Welcome to the Mathematics Department at UCSB

Calculus and Mathematical Reasoning
for Social and Life Sciences II

Math 34B - Spring 2005

You can download the Review Sheet for the Final Exam HERE.

Instructor: Paolo Cascini

Teaching Assistants:   Dongyan Dai

Lectures: MWF 12:00 - 12:50pm - PSYCH 1824
Please check GOLD for the time and location of your discussion section. Note that attendance at a discussion section is mandatory.

Course Description: Continued study of differential and integral calculus with applications. Introduction to mathematical modeling with differential equations. Calculus of several variables including an introduction to partial derivatives. See the Class Schedule below for more details.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Math 3A or 34A. Not open for credit to students who have completed Math 3B.

Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-4:30pm, Wed. 3:30-4:30pm and by appointment.

Textbook: Daryl Cooper - Calculus and Mathematical Reasoning for Social and Life Sciences.

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Grading: Best Midterm 30%, Homework and Quizzes 20%, Final Exam 50%.

Books, notes, calculators, scratch paper or collaboration will NOT be permitted on any of the exams or quizzes.

Midterms: There will be two midterms given in class (Apr. 22 and May 20). Only the highest score within the two midterms will be counted for the final grade. There will be NO make-up exam for any of the midterms.

Homeworks and Quizzes: There will be a problem set each week to be returned to the TA during the discussion section. Please check here for an updated list of homeworks. NO late homeworks will be accepted, but you are allowed to skip one homework set. There will be quizzes during the discussion section.

Final Exam: The final exam will be held on Tuesday, June 7 from 12 to 3 pm in PSYCH 1824. The exam will cover all the material of the entire course. An incomplete may be assigned only for documented medical reasons. You might be eligible for a make-up exam only if you have three exams during the same day and you inform me at least 2 weeks before the exam.
If you require special accommodations for the exams and have a note from the Disabled Students Program, please inform me at least 2 weeks before the exam.

M 3/28 W 3/30 F 4/1 M 4/4 W 4/6 F 4/8 W 4/13 F 4/15 M 4/18 W 4/20 F 4/22 M 4/25 W 4/27 F 4/29 M 5/2 W 5/4 F 5/6 M 5/9 W 5/11 F 5/13 W 5/18 F 5/20 M 5/23 W 5/25 F 5/27 M 5/30 W 6/1 F 6/3

Tentative Class Schedule

(Subject to change)
    Date         Reading     Topics
Ch. 8.1,2,3 Introduction
Ch. 8.4,5,7,8,9 Review of Derivatives
Ch. 8.10,12,13,14  
Ch. 12.3
Maxima and Minima
Ch. 8.6 Tangent Line Approximation
Ch. 9.1 Signed Area Under a Graph
Ch. 9.2 Definite Integral
M 4/11 Ch. 9.3 Indefinite Integral
Ch. 9.4 Riemann Sums
Ch. 9.5 Integrals and Averages
Ch. 9.6 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  First Midterm
Ch. 10 Logarithm Function
Ch. 12.1 Trigonometric Functions
Ch. 12.2 Product Rule
Ch. 12.3,4,5 Orders of Smallness
Ch. 12.6 Power Series
Ch. 13.1,2 Differential Equations
Ch.13.3,4 Growth/Decay Equations
Ch. 13.5 Graphing Solutions
Ch. 13.6,7 Isoclines
M 5/16 Ch. 13.8,9 Euler's Method
  Second Midterm
Ch. 15.1 Planes
Ch. 15.2 Partial Derivatives
Ch. 15.3 Tangent Plane
  Memorial Day
Ch. 15.4 Maxima and Minima

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