Fall 2014 MATH H1B 001 LEC

Honors Calculus
001 LECMWF 11-12P 85 EVANSBERGMAN, G M53546
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42: MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 1130-230PLimit:39 Enrolled:17 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:22 [on 10/09/14]

Note: Enrollment instructions are available at math.berkeley.edu/courses/enrollment-scheduling.

101 DISMWF 2-3P 85 EVANSOH, C53549
Additional Information: 

Prerequisites: 1A or equivalent.

Syllabus: Honors version of 1B. Continuation of 1A. Techniques of integration; applications of integration. Infinite sequences and series. First-order ordinary differential equations. Second-order ordinary differential equations; oscillation and damping; series solutions of ordinary differential equations (= chapters 7-9, 11, 17 of the text).

Office: 865 Evans Hall.

Office Hours: Mon. 12:30-1:30, Tues. 12-1, Fri. 3:30-4:30

Required Text: James Stewart, Single variable calculus: Early Transcendentals for UC Berkeley, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning

Grading: Grades will be based on weekly Section Quizzes (25%), two Midterms (15% + 20%), a Final Exam (35%), and regular submission of your Daily Question (5%; see next-to-last paragraph below).

Homework: Weekly, not graded.

Comments: This course is aimed at students with a strong ability and interest in mathematics.

I will follow the curriculum for Math 1B, but try to provide greater rigor (real proofs), greater insight, and more interesting exercises.  We will also go back to some of the key definitions and proofs from 1A and put them on a solid basis.  I don't expect the grading scale to be either higher or lower than for 1B, but you will have to do more thinking to get a good grade; hopefully, you will enjoy this.  If you start H1B but find in a few weeks that it is not the course for you, it should be possible to transfer to regular 1B and not be at a disadvantage.

My discussion of the material in each lecture will be based on the assumption that you have done the assigned reading for that day!  You will be expected to submit a question on each day's reading by the start of class; preferably by e-mail an hour or more before.  (Details in the first-day course handout.  In particular, if you understand the day's reading thoroughly and have no questions about it, you should submit a pro forma question about it -- with the answer.) 

If you are uncertain whether to take H1B, contact me, and we can either discuss this by e-mail, or arrange for you to come by my office and discuss it.