UC Davis Math 21C -- Calculus III
Partial Derivatives and Series
Fall 2008

Basic information

Instructor: Brian Osserman
Office: Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 3218
Office Hours: T 11:00-12:00, R 1:00-2:00
Email: (Please include "MAT21C" in your subject line; send administrative questions to the lead TA))

Lead TA: Lawrence Austria
Office Hours: F 12:00-1:00, MSB 3131
Email: laustria@math.ucdavis.edu (please contact with all administrative questions)

Lectures/Sections:
Section
A01 (CRN 69480) A02 (CRN 69481) A03 (CRN 69482) A04 (CRN 69483) A05 (CRN 83746) A06 (CRN 84446)
Lectures MWF 1:10-2:00pm in Haring 2205 (all sections)
Discussion
T 5:10-6:00pm
Wellman 1
T 6:10-7:00pm
Wellman 226
T 7:10-8:00pm
Olson 205
T 7:10-8:00pm
Olson 223
T 5:10-6:00pm
Art 217
T 5:10-6:00pm
Hoagland 113
TA
Josh Oyoung
oyounggo@math.ucdavis.edu
Josh Oyoung
oyounggo@math.ucdavis.edu
Jacob Porter
jsporter@math.ucdavis.edu
James Polsinelli
polsi020@math.ucdavis.edu
James Polsinelli
polsi020@math.ucdavis.edu
Bassem Saad
basaad@math.ucdavis.edu
Office Hours
M 2:00-3:00
MSB 2204
M 2:00-3:00
MSB 2204
W 2:00-3:00
MSB 3110
R 4:00-5:00
MSB 2103
R 4:00-5:00
MSB 2103
M 10:00-11:00
MSB 3151

Announcements:

9/14: Welcome to Math 21C!

9/25: A new discussion section has been added above. If you are on the waitlist for another section, please switch into this one.

10/3: MyMathLab access is now possible for students who have the optional media upgrade for the textbook. See below for details.

10/13: There will be a special review session for the first exam on Thursday, October 16, 7:10-8:00 PM in 198 Young.

10/13: Lawrence Austria will hold an additional office hour on Thursday, 3:10-4:00 PM in MSB 3131.

10/13: A practice exam is now posted.

10/15: The solutions to the practice exam are now posted.

10/20: First exam grades are now visible on MyUCDavis. Letter grade ranges are posted below under "Grading".

11/3: More information on the second exam has been posted below. There will be a practice exam, and a review session (mostly likely on Sunday at 5:00, but details yet to be confirmed).

11/4: Review session information is now posted below. Expect the practice exam and solutions by Saturday.

11/7: The practice exam is posted below. The solutions will be posted Saturday morning.

11/8: The practice exam are now posted.

11/12: Second exam grades are now visible on MyUCDavis. Exam statistics are posted below, and letter grade ranges are the same as for the first exam.

12/3: Information on the final review session, finals week office hours, and the graduate student tutoring fundraiser is now posted below, in the Exams section. Also, note that the room for the final exam is not the lecture hall, but rather 123 Sciences Lecture Hall.

12/7: A new practice exam is posted covering material since the last exam.

12/13: Your final exam grades and course letter grades are now available on MyUCDavis. See below for details on final exam grades.

Textbook and Syllabus:

The syllabus and textbook for the course are standardized for the entire 21 sequence. The textbook is Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 11th edition. Because MyMathLab will not be used for the course, you do not need to buy the "media upgrade". However, if you have 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 cover most of chapters 11-14 of the book. A more detailed syllabus may be found here.

Exams:

The grading will be based on 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 exam.

The first exam will be given on Friday, October 17, and will cover sequences and series through the end of section 11.6 of the book. It will be graded prior to the drop deadline, which is October 22.

There will be a special review session for the first exam on Thursday, October 16, from 7:10-8:00 PM in 198 Young.
Practice Exam 1
Solutions to Practice Exam 1

The second exam will be given on Monday, November 10, and will cover the material on power and Taylor series in sections 11.7-11.9, the material on vectors in sections 12.1-12.5, and the material on vector functions sections 13.1 and 13.2. of Chapter 3.

