Instructor Lecture Time (MWF) Location
Adam Bowers A 8:00 - 8:50 A.M. PETER 110
Jonathan Novak B 11:00 - 11:50 A.M. PCYNH 109
Samuel Buss C 12:00 - 12:50 P.M. WLH 2005
Zonglin Jiang D 4:00 - 4:50 P.M. PCYNH 109

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*LaunchPad Online Homework System*
Piazza page for all sections of Math 20A Fall 2015
Math 20A Course Email Archive
Important note for waitlisted students


(Fall 2015)   Welcome to Math 20A! Please note that the first day of instruction is Friday, September 25. Please see the course calendar for more information. (Click here for a copy of the email sent to all students on 18 Oct 2015.)

Exam Information

The following are examples of what exams in this class might look like. They are NOT practice exams. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term.

Textbook Information

The required textbook for the course is Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition), by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Company; 2015. (We will cover parts of Chapters 1-5 of the text.)

We will be using the publisher's online homework system, so you must have a LaunchPad access code. You can either get the code with the textbook or you can buy the code separately. The LaunchPad access code gives you electronic access to the textbook, so if you do not want a physical copy of the textbook, then your cheapest option is to buy the access code directly from the publisher.

Register for LaunchPad using your UCSD email address. Failure to do so may result in loss of your homework grade!

Note: If you buy an access code from someone other than our bookstore or the publisher, then you do so at your own risk.

Class Links

  • Class Syllabus: Information and policies regarding the course. (You are responsible for knowing the information and policies given in the syllabus.)
  • Course Calendar: Important dates for the course in a convenient calendar format.
  • Homework List: A list of suggested homework problems. These problems will not be collected but may be the source of quiz or exam questions.

Student Resources

  • Calculus Interactive Examples: A resource provided courtesy Professor Al Shenk.
  • Calculus Tutoring: Information about the Math Department's Calculus Tutoring Lab and other tutoring resources
  • OASIS: UCSD's Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services
  • Automatic Calculus Derivatives and Integrals
  • Khan Academy: Video resources on everything from basic algebra to calculus
  • Wolfram|Alpha: A powerful computational knowledge engine