For lecture-specific information, such as instructor and TA contact information, visit the Canvas page.
All lectures are online-only, and we will be using the following online tools to help with the success of the course.
- Canvas: Learning management system
- Piazza: Online discussion forum
- Gradescope: For exam submission (access through Canvas)
- Edfinity: Online homework submission (access through Canvas)
- Zoom: Broadcasting remote lectures (access through Canvas)
The required textbook for the course is OpenStax: Calculus, Volume 1, by Strang, Herman, et al. This book is freely available online. We will study Chapters 1-4 of the textbook in this course. A list of the topics scheduled to be covered can be found on the course calendar.
You can buy a physical copy of the textbook in the UC San Diego Bookstore or you can get a physical copy from Amazon for a reasonable price. However, the book was designed to be a free electronic book, and it can be accessed that way directly from OpenStax. Please be aware that you will also need access to the Edfinity online homework system, which you will access through Canvas. You can buy access directly from Edfinity (for one quarter) for $29.
In this course, there will be three midterm exams and a final exam. The dates of the midterm exams, together with the topics of each exam, are:
- Exam 1: 09 Jul 2021 (Friday) — Topics include 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
- Exam 2: 23 Jul 2021 (Friday) — Topics include 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
- Exam 3: 30 Jul 2021 (Friday) — Topics include 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
You will be given exactly 60 minutes to complete your exam in Gradescope (50 minutes for the exam and 10 minutes as a buffer against technology issues) and will be provided a multi-hour window within which to do so. There will be no makeup exams nor will exams be offered at alternate times. However, we will offer a no-fault final exam that may be used to replace a midterm exam. (See Canvas for more information.)
The Final Exam will be offered through Canvas Quizzes. The date of the exam, as listed in the Schedule of Classes and the course calendar is
- A00: 07/31/2021 S 11:30a-2:29p
- B00: 07/31/2021 S 07:00p-09:59p
The final exam is asynchronous and will be given using Canvas Quizzes or Gradescore (to be determined). You may take the exam at any time (on the day listed in the Schedule of Classes) between 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM. The final exam is cumulative and may include any topic from the course (except for the section listed as "optional").
The following are examples of what exams looked like in a past version of this course. They are NOT practice exams. They will differ in form and content from the exams given this term. (In fact, they will significantly differ in form.) These sample exams are based on exams given in an actual course a few quarters ago.
In particular, these exams were given in-person
(as opposed to remote) and there were two midterms and a final exam. We will be doing things differently.