Math 3A draft syllabus (I'll write the official syllabus in September)
Calculus with Applications
Fall 2017
DRAFT
The basics
 Text
 James Stewart
Calculus: early transcendentals,
Eighth Edition
(Hard bound ISBN: 9781285741550).
If you have the wrong edition, it's probably fine.
 Topics
 We'll cover Chapters 1–4, omitting a few sections.
This includes:
limits and continuity,
derivatives and rules for computing them,
optimization,
mean value theorem, curve sketching.
 Lectures
 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:009:50 in IV Theater.
 Instructor

Stephen Bigelow
 Office hours: watch this space

bigelow@math.ucsb.edu
(Due to the large class size,
not all email can be answered.)
 TAs
 Watch this space.
TARDIS
Your TA will give you a 4 digit "TARDIS" code
some time before the first midterm.
The code identifies your TA,
your Regular Discussion section and,
within that, you as an Individual Student.
You must print this number
the top right corner of all quizzes and exams.
This will help us identify and sort them.
If you forget, you might not receive the grade.
The course
 Grades
 Your grade is based on the following five scores.
 i>Clicker: ??%
 Homework and Quizzes: ??%
 First exam: ??%
 Second exam: ??%
 Final exam: ??%
These are curved and combined to give
a percentage, which is converted to
a letter.
 i>Clicker
 You should buy an
i>Clicker
and bring it to lectures.
 Please read ahead in the textbook
before coming to lecture.
I might test you with an i>Clicker questions.
 Homework
 Required homework
is done using WebWork,
available through
GauchoSpace
.
 Section
 By departmental policy, attendance at
your regular discussion section is mandatory.
If you have to miss a section,
please contact your TA beforehand.
 You might be able to
switch discussion sections.
Do not drop and reregister.
You only need permission from
both TAs involved,
and a new TARDIS.
Officially you will be in the original
section, but you will attend and be
graded in the new one.
 Exams
 There will be two exams during the term,
and one final exam.
Dates: watch this space.
 What to bring: a bluebook, a pen.
Maybe a notecard and a calculator — watch this space.
 You must write your TARDIS number on each bluebook.
 If you miss a midterm or quiz for a legitimate reason,
it may be possible to get an average for missed work
based on the work you did.
There will be no makeup exams.
Resources
 Enrollment

Rachel Zaragoza is in charge of issues related to enrollment.
You can visit her in the math office on the sixth floor of South Hall.
If you are on the waiting list,
you should do everything as if you were enrolled,
and hope for the best.
I do not have add codes
and I am no help on enrollment issues.
 Help
 Here are some ways to get help.
 The office hours of the TA and Professor.
 Math Lab.
 CLAS,
the Campus Learning Assistance Service.
 Incompletes
 If you cannot complete the course for a serious reason,
you must complete a form and give it to the registrar
before 4pm the day before the final.