MATH 101, Winter 2013 Integral Calculus with Applications
to Physical Sciences and Engineering
This is the common page for all sections of MATH 101 in Term
2 of the 2012W session (JanuaryApril, 2013). This page
gives the course outline, homework problems, some old exams, course
policies, other course information, and information on available
resources. For section-specific information, please contact your
- Text: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th edition
by James Stewart. You may be able to use an older edition instead, but homework
problems will be assigned only from the 7th edition.
- The UBC Bookstore sells a package that includes the textbook
and the Student Solutions Manual for Single Variable Calculus.
- You might be able to use the textbook in follow-up
UBC MATH second- and third-year multivariable- and vector-calculus
courses (MATH 200, 217, 226, 227, 253, and 317), depending on
future textbook adoptions for these courses. Decisions on textbook
adoptions for these courses in 2013W will be made in the spring
There will be two common evening midterm exams during the term
and a common final exam in April for all sections of MATH 101.
The midterms are each worth 17.5% or 20% of your grade, and the final
exam 50%. The remaining 15% or 10% is for homework and quizzes; see your section website for details. The final exam will
not be automatically weighted higher for students who perform
better on it than they did during the term, although some allowance
may be made for students who perform much better
on the final exam than they did during the term.
The dates and times of the midterm exams are given below. If you have a valid conflict, you will be allowed to write an alternate midterm at another time. Only conflicts with scheduled UBC activities are considered valid; you are expected to resolve all other conflicts yourself. If you have a conflict with a UBC lecture or lab you will be contacted by the Math Department office at least two weeks before the midterm to arrange an alternate sitting. To report a conflict with another scheduled UBC activity, please send an email message to the course coordinator, Dr. Rajiv Gupta, at gupta (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca. Include your full name, UBC student number, and details of the conflict.
- Midterm Exam 1: Mon. Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.;
covers Week 1 4 inclusive in the course
outline. Locations for Midterm 1 have been posted.
- Midterm Exam 2: Tue. Mar. 12, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.;
covers Week 5 8 inclusive in the course
outline. Locations for Midterm 2 have been posted.
Please memorize your section number and instructors name,
since you will be asked for this information when you write the
midterms and final exam.
- At least 2/3 of the questions on the midterm and final exams
will be similar to homework problems.
- No calculators or electronic communication devices are allowed
on the midterm or final exams.
- Self-prepared cheat sheets are not allowed on
the midterm or final exams, and reference formula sheets will
not be provided. However, relevant formulas may be given for
particular problems, as part of the problem statement. A list of formulas you do not need to memorize has been posted.
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 and suspended from UBC
for one year. More information
AP AND IB CALCULUS SCORES
If you have a score of 4 or 5 in AP Calculus BC, you can claim
credit (without a grade) for MATH 101. A sufficiently high score
in IB Higher Level Mathematics also entitles you to claim credit
for MATH 101. More information
PREREQUISITE FOR MATH 101
The prerequisite for MATH 101 is one of MATH 100, 102, 104,
110, 180, 184 or equivalent, i.e. a university-level course in
The following resources are available for getting help in the
course, in addition to your instructors office hours:
- Piazza: A question-and-answer platform designed to get you great answers quickly from classmates and instructors. You can post your calculus questions, answer your classmates' questions, and perfect answers that have already been given. To access the MATH 101 Piazza, enter the code Dalmations.
- Math Learning Centre: Tutors are available,
at no charge, to answer questions on a drop-in basis, starting
the second week of classes and continuing through the final-exam
period until the final exam. Times scheduled for Math 101 are
available by clicking the link.
Exam Resources: This wiki, produced by Math graduate
students, provides hints, study tips, and solutions to past final
exams, and also an opportunity to dialogue with other students
and also Math graduate students through discussion pages.
Department website: There is much available under
the Undergraduates tab, including recent final exams for most
undergraduate mathematics courses.
tutoring: The UBC student society provides an
assortment of tutoring services.