MATH 184, 2018W

Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences

Course information

This is the common page for all sections of MATH 184 in Term 1 of the 2018W session (September to December 2018). Here you will find the course outline, suggested homework and practice problems, course policies, exam dates, common handouts and supplementary notes, other course information, and information on available resources.

There will be common weekly webwork assignments, and these can be accessed on this page. For section specific assignments and information please go to your own section site linked at the bottom of the page.

There will be three examinations (two midterm exams and one final exam), and the exams will be common to all sections of MATH 184. See the information below for examination dates. For section-specific information, please contact your instructor.


  • The SOLUTIONS to midterm 1 (Version 1).
  • The SOLUTIONS to midterm 1 (Version 2).
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  • Midterm exam 2 will be held on November 15 (Thursday). The time is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. A sample midterm 2 is HERE . You should try to do the sample midterm 2 before you use THE SOLUTION TO THE SAMPLE MIDTERM 2.
  • For Midterm 2 you will be expected to know the material from the following sections: 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2,4.3, vertical asymptotes in 2.4, horizontal asymptotes in 2.5, and the online supplementary notes: Ch. 6.8, price elasticity of demand, continuous compound interest.
  • Midterm 2 Room Assignments: Note that Math 184:XYZ means the section XYZ of Math 184
  • Math 184:101 is in SCRF Room 100
  • Math 184:102 is in SCRF Room 100
  • Math 184:103 is in CHEM B150
  • Math 184:104 is in CHEM B150
  • Math 184:105 is in MATH 100
  • Math 184:106 is in LSK 201
  • The locations of the rooms can be found in this webpage.

  • Math 184 final exam will be held on December 4. More information about it will be given in November. A sample final exam is HERE . You should try to do the sample final exam before you use THE SOLUTION TO THE SAMPLE FINAL EXAM.
  • The information about Math 184 final exam is HERE .

  • Textbook

    The required textbook for this course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals with student solutions manual, Volume 1. Fourth custom edition for UBC, by Briggs, Cochran and Gillett. The textbook is available at the UBC Bookstore. ISBN 10 digit: 1-269-91047-7. ISBN 13 digit: 978-269-91047-7. This book is available at the UBC Bookstore.
  • Note that there may be differences in page number references and problem numbering between different editions if you use a different edition of the Briggs, Cochran and Gillett textbook. It is up to you to deal with any such potential inconsistencies if you use a different edtition of the text.

  • Beginning-of-term registration information

    Grading Schemes

    Math 184 Webwork site link

    The webwork problems will be posted on MATH184-ALL 2018W1 as course-common homework problems every week and will be due the following week. Note that students need to access Webwork through Canvas.

    Math 184 Workshop site link

    There are no workshops during the first week. All workshops will begin on September 10, 2018. The basic information about the Math 184 workshops and also the weekly problems with their solutions can be found on Math 184 Workshop page .

    Exam Dates and Policies

    Coursework Policies

    Academic misconduct

    Individual section links

    Help outside class

    Course Outline