MATH 180 Differential Calculus with Physical
Session 2013S Term 1 (MayJune 2013)
This page gives course policies, the course
outline, suggested homework problems, some old exams,
other course information, and information on available resources.
- You can now register your iClicker on Connect.
- Office hours this Wednesday, May 15, are cancelled.
Please email me to schedule an alternative time
if you wish to meet with me this week.
Class notes and other materials
UBC Calendar Description: Derivatives of elementary
functions. Applications and modeling: graphing, optimization.
- Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals,
7th edition or Single Variable Calculus,
Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, both by James Stewart
- Note 1: There are two versions of this textbook. The
covers single-variable, multivariable,
and vector calculus, while Single Variable Calculus
covers single-variable calculus only.
Both versions include all the material needed
for MATH 180. You may be able to use older editions as well.
- Note 2: The UBC Bookstore sells a package that includes
the textbook Calculus,, the Student Solutions Manual for
Single Variable Calculus, The Mathematics Survival
Kit (a workbook for precalculus review), and some calculus learning
- Note 3: You might be able to use the textbook
Calculus in follow-up UBC MATH second- and third-year multivariable-
and vector-calculus courses (MATH 200, 217, 226, 227, 253, 263,
and 317), depending on future textbook adoptions for these courses.
Decisions on textbook adoptions for these courses in 2012W will
be made in the spring of 2013.
Math instructors do not have the authority to sign forms to change course registration. The
Mathematics Department handles all requests for registration changes centrally.
See http://www.math.ubc.ca/Ugrad/ugradRegistration.shtml for information on how to
change your MATH course registration.
Name: Costanza Piccolo
Office: LSK 202C
Phone #: 604-822-5731
Email: costanza at math dot ubc dot ca
Office Hours: Monday, 2-3pm; Wednesdays 6-7pm; or by appointment (please email me to set up an appointment).
- There is a final examination in June. This exam will
account for 50% of a
students final grade. The remaining 50% will be based on
term work. Term work consists of Midterm exams 25% (2 midterms
@ 12.5% each); Quizzes 10%, Homework 10%, In-class work 5%.
- No calculators or electronic communication devices
are allowed at during exams and quizzes. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
Quizzes: Tuesday May 21, Monday June 3, Monday June 17.
Midterm Exam 1: Monday May 27
Midterm Exam 2: Monday June 10
Final Exam: Date and location TBA.
Missed Quizzes or Midterms: If a quiz is missed for
a documented medical or other reason, it will be ignored. Permission
to write a makeup midterm may be granted in the following two
circumstances: (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 72 hours of
absence due to medical condition. Original written documentation,
for example a doctors note, is required;
otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed quiz or midterm.
- UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due investigation,
students found guilty of cheating on tests and exams are usually
given a final grade of 0 in the course, suspended from UBC
for one year, and a notation made on their Transcript of Academic Record.
BASIC SKILLS TEST
- If you are registered in MATH 180 and do not meet prerequisite
(a) or (b) then you must take the
Basic Skills Test.
Basic Skills Test web page
for more details and also
for resources to help you prepare for the test.
- MATH 180 students who do not meet prerequisite
(a) or (b) and do not pass the Basic Skills Test
will be deregistered from MATH 180.
These students take MATH 110 in the Winter Term instead of MATH 180 (see below).
- You may wish to consider taking one or more
of the non-credit courses MATH 002, 003, and 004 before taking
a for-credit calculus course such as MATH 100 or MATH 180, even
if you satisfy the prerequisites for these courses. See here for information about non-credit MATH