MATH 180 SECTION 201 (TTh 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. in Math
100), Winter 2013
DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS WITH PHYSICAL APPLICATIONS
- Instructor: Rajiv Gupta, Math Annex 1104; Email: gupta
at math dot ubc dot ca; Telephone: (604) 822-5645; click here for office hours
- Text: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th edition by James Stewart. This is the second year this edition is being
used. You may be able to use an older edition instead, but homework
problems will be assigned only from the 7th edition.
- Grading Scheme: Final exam 50%; Midterms 17.5% each (35% total); WebAssign assignments 5%; Quizzes 5%; Workshops 5%
Midterm Dates: 50-minute midterms will be given in class on Tue. Feb. 5 and Tue. Mar. 12. The first midterm will be based on Weeks 1 to 4 inclusive in the course outline, and the second on Weeks 5 to 8.
- Quizzes: In-class 1520 minute quizzes will be
given on the following dates: Jan. 15,
Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Mar. 26.
All of these dates are Tuesdays. Quizzes are worth 5% of your grade; your worst quiz score will
be ignored. Calculators are not allowed on quizzes. Quizzes will
be based on the material in the two WebAssign assignments due the preceding two Mondays and the corresponding suggested problems from the text.
- Past Exams with solutions
- Course Notes on Taylor and Maclaurin Polynomials (sections 1 and 2 only)
- Lecture Notes
Quizzes and Exams with Solutions
Statistics on Midterm and Quiz Scores
Resources: The resources below are available for getting help in the
course, in addition to my office hours:
- Faculty-Led Learning Labs: These sessions suggest ways to make your study time for first-year calculus more effective.
- Supported Learning Groups (SLGs): As part of MATH 180, SLGs will be held every week for the duration of the course. In SLGs, you will be provided with techniques to effectively learn the material covered in the course, as well as receive targeted support in areas you find particularly challenging. It is highly recommended that you attend SLGs in order to achieve success in this course. For every session you attend, you will get an entry into a prize draw for a $150 UBC Food Services gift card. Free snacks and coffee will also be provided. Math 180 SLG sessions are run weekly in IBLC room 195 on the following days: Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00 pm and Thursdays from 6.00-7.00 pm. Join whichever session best suits your schedule. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 100 and MATH 180 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.
- Course Policies:
- 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 is given here.
Missed Quizzes or Midterms: If a quiz is missed for
a documented medical or other reason, it will be ignored, with
other quizzes reweighted to compensate for the missed quiz. In
the case of a missed midterm, permission to write a makeup midterm
or reweighting of other course components may be granted in the
following two circumstances: (a) prior notice of a valid conflict
or absence 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
or letter from a coach, is required in all cases; otherwise,
a score of 0 will be assigned for the missed quiz or midterm.