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. Representation of data, elementary probability theory, statistical models and testing. (F)

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive 2 units for 10A after taking 1A

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

Recommended Textbook: Schreiber, Smith and Getz, Calculus for the Life Sciences (Wiley). A specially priced UC Berkeley paperback edition is available.

Outline of the Course:

Part 1: Differential Calculus
11 hours
Part 2: Integral Calculus
12 hours
Part 3: Probability and Statistics
15 hours
38 hours
Midterms & Holidays 
4 hours

42 hours
Reviews are appropriate during the RRR week.