MATH 104 and MATH 184
Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences
2012W





This is the common page for all sections of MATH 104 and Math 184 in Term 1 of the 2012W session (September to December 2012). This page gives the course outline, suggested problems, course policies, other course information, and information on available resources.

There will be common weekly webwork assignments, and these can be accessed on this page. For section specific assignments and information please go to your own section site linked at the bottom of the page.

There will be three examinations (two midterm exams and one final exam), and the exams will be common to all sections of MATH 104/184. See the information below for examination dates. For section-specific information, please contact your instructor.


FINAL EXAM NOTICE


THE FINAL EXAM WILL BE HELD ON ON DECEMBER 5 at 12:00pm. PLEASE REFER TO THE LINKS BELOW FOR EXAM LOCATIONS AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THE FINAL EXAM.

Math exam schedule with locations

Information on final exam


2011 final exam for MATH 104/184

solutions to 2010/2011 final exam for MATH 104/184

link to past year Math exams

Note: In addition to the links above, and the suggested problems in the weekly Learning goals, the MATH 184 Workshop problem sets provide a useful sources of practise problems (see MATH 184 Workshops section below).
Text

Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Volume 1. Third custom edition for UBC. by Briggs and Cochran.
ISBN 10 digit: 1256734594. ISBN 13 digit: 9781256734598

This book and the student solutions manual is available at the UBC Bookstore.

You are free to use a different edition of the Briggs and Cochran textbook. Note that there may be differences in page number references and problem numbering between different editions. It is up to you to deal with any such potential inconsistencies if you use a different edtition of the text.


Chapter 2 As of September 11, 2012 the UBC bookstore does not have the latest version of the text in stock. The bookstore is planning to order more copies, and the above link to a pdf of Chapter 2 has been provided by the publisher for your convenience (the pdf in the link is password protected. Please ask your instructor for the password.)
Grading schemes
  • MATH 104: Your grade normally will be computed based on the following formula: 50% Final Exam + 30% 2 Midterms + 15% Webwork Homework + 5% other(section specific).

  • MATH 184: Your grade normally will be computed based on the following formula: 50% Final Exam + 25% 2 Midterms + 10% Math 184 Workshops + 10% Webwork Homework + 5% other (section specific).

    There will be two course-wide surveys, one in September and one in November. If you complete these surveys, the lowest 2 homework marks will be dropped from your grade calculation..

    Examinations

    1. THE FINAL EXAM for this course will be common to all sections of MATH 104/184. The exam will take place in December at a date to be announced. The final examination is board marked (i.e. all instructors teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure consistency and fairness across sections. Calculators will not be allowed in the final exam.
    2. THE MIDTERM EXAMS for this course will be common to all sections of MATH 104/184. Midterm 1 will take place on Thursday, October 4, 6:30pm-7:20pm. Midterm 2 will take place on Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:20pm. The midterm examinations are board marked (i.e. all instructors teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure consistency and fairness across sections. CALCULATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED FOR THE MIDTERMS.

    3. MOCKMIDTERM 1, SOLUTIONS
      MIDTERM 1 solutions (version1)
      MIDTERM 1 solutions (version2)

      For Midterm 1 you will be expected to know: the material from week 1, week 2, week 3, and the concepts/definitions of Marginal Cost, Marginal Revenue, and Marginal Profit from the beginning of week 4 (see section 3.5 in book). The weekly learning goals below, and the accompanying suggested problems, outline precisely what you are expected to know.

      Midterm 1 Room Assignments:

      Sections Writing in WOOD 2:
      MATH 104 section 101
      MATH 104 section 102
      MATH 104 section 104

      Sections Writing in HEBB 100:
      MATH 104 section 103
      MATH 104 section 109
      MATH 184 section 102

      Sections Writing in WESB 100:
      MATH 184 section 101

      Sections Writing in ESB 1013:
      MATH 104 section 107
      MATH 104 section 108
      MATH 184 section 103

      Sections Writing in MATH 100:
      MATH 104 section 105
      MATH 184 section 105

      Sections Writing in MCML 166:
      MATH 104 section 106

    4. MOCKMIDTERM 2, SOLUTIONS
      MIDTERM 2 solutions (version1)
      MIDTERM 2 solutions (version2)

      For Midterm 2 you will be responsible for knowing all course materials up to and including week 8 of the course outline, though the Midterm will be based primarily on material from week 4 (chain rule), week 5, week 6, week 7 and week 8. The learning goals below, and the accompanying suggested problems, outline precisely what you are expected to know.

