MATH 180 — Differential Calculus with Physical
Applications
Session 2013S Term 1 (May–June 2013)
This page gives course policies, the course
outline, suggested homework problems, some old exams,
other course information, and information on available resources.
Announcements
 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
textbook Calculus
covers singlevariable, multivariable,
and vector calculus, while Single Variable Calculus
covers singlevariable 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
software.
 Note 3: You might be able to use the textbook
Calculus in followup UBC MATH second and thirdyear multivariable
and vectorcalculus 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.
REGISTRATION CHANGES
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.
INSTRUCTOR
Name: Costanza Piccolo
Office: LSK 202C
Phone #: 6048225731
Email: costanza at math dot ubc dot ca
Office Hours: Monday, 23pm; Wednesdays 67pm; or by appointment (please email me to set up an appointment).
COURSE POLICIES
 There is a final examination in June. This exam will
account for 50% of a
student’s 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%, Inclass work 5%.
 No calculators or electronic communication devices
are allowed at during exams and quizzes. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
EXAM DATES
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. outoftown 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 doctor’s note, is required;
otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed quiz or midterm.
CHEATING
 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.
More information
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.
See the
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 noncredit courses MATH 002, 003, and 004 before taking
a forcredit calculus course such as MATH 100 or MATH 180, even
if you satisfy the prerequisites for these courses. See here for information about noncredit MATH
courses.
MATH 110
 MATH 110 is a 6credit course that runs from September to
April.
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.
More information.
RESOURCES
The following resources are available for getting help in the
course, in addition to your instructor’s office hours:

Math Learning Centre:
Tutors are available,
at no charge, to answer questions on a dropin 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
sessions.
 Stewart Calculus website: This
website, provided by the publisher of the textbook, contains
helpful supplements to the text, including reviews of highschool
material.
 AMS
tutoring: The UBC student society provides an
assortment of tutoring services.
 Mathematics
Department website: There is much available under
the Undergraduates tab, including recent final exams for most
undergraduate mathematics courses.