There will be a special review session for the second exam on Sunday, November 9, from 5:10-6:00 PM in Social Sciences 1100.
Practice Exam 2
Solutions to Practice Exam 2

The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 6:00-8:00pm, in 123 Sciences Lecture Hall. 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

There will be a special review session for the final exam on Sunday, December 7, from 5:00-6:00 PM in 1001 Giedt.

Furthermore, office hours during finals week will continue as usual, except as follows: Osserman will hold office hours from 11-1 on Tuesday but not on Thursday, Saad will hold office hours Monday 1-2 and Tuesday 10-11, and Austria will hold office hours Thursday 2:30-4.

Finally, the graduate students are holding a fundraiser on Monday, December 8, which offers tutoring from 10-5, with an entry cost of $10. Once you have paid the entry fee, you can stay as long as you like, and will be able to leave and re-enter freely during the tutoring period. The tutoring will take place in MSB 3118.

Grading:

Grades will be weighted as follows: 25% for each in-class exam, and 50% for the final exam.

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.

The first exam's grades are now visible on MyUCDavis. The mean score was 50%, median 48%, and standard deviation 23%.

The second exam's grades are now visible on MyUCDavis. The mean score was 53%, median 52%, and standard deviation 19%.

The final exam's grades are now visible on MyUCDavis. The mean score was 52%, median 48%, and standard deviation 22%.

The letter grade ranges for all exams (and thus for the course) are as follows:
70%-100%: A range
55-69%: B range
40-54%: C range
25-39%: D range
0-24%: F

Letter grades will be submitted to the registrar on Monday. Anyone who wants to look over their exam can do so on Monday, by going to Lawrence Austria's office between 2 and 3:30.

Homework:

