UC Davis Math 21C  Calculus III

Section 
A01 (CRN 69480)  A02 (CRN 69481)  A03 (CRN 69482)  A04 (CRN 69483)  A05 (CRN 83746)  A06 (CRN 84446) 
Lectures  MWF 1:102:00pm in Haring 2205 (all sections)  
Discussion 
T 5:106:00pm Wellman 1 
T 6:107:00pm Wellman 226 
T 7:108:00pm Olson 205 
T 7:108:00pm Olson 223 
T 5:106:00pm Art 217 
T 5:106:00pm 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 2:003:00 MSB 2204 
M 2:003:00 MSB 2204 
W 2:003:00 MSB 3110 
R 4:005:00 MSB 2103 
R 4:005:00 MSB 2103 
M 10:0011:00 MSB 3151 
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, 7:108:00 PM in 198 Young.
10/13: Lawrence Austria will hold an additional office hour on Thursday, 3:104:00 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.
The course will cover most of chapters 1114 of the book. A more detailed syllabus may be found here.
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 7:108:00 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 11.711.9, the material on vectors in sections 12.112.5, 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 5:106:00 PM in Social Sciences 1100.
Practice Exam 2
Solutions to Practice Exam 2
The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 6:008:00pm,
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
onehour 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 5:006:00 PM in 1001 Giedt.
Furthermore, office hours during finals week will continue as usual, except as follows: Osserman will hold office hours from 111 on Tuesday but not on Thursday, Saad will hold office hours Monday 12 and Tuesday 1011, and Austria will hold office hours Thursday 2:304.
Finally, the graduate students are holding a fundraiser on Monday, December 8, which offers tutoring from 105, 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 reenter freely during the tutoring period. The tutoring will take place in MSB 3118.
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
5569%: B range
4054%: C range
2539%: D range
024%: 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.
LSC: The LSC has math dropin 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 9:3010:30 in MSB 1130.
Math Cafe: The Math Cafe is an informal math group which meets Mondays 57 PM in 114 North Hall, inside the Women's Center Library. Although the focus is on female students, everyone is welcome to attend.