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Math 20B
Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Winter 2022 Course Syllabus

Course:  Math 20B

Title:  Calculus for Science and Engineering II

Credit Hours:  4  (2 credits if taken after Math 10B or Math 10C)

Prerequisite:  AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5,   or   AP Calculus BC score of 3,   or   Math 20A with a grade of C- or better,   or   Math 10B with a grade of C- or better,   or   Math 10C with a grade of C- or better.

Catalog Description:  Integral calculus of one variable and its applications, with exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic, and trigonometric functions.  Methods of integration.  Polar coordinates in the plane.

Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, fourth edition, by Jon Rogawski, Colin Adams, and Robert Franzosa; published by W.H. Freeman and Company (2019).  Note that you are automatically granted access to this book as an ebook when you purchase your online homework code, so you are not required to buy a physical copy of the textbook.

Material Covered:  We shall cover parts of chapters 5, 6, 7, and 10 of the text, as well as portions of the Math 20B Course Supplement.  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, 5.6 is written on January 5, so your assignment is to read section 5.6 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 Participation:  Your discussion section meetings scheduled on Thursdays will be led by an teaching assistant (TA) and a tutor (trained as a supplemental instruction leader).  These discussion section meetings will be in a workshop format with planned learning activities to promote engaging discussions around the subject material to lead to deeper understanding.  The discussion participation component of your final grade will be based on attending 7 of 10 possible discussion meetings.  We understand that there will be diversity of student preparation, and we celebrate that.  Students who feel they are behind should find these meetings an opportunity to ask and learn.  Students who feel they already understand the topic will have an opportunity to assist others and gain the deeper understanding that comes from explaining the ideas to others (which is a very important skill in the workforce). 

Please note: Since the public health situation may require us to alter our exam plans, please also be prepared for required attendance at your in-person discussion sections during weeks 4 through 9 of the quarter, as indicated on the course calendar.

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

Electronic Computing Devices:  Graphing calculators and computer programs (or online computing websites such as 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:  The plan is to have an in-person midterm exam from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Tuesday, February 8 and an in-person final exam from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Saturday, March 12 (as listed in the Schedule of Classes).  Please note:

Please note: Since the public health situation may require us to alter our exam plans, please also be prepared for required attendance at your in-person discussion sections during weeks 4 through 9 of the quarter, as indicated on the course calendar.

Grades: Your cumulative course average will be calculated according to the following formula:

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) In order to receive a passing grade in Math 20B, you must receive a passing score on the final exam.
(3) 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:  Your exams will be graded using Gradescope.  In case you notice a grading error on your exam, you will be able to request a regrade via Gradescope for a specified window of time.  This time window will be announced when the exam scores are released to the students.  Be sure to make your request within the specified window of time; no regrade requests will be considered after the window closes.

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:

Name and Gender Pronouns:  UC San Diego is committed to supporting its students' name and gender preferences.  Class rosters provided to your instructor and TAs have students' legal names, but we will strive to honor your request to be addressed using a preferred name or gender pronoun.  Please let your instructor and TA know your preferences so that we can make changes to our records.  (Certain university records may be beyond our ability to change, however.)

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