Instructor:
Prof. Ian Agol
Office: 921 Evans, 642-4377
Office Hours: 1:10-2pm Monday, 2:10-3pm Wednesday, 1:10-2pm
Thursday, or by appointment
(call or e-mail me to set one up)
Note: Prof. Agol's office hours will be canceled
during reading week.
During finals week, office hours will be 2-4pm Wednesday 12/14, and 2-4
pm Thursday 12/15.
ianagol@math berkeley edu
Sections and GSI names and office hours
Main Lecture: MWF 9:10-10:00 AM, 105 Stanley Hall
The final will take place in the RSF (Recreational Sports Facility)
Field House, 7-10 pm, Thursday, December 15.
Directions to RSF Field House: The RSF Field House is located
on the west end of the Recreational Sports Facility (on Bancroft Way).
Please arrive promptly, and enter through the exterior double doors
that lead directly into the Field House from outside. During the exam
(restroom access etc.): to minimize disruption, exit/enter through the
RSF Atrium doors at East end of the Field House. See aerial view (click
on image to enlarge)
The Student
Learning Center is a resource available to help you with Math 1A.
The student learning center provides support for this class, including
study
groups, drop in tutoring, and exam reviews.
AP Credit: If you have
taken the AP Calculus exam, then you may not have
to take Math 1A. Consult
the appropriate College criteria to decide whether you
may place out of Math 1A.
Enrollment:
Enrollment is handled by telebears. I have no
control over enrollment,
so please do not send me email asking to get
into this class. If you have questions
about
enrollment send them to Barbara
Peavy or visit her in 967 Evans Hall.
Enrollment in discussion sections is also usually handled by
telebears.
You MUST attend the discussion section you
are registered
for.
If you wish to add or drop this course
after telebears ends,
here is the form
and instructions.
The
deadline
to add or drop without the dean's
approval (which is rarely
given) is September 23, 2011.
No lecture or section on Wednesday
11/23
(the day before thanksgiving)
Course Description: An introduction to differential and
integral calculus of functions of one
variable, with applications.
This course is intended for majors in engineering and the physical
sciences.
See also Math 1A
homepage
Prerequisites: 3.5 years of high school math, including
trigonometry and analytic geometry,
plus a satisfactory grade in
one of the following: CEEB MAT test, an AP test, the UC/CSU math
diagnostic test,
or Math 32. There is an
on-line
exam you can take to help you decide if you are ready for
this course.
Textbook:
Stewart,
Single Variable Essential Calculus,
Early Transcendentals, UC Berkeley edition.
available at the ASUC Bookstore, at Ned's, and
through the ASUC Bookswap.
A supplement to the book is available: Tools for Enriching Calculus
Homework:
assigned each week but not collected or graded.
You are strongly encouraged
to keep up with the homework in order
to be prepared for quizzes and exams.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given in section on the Friday
after the homework is due, except
for September 2, the weeks in which there is an exam on a Friday or a
holiday.
The quiz each week will be based closely on the homework assigned that
week.
There will be no makeup
quizzes.
Grading:
weekly quizzes: | |
20% (9 quizzes given, lowest two scores dropped) |
midterm 1: | |
20% |
midterm 2: | |
20% |
final exam: | |
40% |
Grade corrections: The grades for exams or quizzes will be changed
only if there is a
clear error on the part of the grader, such as
adding up marks incorrectly. I will not
increase grades just because
someone needs a higher grade to graduate or get into some program.
Incomplete grades: Incomplete "I" grades are almost never
given. The only justification
is a documented serious medical problem
or genuine personal/family emergency.
Falling behind in this course or
problems with workload in other courses are not acceptable reasons.
Exam Dates:
Midterm 1: | |
September 30 in class |
Midterm 2: | |
November 4 in class |
Final Exam: | |
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011, 7-10PM (location TBA) |
Exam policy:
- bring an exam
book to write your answers in
- write each problem on a new page.
- no calculators allowed
- justify your answers, by explaining which theorems from
the sections you are using. You will not receive full credit for an
unexplained answer.
If you compute a derivative, you should write which
rule of differentiation you are using.
- you may bring a "cheat sheet", which is one page, handwritten, both
sides allowed.
You must turn this sheet in with your exam, inserted in the front of
your test book.
Other than this one sheet, the exams are closed book.
- when you are done with the exam, tuck your cheat sheet and exam in
the front of your
exam book. Write your name and Student ID number on
both the exam and the blue book.
- The midterms and final for disabled students will be in room 959
Evans Hall
(starting at the same dates and times as everyone else).
Questions:
Type of Question | Person to Ask | When and How |
Enrollment and Section Placement | go to Telebears or ask Barbara Peavy |
online |
Quiz Scores | GSI | Office Hours |
Exam Scores | GSI or Professor | Office Hours |
Math Questions | GSI or Professor | Discussion Section, Office Hours |
Emergencies only | Professor | Office Hours, e-mail, Phone |
missed class, administrative announcements | your classmates (and course webpage) |
up to you |