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.
- The date of the MATH 180 final exam has been announced: June 26 at 3:30pm.
- Links to study resources have been updated below (end of page).
- Midterm 1 has been rescheduled on Wednesday May 29, 4pm.
- 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: Wednesday May 29
Midterm Exam 2: Monday June 10
Final Exam: Wednesday June 26.
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
- MATH 110 is a 6-credit course that runs from September to
MATH 110 covers essentially the same calculus topics as MATH 100 or MATH 180,
and also includes a review of relevant precalculus topics. The MATH 110
final exam is at a comparable level to the MATH 100/180 final exam.
The following resources are available for getting help in the
course, in addition to your instructors office hours:
Math Learning Centre:
Tutors are available,
at no charge, to answer questions on a drop-in basis, starting
the second week of classes.
Times scheduled for MATH 180: Tuesday and Friday, 12pm - 1pm.
- Study Sessions. These study sessions are structed to keep pace with
the lecture material and target the most challenging areas. Attendance is not mandatory,
recommended for everyone. Snacks are provided! Schedule:
Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm, Leader: Polly
Thursdays 6pm - 7pm, Leader: Anna
Fridays 6pm - 7pm, Leader: Shalaleh
The study sessions are held in the Math Learning Centre, LSK 300 and 301.
Please feel free to email the coordinator, Cindy,
at cblois at math dot ubc dot ca, if you have any questions regarding these
- Stewart Calculus website: This
website, provided by the publisher of the textbook, contains
helpful supplements to the text, including reviews of high-school
tutoring: The UBC student society provides an
assortment of tutoring services.
Department website: There is much available under
the Undergraduates tab, including recent final exams for most
undergraduate mathematics courses.