Math 10A

Math 10A - Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics and Combinatorics -- [4 units]

Course Format: Three hours of lecture and three hours of discussion per week.

Prerequisites: Three and one-half years of high school math, including trigonometry and analytic geometry. Consult the Mathematics Department for details. Students who have not had calculus in high school are strongly advised to take the Student Learning Center’s Math 98 adjunct course for Math 10A; contact the SLC for more information.

Description: The sequence Math 10A,B is intended for majors in the life sciences. Introduction to differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable, ordinary differential equations, and matrix algebra and systems of linear equations. (F) 

Credit Restrictions: None

Required Textbook: Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences (custom UC Berkeley Edition).  ISBN 9780357113387. The textbook can be purchased at:  http://services.cengagebrain.com/course/site.html?id=2916324

Online Class Notes: The Mathematics Department has created extensive online lecture notes for this class, and these will serve as the supplementary text.

Outline of the Course:

Part 1: Differential Calculus
11 hours
Part 2: Integral Calculus
12 hours

Part 3: Ordinary Differential Equations
and Matrix Algebra

15 hours
Total
38 hours
Midterms & Holidays 
4 hours

42 hours
Reviews are appropriate during the RRR week.