Suggested homework problems will be posted on this page after each lecture. Because no readers have been provided, the homework is optional, and will not be collected or graded. This leaves me free to assign a lot of suggested problems; you can then do as many as necessary to make sure you are comfortable with the material. You are encouraged to make full use of available office hours to receive help and feedback on the problems.
  • Problems for lecture 1: 11.1.5, 11.1.11, 11.1.15, 11.1.19, 11.1.23, 11.1.25, 11.1.105, 11.1.117. For 23, 25, and 105, use only the definition of convergence for sequences.
  • Problems for lecture 2: 11.1.27, 11.1.33, 11.1.37, 11.1.41, 11.1.45, 11.1.51, 11.1.65, 11.1.73, 11.1.93, 11.1.97, 11.1.113.
  • Problems for lecture 3: 11.2.5, 11.2.7, 11.2.11, 11.2.15, 11.2.23, 11.2.25, 11.2.27, 11.2.29, 11.2.43, 11.2.57, 11.2.61, 11.2.64.
  • Problems for lecture 4: 11.3.1, 11.3.3, 11.3.9, 11.3.19, 11.3.25, 11.3.27, 11.3.33, 11.3.35.
  • Problems for lecture 5: 11.4.1, 11.4.3, 11.4.7, 11.4.9, 11.4.11, 11.4.19, 11.4.25, 11.4.27, 11.4.35.
  • Problems for lecture 6: 11.5.1, 11.5.3, 11.5.5, 11.5.9, 11.5.17, 11.5.19, 11.5.21, 11.5.27, 11.5.29, 11.5.45.
  • Problems for lecture 7: 11.6.1, 11.6.5, 11.6.7, 11.6.13, 11.6.15, 11.6.23, 11.6.33, 11.6.62.
  • Problems for lecture 8: 11.7.3, 11.7.7, 11.7.9, 11.7.11, 11.7.15, 11.7.21, 11.7.27, 11.7.37.
  • Problems for lecture 9: 11.8.1, 11.8.5, 11.8.7, 11.8.21, 11.8.25, 11.8.27.
  • Problems for lecture 10: 11.9.1, 11.9.3, 11.9.9, 11.9.13, 11.9.19, 11.9.27, 11.9.33, 11.9.37.
  • Problems for lecture 11: 12.1.7, 12.1.9, 12.1.17, 12.1.19, 12.1.23, 12.1.33, 12.1.37, 12.1.49, 12.1.53.
  • Problems for lecture 12: 12.2.5, 12.2.11, 12.2.13, 12.2.17, 12.2.25, 12.2.31, 12.2.41, 12.2.47.
  • Problems for lecture 13: 12.3.1, 12.3.5, 12.3.9, 12.3.13, 12.3.17, 12.3.31, 12.3.37, 12.3.47.
  • Problems for lecture 14: 12.4.1, 12.4.3, 12.4.7, 12.4.11, 12.4.15, 12.4.23, 12.4.31, 12.4.35, 12.4.39.
  • Problems for lecture 15: 12.5.1, 12.5.3, 12.5.9, 12.5.21, 12.5.23, 12.5.35, 12.5.37, 12.5.39, 12.5.43, 12.5.57, 12.5.59, 12.5.63, 12.5.69.
  • Problems for lecture 16: 13.1.1, 13.1.5, 13.1.7, 13.1.9, 13.1.11, 13.1.13, 13.1.15, 13.1.23, 13.1.25, 13.1.27, 13.1.29, 13.1.33.
  • Problems for lecture 17: 13.2.1, 13.2.3, 13.2.7, 13.2.15, 13.2.21, 13.2.25.
  • Problems for lecture 18: 13.3.1, 13.3.3, 13.3.11, 13.3.13, 13.3.15.
  • Problems for lecture 19: 13.4.1, 13.4.3, 13.4.5, 13.4.9, 13.4.11, 13.4.17, 13.4.19.
  • Problems for lecture 20: 14.1.1, 14.1.3, 14.1.7, 14.1.9, 14.1.13-18, 14.1.19, 14.1.21, 14.1.27, 14.1.37, 14.1.39, 14.1.45.
  • Problems for lecture 21: 14.2.1, 14.2.3, 14.2.7, 14.2.13, 14.2.17, 14.2.19, 14.2.23, 14.2.27, 14.2.29, 14.2.35, 14.2.37.
  • Problems for lecture 22: 14.3.1, 14.3.5, 14.3.7, 14.3.13, 14.3.25, 14.3.29, 14.3.43, 14.3.45, 14.3.51, 14.3.57, 14.3.59.
  • Problems for lecture 23: 14.4.1, 14.4.3, 14.4.5, 14.4.7, 14.4.9, 14.4.25, 14.4.27, 14.4.29, 14.4.31, 14.4.45.
  • Problems for lecture 24: 14.5.1, 14.5.3, 14.5.5, 14.5.9, 14.5.11, 14.5.15, 15.5.17, 14.5.21, 14.5.33.
  • Problems for lecture 25: 14.5.23, 14.5.25, 14.6.1, 14.6.3, 14.6.5, 14.6.9, 14.6.11, 14.6.13, 14.6.17.
  • Problems for lecture 26: 14.6.19, 14.6.21, 14.6.25, 14.6.29, 14.6.31, 14.6.33, 14.6.39, 14.6.43, 14.6.51.
  • Problems for lecture 27: 14.7.1, 14.7.5, 14.7.7, 14.7.17, 14.7.25, 14.7.27, 14.7.31, 14.7.33, 14.7.35, 14.7.37.
  • Problems for lecture 28: 14.8.1, 14.8.5, 14.8.9, 14.8.15, 14.8.17, 14.8.19, 14.8.23, 14.8.25, 14.8.29.

Calculators:

Calculators are optional for this class, and are not allowed on any exams. You may find them helpful sometimes to see what is going on, and some parts of homework problems may refer to using a graphing calculator, but you should treat these parts as optional; such questions will never appear on 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). 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.

Advising and tutoring:

In addition to faculty and TA office hours, there are various options for advising and tutoring.

LSC: The LSC has math drop-in hours in which you can receive help for Math 21C.

Math peer advising: The math department provides a peer advisor, Allison O'Hair, whose office hours are MWF 9:30-10:30 in MSB 1130.

Math Cafe: The Math Cafe is an informal math group which meets Mondays 5-7 PM in 114 North Hall, inside the Women's Center Library. Although the focus is on female students, everyone is welcome to attend.