Alexander Knop
S.E. Warschawski Assistant Professor
Research interests:
Proof complexity, structural complexity, algorithms, cryptography.

For UCSD students
Math 10C (Calculus III)




  • Textbook:
    The textbook for this course is: James Stewart, Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, 4th edition (Enhanced with Webassign)
  • Grading policy:
    Student's cumulative average will be computed by taking the maximum of these two grading schemes:
    • 10% Homework, 25% Midterm I, 25% Midterm II, 40% Final Exam
    • 10% Homework, 30% maximum of Midterm I and Midterm II, 60% Final Exam
  • Supplemental Instruction and Content Drop-in Tutoring:
    Teaching + Learning Commons, Academic Achievement Hub with your Department support, will be offering Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Content Drop-in Tutoring for this class.
    SI sessions will begin meeting on Monday, October 1st. Typically, SI sessions meet three (3) times a week for 50 minutes each time. See the website for more information
    Content Drop-in Tutoring will begin on Monday also. The general tutoring hours are 12pm - 7pm on Mondays through Fridays, and online Saturday and Sundays. This schedule varies by course, so it is recommended that students check the website before coming in. See the website for more information
  • Homework:
    Homework is a very important part of the course and in order to fully master the topics it is essential that you work carefully on every assignment and try your best to complete every problem.
    Your total homework score will be based on the total possible homework points available. After each homework you can complete an optional online HW review highlighting key concepts. If you complete the questionnaire for an assignment and that assignment is your lowest homework score, that score will be dropped from your homework average.
    Homework must be done alone! For homework help, consult your textbook, class notes, lecturer, and TAs. It is considered a violation of the policy on academic integrity to:
    • look or ask for answers to homework problems in other texts or sources, including the internet, or to
    • discuss the homework problems with anyone (unless you are in office hours with someone from the instructional team).
    We will have online homework. Online homework will be assigned through WebAssign and will be accessible via TritonEd, as indicated below. Your total homework score will be based on the total possible homework points available; no homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter. You will be allowed five attempts up to the due date to complete each problem correctly. Instructions how to enroll to WebAssign you may find on the follwoing link.
  • Discussion Board:
    The Piazza forum for our class where questions can be posted and answered. It is a very helpful resource!
  • Office Hours

    • 5880A, AP&M building,
      • Monday: 4-5 PM;
      • Wednesday: 4-5 PM;
      • Friday: 3:30-4:30 PM

    Teaching assistants

    • Hui Tan,
      5412, AP&M building,
      • Thursday: 2-4 PM
    • John Jacobsen,
      b412, AP&M building,
      • Friday 11 AM-1 PM
    • Qinzhuo Gong,
      5218, AP&M building,
      • Monday: 3-4 PM,
      • Tuesdays 8-9 PM,


    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    September 23 September 24 September 25 September 26 September 27 September 28
    9.1 Three-Dimensional Coordinate Systems
    September 29
    September 30 October 01
    9.2 Vectors
    October 02 October 03
    9.3 The Dot Product
    October 04
    October 05
    9.3 The Dot Product
    October 06
    October 07 October 08
    9.4 The Cross Product
    October 09 October 10
    9.4 The Cross Product
    October 11
    October 12
    9.5 Equations of Lines and Plane Planes
    October 13
    October 14 October 15
    10.1 Vector Functions and Space Curves
    October 16 October 17
    Catch up Review
    October 18
    October 19
    Midterm I
    October 20
    October 21 October 22
    10.2 Derivatives and Integrals of Vector Functions
    October 23 October 24
    11.1 Functions of Several Variables
    October 25
    October 26
    11.3 Partial Derivatives
    October 27
    October 28 October 29
    11.3 Partial Derivatives
    October 30 October 31
    11.4 Tangent Plane and Linear Approximations
    November 01
    November 02
    11.4, 11.5 Tangent Plane and Linear Approximations, The Chain Rule
    November 03
    November 04 November 05
    11.5 The Chain Rule
    November 06 November 07
    11.6 Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector
    November 08
    November 09
    11.6 Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector
    November 10
    November 11 November 12
    Veterans Day
    November 13 November 14
    Catch up Review
    November 15
    November 16
    Midterm II
    November 17
    November 18 November 19
    11.7 Maximum and Minimum Values
    November 20 November 21
    11.7 Maximum and Minimum Values
    November 22
    November 23
    November 24
    November 25 November 26
    11.8 Lagrange Multipliers
    November 27 November 28
    11.8 Lagrange Multipliers
    November 29
    November 30
    12.1 Double Integrals over Rectangles
    December 01
    December 02 December 03
    12.1 Double Integrals over Rectangles
    December 04 December 05
    12.2 Iterated Integrals
    December 06
    December 07
    Catch up Review
    December 08
    December 09 December 10
    Final Exam
    December 11 December 12 December 13 December 14 December 15