
Calculus 1B (002 LEC) Fall 2014Instructor: Alexander Paulin. email: apaulinberkeley.edu. Office: 796 Evans Hall. Office hours : Monday, Wednesday and Friday 24pm. Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm2pm. Lectures: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am12pm, 245 Li Ka Shing. There will be no lectures on September 1 or November 28. Discussion sections: Tuesdays and Thursdays at various times (see below). Enrollment: For question about enrollment contact Thomas Brown. AnnouncementsTextbookThe textbook for this course is: Stewart, Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals for UC Berkeley, 7th edition (ISBN: 9780538498678, Cengage). This is a custom edition containing chapters 19, 11 and 17 of Stewart's "Calculus: Early Transcendentals", 7th edition. The regular edition is also fine, it just contains extra chapters covered in math 53. The 6th edition is also acceptable, but you will need to watch for differences in the numbering of assigned homework problems. In chronological order, we'll cover the material in chapters 7, 8, 11, 9 and 17. Grading and course policyWeekly homework and quizzes 20%; two midterms 20% each; final exam 40%. The lowest midterm can be dropped and replaced by the final exam grade. There will be no makeup exams. This grading policy allows you to miss one midterm, but check your schedule to make sure you have no conflict for the final exam. Make sure to read the detailed course policy for important information. HomeworkHomework assignments are due each Thursday in section; they will be posted here. The first homework will be due on September 11. For more detailed information see the course policy. Homework 0 and Solutions 0ExamsThere will be two midterms, the first on Monday September 29 and the second on Friday October 31, both from 11am to 12pm in the usual lecture room. The final exam will be on Monday December 15 (11.30am  2.30pm). Practice First Midterm: Good Solutions and Bad Solutions Here is the first midterm, together with solutions. A rough breakdown of the letter grades for the first midterm is as follows:
The mean score was 75 and the median was 78. Keep in mind that these letter grades are estimates only  only the numbers are used to compute your final grade. Practice Second Midterm and solutions. Here is the second midterm, together with solutions. A rough breakdown of the letter grades for the second midterm is as follows:
The mean score was 66 and the median was 68. Keep in mind that these letter grades are estimates only  only the numbers are used to compute your final grade. Practice Final Exam and solutions. Here is a link to many past exams. Of these, the ones I recommend trying first are Ribet97, Sarason96 and Reshetikhin03. Remember though, when you look at these older exams the instructor may have focussed on different things and so they may be quite different from mine. SyllabusIn Math 1A or elsewhere, you studied functions of a single variable, limits, and continuity. You learned about derivatives, which describe how functions change, and which can be used to help find maxima and minima of functions. You also learned about integrals which describe the aggregate behavior of a function over an interval, such as the area under a curve or the average of a varying quantity. The derivative and the integral are tied together in the fundamental theorem of calculus, one version of which relates the integral of the derivative of a function over an interval to the values of the function at the endpoints of the interval.In this course we will continue the study of calculus in three parts as follows:
Here is the lecture schedule for the course:
Discussion sections
ResourcesThe Student Learning Center provides support for this class, including study groups, review sessions for exams, and dropin tutoring.
