MATH 110 is a two-term course in Differential Calculus. The main topics covered are Limits and Derivatives of elementary functions, Related Rates problems, Optimization, graphing, and Approximations. We also review some key precalculus concepts, such as functions, points and lines, basic trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, etc. For a detailed schedule and list of topics, go to the Content page.
There are 4 main components to the course:
Textbook: The required textbook is Contemporary Calculus by Dale Hoffman. This is an online textbook available for free under the Creative Commons license. You can download it here. You are encouraged to download it on your computer; you may also print it out if you wish. Refer to the Resources page for additional studying resources.
Syllabus: Here is the course syllabus, which summarizes the information presented on this website.
Course PoliciesGrade summary: A student's final grade is based on assignments (13%), workshops (13%), two midterm tests (10% each), section-specific in-class work (4%), the December exam (20%) and April exam (30%).
No calculators or electronic communication devices are allowed during exams and quizzes. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
Missed quizzes: There will be no make-up quizzes in this course; if a quiz is missed for a documented reason, it will be ignored. Documented reasons for missing a quiz are: (a) prior notice of a valid, documented absence (e.g. out-of-town varsity athletic commitment accompanied by a letter from a coach) on the scheduled date; or (b) notification to the instructor within 48 hours of absence due to medical condition or other extenuating circumstances. Original written documentation, for example a doctor's note, is required; otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed quiz.
Missed midterms: Permission to write a make-up midterm exam will be granted only for scheduling conflicts with other courses or important out-of-school commitments (e.g. work). In these cases, a make-up exam will be scheduled in consultation with the instructor. If a midterm exam is missed for other documented reasons (see list above), no make-up exam will be offered, instead the weight of the exam will be moved to the end-of-term exam.
Final exams: Both the December and the April exams are considered ''final exams'' and follow the UBC exam guidelines; in particular, students must write both exams in order to pass the course, exemptions are granted for special cases (exam hardships, health issues, extenuating circumstances, etc.) as per UBC exam policies. Note that travelling is not considered a valuable reason for requesting a deferred exam.
Scaling: The final mark distribution of the quizzes and written homework of each section may be scaled based on the final exam mark distribution of that section. This is to ensure fairness in assessment across sections.