Math 10B

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

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

Prerequisites: Math 10A or Math 1A.

Description: The sequence Math 10A,B is intended for majors in the life sciences. Elementary combinatorics and discrete probability theory. Introduction to graphs, matrix algebra, linear equations, difference equations, and differential equations. (S)

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive 2 units for 10B after taking 55

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: Combinatorics
10 hours
Part 2: Probability and Statistics
10 hours
Part 3: Dynamics
9 hours
Part 4: Matrix algebra
9 hours
Total
38 hours
Midterms & Holidays 
4 hours

42 hours
Reviews are appropriate during the RRR week.