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Math 10B
Calculus II
Winter 2023 Course Syllabus

Course:  Math 10B

Title:  Calculus II

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

Prerequisite:  AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5 (or equivalent AB subscore on BC exam), or Math 10A, or Math 20A.

Catalog Description:  Integral calculus of functions of one variable, with applications.  Antiderivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, methods of integration, areas and volumes, separable differential equations.

Textbook: The required textbooks for the course are OpenStax: Calculus, Volume 1 and OpenStax: Calculus, Volume 2, both by Strang, Herman, et al.   These books are freely available online, so you don't need to spend any money on them unless you wish to purchase physical copies.  Please be aware that you will, however, need to purchase access to an online homework system, which costs twenty-five dollars for one quarter.

Material Covered:  We shall cover Section 4.10 of Volume 1 and parts of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Volume 2 of the text.  A list of the topics scheduled to be covered can be found on the course calendar.

Reading:  Reading and doing the examples in the sections of the textbook corresponding to our lecture will help you learn and understand the course material better.  If you work through the relevant examples in the book before you start your homework problems, you will probably solve the homework problems more easily and perform better on your exams than if you do not do the reading.  Your reading assignments are on the course calendar; for example, 4.10 is written on Jan 9, so your assignment is to read section 4.10 before our class meeting that day.

Homework:  There are two types of homework assignments in this course, online homework (which will be graded and is posted on Canvas) and good old-fashioned written textbook homework (which will not be graded and is posted here).

Discussion Section:  Discussion section meets every Monday and is led by a teaching assistant (TA).  Discussion section activities are designed to help you succeed in and keep up with the course.  Attendance at discussion section counts toward your grade, as detailed in the Grades section below.  Please note that discussion sections are held in small rooms with limited capacities, so you may only attend the discussion section in which you are officially enrolled on Webreg; please do not attempt to attend a discussion section in which you are not enrolled, as you will not receive any attendance credit for doing so.  For more details about discussion section, please refer to these FAQs.

Late Add Policy:   If you are on the waitlist for the course, then you are expected to attend class and discussion section for the first two weeks and complete the homework assignments by the due date.  If a student does not attend class/discussion and/or does not turn in assignments before the due dates, the student will receive a zero on all missed assignments/quizzes/etc.  No exceptions will be made. 

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

Electronic and Online Computing Devices:  Graphing calculators and online computing websites (e.g. Desmos and WolframAlpha) 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 use these devices/software 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.   Of course, this also means that you will not be asked to solve problems on exams that require the aid of an electronic computing device.

Exams:  There is an in-person midterm exam from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14th and an in-person final exam from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 18th (as listed in the Schedule of Classes).  Please note:

Grades:  Your cumulative course average will be calculated as follows:

Letter grades will be assigned based on the standard grading scale:

A A- B+ B B- C+ C C-
[93,100] [90,93) [87,90) [83,87) [80,83) [77,80) [73,77) [70,73)

Important Notes:
(1) We may adjust the above scale to be more lenient (depending on the overall class performance), but we guarantee that we will not adjust the scale to make it harder to get a better grade.
(2) Outside factors, including the need for a certain grade for admission/retention in any academic program, scholarship or transfer credit, graduation requirements or personal desire for a specific grade do not appear in the above calculations, and thus are not considered in any way in the determination of your course grade.  Effort, improvement, lecture attendance and participation will all dramatically improve your grade in the course in that they will allow you to do well on quizzes, exams, and the final exam.  They will not, however, actively participate in the calculation of your course grade.

Regrade Policy:  

Changes to the Syllabus:  Please be aware that circumstances beyond our control may force changes to this syllabus, online platforms, or other elements of this class.  We live in uncertain times, and it may become impossible to collect or grade certain items.  If such changes happen, then every effort will be made to make equitable adjustments to the syllabus or the grading criteria described above.

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.

Filing for a Incomplete:  Sometimes it is not possible to complete all of the work in the course due to circumstances beyond your control (Being unable to take the final exam because of accident or sickness, for example.)  In such a case, it may be possible to file for an Incomplete grade.  If an Incomplete is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete the work during the next quarter.  (All work must be completed before the end of Week 10 the following academic quarter.)  In order to be eligible for an Incomplete, you must meet the following criteria:

Follow this link to find more information about filing for an Incomplete on TritonLink. To apply for an Incomplete, you must fill out and submit the official form.

Study Suggestions:  Below are some suggestions that we hope will help you to succeed in this course:

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