Math 1A: Calculus
MWF 1:00 - 2:00 PM, 105 Stanley Hall
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Instructor: Vivek Shende
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1-3 pm; Friday, 2-3 pm, 873 Evans

Required text: James Stewart, Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals for UC Berkeley, 8th edition (or James Stewart, Calculus, 8th edition, early transcendentals)

Official course description: This sequence is intended for majors in engineering and the physical sciences. An introduction to differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable, with applications and an introduction to transcendental functions.


Piazza: ask and answer questions here.


Enrollment issues: enrollment@math.berkeley.edu



GSIs:

Kathleen Kirsch (101, 103); OH: 860 Evans, Tues. 11-1.
Kenneth Hung (104, 105); OH: 787 Evans, Tu/Th 8:30-9:30.
Kubrat Danailov (106, 107); OH: 737 Evans, Thurs. 3-5.
Izaak Meckler (108, 109); OH: 1068 Evans, Monday 10-12.
Isabelle Shankar (111, 113); OH: 739 Evans, Weds. 2-4.

You are welcome to attend the office hours of any GSI.


Grading: Based on homework and quizzes (15%), three midterms (15% each) and the final exam (40%).

There will be no makeup homework, quizzes, midterms, or finals. Instead, we have the following policies in place:

Incompletes will be offered only if a medical emergency causes you to miss the final, and only if your work up to that point has been satisfactory.



Academic integrity: You are expected to rely on your own knowledge and ability, and not use unauthorized materials or represent the work of others as your own. Follow the honor code: "As a member of the UC Berkeley community, I act with honesty, integrity, and respect for others."




Exams

Three in-class midterms (9/18, 10/11, 11/8); one final (12/12). The only equipment required or allowed is pen or pencil. Scratch paper will be provided.

Practice midterm 1
Midterm 1 and solutions

Practice midterm 2
Midterm 2 and solutions




Webwork: Each week, there is online homework, via Webwork, due one minute before midnight on sunday. Solutions become available immediately after the problem set is due.

You can access Webwork from the bCourses page for the class; homework set 0 is a tutorial on the system (and is not graded).

You can try each problem as many times as required to answer it correctly, without penalty.

You may work on the problems in groups; however you must think about each problem yourself and enter in your own solution into Webwork. Those working in groups will notice that Webwork generates slightly different problems for each student.

Book problems & Quizzes Each week, there will also be also some problems selected from the textbook; these are more conceptual whereas the Webwork problems are more computational. These are essential to your understanding. They will not be collected; instead, there is a quiz every Thursday (in section) consisting of a single problem chosen verbatim from this list.




Lectures: I will post the slides after every lecture, in two versions. The “sl” version has pauses in them just like in the lecture. The “ho” slides have no pauses.

Class Date Text Sections Slides Book Problems
1 8/23 (W) 1.1 sl, ho 4, 14, 22, 25, 38, 54, 58, 65
2 8/25 (F) 1.2 sl , ho 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 29, 30
3 8/28 (M) 1.3 sl, ho 5, 7, 23, 27, 53, 54, 59, 62
4 8/30 (W) 1.4, 1.5 sl, ho 1.4: 16, 19, 33; 1.5 1, 2, 3, 13, 34, 38, 57, 69, 75
5 9/1 (F) 2.1, 2.2 sl, ho 2.1: 2, 8; 2.2 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 18, 25, 32, 54
- 9/4 (M) Holiday
6 9/6 (W) 2.3 sl, ho 5, 10, 31, 55, 62, 65, 66
7 9/8 (F) 2.4 sl, ho 2, 11, 13, 32, 38, 39, 41, 42
8 9/11 (M) 2.4 sl, ho no new problems
9 9/13 (W) 2.5 sl, ho 7, 8, 12, 21, 46, 52, 56, 69
10 9/15 (F) 2.6 sl, ho 2, 9, 20, 29, 41, 42, 64, 67
M1 9/18 (M) Midterm 1
11 9/20 (W) 2.7 sl, ho 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 26, 49,53, 56
12 9/22 (F) 2.8 sl, ho 4, 11, 14, 35, 52, 57, 63, 65
13 9/25 (M) 3.1, 3.2 sl, ho 3.1: 49, 55, 57, 68, 69; 3.2: 42, 52, 53, 57, 60, 61
14 9/27 (W) 3.3, 3.4 sl, ho 3.3: 35, 37, 51, 55; 3.4: 64, 72, 78, 87, 97
15 9/29 (F) 3.5, 3.6 sl, ho 3.5 21, 32, 44, 46, 73, 79; 3.6 3, 49, 51
16 10/2 (M) 3.7 ho 7, 11, 16, 17, 18, 26, 38; READ ALL EXAMPLES IN CHAPTER
17 10/4 (W) 3.8 3, 7, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22
18 10/6 (F) 3.9 sl, ho 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
19 10/9 (M) 3.9 28, 29, 35, 38, 39, 42, 44, 46, 50 (I did some in class)
M2 10/11 (W) Midterm 2
20 10/13 (F) 3.10 sl, ho 36, 40, 42, 44
21 10/16 (M) 4.1 sl, ho 14, 70, 72, 75, 76, 77
22 10/18 (W) 4.2 10, 17, 18, 24, 28, 31, 37
23 10/20 (F) 4.3 18, 20, 45, 56, 68, 78, 90
24 10/23 (M) 4.4 68, 74, 75, 76, 81
25 10/25 (W) 4.5
26 10/27 (F) 4.7
27 10/30 (M) 4.9
29 11/1 (W) 5.1
29 11/3 (F) 5.2
30 11/6 (M) 5.3
M3 11/8 (W) Midterm 3
- 11/10 (F) Holiday
31 11/13 (M) 5.4
32 11/15 (W) 5.5
33 11/17 (F) 6.1
34 11/20 (M) 6.2
- 11/22 (W) Holiday
- 11/24 (F) Holiday
35 11/27(M) 6.3
36 11/29 (W) 6.5
37 12/1 (F)
12/12 (Tues) Final Exam





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