MATH 101, Section 205
Where and when:
Instructor: Julia Gordon.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2-3pm, at Buchanan A103.
office: Math 217.
gor at math dot ubc dot ca
Office Hours: Monday 3:15-4:15pm,
Thursday 10:30am-noon, and by
Syllabus, course policies, etc.
All sections of this course follow a common syllabus and have common policies,
found at the main
common website for all sections
Current Announcements for our section
- The review session for the exam is on Tuesday April 10, 11am -1:30pm
in MATX 1101.
After that, there will also be office hours, 2:30-5pm, in my office Math
- The final exam is on April 11. You should look at your individual
exam schedule for location.
Please read this Important
information on the common course website (including the list of
formulas you do not need to memorize).
On the common website, you can also find the past exams with solutions
(please note that the selection of topics covered does not exactly match
The other excellent source of practice problems is the quizzes from other
sections, which you can find on the individual sections' websites, all
linked from here .
Midterm II is coming up on March 19.
Please see the the
common website for old exams with solutions.
for the list of locations
(by the first letter of last name).
There will be two review sessions,
Wednesday March 14, 5-7pm, in Math 104, and Thursday March 15, 5-7pm, in
Miderm 1 is coming up on Tuesday February 7, 6:30-7:30pm! It will
cover everything from the start of the course till Section 7.1, inclusive
(that is, up to the material from January 30 and the start of
February 1 lectures). Please note the policy regarding midterm conflicts,
under "grading scheme" on the
common website .
The deadline changed for
Webwork : from now on,
it closes at 6pm on Sundays. You should be working on Assignment 2 right
The midterms will start at 6:30pm, not 6pm as previously announced.
Resources for the midterm
exams with solutions.
- Quizzes from other sections, follow the links to individual sections,
- Some handouts:
Detailed list of topics to review ;
Techniques of integration handout ;
List of relative growth rates of functions (this
replaces L'Hospital's rule -- you are responsible for knowing the facts in
it. You can refer to these facts in the exam.)
- A self-study module for sequences and series can be found
Old quizzes with solutions, other resources, and syllabus notes.
- January 4-9, covered 5.1 - 5.2
- Quiz 1 (Jan 16).
solutions, page 1 ; Solutions, p.2
- January 11-13 -- covered 5.3, 5.4.
- January 16 -- finished 5.4, started 5.5
- January 18 -- finish 5.5 and did more examples.
- January 20 -- section 6.1
- January 23 -- section 6.2, volumes, especially volumes of solids of
- Quiz 2 (Jan. 23).
Solutions to quiz 2 .
- January 25 -- section 6.4 (work)
- January 27 -- section 6.5 (average value of a function); we also went
back to volumes and did the Problem 64 from 6.2.
- January 30 -- Section 7.1 and Quiz 3 covering
6.1, 6.2. Solutions to Quiz 3.
- February 1: more examples from Section 7.1, and 7.2.
- February 3 (Amir): Section 7.2, continued.
- February 6: Section 7.3
- February 8: 7.3 finished (note: we are not covering hyperbolic
substitutions), started 7.4
- February 10: 7.4 finished.
- February 13: 7.5 (see also the review
handout for the techniques of integration ); Quiz
- February 15: 7.7
- February 17: finished 7.7, started 7.8.
- February 27: finished 7.8.
- Wednesday February 29: 8.3 (without hydrostatic pressure
and force, and without theorem of Pappus) -- this leaves only the
moments and centre of mass for a lamina.
- March 2: section 9.3
(without orthogonal trajectories).
- March 5: sequences (11.1). Quiz 6. Here are
the the solutions .
- March 7: sequences, continued. section 11.1. L'Hopital's rule not
really required, but if you like, please read Section 4.4.
Here is a list of functions with the discussion
their growth rates.
Started section 11.2, series.
- March 9: Series (section 11.2). Main examples -- the geometric
the harmoic series. Operations with series. Started Section 11.3.
A very useful resource for learning
- March 12: sections 11.3, 11.4 (without the "estimates of sums" and
proof of the integral test). Quiz 7 .
- March 14: Section 11.4, continued.
- March 16: review of series (11.2-11.4), alternating series 11.5.
definition of absolute convergence from 11.6
- March 19: examples for 11.5, 11.6. The midterm!
- March 21: Alternating series estimate from 11.5. Started 11.8
Please note that Section 11.7 contains important material. It is required
reading, and an excellent source of review problems.
- March 23-April 5: Sections 11.8 -- 11.10.
In 11.10, ignore "binomial series".
- Quiz 8. (on March 26) Solutions.
- Quiz 9. (on April 2) Solutions.
Homework has two parts, which together add up to 15% of the mark (and in fact how much homework you do pretty much determines how well you will do in the course).
Note that webwork closes generally on Sunday at midnight.
Here is the list of functions
that webwork understands, to help you input your answers.
- Suggested problems -- will be posted at the common site every week.
- There will be weekly quizzes on Mondays at the end of class. Problems for the quizzes will be randomly selected from webwork and suggested problems.
- 1st midterm: Tuesday February 7, 6:30pm -- 7:30pm
- 2nd midterm: Monday March 19, 6:30pm -- 7:30pm
All exams will be common between all sections, and marked jointly.
Practice material, policies, information wbout what is covered, etc.
can be found at
the common site .
Rules of conduct for our section:
- Please do not be late for class -- generally, latecomers will not be admitted. If for some reason you cannot make it to class on time regularly, please talk to me about it outside class (during office hours or by appointment).
- Absolutely no conversations are permited in class. However, asking me
questions during class is encouraged.
- Please turn your cell phones off (this mean, no texting either).
- If you must use your computer in class to take notes, please make sure it does not distract the students next to you (and I might ask to see your notes). No other use of laptop computers is permitted. Similar rules apply to ipads, etc.