Calculus & Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering

**Course:** Math 20C

**Title:** Calculus & Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering

**Reading:** Reading the sections of the textbook corresponding to the assigned
homework exercises is considered part of the homework assignment; you are responsible for material
in the assigned reading *whether or not it is discussed in the lecture.* It will be
expected that you read the assigned material in advance of each lecture.

**Calculus Tutoring Lab:** A tutoring lab for Calculus students will generally
be open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm in APM B402; please see the
Calculus Tutoring page and follow the
link in the Tutoring Lab section for a complete listing of dates and times when the tutoring lab is
open. There will usually be at least 2 tutors and/or TAs available to help with homework,
calculators, and coursework.
**We strongly recommend that you make use of the Calculus Tutoring Lab.**

**Calculators:**
**Please Note: Calculators will not be allowed on exams.**

OR MUCH BETTER FOR M20C

would be putting the Wolfram Alpha app on your ipod,iphone,ipad or android device ($2.99).

Also you can use it on the web for free, but it is slower. For more detail see Wolfram Alpha

If you would rather go with a calculator, the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus or similar calculators are suitable and strong enough for M20C. More powerful calculators with a built-in CAS, such as a TI-89, should only be purchased if you expect to need it for your future work.

Long term:
A better long term investmant than a $100 calculator (in Prof. Helton's opinion)
is one of the 3Ms: Maple, Mathematica, or Matlab for your laptop; about $150,
which you certainly do not need for this course.
In various majors you are
likley to buy one of these
Eg in Physics they use Mathematica while in Electrical or many parts of
Mechanical Engineering they use Matlab.
So getting good with which ever one you pick early is an advantage.

Technology changes fast so let me know which of this advice helped you.

**Remember: Calculators will not be allowed on exams, so do not
get too dependent on them **

**Homework:** Homework problems will be assigned on
the course homework page, and
will be collected at the beginning of class
`You may work together with your classmates
on your homework and/or ask the instructors, the TAs, or tutors in the
calculus lab for help on assigned homework problems. However, the work
you turn in should be your own.
Your lowest homework grade will be dropped from the average.
No late homework assignments will be accepted.
Please adhere to the following neatness guidelines for homework that
you turn in to be graded; homework not conforming to these guidelines
may not receive full credit and may not be graded at all.

- Use clean paper (graphed or lined is okay) that is not torn from a spiral note book.
- Write your name and section clearly on the front page of your comp leted assignment.
- Start the problems coming from each section at the top of a sheet of paper
- Clearly number each solution and present them in numerical order.
- Leave at least one line of space between each problem.
- Write clearly and legibly.
- Write your section number in the upper right corner of the paper in font 1 inch high.(Your grades are recorded by section)

**Midterm Exams:** There will be two midterm exams.
**There will be no makeup exams.**

- You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of notes (which may be written on
*both*sides) with you to each midterm exam. - No calculators will be allowed during the midterm exams.

**Final Examination:** The final examination will be held at the date and time stated in the course calendar.

- It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a schedule conflict involving the final examination; you should not enroll in this class if you cannot take the final examination at its scheduled time.
- You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to the final examination; no other notes (or books) will be allowed.
- No calculators will be allowed during the final examination.

**Regrade Policy:** Homework and midterm exams will be returned in the discussion sections. If you believe there might be an error in the grading and wish to have your homework or exam regraded, you must observe the following rules:

- Return your homework or exam immediately to your TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once the homework or exam leaves the room.
- If you disagree with the TA's answer to your regrade request, you may ask for the instructor to review it. In order to do this, you must:
- Return your homework or exam immediately to your TA and,
- ask that they forward it to the instructor.

- If you disagree with the TA's answer to your regrade request, you may ask for the instructor to review it. In order to do this, you must:
- Retrieve your homework or exam during discussion section or arrange to pick it up from your TA within one week after it was made available for pickup (i.e., returned) in section. In order to be considered, regrade requests must be submitted within one week after being returned in section.

**Grading:** Your course grade will be determined
by your weighted average at the end of
the term. This average will be evaluated on a curve comparing it to others.
Your weighted averages will be gotten from:

- 15% Homework, 15% Midterm Exam I, 25% Midterm Exam II, 45% Final Exam

**Academic Dishonesty:** Academic dishonesty is considered a serious offense at
UCSD. Students caught cheating will face an administrative sanction which may include suspension
or expulsion from the university. It is in your best interest to maintain your academic integrity.

- Sites with resources for assistance and tutoring
- Calculus Tutoring In formation about the Math Department's Calculus Tutoring Lab and other tutoring resources
- OASIS UCSD's Office of Academic Support and In structional Services
- Wolfram|Alpha Enter your question or cal culation to compute the answer.

- Interesting sites relating to Mathematics (If you see a Math site you like
that's not here, email me the URL.)