UC Davis Math 21B -- Calculus II
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|Lectures||MWF 12:10-1:00pm in Giedt 1001 (all sections)|
Suggested reading: Duane Kouba's Doing Well in Calculus.
9/14: Note that the grading policy has been modified to reflect the introduction of WeBWorK, an online system for homework which we will be using.
9/25: The web page has been updated with several important items, including office hour information and instructions for the WeBWorK online homework system.
10/4: Recommended (optional) exercises from the textbook have been added to the Set Info in WeBWorK.
10/9: Exam information has been updated with what the first exam will cover.
10/12: Office hours will be modified as follows this week due to the exam: Paul Prue will hold his office hour R 1:10-2:00, and Matthew Stamps will hold his F 10:00-10:50. The homework assignment this week will not contain material from Wednesday's lecture, and will be due at noon on Friday.
10/13: The first practice exam has now been posted. Solutions will be posted on Wednesday.
10/14: Solutions to the first practice exam have now been posted.
10/19: The letter grade ranges for the first exam are now posted. Your score are visible in SmartSite.
11/2: Information regarding the second exam and a review session has now been posted below. Since the exam is on a Monday, the homework schedule will not be affected by it. The rooms for the final exam are also posted.
11/6: Practice exam 2 has now been posted. The solutions will be posted by Sunday morning. Also, note that Osserman's office hour on Monday, 11/9 will be moved to 11:00.
11/8: The solutions to practice exam 2 are now posted.
11/11: The letter grade ranges for exam 2 will be the same as for exam 1. Your scores are visible in SmartSite.
11/30: The letter grade ranges for homework and quizzes have been posted below.
12/1: Room information for the final exam is updated.
12/4: The practice exam is posted. Solutions will be posted over the weekend.
12/6: Solutions to the practice exam have been posted. In addition, Osserman will have an extra office hour on Tuesday, 1:10-2:00.
12/11: The letter grade ranges for the final exam are now posted below, and the final exam scores are now visible on SmartSite.
However, if you have already bought the media upgrade or student access kit, you can access the interactive problems and other course materials in the "study area" of MyMathLab by entering the course ID math2175251.
The course will roughly cover chapters 5-8 of the book. A more detailed syllabus may be found here.
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.
The first exam scores are visible on SmartSite. The mean score was 75%, median 79%, and standard deviation 18%.
The second exam scores are visible on SmartSite. The mean score was 78%, median 83%, and standard deviation 19%.
The final exam scores are now visible on SmartSite. The mean score was 69%, median 74%, and standard deviation 23%.
The letter grade ranges for the first two exams are as follows:
85%-100%: A range
70-85%: B range
50-70%: C range
35-50%: D range
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):
80%-100%: A range
65-80%: B range
45-65%: C range
30-45%: D range
Your lowest homework score and your lowest quiz score will both be dropped when calculating your grade.
The letter grade ranges for the homework are as follows:
90%-100%: A range
80-90%: B range
65-80%: C range
55-65%: D range
The letter grade ranges for the quizzes are as follows:
70%-100%: A range
55-70%: B range
35-55%: C range
20-35%: D range
There will also be short weekly quizzes in your Thursday discussion section, covering the material from the homework due the following day (you will have a chance to ask questions on the material prior to the quiz).
To get started with WeBWorK, go to the WeBWorK web page, log in with your UC Davis MailID (note that this is not necessarily the same as your login name), and use your student ID number as your initial password. After you log in, you should change your password using the "Password/Email" link on the left. You can then view homework assignments by going to "Homework Sets", also on the left.
Important: You are responsible for checking the assignments on the WeBWorK page after each lecture. The first assignment is due Monday, September 28, and is an extra credit assignment (up to 1% bonus for your total course grade) on 21A material which is designed to familiarize you with the system and help us debug it if necessary.
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 can "Email instructor" if you run into problems with the interface.
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 Friday, October 16, and will cover antiderivatives, integrals, and applications to area and volume: more precisely, all of chapter 5 of the book, as well as sections 4.8 and 6.1. It will be graded prior to the drop deadline, which is October 21.
Practice Exam 1
Solutions to Practice Exam 1 (note that although sketches are not included in the solutions, we strongly recommend you sketch regions as part of showing your work for area and volume problems)
The second exam will be given on Monday, November 9. and will cover all applications of integrals from volumes of solids of revolution via cylindrical shells on, as well as exponential growth laws and basic integral formulas: this material is sections 6.2-6.7, 7.2, and 8.1.
The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 3:30-5:30pm,
and will be split between 179 Chem and 194 Chem. The class will be split
alphabetically: if your last name starts with A-Fl, go to 179 Chem; if it
starts with Fo-Z, go to 194 Chem.
It will cover material for the entire course, but with an
emphasis on material from the last third of the course.
Practice Exam 3 (Note: this is a one-hour practice exam, only covering the material since the second exam)
Solutions to Practice Exam 3
LSC: The LSC has math drop-in hours at which you can receive tutoring for Math 21B.
Math Cafe: The Math Cafe is an informal math group which meets every Tuesday evening. Although the focus is on female students, everyone is welcome to attend.
Each other: You are very much encouraged to study together. This is an easy way to make your study habits more effective.