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Welcome to Math 20A

Instructor Lecture Time (MWF) Location
Adam Bowers A 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm CENTR 109

Instructor office hours: (click here)    
Class Piazza Page: (click here)

TA:   David Marcus   (click here to send email)
Discussion Sections:   A01 (5pm), A02 (6pm), A03 (7pm), A04 (8pm)
— All discussion sections meet in APM B402A.
Office Hours (in APM 5412):   Tue 4-6   and   Thu 12:30-2:30.

Final Exam Information

The Final Exam is Wed, Jun 11 (11:30-2:30 pm). The exam covers all topics discussed in class (not Section 5.4), but most of the questions are of the type found in the homework from the last half of the quarter.
(Click here to see the course calendar.)

Each student has been ASSIGNED A SEAT for the final exam in either Center 109 or Center 105. You can find your seat assignment listed in Ted in the Grade Center (where your grades are listed).

A map of Center 109 with seat numbers can be found here.
A map of Center 105 with seat numbers can be found here.

Exam Information

For all exam dates, see the Course Calendar.

  • You must bring a Blue Book to the exam. (You might want to bring two.)
  • You must bring your photo ID.
  • You may use one 8.5 x 11 inch page of handwritten notes. Both sides are okay. (No photocopies.)
  • You may not use a calculator or any other electronic devices.

The following exams are provided "as is"—as they appeared when administered and without answers. These are NOT practice exams. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term.

Midterm 1 & 2 Exam Locations

Student Last Name Exam Room
A - L CENTR 109
M - Z CENTR 105

Midterm 1 (Apr 25) Topics:   Emphasis on Sections 2.1-2.7 (not 2.8) and 3.1-3.3   (click here for more)
Midterm 2 (May 23) Topics:   Emphasis on Sections 3.4-3.10 (not 3.11) and 4.1-4.6.   (click here for more)

Textbook Requirements

The required textbook for the course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition), by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Company; 2012. (We will cover parts of Chapters 1-5 of the text.)

  • We will use Chapters 1-5. Math 20B uses Chapters 5-11 and 20C uses Chapters 11-15.
  • If you do not plan to take Math 20C, then you can buy a shorter (and cheaper) textbook for just Math 20A and Math 20B that covers only single variable calculus:
    Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by Jon Rogawski; published by W.H. Freeman and Company; 2012
  • The Student Solutions Manual (available in the Bookstore) is optional. It has complete solutions for odd-numbered problems in the text.
  • The Online Study Center Access is optional.


Online homework will be done through WebWork
This is provided free to the students, so there is nothing additional for which you must pay.

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