to Practice Exam 1

The second exam will be given on Friday, February 18, and will cover all lecture material from Monday, January 24, through Monday, February 14. This corresponds to WeBWorK assignments 5-7, and to Sections 4,5,7 of Chapter 5, Sections 1-3 of Chapter 6, and Section 5 of Chapter 8 of the textbook.

Practice Exam 2
Solutions to Practice Exam 2

The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 3:30-5:30pm. and will be in Chem 194. It will cover material for the entire course, but with an emphasis on the material after the second exam.

Practice Exam 3 (Note: this is a one-hour practice exam, only covering the material since the second exam)
Solutions to Practice Exam 3


Calculators (at least with very basic functionality; the calculator on a computer should always be enough) will be helpful on homework, but they are not allowed on any exams.

Students with disabilities:

Any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC). Notification of arrangement for accomodations must occur at least two weeks in advance, so be sure to contact the SDC as early as possible. Faculty are authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have any questions, please contact the SDC at (530)752-3184 or sdc@ucdavis.edu.

Tutoring and other resources:

You are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of my office hours, and the math department Calculus Room, which is in room 3118 of the Mathematical Sciences Building, and open 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, with TAs to assist students specifically for the Math 16 series. In addition, there are various other resources available.

SASC: The SASC has math drop-in hours at which you can receive tutoring for Math 16B, as well as a calculus workshop.

Duane Kouba's Doing Well in Calculus.

Each other: You are very much encouraged to study together! This is an easy way to make your study habits more effective. Note also that there is a chat room set up on SmartSite.

Tutoring:: if you are looking for tutoring beyond what is listed above, the math department maintains a list of tutors. These are not endorsed by or necessarily affiliated with the math department, but it is somewhere to start if you want to find a private tutor.

Whether you get tutoring or work with friends, just be sure that you also practice doing some problems on your own, so that you will be prepared for taking exams!


If you have any feedback on the course, regarding lecture, WeBWorK, exams, the calculus room, or any other topic, you can provide it anonymously with the below form.

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