Ucsd Math 20b Homework Solutions

Math 20B - Calculus


Main lecture A00: MWF 12:00noon - 12:50pm, Ledden Auditorium


We'll use the WebCT(http://webct.ucsd.edu) system where you can check grades.

Study guides / exam solutions:

Exam 1 study guide

Solutions to exam 1: version 1, version 2

Exam 2 study guide and Some worked out problems for exam2 (yuan may go over some of these Monday in review)

Solutions to exam 2: version 1, version 2

Final exam study guide (also use the above two guides)


See the homework page. (Updated May 5th homework 6 and onwards are affected)


Jon Rogawski, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, first edition.

UCSD student 20B supplement will be used in addition to the textbook.


Jiří Lebl
Web: http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~jlebl/
Office: 7151 AP&M
Office hours: MF 1-2pm, W 3-4pm
Office phone: (858) 534-2644 (Don't leave a message)
Email: jle...bl@math.ucsd.edu


Andre Harmse, Office hours, Tu 2-3pm, W 9-11am AP&M 6331, Email: jhar...@math.ucsd.edu

Johanna Hennig, Office hours: F 11-noon, in AP&M B402A (calc lab), and Th 5-6 in AP&M 6414. Email: jhen...@math.ucsd.edu


Grades will be based on the percentages below. Curve will be applied if needed. The grading scale without a curve is the standard 90-80-70-60, those grades you are guaranteed (i.e., 90 and above guarantees an A), but the curve may improve your grade.

Exam 1: Wednesday, April 27th, 20% of your grade.

Exam 2: Wednesday, May 25th, 20% of your grade. (Only over material since exam 1)

Final Exam: Wednesday, June 8, 11:30am - 2:29pm, 40% (or 60%, see below) of your grade. (Comprehensive)

Homework: Assigned weekly (some weeks may be skipped). Worth 20%, possibly spot checked (spot checked means: some spot(s) of each homework checked, and all will be collected). Lowest 2 homework grades dropped.

How the grade is computed: Your grade will be the maximum of
20% (Exam 1 score) + 20% (Exam 2 score) + 40% (Final exam score) + 20% (Homework score)
20% (Exam 1 score) + 60% (Final exam score) + 20% (Homework score)
20% (Exam 2 score) + 60% (Final exam score) + 20% (Homework score)

Test Policies: No books, calculators or computers allowed on the exams or the final. One page of handwritten notes allowed on the exam. No makeup exams; see above.

Interesting links:

Wolfram Alpha. Google for math. It solves integrals and equations, plots functions, etc... Good for checking your work.

Interesting lecture, the development of biofuels from lignocelluosic biomass ... Lecture 4 in the same lecture series

Exam Information

Exam 1: 23 Oct 2017 (Mon) — Topics included are those from Oct 2 - Oct 18
Exam 2: 20 Nov 2017 (Mon) — The focus will be on topics from Oct 20 - Nov 15
Final: 14 Dec 2017 (Thu) — The final exam is cumulative and covers every topic from the course.

  • You must bring your ID.
  • You may bring one (double-sided) page of handwritten notes. (No photocopies.)
  • No calculators or other electronic devices will be allowed during the examinations.

The following are examples of what exams in this class might look like. They are NOT practice exams. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term.

Class Links

  • Class Syllabus: Information and policies regarding the course. (You are responsible for knowing the information and policies given in the syllabus.)
  • Course Calendar:   Important dates for the course in a convenient calendar format.
  • Homework List:   A list of suggested homework problems. These problems will not be collected but may be the source of quiz or exam questions.

Student Resources

  • Calculus Interactive Examples:   A resource provided courtesy Professor Al Shenk.
  • Calculus Tutoring:   Information about the Math Department's Calculus Tutoring Lab and other tutoring resources
  • OASIS:   UCSD's Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services
  • Calc101.com:   Automatic Calculus Derivatives and Integrals
  • Khan Academy: Video resources on everything from basic algebra to calculus
  • Wolfram|Alpha:   A powerful computational knowledge engine
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