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Math 10C Calculus
Winter 2022 Course Syllabus

Updated 3/24/22

Course:  Math 10C (Course Catalog)

Title:  Calculus III

Credit Hours:  4  (No credit given if taken after or concurrent with Math 20C.)

Prerequisite:  AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, or Math 10B, or Math 20B.

Catalog Description:  Introduction to functions of more than one variable.   Vector geometry, partial derivatives, velocity and acceleration vectors, optimization problems.


Subject Material:  We will cover selected sections of Chapters 2, 3, and 4, and Section 5.1 of Chapter 5 of the text (OpenStax Calculus, Volume 3).

Piazza:  Piazza is an online discussion forum that allows you to ask questions using mathematical symbols and expressions. Piazza was designed to enable you to get help quickly and efficiently from classmates, TAs, and instructors. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, you are encouraged to post your questions on Piazza. Find our class page by following the Piazza link within the MATH10C_SP22_A00 Canvas site.

Lecture:  Attending (and/or reviewing the recording of) the lecture is a fundamental part of the course; you are responsible for material presented in the lecture whether or not it is discussed in the textbook.  You should expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of concepts discussed in the lecture.

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 preview the assigned material in advance of each lecture and carefully read and compare it to the lecture afterward.

Academic Support:   You are encouraged to make use of the following academic support services that are freely available through the Academic Achievement Hub.

Homework:  Graded homework will be assigned using Edfinity and will be accessible via our MATH10C_SP22_A00 Canvas site.  Additional textbook homework exercises are posted on the course textbook homework page with the same due date as the Edfinity homework.  The textbook homework exercises will not be collected and will not be graded; however, if you seek help from the instructor or TAs, they will often do these problems. Note: It is not expected that you write out solutions for all the textbook homework exercises; however, you are strongly encouraged to write out solutions to those that appear more challenging to you (in order to "exercise" your understanding).

Electronic Computing Devices:  Graphing calculators and computer programs (or online computing websites such as Wolfram|Alpha) can be very helpful when working through your homework. However, a calculator/computer should be used as an aid in the learning concepts, not just as a means of computation. You should not hesitate use these devices to assist you when working on math problems at home, but always keep in mind that you will not be allowed access to any electronic computing devices during exams. This means that you should be careful to practice doing computations by hand and, of coure, also means that you will not be asked to solve problems on exams that require the aid of an electronic computing device.

Quizzes:  There will be five (5) 30-minute quizzes given given on the days specified in the course calendar.  You will be given exactly 30 minutes to complete your quiz in Canvas and will be provided a 10-hour window (10:00am - 8:00pm) within which to do so.  Your cumulative quiz score will be based on the best 4 of 5 possible quiz scores.  There will be no makeup quizzes.  If you miss a quiz for any reason, your cumulative quiz score will be based on your remaining 4 quiz scores.

Exams:  There will be two midterm exams held during the scheduled lecture time (and in the scheduled lecture room). See the course calendar for the specific dates.

Final Examination:  The final examination will be held held at the date and time stated in the course calendar (and in the schedule of classes). The location(s) will be published will be published later (probably in the 7th week of the quarter).

Regrade Policy:  Your exams will be graded using Gradescope.  You will be able to request a regrade via Gradescope for a specified window of time.  Be sure to make your request within the specified window of time; no regrade requests will be accepted after the deadline.

Grading: Your course grade will be determined by your cumulative average at the end of the term and will be based on the following scale:

< 70

There will be no curve, but we may adjust the scale to be more lenient (depending on the performance of the class).

Your cumulative average will be the maximum of the weighted averages computed as follows:

Other Notes

Academic Integrity:  Academic integrity is highly valued at UCSD and academic dishonesty is considered a serious offense. Students involved in an academic integrity violation will face an administrative sanction which may include suspension or, in very serious cases, expulsion from the university. Your integrity has great value: Cultivate and protect your academic integrity. For more about academic integrity and its value, visit the UCSD Academic Integrity Website.

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