Calculus  MATH 9C, S2006, Section 001 
Course Syllabus


Text Book

Thomas’ Calculus 11th Edition


Dimiter Vassilev

Lecture  MWF  11:10pm-12pm  SPR  1340


Surge 219


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(951)  827- 4610

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TA, Robert Lam,

Section 002 T 8:10am-9am SPR 1358

TA, Robert Lam,

Section 003  T 9:10am-10am OLMH 1122

TA, Claude Cassano,

Section 004 T 7:10pm-8pm WAT 1101



Office Hours


D. Vassilev, Surge 219

Monday and Friday 10 -11am,  Wednseday 3-4pm

or by appointment. You can also stop by whenever  you have a quick question.

R Lam, Surge


C Cassano, Surge 




Study Group Sessions  

Matthew Wiley,
Pure Mathematics
Math SI Coordinator, UAP

Mon 12m - 1pm Hmnss 1407
Tue 5pm - 7pm Olmh 1126
Wed 1pm - 2pm Hmnss 1502

These will start next week (17 April) and last until week 10

Ben Sanders,

math9c , workshop

Bourns A275 from 5 to 7 pm on
Tuesdays and Thursdays


MATH 009C First-Year Calculus 4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): MATH 009B with a grade of "C-" or better or MATH 09HB with a grade of "C-" or better. Further topics from integral calculus, improper integrals, infinite series, Taylor's series, and Taylor's theorem. Credit is awarded for only one of MATH 009C or MATH 09HC..


Daily Information

Here I will put information whenever needed during the semester.  Check it once, later in the day, on MWF during the week.

Note: ID required in order to take an exam.



Homework ( * problems due the following class)

M  4/3

8.8 Improper Integrals

8.8/4*, 22*, 34*, 36*, 56*, 58*, 70


8.8 Improper Integrals

8.8/4*, 22*, 34*, 36*, 56*, 58*, 70


8.8 Improper Integrals - Absolute Convergence

8.8/40*,  60*, 75b

M  4/10

8.8 Improper Integrals - Dirichlet's test

8.8/10*, 70*, 72*


11.1 Sequences

11.1/56*, 58, 76*, 78, 98*, 100, 104*


11.1 Sequences

11.1/66*, 78*,82*,90a*

M 4/17

11.2 Series

11.2/2*, 6*, 28*, 34*, 38*


11.2 -3 Integral test, direct comparison, n-th term

11.2/46*, 48*  11.3/6*, 18, 26*


11.3-4 Integral test, Limit comparison  test

11.3/22*, 24*, 40  11.4/8*, 14*, 16*, 20

M  4/24

11.5 Ratio and n-th root tests

11.5/2*, 8*, 20*, 35*, 44*


11.6 Absolute and Conditional convergence

11.6/8*, 14*, 16*, 18*, 20*



11.6/20, 28, 40, 48  pp.840-841/12, 34

M  5/1

11.7 Power Series

11.7/4*, 8*, 10*, 26*, 41



11.7/30*, 38*, 42*, 46*


11.8  Taylor and Maclaurin series

11.8/2*, 6*, 8*, 10*

M  5/8

11.9 and 9.1

9.1/2*,6*,12*, 18*, 26*



9.2/2*, 6*, 16*


M  5/15

Midterm exam


9.2 & 9.5 Mixing Pbs, Orthog. Trajectories

9.2/26*, 28*  9.5/16*, 20*


9.5 Popoluation and Velocity problems

9.5/2*, 4, 6*, 10*

M  5/22

9.2  RL - Circuits

9.2/29*, 30*



11.10/4*, 12*, 18*, 26*, 28*



11.10/ 34*, 48*  10.5/4*, 12*, 24*

M  5/29

Memorial day



10.6/18*, 20*, 22*, 24*



10.7/2*, 5*, 20*, 22*

M  06/05


10.6/3, 4*, 32*







Th 06/15 Final Exam Practice Problems 




  5/15 /2006

 ID required to take the exam

Final Exam

 06/15/2006 11:30A-2:30P

 ID required to take the exam




 Lecture  MWF  11:10pm-12pm  SPR  1340. The Department expects students to attend, and to participate in, all lectures and discussion sections of the Math 9ABC class in which they are enrolled. Classes cannot be missed except for certified reasons (such as a medical emergency with a doctor certificate). 

Homework and Quizzes

Every class, I will assign a group of problems for you to work on to master the material presented in class.


           Each homework will have a few problems that will be due the next lecture class

           All collected homework will be returned in your discussion section the week following the one it was collected

           The homework sheets have to be stapled with the problems written in the order they were assigned,

           Your name and discussion section time should be written in the top right corner of the stapled homework ( do not fold it!)

           Place your homework in the pile corresponding to your discussion section at the beginning of each lecture

           Please follow this requirement at all times as otherwise the homework will not be collected or graded

There will be 10 to 15 minute long quizzes.  The quizzes will be given every week in the discussion sections.  The problems will be from or very close to the homework.  You are expected to reasonably explain (in writing) the steps of the solutions.

   Unsubstantiated answers will not be given credit. All quizzes and homework points are bonus points.

   Your TA’s will decide the part and the amount of problems from your homework or quizzes that will be graded each week.

You should always write your own solutions of the homework problems. It is your responsibility to follow this advice. This will be very helpful when you review later in the quarter. Many times people tend to believe they can do certain problems until they have to write down the actual solutions. 


There will be one Midterm exam and a Final Exam.  The homework will inform you about the tests, but you should not expect that most test questions will come without modification from the homework or any mock test

Getting Help

I strongly recommend that you come and see me whenever you have difficulties.  Please do not postpone your questions for a later time.




Final exam




+ Bonus  ( more than one letter grade if you work for it! ) HW and Quizzes max of


You can see your points on ILEARN

You will have at least A, B, C, D or F if you have correspondingly  > 90%,  80-89%, 65-79 %, 50-64 %  or <  50% out of 600 points.   This scale allows for a curve.  However the following department policy will be followed.

Mathematics Department Policy: grant grades of C- or higher only to students who demonstrate adequate preparation for the next course in the sequence or program. For example, a student who is not competent to solve very elementary word problems does not meet this standard.


Make ups

No make-up quizzes or exams are allowed, except for a certified reason (such as a Doctor certificate).


Calculators will not be permitted for quizzes, exams, or homework assignments.


Academic Honesty

Students are encouraged to review UC Riverside's policies on academic integrity, available on the web at In

particular, students are expected to submit their own work for exams and homework assignments