MAT 17C Course Information

Instructor: Shawn Witte
Lecture: MTWR 8:00 - 9:40 am (Wellman 119)
Office Hours: MTW 10-11AM and by appointment

Text: Calculus for Biology and Medicine, 3rd ed. by Claudia Neuhauser (ISBN: 9780321644688)
Prerequisite: MAT 16B, 17B, or 21B
This course will mostly follow the department syllabus

Grades

There will be 9 quizzes, with the lowest two scores dropped. Homework will be assigned, but not collected. There will be one midterm (on August 21) and a cumulative final exam (on the last day of class, September 11).

Final grades will be curved only if necessary, and will determined in the following way:
Quizzes30%
Midterm30%
Final40%


Calendar

DayDateSections CoveredThings of NoteHomework (not collected)
MondayAugust 4Course Info, 10.1, 10.210.1: 5-12, 10.2: 1-26
Do only odd problems unless you need more practice
TuesdayAugust 510.3, 10.4(started)Quiz 1 Blank Solutions10.3:1-16, 17-24, 31-38, 39-48
Make sure to do some from each of the sections separated by commas above
WednesdayAugust 610.4, 10.5(chain rule)10.4: 1-10, 17-24, 25-28, Look at 11-16
10.5: 1-8
ThursdayAugust 710.5(gradient/directional derivatives), began 10.6Quiz 2 Blank Solutions10.5: 17-24, 25-30, 35-38
MondayAugust 11Finished 10.6, began 11.110.6: 1-10, 11, 12, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 34
TuesdayAugust 1211.1Quiz 3 Blank(add "at (0,1)" before the words "in the direction of") Solutions11.1: 1-4, 9, 19-26, 27, 28
WednesdayAugust 1311.1, 11.210.6 #10 video and pdf (note to self: lavender paper does NOT scan well into black and white)11.1:29-42 11.2: 1-8, 9-18
ThursdayAugust 1411.2, 11.3Quiz 4 Blank Solutions11.2: 19, 20, 22(a), 11.3: 1-6, 7-12, 13, 14 (for any complex eigenvalues, you don't need to analyze the stability)
MondayAugust 1811.411.4: 1, 2, 7-10, 11, 12(for 11 and 12, remember that "carrying capacity" is the number a system can support of the species on its own)
TuesdayAugust 1911.4, 12.1Quiz 5 Blank Solutions11.4: 27-34, 41-44
WednesdayAugust 2012.1, ReviewPractice Midterm Solutions(Solutions have been updated (finished) and several errors were fixed in the solution to number 7)
ThursdayAugust 21MIDTERM blank solutions
MondayAugust 2512.212.1: 1-8, 9-18, 19-28, 31, 35, 39-42, 43-51 (There is an error in 27. It should say "...if the order of songs is NOT important")
TuesdayAugust 2612.2Quiz 6 Blank Solutions12.2: 1-4, 5-8, 9-19, 21-28
WednesdayAugust 2712.2, 12.312.2: 29-35, 36-38, 39-45, 51(a)
ThursdayAugust 2812.3Quiz 7 Blank Solutions12.2: 46-50, 12.3: 1-14, 15-26, 27-30
MondaySeptember 1NO CLASSLABOR DAY
TuesdaySeptember 212.3, 12.412.3: 31-36, 37-40, 12.4: 1-13
WednesdaySeptember 312.4Quiz 8 Blank Solutions12.4: 15-24
ThursdaySeptember 412.4Practice Final(The actual final will be cumulative, so the midterm and practice midterm are also highly recommended study material. Also, this practice final only covers through class of 9/4. Not on this practice but on the actual final will be double integrals and possibly constrained extrema) Solutions(note the corrections to 12, 13, 15, 16)12.4: 27-31
MondaySeptember 8Double IntegralsQuiz 9 Blank SolutionsDouble Integrals(13 is optional, skip 10) Solutions
TuesdaySeptember 910.610.6: 36-45, 56(a), 57(a), 58(a) (46-55 for extra practice)
WednesdaySeptember 10
ThursdaySeptember 11FINAL

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.