Math 3A - Fall, 2001 GENERAL INFORMATION TEXTBOOK: Single Variable Calculus, 4th Ed, by J. Stewart We will roughly cover chapter 1-4. Lecture location & time: NH 1006 MWF 8-8:50am Instructor: Xi Chen Phone #: 893-3878 Email: xichen@math.ucsb.edu Office and Office Hours: South Hall 6502, Tue & Thu 10-11:30am HOMEWORK: Homework is due each week in your discussion section. It will be graded and handed back to you the next week in the discussion section. GRADING: Your grade in this course is based on weekly homework, two in-class midterms and one final. The grading policy is: you will receive a C- or below if you fails to get 55% out of the final no matter how well you did in homework and midterms; on the other hand, you will receive at least a C if you score 55% or more in the final; if you pass the final, I will use the formula max(15% homework + 20% mid1 + 20% mid2 + 45% final, 25% mid1 + 25% mid2 + 50% final) to calculate your course grade. In English, I will take the sum of 15% homework, 20% each midterm and 45% final or the sum of 25% each midterm and 50% final, whichever is better, as your course grade. The letter grades are determined by curve fitting, roughly, 30% A, 35% B and 35% C. (This ratio is only for the students passing the final. So if 40% students fail the final, there are only 18% A, 21% B and 21% C.) EXAMS: No books are allowed in exams. You may use a scientific calculator and a notecard. You should bring a photo ID to all exams. A scientific calculator is a calculator which cannot be programmed and does not have graphing functions. So GRAPHING CALCULATORS (or whatever the name you have for them) are not allowed. The only purpose you use a calculator should be for numerical operations. WEBSITE: http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~xichen/math3a01f/ I will post homework assignments, handouts, solution sets, exam locations and etc. to the website on a regular basis. If you miss some classes, you should check the website to see if there is anything new.