MAT 16A SS1 2015 Course Information

Instructor: Shawn Witte
Lecture: MWF 8:00-9:40AM (Veihmeyer 212)
Office Hours(MSB 2204): Mondays/Wednesdays 10-11AM

Text: Math 16 for University of California, Davis by Larson/Edwards (ISBN: 978-1-4240-8019-9)
Prerequisite: Placement
This course will roughly follow the department syllabus

Grades

Homework will be assigned, but not collected (and thus, not graded). There will be 4 weekly quizzes, one midterm, and a cumulative final exam.

Final grades will most likely not be curved, and will determined in the following way:
Quizzes30%
Midterm30%
Final40%


Homework

Homework will not be collected. I will post a list of problems from the book for after each class, and it is strongly recommended that you do the odd problems from the list of given problems.

Quizzes

I'm going to be implementing "rolling quizzes". What this means is that your first quiz will have a certain number of questions on it. When it is graded, each problem will simply be graded correct or incorrect. Any problems that are marked incorrect will have a similar problem show up on your second quiz in addition to the second quiz's problems (everyone will have "personalized" quizzes after the first one). A similar problem will continue to appear on your quiz until you have gotten it correct. At the end of the session, your quiz grade will consist of how many questions you eventually got correct out of how many questions there were in total.
I understand that this is confusing, but hopefully I can make it clear in the first day of class.

Resources

There are several excellent resources that I recommend using to aid in your studies:

First off, I have left my course webpage for the last time I taught 16A. There are quizzes, midterms, and the final from last fall in addition to solutions.

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is offering drop-in summer session tutoring.

Wolfram Alpha - Is an online "computational engine". It's very useful for attempting to check answers to even problems (if you decide to do them) and can be used to graph functions, take derivatives, etc. It's very easy to use, and you can often give it commands in english like "take the derivative of x^2 + 3"

Khan Acadamy - I have heard great things about Khan Acadamy (not to be confused with Khan!) and highly recommend using this as an extra source of explanations and extra problems. There is a great deal of precalc on here if you need to review, in addition to regular calculus.

Wikipedia - I find that Wikipedia usually has some good explanations of mathematical concepts at every level. Most helpful will probably be the pictures and animations on many math related pages.

Each other - while I mostly do not use the Smartsite, I have activated the mailtool for student use. You should be able to send e-mails to the whole class through it. This would be an excellent way to get a study group together.

Calendar (subject to change)

(last updated PST)
DayDateIn ClassResourcesHomework (not collected)
MondayJune 22Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.41.1: 7, 9, 11, 23, 25
1.2: 7-12, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35
1.3: 1, 3, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 63, 67, 69
WednesdayJune 24Sections 1.4, 1.51.4: 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 39, 41
1.5: 9, 11, 17, 19, 21
FridayJune 26Quiz (covering sections 1.1-1.4, and graphical limits from 1.5), Sections 1.5, 3.6Quiz 1 Problems, Solutions1.5: 27, 31, 33, 35, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 53-58
MondayJune 29Sections 3.6, 1.63.6: 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27
WednesdayJuly 1Quiz(new problems from 1.5, 3.6), Sections 1.6, 2.1Quiz 2 Problems, Solutions1.6: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25-28, 43, 44
2.1: 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 27, 29
FridayJuly 3HOLIDAY - NO CLASS
MondayJuly 6Sections 2.1, 2.2, 8.1-8.4, 2.42.1: 19, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35, 49, 53, 55
2.2: 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 37, 41
2.4: 5, 7, 11, 13, 23, 25, 31, 35
8.4: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11
WednesdayJuly 8Quiz (new problems from 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 8.4), 2.5(?), ReviewQuiz 3 Problems, SolutionsStudy old quizzes and homeworks for midterm
FridayJuly 10Midterm (Covers through section 2.2, w/ 2.4, 3.6, and 8.1-8.4)
MondayJuly 13Sections 2.5, 2.6, 2.32.3: 15, 29, 31
2.5: 45, 47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 61, 63
2.6: 7, 9 ,11, 13, 21, 23, 29, 31, 43
8.4: 15, 17, 19, 23
WednesdayJuly 15Quiz, Sections 2.7, 2.8Quiz 4 Problems, Solutions2.7: 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 17, 19, 23,
FridayJuly 17Sections 2.8, 3.1, 3.22.8: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17
3.1: 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31, 33
MondayJuly 20Quiz, Sections 3.2, 3.3Quiz 5 Problems, Solutions3.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, 23, 27 (note absolute extrema means global extrema)
WednesdayJuly 22Sections 3.3, 3.43.3: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39, 41, 47
FridayJuly 24Quiz, Sections 3.4, 3.7Quiz 5 Problems, Solutions3.4: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 19, 23, 33, 35
MondayJuly 27Section 3.73.7:Sketch graphs for 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17, and do 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 51, 52
WednesdayJuly 29Quiz, Buffer day/review
FridayJuly 31Final Exam (during regular class time)

Class Policies

There will be no make-up quizzes or exams, except in extreme cases. Anyone caught cheating will receive a zero on whatever they were cheating on. Getting caught cheating a second time will result in failing the course.