I'm always available right after class to answer questions about the lectures, homework, etc.

If you need to talk to me one-on-one, please email me to make an appointment.

This website contains course policies, textbook information, exam dates, WebWork information, practice problems, supplementary notes, a week-by-week topics schedule, and detailed week-by-week learning goals.

50% Final Exam + 17% First Midterm + 17% Second Midterm + 10% Webwork Homework + 6% Quizzes.

In other editions of the textbook there may be small differences in content, some of the problems may be different or may be numbered differently, and a student solutions manual may not be included. It will be up to you to deal with any such potential inconsistencies if you use a different edition of the text.

Midterm Exam 1 will be held on October 3 (Friday) at 6:00 - 7:00 PM in CHEM D200. Google "ubc chem building" to see where it is.

A sample Midterm 1 is HERE . You should try to do the sample Midterm 1 before you use THE SOLUTIONS TO MIDTERM 1.

For Midterm 1 you will be expected to know the material from sections 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 in the textbook and the supplementary notes on business problems here.

Midterm 1 will NOT cover Elasticity in 3.6.

The weekly learning goals and the accompanying practice problems outline precisely what you are expected to know.

Midterm 1 consists of 6 questions, and you will have one hour to do it.

No calculators, notes, or other aids are allowed.

You need to bring your student ID to do Midterm 1.

SOLUTIONS to midterm 1 (Version 1).

SOLUTIONS to midterm 1 (Version 2).

SOLUTIONS to make-up midterm 1.

Midterm exam 2 will be held on November 12 (Wednesday) at 6:30 - 7:30 PM. The room will be announced later.

If you have a time conflict with either midterm and another course, send me an email that contains

- the course title (e.g., ECON 101),
- the course time,
- the instructor's name,
- your name,
- your student number.

About 10 to 17 problems will be posted on WebWork each week and will be due the following week. These problems are common to all sections of Math 104. The "Email Instructor" link goes to the graduate teaching assistant in charge of WebWork for the course.

September 12:

- Section 1.3: 12, 17, 19, 27, 28, 45, 55, 71, 72
- Section 2.1: 11, 15
- Section 2.2: 10, 22, 29
- Quiz, Solutions.

- Section 2.3: 27, 31, 34, 37, 41, 46, 51, 68
- Section 2.6: 11, 18, 23, 39, 58, 65, 84, 85
- Quiz, Solutions.

- Section 3.1: 19, 23, 25
- Section 3.2: 9, 10, 14, 15, 19
- Section 3.3: 21, 22, 28, 33, 38, 41, 54, 62, 72
- Section 3.4: 10, 12, 14 (find the second and third derivatives too), 34, 35, 51, 57, 60, 72
- Section 3.5: 18, 23, 26, 36, 39, 41, 47, 62(a)
- Sample, Quiz, Solutions.

- No quiz this week.
- Study for the midterm by redoing the quizzes, the practice problems, and the sample midterm until the
**process**of solving the problems becomes automatic. - For more practice on Section 3.6, redo the problems in the class notes here. Solutions.

- Section 3.7: Use either version of the chain rule for 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 27, 41, 46, 47, 59, 79, 99, 100.
- Section 3.8: 10, 14, 19, 22, 23, 27, 29, 51, 53, 57.
- Section 3.9: 1, 6, 15, 17, 18, 19, 49, 53, 57, 59, 65, 97.
- Quiz, Solutions.

- Elasticity of Demand and Compound Interest: The problems here.
- Midterm 1: Problem 2(b), Problem 3, or Problem 5 from THIS version of the midterm will appear on the quiz with possibly a very minor modification. SOLUTIONS .
- Quiz, Solutions.

- Section 6.8: 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 38. A pdf of this section is here. The answers to the odd-numbered problems are here
- Section 3.11: 3, 10, 15, 19, 22, 23, 29, 46.
- Quiz, Solutions.

- Section 4.1: 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 17, 22, 27, 33, 42, 49, 53, 54, 58, 61, 79.
- Section 2.4: 9, 11, 17, 19, 21.
- Section 2.5: 27, 41, 52, 53, 57, 68.
- Quiz, Solutions.

This page contains detailed week-by-week learning goals. It explains the specific skills and principles you are expected to learn and demonstrate on exams.

Practice Problems

This page contains a list of problems from the textbook. These are not to be turned in, but working through them will help crystallize the concepts covered in class. Not all parts of a textbook section will be emphasized equally in lectures, and these problems serve as guidelines for identifying the important and relevant parts that constitute the course syllabus. Exam questions will be largely modelled on these problems.

Past Final Exams with Hints and Full Solutions

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In class, we will focus on building a strong foundation of the fundamental skills and principles that you will learn to apply in this course. The examples presented in class will be chosen to simply and clearly demonstrate these skills and principles.

I believe that learning is a process that requires substantial practice applying the skills and principles introduced in class and the textbook. This practice will mainly come through solving the WebWork problems and studying for the quizzes and exams. Below I give some advice on how, and how much, to practice.

Solve all the WebWork problems. It's fine to get help from your classmates, me, or others. Read your textbook and notes as you work through the problems to find relevant formulas and examples. Don't wait until the last minute to start working on the WebWork problems.

Solve all the eligible quiz problems, if necessary with help from classmates, myself, or others. Then solve them again on your own. Try to solve the problems repeatedly until you no longer need to refer to your textbook, notes, or previous solutions, and the

Collect all the eligible quiz problems, all the sample exam problems, and all the Webwork Problems. Solve all the problems in the collection, if necessary with help from classmates, myself, or others. Then solve them again on your own. Try to solve the problems repeatedly until you no longer need to refer to your textbook, notes, or previous solutions, and the