
UBC Math 120: Honours Differential Calculus

Instructor  Stephen Gustafson 
Website  http://www.math.ubc.ca/~gustaf/M120 
Times  Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 10:00  11:00 
Rooms 
Mon/Wed/Fri: Buchanan A203 Tue: Geography 101 
Office hour  Wed. 3:304:30 or by appt. 
Textbook  R. Adams, Single Variable Calculus, 6th ed. 
Basic Information
This is the honours version of Math 100, covering essentially the same topics, but in greater foundational depth and with emphasis on solving difficult problems rather than just routine exercises.
Prerequisites: at least 95% on the provincial examination in Principles of Math 12, or a letter of invitation from the Math. Dept. based on performance on the Euclid Contest.
Grading: is based on homework (10%), 3 midterms (Sep. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16; 40%), and the final exam (50%). The final examination date is announced later in the term. Attendance at the final examination is required, so avoid other commitments (such as travel) until the exam schedule appears. Grades may be scaled.
Homework: will be due each week (usually Tuesday) at the beginning of class. We will go over some solutions in that class, so late submissions will not be accepted. You are encouraged to discuss the homework with other students, but you must write the solutions on your own.
Missed work: will, in general, be given a grade of zero. If you are unable to write a midterm or hand in a problem set on time, and if you (a) have a legitimate excuse and supporting documentation (e.g., a medical certificate in the case of an illness), and (b) notify me as soon as possible, we can arrange either to base your course mark on other work (readjusting the percentages), or to make up the missed work.