MATH 163B (04142), Winter 2003

Catalog Description:
Continuation of MATH 163A. Presents a survey of basic concepts of calculus. For students who want an introduction to calculus, but do not need the depth of 263A-B-C.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1283, 554 Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 2-3pm, Thursday 11-12am, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
Class hours/ location: 
MTTh 10:10-11am in 126 Morton Hall.
Calculus with Applications (brief version), seventh edition, by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, and Nathan P. Ritchey; Addison Wesley, 2001.
Several problems from the book are assigned each day. These problems will not be collected or graded, but you will need to do them in order to learn.
Good Problems:
One Good Problem will be assigned and collected each week in which there is not a test. This is a homework problem that will be graded half on content and half on presentation. The idea is to practice writing mathematics regularly but in small pieces.
There will be four mid-term tests, in class. Calculators are not permitted.
Final Exam:
The final exam is on Thursday 20 March at 8am in our regular classroom.
Each Good Problem is worth 1 unit, each test is worth 2 units, and the final is worth 4 units. Before computing your average, your lowest 2 units will be dropped. Then your average is computed and a 90% guarantees you at least an A-, 80% a B-, 70% a C-, and 60% a D-.
Missed or Late work:
Only reasons given in advance of a missed test will be considered; otherwise a score of 0 will be given. Late Good Problems are penalized 5% for each 24 hour period or part thereof.
Attendance is assumed but is not counted in your grade. It is your responsibility to find out any announcements made in class.
Academic Dishonesty:
You are strongly encouraged to work together on the homework. You can work together on the Good Problems, but you must acknowledge any help that you receive. The tests and final exam must be your own work, and without the aid of calculators or notes. Dishonesty will result in a zero on that work, and possible failure in the class and a report to the university judiciaries.
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
  • Your classmates are your best resource. Use them!
  • The calculus page at UC Davis.
  • Schedule

    Week Date Section Homework Good Problem/ Test
    1 Jan 6 Introduction  
    Jan 7 2.4 3-12,16-19,26  
    Jan 9 2.4 31,43,46 Good Problem 1: Autobiography  .pdf; Layout .pdf
    2 Jan 13 2.5 1-23odd,32,35,41-59odd 
    Jan 14 2.5 62,67,78,79a-e  
    Jan 16 2.6 1,2,3,15,20,30 Good Problem 2: 2.5#73 ; Flow .pdf
    3 Jan 20 Martin Luther King Jr Day, no class
    Jan 21 2.6 33,42,45  
    Jan 23 Test 1 on 2.4,2.5,2.6; study guide .pdf
    4 Jan 27 4.4 1-29odd  
    Jan 28 4.4 39,46
    Jan 30 4.5 1-39odd  Good Problem 3: 4.4#33 ; Symbols .pdf
    5 Feb 3 4.5 44,48,51  
    Feb 4
    Feb 6 Test 2 on 4.4,4.5
    6 Feb 10 7.1 7-41odd  
    Feb 11 7.1 52,60,66 
    Feb 13 7.2 3-33odd  Good Problem 4: 7.1#44  ; Logic .pdf
    7 Feb 17 7.2 38,41  
    Feb 18 7.3 1,5,7,14,17
    Feb 20    Test 3 on 7.1,7.2 
    8 Feb 24 7.3 26,32  
    Feb 25 7.4 1-29odd,41,44,45
    Feb 27 7.4 56,59,64  Good Problem 5: 7.4#33 ; Graphs .pdf
    9 Mar 3 7.5 1-21odd  
    Mar 4 7.5 26,33,37
    Mar 6   Test 4 on 7.3,7.4,7.5; study guide .pdf
    10 Mar 10 8.1 13-21odd  
    Mar 11 8.1 35,37
    Mar 13   Good Problem 6: 8.1#33 ; Intros .pdf
    11  Mar 20 Final Exam 8-10am Thursday, in our classroom; study guide .pdf

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Wed Mar 12 17:57:49 UTC 2003