Math 102 common site (includes course notes, homework solutions, and other relevant information)
Instructor: David Steinberg
Email: dsteinbe at math dot ubc dot ca
Office Hours: Monday 5-6 in Auditorium Annex A room 147 (AA 147),
Tuesday 11-12 in AA 127,Wednesday 12-1 in AA 127, and by appointment.
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Text book: No textbook is required. Course notes are available here. Alternatively, paper copies are available at Copiesmart on University Boulevard.
Calculators: Students are allowed to use the following calculators on homework, midterms, and the final: Texas Instruments TI 30X (including solar and MultiView versions), Casio FX-260, Sharp EL-510RB. No other calculators will be permitted.
Lecture Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 09:30-10:50, MATX 1100
Homework: Homework will be posted online every Thursday, and will be
due at the beginning of class on the following Thursday. Unless otherwise stated, all homework will
be taken from the collection of problems on the Math 102 homepage. Please write your name, student number, and assignment number
on all assignments, as well as Math 102 section 105. Homework must be
stapled and neat (for example, click here); the marker is not responsible if unstapled pages of homework
are lost, and he may deduct points if your assignment is difficult to read.
For the sake of the environment, please write on both sides of the paper.
Solutions to the assignments may be found here.
Labs: You are required to register in a lab. Labs take place once every two weeks, beginning on the second or third week of classes, depending on which lab-section you are in. Lab assignments will be due in class every two weeks. More information available here.
Grading Scheme: Final exam 50%; midterms 30% (2 midterms worth 15% each); homework 10%; labs 10% (note that all grades may be subject to scaling at the end of the semester).
Final Exam: The final exam is on December 15th at 8:30AM, in OSBO A. It will be common for all Math 102 students. We will enforce a 40% passing threshold, meaning that if you do not achieve a grade of 40% or more on the final exam, you will not be allowed to pass. You will be allowed to use a calculator on the final exam. You will also be given the following formula sheet.
Midterms: The first midterm will be on October 7th, 6:30pm-7:30pm in MATX 1100. The second midterm will be on November 9th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM in SCRF 100, and will cover up to chapter 8 (with focus on chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8).
Practise for midterm 1:
Missed Quizzes and Midterms: If an assignment is missed for a documented medical or other acceptable reason, it will be ignored. Allowance for a missed 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) 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 or letter from a coach, is required; otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed assignment or midterm.
Drop-in Tutorials: The mathematics department runs a free drop-in tutorial centre staffed by teaching assistants, all of whom are capable of answering your calculus questions. The centre is located in the Auditorium Annex A rooms 143, 144, 145 and 146. For more details, go here.
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