The UBC Mathematics Department is
always open to
suggestions about resources to provide
to Undergraduates. If you have
any ideas that
would make your Math course easier,
please email us at
math(at)math.ubc.ca.
Noncredit courses offered by Continuing
Studies
Math 001 and Math 002 are precalculus
courses designed
to help students meet the challenge of
firstyear math courses. Math
002 can be used as a prerequisite for Math
180 or 184. Classes are
userfriendly and offer individual
attention to each student. For more
information, see http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math/
Math 003 and Math 004 are calculus
courses intended for
students who have
passed PreCalculus 12 or Math 002 with a
C+ or B and would like
to be introduced to calculus in a
nonthreatening environment
in which classes are small and students
receive individual attention.
Students who are struggling with Math 180
or Math 184 may want to
consider transferring to Math 003. A
moderate pace allows students to
monitor their own progress and gain
confidence in the subject. For more
information, see http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math/
The
Math Department runs a dropin tutorial
centre for undergraduate Math
courses,
staffed by Graduate Teaching Assistants.
This centre is located in Rooms 300, 301,
and 302 in the
Leonard S.
Klinck (LSK) Building, and is open Monday
through Friday, 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. Check
our website above for any changes to hours
and announcements. All tutors provide
assistance with
first and
secondyear calculus and linear algebra
and will attempt to help with
any
undergraduate Math course.
In addition to regular assistance, the
MLC offers Quick Help for students who
are looking for fast support for minor
snags. There is no charge for the
services MLC provides.
Mathematics Library
All Mathematics undergraduates are
strongly encouraged
to make full use of the Mathematics
Library, located in the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Level 4,
North Wing). The online
resources of books and journals are
substantial.
Computer Lab Facilities
The Mathematics Undergraduate Computer
Lab is located
in Room 310 in
the Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Building.
Students can use any of the 40
Windows workstations and a printer
networked to the Mathematics Unix
servers.
Users have access to various installed
software to do course work, such
as mathematical packages (Maple, Matlab,
R), browsers and information
readers (Firefox, email readers), editors
and word processing (Open
Office, TeX), and programming tools (GCC
compilers, Java toolkit).
In addition, Rooms 121 in LSK and
1042/1046 in the Earth Sciences Building
(ESB) are
available to
Mathematics and Statistics undergraduates
with lab
accounts. Room 121 in LSK consists of 70
CAIL terminals which have Windows and
Unix login with access to the same
servers as in the Mathematics
Undergraduate Computer Lab, as well as
to additional software from several
Windows 2000 servers (Jumpin,
Microsoft Office, Lindo and Lingo,
Scientific Notepad). Rooms 1042 and
1046 in ESB each have 20
Mac workstations. Two printers
are available, with a strictly enforced
quota of 35 pages per course.
The labs are open Monday to Friday from
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, provided
they have not been reserved by an
instructor. All labs are closed
on
weekends and holidays.
Math Club
All Mathematics undergraduates are
strongly encouraged
to join the Math
Club located in Mathematics Annex 1119.
The Math Club plays the role of
a social centre for Mathematics students.
It organizes lectures, study
sessions, mentoring, and social functions,
and it has a library,
telephone, refrigerator, cheap food and
pop, etc. The membership fee is
nominal. Just prior
to the December and April examination
periods, the Math
Club sells copies of previous final exams
and solutions for most
first and secondyear and some thirdyear
Math courses.
