UC Berkeley, Spring Semester 1999
Math 16A: Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Instructor: Bernd Sturmfels (bernd@math, Evans 701)
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Place: F295 Haas
Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics (see the General Catalog for details)
Text book: Applied Calculus: for business, social sciences and
life sciences, D. Hughes-Hallett et.al., Wiley, 1996
In addition to the textbook, you will need a graphing calculator that can compute integrals. If you don't have one, you
should buy a TI-85 or HP-48G.
Calculus of one variable; derivatives, definite integrals and applications, maxima and minima, and applications of the exponential and logarithmic functions.
for a detailed course syllabus including all homework problems
The textbook covers the subject in detail, so I expect students to prepare for each lecture by reading the assigned
sections in advance. In lecture, I will outline what is important, give my own perspective on some topics, do some
examples, and answer questions.
I encourage participation by the class, even in this large lecture course, by having students work out problems
during the lecture itself, and calling on members of the class for answers (or questions).
The grade is based on the final exam (45 %),
two midterms (20 % each) and homework/quizzes (15 %).