      Midterm 2 Room Assignments:

      Sections Writing in WOOD 2:
      MATH 104 section 101
      MATH 104 section 102
      MATH 104 section 104

      Sections Writing in HEBB 100:
      MATH 104 section 103
      MATH 104 section 109
      MATH 184 section 102

      Sections Writing in WESB 100:
      MATH 184 section 101

      Sections Writing in ESB 1013:
      MATH 104 section 107
      MATH 104 section 108
      MATH 184 section 103

      Sections Writing in MATH 100:
      MATH 104 section 105
      MATH 184 section 105

      Sections Writing in SWNG 122:
      MATH 104 section 106

    1. Course policies

      1. The mark distribution for section specific term work may be scaled based on exam mark distributions of that section. These adjusted term marks would then be used to compute a student's final grade. Any scaling is performed to ensure fairness in the final grades across sections. It is not expected that such scalings would result in significant grade changes.
      2. No electronic devices will be allowed at the final examination. This includes calculators, cell phones, music players, and all other such devices. Formula sheets and other memory aids will not be allowed.
      3. Missing midterms: If a student misses a midterm, that student shall provide a documented excuse or a mark of zero will be entered for that midterm. Examples of valid excuses are an illness which has been documented by a physician and Student Health Services, or an absence to play a varsity sport (your coach will provide you with a letter). In the case of illness, the physicians note must contain the statement that ``this student was/is physically unfit to attend the examination on the scheduled date". There will be no make-up midterms, and the weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final examination. Please note that a student may NOT have 100% of their assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not completed a substantial portion of the term work normally shall not be admitted to the final examination.
      4. Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to the Dean's Office of your Faculty to be considered for a deferred exam. See the Calendar for detailed regulations. Your performance in a course up to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam status (e.g. failing badly generally means you won't be granted a deferred exam). In Mathematics, generally students sit the next available exam for the course they are taking, which could be several months after the original exam was scheduled.
      5. UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due investigation, students found guilty of cheating on tests and examinations are usually given a final grade of 0 in the course and suspended from UBC for one year. More information.

      6. Note that academic misconduct includes misrepresenting a medical excuse or other personal situation for the purposes of postponing an examination or quiz or otherwise obtaining an academic concession.

      Course outline

    2. Course Outline: This is a week-by-week schedule of course material together with suggested problems from the appropriate sections of the text.

    3. Week-by-week detailed learning goals:
      1. Week 0 Learning Goals
      2. Week 1 Learning Goals
      3. Week 2 Learning Goals
      4. Week 3 Learning Goals
      5. Week 4 Learning Goals
      6. Week 5 Learning Goals
      7. Week 6 Learning Goals
      8. Week 7 Learning Goals
      9. Week 8 Learning Goals
      10. Week 9 Learning Goals
      11. Week 10 Learning Goals
      12. Weeks 11 and 12 Learning Goals


    4. Supplementary notes
    5. A business problem. for week one.

    6. Here are some notes on Elasticity of Demand, notes on Compound interest for week 6.

    7. Here are some (for week 6 and week 7)
      problems on Elasticity of Demand (with answers),
      problems on Continuous Compound Interest (with answers)
      problems on Related Rates in business (with answers)
      for week 7.



    8. Webwork online homework
    9. MATH104 Webwork site Link:
    10. MATH184 Webwork site Link:
      Use your CWL to login to do your weekly on-line homework problem sets (some users have experienced difficulties when using Firefox to access Webwork. If this happens to you, please try to use another web browser) Due dates: Webwork assignments will be posted on Mondays, and due 9 days later on Tuesday at 8:00am (Webwork 0 is an exception to this post/due date schedule) Note that the intent of homework is to help you learn the material, and therefore it should be done as you are studying.


    11. MATH 184 Workshops
      Students in MATH 184 are required to attend a weekly 1.5 hour workshop in addtion to the lecture portion of the course. The workshop portion of MATH 184 is valued at 10% of your final grade. More information about these workshops can be found here.

      Extra help
    12. Each instructor will hold a few (2-3) office hours per week for students in his/her section of MATH 104 or MATH 184.

    13. Drop-in Tutorials: There is a drop-in tutorial centre in LSK 301/302. Graduate student TAs are there to help you during specified times starting Monday, September 13th.

    14. The AMS offers tutoring services.
      1. Individual Section Links
        MATH 104:

      2. Section 101 (Burda)
      3. Section 102 (Rechnitzer)
      4. Section 103 (Chau)
      5. Section 104 (Burda)
      6. Section 105 (Lindstrom)
      7. Section 106 (Ramdorai)
      8. Section 107 (Moyles)
      9. Section 108 (Blois)
      10. Section 109 (Pfeiffer)

        MATH 184:

      11. Section 101 (Rechnitzer)
      12. Section 102 (Hamieh)
      13. Section 103 (Liu)
      14. Section 105 (Folz)



        PRECALCULUS REVIEW MATERIALS
      15. Basic background materials
      16. Common Errors Students Make (from Vanderbilt University)
      17. If you are interested in some examples which may help you see the more subtle points about the relationship between continuity and differentiabiity, check out Dr Vogel's Gallery of Calculus Pathologies.
        Page updated: August 2012.
        Page maintained by Albert Chau.