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MATH 120: Honors Differential Calculus,

Winter term, 2019.

Instructor: Joshua Zahl.
Where and when : MWF 10-11 Chemistry C126, Tu 10-11 Buchanan D218
My office: Math 117.
Office hours: M 13:30-14:30, W 11-12
TA office hours: R: 15:00-16:00, LSK300B
Text: We will loosely follow Calculus Volume 1 by Tom Apostol.

Course Description

This is an Honours course, with an emphasis on theory. Course material will mostly be taken from Chapters I, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 of Apostol: 1-4 of the text: The real numbers, Limits and continuous functions, Differentiation, Elementary functions, Applications and Approximation.

Grading policy

The course mark will be based on weekly homework assignments (20%), two midterms (40%), and a final exam (40%).

There will be weekly homework assignments, which are due Friday at 10:00. There will be two in-class midterms. These will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, November 6th. Please make sure you do not make travel plans, work plans, etc., without regard to the examination schedule in this class. The Course Handout has further details on the course policy for missed homework and midterms.


Weekly homework assignments will be posted here.


Several students have asked about additional resources for mathematical proof. The book ``Book of Proof is a good place to start.

Practice problems for Midterm 1 are available here and here.